Why hasn’t Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic presidential race?

Hillary is all but assured of the nomination and there are no more primaries or caucuses scheduled.

Donald Trump thinks he knows the answer – and it points back to the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton.

Trump believes Sanders is holding out with the hope that should Hillary be indicted, nervous Democrats will be looking for a new candidate.

And given the fact he’s won millions of votes and over 20 contests, that candidate could very well be Bernie Sanders.

Politico reports on Trump’s speculation:

“Crazy Bernie” is waiting “for the right thing to happen,” Trump said.

“He’s waiting for the FBI to do what everyone thinks they’re going to do,” he continued, referring to the agency’s investigation into the private email server Clinton used while serving as secretary of state. “He’s saying, ‘let’s hang in there because it’s called the FBI convention.’ I think he’s waiting for the FBI convention. We’ll see if the right things happen.”

Sanders has not formally ended his presidential campaign, but Trump said he’ll be a “loser” if he does.

“Bernie’s in there, and Bernie’s fighting, and I don’t think he should give up,” he said. “If he gives up we’ll say, ‘Bernie you’re a loser, you gave up.'”

Is there any basis for Trump’s prediction?

A recent Inspector General’s report found Hillary did commit wrong doing by setting up a private email server which transmitted classified information.

CNN reports:

Most crucially, the inspector general directly contradicts Clinton’s repeated assertions that she complied both with federal law and State Department policies. “At a minimum,” the report finds, “Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act…

The report goes further, noting that while Clinton’s subsequent production of 55,000 pages of emails in response to State Department demands partially corrected these violations, the records Clinton turned over were incomplete. Remarkably, the report includes reference to a previously unreleased 2010 email in which Clinton, responding to her deputy chief of staff for operations, Huma Abedin, directly addresses her lack of an official State Department email account and voices a fear of the “risk of the personal being accessible” if she had one. In a briefing, State Department officials were unable to confirm the source of this email, but if it was omitted from the records Clinton produced, it again would raise questions about the process she used to distinguish between “federal records” and “personal records” before destroying the latter.”

To make matters worse, the FBI has admitted this is a criminal investigation – and not the routine “security inquiry” Hillary has been claiming.

Given the legal trouble Hillary finds herself in, it is not unreasonable for Bernie Sanders to hang around until the convention.

Since the conclusion of the primaries, the Sanders’ campaign media coverage has dried up.

And since there are no more primaries or caucuses to contest, there are no more opportunities for Sanders to prove he is a more viable candidate than Hillary.

The only reason for Sanders to keep his campaign alive is on the off chance that the FBI will pursue criminal charges against Hillary and the delegates of the Democrat National Convention will agree she is too damaged to continue as their nominee.

Do you think Trump is correct – that Bernie Sanders is staying in the race because he’s counting on the FBI to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton?

Let us know what you think in the comment section.