Pretty much taunting the FBI, at this point
There have been multiple news reports over the past weeks about the intensity and seriousness of the FBI investigation into Hillary’s use of a private server.
The possibly unlawful mishandling of classified information is one issue. But it goes beyond that. Hillary set up a shadow electronic government exclusively under her control in what was an apparent conspiracy to evade not only the Freedom of Information Act but also various national security precautions.
If Hillary wasn’t a Clinton, and if she wasn’t the leading Democratic candidate, an indictment would be close to a certainty.
As I’ve argued many times, though, an indictment is not necessary to spell Hillary’s political death. An FBI criminal referral to the Department of Justice would be enough. Are Democrats really going to run a candidate as to whom the FBI has found sufficient evidence of criminal conduct so as to refer the matter for possible prosecution? Or alternatively, if DOJ refused to prosecute, would Democrats run a candidate with a deep stench of political protection?
Yet Hillary has been taunting the FBI at every opportunity with proclamations that she will not be indicted and isn’t worried about it.
On Face the Nation on March 7, 2016, Hillary rejected the suggestion that she might be indicted:
John Dickerson, host of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” told Clinton he has “talked to Democrats and they worry that somebody is going to get indicted.”
“Well, there is no basis for that,” Clinton responded.
Worse still, Clinton blamed the State Department for the classification problem, making light of the situation.
At the March 9, 2016, Democratic Debate, Hillary scoffed at the idea that she would be indicted:
Hillary reiterated the lack of concern on Meet the Press today, saying she’s “not at all worried about it”:
The FBI has not reached out to Hillary Clinton to schedule an interview over her private email server, the Democratic front-runner said in an interview Sunday.
“No. No, they haven’t,” Clinton told NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” when asked whether federal investigators had been in contact with her. “But you know, back in August, we made clear that I’m happy to answer any questions that anybody might have. And I stand by that.”
Pressed on whether the FBI probe could interfere with her path to the nomination, Clinton said she was not “concerned” about it.
“I don’t think anything inappropriate was done,” she said. “And so I have to let them decide how to resolve their security inquiry. But I’m not at all worried about it.”
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