by: MIchael DePinto
With all the reports coming out claiming that well funded far-left activist groups intend to incite the largest riots in U.S. history in the days leading up to and during Donald Trump’s inauguration, there is good reason for well-informed Americans to be feeling a bit on edge, or a bit anxious these days. We are living in uncertain times to say the least, and the country is heading into uncharted waters to be sure.
Until recently, there has been a lot of speculation about whether the investigations into Hillary Clinton would continue or not, but as you’re about to learn, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, just announced that Congress is throttling forward with their investigation of Hillary & Co.
You may recall, shortly after his surprise victory, Donald Trump walked back his comments with regard to making an effort to “lock up Hillary,” but that is hardly the end of it. Anyone who watched the confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General today knows that: 1) Barring some bombshell revelation, Senator Jeff Sessions will be the next Attorney General, because Senate Democrats do not have the votes to block him; and 2) Sessions has every intention of following the law (aka passed legislation), whether he agrees with it personally or not. With that said, here is a list of the crimes Hillary Clinton and her team could be charged with right now:
- Money laundering
- Child exploitation
- Sex crimes with minors (children)
- Pay to play through Clinton Foundation
- Obstruction of justice
In the following video I discuss the recent announcement by Chaffetz, and then review some of the reasons why Obama might be inclined to pardon Hillary, and some of the reasons why he might not be. I also review whether Donald Trump has any means of legal recourse if Obama does decide to pardon Hillary.
See video: https://thelastgreatstand.com/2017/01/11/congress-announces-unobstructed-criminal-probe-into-hillary-clinton-video/
Republican investigators are vowing to pursue the criminal probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and mishandling of classified information, with Jason Chaffetz warning that her election loss won’t grant her a get out of jail free card.
“This was never a political targeting in the beginning and just because there was a political election doesn’t mean it goes away,” House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told reporters Monday. “There were a lot of other characters that were involved in this that we have to look at.”
Their review will encompass an array of figures, ranging from Clinton’s ousted team, including Huma Abedin, to incumbent leaders of the FBI.
“This was potentially one of the largest breaches of security in the history of the State Department,” he said. “It cannot and should never be repeated again. How is it that so much information was able to migrate out into the world? These are still open questions that we need to finish up so that they don’t happen again.“
Appetite for justice
Washington Examiner reports that Chaffetz wants to review the security clearances of Clinton aides who helped manage the “extremely careless” email process described by FBI Director James Comey. Chaffetz said he is inclined to hold Bryan Pagliano, a key Clinton IT aide, in contempt of Congress for flouting subpoenas last year. “You can’t just get a subpoena from Congress to testify and not show up,” he said.
The Utah Republican wants to target more senior officials, such as State Department Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy, in light of FBI suggestions that he tried to set up a “quid pro quo” with the FBIto suppress revelations that Clinton’s email server held classified information.
FBI leadership could also be a live target of the review, as Republicans are troubled that Va. Gov Terry McAuliffe, a longtime ally of the Clintons, made campaign donations to the wife of Andrew McCabe, the agency’s second-in-command. “I’m very concerned about the straight-up conflict of interest that Mr. McCabe had,” Chaffetz said. “That’s something we’ll continue to spend resources on.”
“Lock her up”
Trump regularly led “lock her up” chants on the campaign trail, but Chaffetz hinted that the collaboration might not be as automatic as the party registration of Trump and the lawmakers might suggest. “It depends how cooperative the administration is going to be. We’re going to work with [White House General Counsel Don] McGahn and [incoming] Attorney General Sessions and others to see what sort of documents and what sort of access we’re going to be allowed.“
Even if the White House does sign off, Chaffetz suggested that lower level State Department officials might hamper the probe. “We’re still dealing with the massive bureaucracy; changing the secretary of state doesn’t necessarily change the whole bureaucracy,” Chaffetz said. “I don’t want this to linger, but the reason we’re still talking about it now is because stuff that we’ve been asking for since 2010 still hasn’t arrived.”
Article posted with permission from The Last Great Stand