On Friday, it was reported that the FBI expects to complete the investigation into the former secretary of state’s use of a private email system “soon.” FBI Director James Comey has said he wants to complete the criminal investigation well before the general election.
According to several media sources such as Al Jazeera America, Fox News and Mediaite, the investigation is close to the end. That means we don’t have to wait much longer to see if Hillary Clinton’s future is in jeopardy, and following that, whether she will have to drop out of the race.
According to the reports, the FBI completed the criminal probe into the Clinton emails server. Armed with what they learned from that investigation, the FBI can now arrange personal interviews with Hillary and some of her aides.
What Will The DOJ Do?
The question on everyone’s mind, other than is there a case to answer, is what will the DOJ do, if there is a case? Some people believe that even if the FBI recommends an indictment to the DOJ, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the DOJ may sit on it.
That would not be good – but it could happen.
If the DOJ were to sit on it, that would once again show that there is one law for the elites and a different law for everyone else. But there isn’t anything to be gained by further speculation, because we don’t know what the FBI has found.
It is expected the interview with Hillary Clinton is scheduled the next few days. Apparently the interview will focus on her email setup during her time as Secretary of State (2009-2013) under President Barack Obama. Aides who may be interviewed include Philippe Reines and Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff.
After completing the relevant interviews, the FBI will report their findings in the criminal investigation and whether or not the DOJ would have a case to indict Hillary and others. The outcome is expected within weeks.
According to an anonymous “high official in the government,” FBI director Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have met frequently.
Let’s hope that it was information sessions and not pressuring Comey to go easy. Whatever the information is, it should come out, whether it is indictment or exoneration.
This is serious and it may affect the remaining Democrat primaries for Hilary or Sanders.
22 primaries and caucuses remain on the Democrat calendar. Hillary Clinton currently has a huge lead over Bernie Sanders – 1712 delegate to Sanders’ 1011.
There are two issues. One is the emails on the personal email server. The other issue is public corruption via the Clinton Foundation – payment for access.
Hillary Investigation Impacts State Department
Hillary Clinton has also put the Department of State in an awkward situation, because the State Department has not been able to comply fully with many FOIA requests, and they admitted many of their responses were incomplete.
That is bad when you can’t rely on what you get in an FOIA response. Will they redo some?
An anonymous Fox News source said, “In a case like this you get one shot at the queen. The pressures are enormous on the agents, as the case has to be airtight and perfect.”
If the FBI finds good reason for an indictment based on the 2,115 emails retrieved from her private server, and any others we don’t yet know about, the call for her withdrawal from the presidential primaries will be deafening.