It was beginning to look like Attorney General Jeff Sessions would give Hillary Clinton a pass on her past behavior. That idea went out the window on Thursday. The Department of Justice announced it will begin a new review of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and her handling of classified information while Secretary of State.
The Daily Beast reported the parameters for the probe. If true, it will include the following:
- How much classified information passed through Clinton’s private server?
- Who transferred that information into an unclassified area, and how?
- Which investigators knew about the issues and when?
- What, if any, immunity agreements Clinton aides struck?
President Trump has been very vocal in recent weeks about the FBI and its ongoing probe into his conduct. There is deep suspicion in the highest echelons of Washington lawmakers that the investigative agency is part of the deep state.
In recent days the speculation centered on the mishandling of classified information through Hillary Clinton’s top aide at the State Department, Huma Abedin. Trump has been dogging his attorney general to use his resources more extensively.
Sessions has stressed all along his department is most interested in a nonpartisan, above-board Justice Department that treats every citizen equally. That should be commended by both sides of the aisle.
But with endless streams of new information on an old subject, it is time to act. A thorough review of Hillary Clinton’s practices while she was secretary of state is long overdue.
Naturally there is the predictable backlash from Hillary’s people. Former Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon told the Daily Beast, “The Justice Department should not be opening itself up to the perception that it is bending to political pressures from the White House.”
It is interesting to note these are the same people that screamed for an unsubstantiated investigation into Trump’s so-called collusion with the Russians. That probe has produced no major indictments after months and months of major investigations and untold millions of taxpayer dollars.