Two weeks ago, I reported “Hillary Investigation Near End: FBI Interviews Left,” in which we learned the FBI expected to complete its criminal investigation into the former secretary of state’s use of a private email system. The FBI Director, James Comey, said he didn’t want the investigation tied up with campaigning, so he wanted to complete the investigation well before the general election.
Since then, noted author Ronald Kessler the veteran Washington Post journalist has been interviewed by Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV. Kessler, author of 20 non-fiction books on intelligence and current events, says there is a “strong likelihood Hillary Clinton will be indicted before the general election.”
Kessler thinks the conclusion is still a few months away.
If that is true, the action would come from the Department of Justice. FBI Director James Comey had 147 FBI Agents spend more than a year researching and investigating the evidence.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch would be the one to decide whether to proceed, based on the evidence presented by the FBI. The charges will obviously revolve around Ms. Clinton’s use of her own private email server to conduct government business while she was Secretary of State.
Indictment Likely Within Two Months
Kessler told Malzberg, “By definition, putting classified information on an unsecured server is gross negligence. You saw President Obama trying to make excuses for her. I think he’s leading up to giving a pardon to Hillary, but there’s no question, she will be indicted definitely before November, possibly in a month or two.”
Kessler also thinks, that given the way Obama has approached this, and the things he said, that Hillary will receive a presidential pardon.
Is it possible that Hillary could still survive as the Democrat nominee, with that indictment laid down? What will the party do? Would she be asked to withdraw from the race? Will she withdraw?
Whatever happens, if there is a recommendation for a criminal indictment Kessler says “She’s going to be besmirched and it’s possible that Biden might step in.”
Wrapping up, Kessler said, “Even if Clinton is pardoned, the damage will have been done. Jim Comey, the FBI director, is a man of great integrity. I think Loretta Lynch is as well, she is not political in the way Eric Holder was.”
The really strange thing is that Barack Obama, who says he knows nothing about the investigation, is still commenting on it. He also said there was no political influence in the investigation.
The ball keeps rolling and interesting things keep happening, such as the extradition of the Romanian Hacker. All of this leads us to the same conclusion as last week: Hillary Clinton is likely to be indicted soon.