With the email saga presumably behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after the FBI and Justice Department decided against any formal charges, the road ahead to the White House appeared a bit less bumpy, according to participants of the “Michigan Matters” roundtable.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Matt Grossmann, Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at MSU, and Jill Alper, partner at Dewey Square Group, appeared with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of “Michigan Matters” and discussed short and long term impact of those decisions.
Patterson, who is supporting Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump, said it took some of the wind out of the sails of those who thought she might face federal charges over her mishandling of sensitive government information.
Alper, a Democratic strategist who is helping Clinton, said the issue is over as the government agencies agreed she had not broken any laws.
Looking ahead to the upcoming conventions, Grossmann, a nationally acclaimed political science professor , thought Trump would prevail at the GOP convention being held in Cleveland in just over a week.
He said Clinton would also be christened at the Democratic convention taking place in Philadelphia later this month.
On other topics, Maureen Riley, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Street Fair, and Artist Cherie Haney appeared to talk about the upcoming Ann Arbor Art Fair — one of the largest outdoor fairs in the nation.
The event will open on a Thursday for the first time and remain open through Sunday (July 21-24). In the past, it has opened on Wednesday and closed on Saturday.
Promoters hope the adjustment of dates will entice even more art lovers .
The four-day event, now in its 57th year, attracts over 500,000 people each year.
You can hear more by watching CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” 11:30 Sunday.