Donald Trump teased his faithful — and those Republicans who are falling out of line, too — with the notion that he has ammunition that can shoot down the Clintons. People have tried before. Ask Kenneth Starr, the special investigator who went through the Clintons’ activities like an oncologist, finding some elevated toxicity but ultimately no fatal tumors. (Starr’s original investigation subjects, Whitewater and Vince Foster, needed expansion before Starr could find the fib that led to Clinton’s impeachment.)
The only thing the traditional GOP likes less than the brazen bouffant that hijacked their party is the Democrat he’s charged with beating, Hillary Clinton. Clinton enmity is so severe that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan recently said that while Trump practices “textbook” racism, Hillary Clinton is “not the answer.” Trump needs to satisfy the GOP mandate to wound the Clinton machine — that’s how he’ll solidify the party behind his candidacy and he knows it. After primary wins on Tuesday, Trump said: “I am going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week and we’re going to be discussing all of the things have taken place with the Clintons,” promising it’ll be “very, very interesting.” But after the email scandal and 11 hours of congressional Benghazi grilling and the truly countless investigations of both Bill and Hillary Clinton, could Trump possibly have something new to expose? Mitt Romney has called the potential release of Trump’s tax returns a “bombshell.” If there’s an equivalent bombshell in the Clinton compound, could Trump have been able to access what no one else has?