Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

A former federal prosecutor on Tuesday called for a special counsel to be appointed to investigate Hillary Clinton, after, as part of the scandal over her private server and the government emails she ran through the relatively unsecured network, it was revealed workers at the Department of Justice have given her campaign almost $75,000.

Those are the workers who would decide, should the FBI recommend charges, whether to pursue criminal or other counts against the former secretary of state.

According to the Free Beacon, Matthew Whitaker issued the call after it was revealed Clinton got nearly $75,000 from DOJ workers, far more than the same team of employees gave Donald Trump, or Clinton’s Democrat rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“The report out today that Hillary Clinton received almost $75,000 in political contributions from Justice Department employees is yet another reason why the Justice Department cannot and should not decide whether to bring a case against Hillary Clinton for her reckless handling of classified information while Secretary of State,” Whitaker said in a statement.

“The decision of whether or not to bring a case against Clinton will be a difficult one for Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as I don’t believe she has the fortitude to oppose President Obama, who has publicly said Clinton’s behavior didn’t put our national security at risk. Since this administration has shown no ability to be impartial, looking the other way at every turn of this investigation, I’m renewing an urgent call for the appointment of a special counsel in this case.”

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The Beacon reported Clinton got $73,437 from those who said they work for the “Department of Justice.” Twelve of the contributions, which totaled 228, were for the maximum $2,700.

The report said Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president, had gotten two donations from DOJ workers, totaling $381. Sanders got a couple thousand dollars in donations.

The Beacon reported David Bossie, of the watchdog group Citizens United, said he’s not surprised, and he “renewed his call for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special counsel to handle Clinton’s case.”

“I’m not surprised in the least to see more evidence that shows the politicization of the Justice Department,” Bossie said in a statement to the Free Beacon. “How can Democrat political appointees fairly investigate someone who is about to become their nominee for president? That’s why last July I called on Attorney General Lynch to appoint an impartial special counsel to investigate the private Clinton email server.”

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He also challenged the impartiality of Lynch “due to her past political donations.”

The report said Lynch gave $10,700 in contributions to Democratic candidates between 2004 and 2008.

The Beacon report said Howard Krongard, a former inspector general for the State Department, said even if the FBI recommends a prosecution of Hillary Clinton, it won’t happen, because “four loyal Democratic women” – Lynch, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, would have a say.

At the Washington Post was a report on an FBI interview of Clinton aide Cheryl Mills.

Said the report, “Investigators consider Mills – who served as chief of staff while Clinton was secretary of state – to be a cooperative witness.”

It continued, “In the coming weeks, prosecutors and FBI agents hope to be able to interview Clinton herself as they work to bring the case to a close.”

The report said the issue of Clinton’s use of a private email server “was referred to the FBI in July after the Office of the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community found that some of the emails that traversed her server contained classified material. A Washington Post analysis of Clinton’s publicly released correspondence found Clinton wrote 104 emails that she sent using her private server while secretary of state that the government has since said contain classified information. The Post also found, though, emails with classified information written by about 300 other people inside and outside the government.”

The report said Mills left the interview with the FBI briefly when the investigator apparently asked a question about email procedure that was not supposed to be asked.

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The Clinton email scandal just seems to grow. This week it was revealed emails from the man who ran her private email server during that period have gone missing.

ABC News reported the State Department has confirmed that none of the emails from Bryan Pagliano – during the time he was Clinton’s senior information tech staffer at the State Department – can be found.

WND had reported only days ago that the investigation of Clinton’s email – and specifically how she handled classified information on her private and unsecured server – moved to a higher level.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, in a ruling in a Freedom of Information Act case brought by Judicial Watch, said based on information “learned during discovery, the deposition of Mrs. Clinton may be necessary.”

He said that if Judicial Watch “believes Mrs. Clinton’s testimony is required, it will request permission from the court at the appropriate time.”

In another new twist revealed just on Monday, the State Department denied it could find any of Pagliano’s emails, even though he would have been required to turn over any official communications from his work account before he left his government position.

The overall issue of the email – and their security – is important because Clinton would have agreed when she was appointed to the post to properly maintain security on information critical to the United States. If she mishandled or was careless with it, criminal charges could result.

In fact, her critics have been busy speculating in recent weeks what could happen to her, including one political pundit who noted her first act in office, should she win the 2016 election, could be to pardon herself.

 

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