Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been receiving something shocking from employees of the Justice Department, and it revealed a disturbing side of Washington politics.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Clinton has received nearly $75,000 in political contributions from the federal agency’s employees.
Keep in mind that this is the agency that would decide whether or not to act if the FBI recommended that charges be brought against Clinton or her aides after investigating the matter of her private email server.
Clinton received a total of $73,437 from individuals who listed the “Department of Justice” as their employer, according to Open Secrets. Worse, 12 of those employees contributed the maximum amount of $2,700.
Justice Department employees have contributed far more to Clinton than rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders and presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
David Bossie, president of Citizens United, said the numbers didn’t surprise him.
“I’m not surprised in the least to see more evidence that shows the politicization of the Justice Department,” he 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 a great question — and one that nobody in Washington has taken the time to answer.
Bossie realized the implications and appealed to Attorney General Loretta Lynch last July to establish an impartial special counsel to investigate Clinton’s email server situation, but none was appointed.
“This investigation needs to be conducted free of political influence once and for all,” Bossie added. We agree, but by the way things have been unfolding in this case, it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.
Loretta Lynch must appoint a special counsel. DOJ is acting like the DNC with these leaks.
— Citizens United (@Citizens_United) May 6, 2016
Sadly, this news isn’t surprising, and it only illustrates just how much Clinton has the department in her back pocket.
In many ways it is frightening that something like this is allowed to go on at Capitol Hill. Do we really want someone like this in the White House?
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