When the authorities couldn’t make murder and other felony charges still against gangster Al Capone, they took a novel approach and successfully prosecuted him for tax evasion.
In a similar move, lawmakers determined to see Hillary Clinton behind bars aren’t being deterred by the FBI’s refusal to charge the Democratic nominee for numerous violations of the law, so they’re taking a different approach.
Joel B. Pollak reports for Breitbart:
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chair of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, told FBI director James Comey during his testimony on Thursday morning that the committee would refer former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for investigation for perjury, given that she lied under oath before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October.
“You’ll have one,” Chaffetz said, within “a few hours,” after Comey testified that the FBI would need a referral for Congress before investigating.
As Breitbart News detailed earlier this week, Clinton lied under oath to Congress in at least three ways: first, by stating that she had turned over “all my work related emails” from her private email server to the government; second, by insisting there was “nothing marked classified on my e-mails”; and third, by telling the committee that her attorneys “went through every single e-mail.” FBI director James Comey’s statement Tuesday suggested that none of those sworn statements were true.
It’s heartening to see that some Americans with the ability to take action still believe that the rule of law should apply to everyone, even if their last name is “Clinton.” That said, how likely is it that the FBI, the very agency that just allowed Clinton to walk, will vigorous pursue these new charges?