When he represented Rahm Emanuel during the Blagojevich fiasco, Blagojevich was just another nickel and dime Democrat fraudster who was easily targeted. Blagojevich was like the Cook County branch of Tammany Hall. It's always the same type of fraud -- nickel and dime kickbacks, labor schemes, etc. So you can't have just Republicans going down, you have to make it appear to the Great Unwashed that both sides are equally corrupt. When I was writing about this, there was an enormous difference in the numbers. Republican fraud all centers around the same five categories and it's always in the millions and even billions. Democratic fraud also concentrates around the same things but it is never more than a few million dollars.
That's why guys like Eggleston represent Democrats. If there's any possibility of crossover, he represents Democrats that somebody wants to protect. The money doesn't come from the Brookings Institute or the American Enterprise Institute; it comes from some corporation that has a vested interest in Republican mischief making.
After all Eggleston isn't Obama's personal counsel. It's the White House counsel. There's only one reason Eggleston would be brought in as White House Counsel, which is a position that operated under the Chief of Staff's office, so the White House must know that there's a problem coming. They want to protect Hillary Clinton because she's going to be the next candidate.
Bringing Eggleston in sends a message to Republicans in Congress who have been trying to subpoena Hillary that George Bush & Company want her to be left untouched and to be viable.
There's a whole cadre of guys like Eggleston. You bring a guy like him in when you know that there's a piece of liability coming that needs to be controlled. And what would that be? It's got to be something to do with Hillary Clinton whom the Democrats want to act to protect. There must be some piece of liability hanging around somewhere, likely having something to do with Benghazi. Somewhere within this Benghazi debacle there is a red-heading stepchild lurking in the woodpile. So that's why you bring a guy like him in because he's a liability control expert to protect someone for the next presidential election.
As White House Counsel, Eggleston will have access to documents that they know are going to get subpoenaed in the future and that's why they are put in a position of being best able to control political and legal liability. There's a game plan for that already in existence. The Democrats know that Hillary is the only likely candidate they really have in 2016, so they're going to act to protect her.
The Republicans on the other hand are going to do what they can. They can't act before the 2014 bi-elections but after 2014 and after theyve picked up some seats in the Senate and the House, they will conspire, in a way, with the White House to make sure that Hillary's skirts don't get dirty. They want her clean for 2016. And that's what it's all about.
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