It ain’t over until its over.
And apparently we all prematurely thought that the Hillary Clinton email investigation was over.
When James Comey read the verdict on Tuesday, it practically seemed like he acknowledged that Hillary Clinton had broken the law, then proceeded to say how he could do nothing about it.
While Comey didn’t recommend an indictment, he did blow a number of Hillary’s lies defending her email server out of the water. One of her claims, that she had never sent or received classified information, was even made under oath.
Who knows if lying under oath will lead her to suffering the same consequences as another Clinton.
I used to think that Hillary Clinton couldn’t go a year without a controversy – and now it appears that she can’t go a week without one, as the State Department is re-opening the investigation into her. Fox News just reported:
The State Department is re-opening an internal investigation into whether Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top aides mishandled classified information, Fox News confirmed late Thursday.
The investigation, which was first reported by the Associated Press, focuses on how classified emails to and from Clinton’s private server were categorized at the time they were sent.
“Given the Department of Justice has now made its announcement, the State Department intends to conduct its internal review,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. “Our goal will be to be as transparent as possible about our results, while complying with our various legal obligations.”
Kirby set no deadline for the investigation’s completion.
Clinton was secretary of state until early 2013. Most of her top advisers left shortly thereafter.
Kirby said earlier this week that former officials can still face “administrative sanctions.” The most serious of those penalties is loss of security clearances, which could complicate Clinton’s naming of a national security team if she becomes president.
In his testimony before Congressional Republicans today, Comey admitted that a FBI agent who committed Hillary’s crime would be stripped of security clearance.
This investigation will go into her Presidency (if she’s the victor), and at that point she may end up having to follow Marco Rubio’s advice and pardon herself.