Will the DOJ Reopen the Hillary Clinton Email Case Under Jeff Sessions?

From: pjmedia.com,  by Debra Heine,  on Jan 12, 2017


Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano thinks there is a very good chance the Hillary Clinton email investigation will be reopened because the latest FBI document dump made it clear that “the case is stronger than ever.”

On Sunday, while many Americans were focused on football and the Golden Globe Awards, the FBI quietly released 300 pages of emails related to its investigation of Clinton. According to Fox News, it is “the fifth release of Clinton investigation documents on the FBI Vault website” and is “related to the handling of computer hardware collected from Clinton’s lawyers for the investigation.”

The emails also expose embarrassing disagreements between the FBI and the State Department over how many of Clinton’s personal emails should be classified.

In one April 27, 2015 email, an FBI official wrote to other officials that they were “about to get drug into an issue on classification” of Clinton’s emails. The official, whose name is redacted, said that the State Department was “forum shopping,” or seeking a favorable opinion on the classification issue by asking different officials to rate emails as unclassified.

While this may seem like old news, according to Napolitano, it is not.

“Those emails were taken from the server of a non-government person to whom Mrs. Clinton sent them. And they all contained confidential or secret material — material the United States government wants to keep secret and that Mrs. Clinton swore an oath to keep secret. The person to whom she sent them was hacked by Russian and Chinese and Israeli intelligence agents,” he said, relying on “sources” for that last bit of information.

In FBI notes released last year, the bureau stated: “The FBI did find that hostile foreign actors successfully gained access to the personal email accounts of individuals with whom Clinton was in regular contact and, in doing so, obtained emails sent to or receive by Clinton on her personal account.”

Says Napolitano:

Last Sunday’s revelations make the case against Clinton far more serious than Comey presented it to be last summer. Indeed, Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated by Trump to be attorney general and who has been a harsh critic of Clinton’s, told the Senate Judiciary Committee this week that he would step aside from any further investigation of Clinton, thereby acknowledging that the investigation will probably be opened again.

One of the metrics that the DOJ examines in deciding whether to prosecute is an analysis of harm caused by the potential defendant. I have examined the newly released emails, and the state secrets have been whited out. Yet it is clear from the FBI analysis of them that real secrets were exposed by the nation’s chief diplomat — meaning she violated an agreement she signed right after she took office, in which she essentially promised that she would not do what she eventually did.

The essence of the American justice system is the rule of law. The rule of law means that no one is beneath the law’s protections or above its obligations.

Should Clinton skate free so the Trump administration can turn the page? Should the new DOJ be compassionate toward Clinton because of her humiliating election loss and likely retirement from public life? Of course not. She should be prosecuted as would anyone else who let loose secrets to our enemies and then lied about it.

As for the fact that Sessions promised he would recuse himself from any upcoming Hillary investigation at his confirmation hearing, Napolitano says he was “telegraphing to the legal and judicial and law enforcement agencies that the investigation will be reopened again.”


As much as I am tired of hearing about Hillary’s emails, my need to see justice served overrides that and I earnestly hope that a new or revisited investigation does revisit her handling of classified emails. I fully expect that investigation to show that her malfeasance, lies, and intentional disregard for security protocol rose to a criminal level and that she’ll be prosecuted for it. It’s time that the country’s citizens see evidence that no one (not even the matriarch of the Clinton Crime Family) is above the law. 

Senator Sessions has already stated that he’ll recuse himself from any part in the investigation, a question still remains as to what a newly inaugurated President Trump will do. I hope that he won’t interfere and allow the process to take a normal course without any meddling by him.

Hillary deserves to be in prison and I pray that she’ll find herself there soon.


Categories: Political


5 replies

  1. It’s telling that the FBI keeps timing the release of documents to bring the least amount of attention to them. Maybe they’re hoping people won’t notice the extent to which they dropped the ball on the Clinton case.

    It irks me that anyone makes a distinction between mishandling of classified material that COULD HAVE been hacked and mishandling of classified material that WAS ultimately hacked. There should be no distinction whatsoever, because either way it’s a crime, just as it’s a crime if you shoot someone and – through no fault of yours – they manage to live. This notion that the prosecution of Clinton’s crimes rests on whether or not there was actual hacking of the intel she sloppily passed around is mindboggling to me.

    One can sympathize with well-intentioned people who make careless but minor mistakes that get them in trouble with the law. Typically when that happens to good people they show a certain amount of regret and humility. None of this describes Hillary Clinton, which is why I hope the Justice Department goes after her vigorously. She was careless with the classified information because America’s privacy wasn’t that important to her. Her own privacy concerned her far more. She’s been angry and indignant about the hacking and sharing of Democrat Party emails, but completely unremorseful and flippant even when it comes to the information that is the property of the American public. We cannot restore the integrity of the Justice Department unless we make her accountable for her actions.


  2. Prosecuting her is the right thing to do and it would be refreshing to see them follow through on this, like they would with anyone else. That said, I don’t see them sending her to prison – they’ll slap a hefty fine on her and bar her from ever holding office again (which her age & health prevent anyway) but she’ll likely spend her days at her home in NY, whining and shriveling into a bitter old woman.


    • It seems to me that we already have a crisis of confidence in our justice system whereby a large portion of our citizens believe that money or celebrity can overcome the law and prevent prosecution. I am one of those. It would help to rebuild confidence in the system if someone as visible as Hillary was actually made to pay for her crimes. I agree that it’s wishful thinking to think that she’ll ever serve time, but as you say, a hefty (really, really hefty) fine and disqualification from holding public office again would send a message that no one is above the law.


  3. I agree with you, Garnet. She must be prosecuted for her crimes.
    But why would Sessions recuse himself?


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