As we continue toward the 2016 presidential election, the FBI has finally concluded its investigation into for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email abuses, and Director James Comey just dropped a nuke on the Democrat Candidate.
According to a report from Al Jazeera’s David Shuster, Director Comey isn’t too happy with Clinton, and he plans on having a little chat with her “within days.” Yeah, apparently as the interview process gets underway, Clinton has been named as a person of high interest for the bureau, and they want to talk to her to see what she has to say about her intentional mishandling of classified information.
Here’s Shuster’s report, via Mediaite:
The FBI, led by Director James Comey, has now finished examining Clinton’s private emails and home server. And the sources add that Comey’s FBI team has been joined by the Justice Department prosecutors. Together, they are now examining the evidence, analyzing relevant laws, and attempting to arrange interviews with key figures in the investigation.
Those interviews, according to attorneys, will include former State Department aides Philippe Reines, Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Clinton herself.
Soon after those interviews — in the next few days and weeks — officials expect Director Comey to make his recommendation to Attorney General Loretta Lynch about potential criminal charges.
Mrs. Clinton admitted to ABC’s David Muir last year that she made a mistake in using a private email system, but continues to insist she did nothing illegal in any capacity.
Shuster finishes his report this way (emphasis mine): “Because there is now every sign the Clinton email investigation is quickly headed towards a conclusion, whether it’s her exoneration or indictment. In terms of timing, sources expect the conclusion to come in weeks, not months. And they add that Hillary Clinton’s interview with the FBI, which could come in days, could be crucial.”
The next chapter in this rollercoaster reality TV campaign of 2016 comes faster than binge-watching a season of House of Cards.
If the report is accurate, Hillary Clinton goes before Director Comey and the FBI in a matter of days. The outcome of that interview could end up changing the entire race for the White House.
Ouch. People think it’s a big deal that Donald Trump’s campaign manager has to worry about a bogus assault charge, well what about an actual candidate having to be interrogated by the FBI? That seems like a much larger issue to contend with, in this commentator’s humble opinion.
How the Justice Department handles this case remains to be seen, but their ultimate actions will say quite a bit. Should Loretta Lynch choose not to indict, the optics would be horrible since it would appear as if the liberals in government were circling the wagons.
Lynch and her DOJ need to tread very carefully as this proceeds since Americans are beyond fed up with politicians behaving like they’re above the law. If Clinton is able to skate away from this unscathed, it would lead to disastrous results for Democrats in the upcoming elections.
While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, I’m sure we all can agree we’d rather see Hillary tried and convicted for her wrongdoing. Wouldn’t you say?