In the ongoing series of “feel-good” stories of 2016, I give you one about a Federal Prosecutor who doesn’t really feel like looking the other way on ‘Fast & Furious’; the Obama pardoned shenanigans of Eric Holder, the VA scandals of death, or, yes – the crimes of Hillary Clinton:
Hat tip: (British press, of course) The Daily Mail:
‘They have reached a critical mass in their investigation of the secretary and all of her senior staff,” says former prosecutor Joe DiGenova. ‘And, it’s going to come to a head, I would suggest, in the next 60 days.’
FBI Director James Comey has resisted efforts to lay out a timeline for his agency’s probe of the Clinton case, but if it is as imminent as DiGenova believes, it could devastate Clinton’s campaign. The Iowa caucuses are on Feb. 1 and the New Hampshire primary is on Feb. 9.
‘It’s going to be a very complex matter for the Department of Justice, but they’re not going to be able to walk away from it,’ DiGenova said.
‘They are now at over 1,200 classified emails. And, that’s just for the ones we know about from the State Department. That does not include the ones that the FBI is, in fact, recovering from her hard drives.’
One telling event would be a personal interview between Clinton and the FBI. Although the former secretary of state famously testified at an 11-hour congressional hearing in October, she has not yet been interviewed by federal agents.
DiGenova said such an interview would likely precede any public release of the agency’s conclusions in the case.
A recommendation for prosecution would not only roil the presidential race, but would put President Barack Obama in an unbelievably difficult position. Decisions about prosecution, DiGenova noted, do not lie with the FBI but with the Justice Department – headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
‘I believe that the evidence that the FBI is compiling will be so compelling that, unless [Lynch] agrees to the charges, there will be a massive revolt inside the FBI, which she will not be able to survive as an attorney general. It will be like Watergate. It will be unbelievable,’ he said.
‘The evidence against the Clinton staff and the secretary is so overwhelming at this point that if, in fact, she chooses not to charge Hillary, they will never be able to charge another federal employee with the negligent handling of classified information,’ DiGenova continued.
‘The intelligence community will not stand for that. They will fight for indictment and they are already in the process of gearing themselves to basically revolt if she refuses to bring charges.’
Thankfully for Hillary, the American press is carrying water for her like her office was on fire – and it is – but while Bill Clinton stumps for her, Bernie Sanders shills for her and she keeps throwing money at it, the lemmings who are Hillary lovers will continue to support her.
And no one in this Justice Department will touch her…
… Actually, no one will touch her in general is my guess.
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