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“ONE WAY OR ANOTHER…”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 25, 2016) — Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Steve Malsberg of Newsmax TV on Monday that the FBI is “ready to recommend an indictment” of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after having analyzed emails on her private server which was used to conduct government business.
At the 4:32 mark, DeLay told Malsberg, who changed the subject from the 2016 presidential race to “Hillary,” that he “has friends in the FBI” who have told him that they are not only prepared to indict her, but also will make their findings public if the U.S. Department of Justice refuses to act on their recommendation.
Clinton, who seeks the 2016 Democrat nomination for the highest office in the land, has appeared unconcerned about reports similar to DeLay’s which indicate that she could be charged with a crime or crimes imminently.
Last year, Clinton’s use of the private server for government purposes became public, and although she stated that she sent no classified emails through the system, more than 1,300 emails which contain or contained classified information which could have been hacked by a foreign government or entity have been identified.
In response to federal court orders, the State Department has been turning over batches of emails since last spring. However, State has asked the court for an extension regarding the release of 7,254 more emails until February 29, which coincides with the completion of primaries in the early states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
On January 18, Fox News reported that the State Department’s inspector general, Robert McCullough, wrote in a report that emails sent by Clinton “contained intelligence from the U.S. government’s most secretive and highly classified programs.” On January 22, former Defense Secretary under Obama and former President George W. Bush said that it is likely that the countries of Russia, China, and Iran were able to gain access to Clinton’s unsecured home server.
There are reportedly two FBI investigations into Clinton’s actions during her tenure as Secretary of State: the email and server affair concerning classified information, and whether or not donations to the Clinton Foundation had a nexus in her position at State.
Clinton insists she did nothing wrong and that she intends to win the Democrat nomination.
Hillary’s husband, Bill Clinton, was impeached by the House of Representatives during his second term in the White House for lying to a grand jury, but the Senate declined to remove him from office.