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DOJ Asked to Open Criminal Probe of Clinton Email Use

Two federal inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton through he use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State, the New York Times is reporting.

The IG’s found that her private account contained “hundreds of potentially classified emails,” according to the Times.

Ah yes, a candidate running for president while under criminal investigation. It could only be a Clinton.

From the Times:

It is not clear if any of the information in the emails was marked as classified by the State Department when Mrs. Clinton sent or received them. But since her use of a private email account for official State Department business was revealed in March, she has repeatedly said that she had no classified information on the account.

How does she know she didn’t send classified information? Did she vet emails before sending them? Sounds a little time consuming.

This is what you get with the Clintons: ethically challenged, potentially criminal, affirmatively sleazy standard operating procedures.

Meantime, Politico has a great story about how the New York Times actually changed the wording in the story after the Clinton camp went ballistic:

The paper initially reported that two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation “into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state.”

That clause, which cast Clinton as the target of the potential criminal probe, was later changed: the inspectors general now were asking for an inquiry “into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state.”

The Times also changed the headline of the story, from “Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton’s Use of Email” to “Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account,” reflecting a similar recasting of Clinton’s possible role. The article’s URL was also changed to reflect the new headline.

But I don’t understand the justification for the change, other than that it’s really unpleasant to have Hillary’s goons screaming at you in the middle of the night.

If she’s not the target of the investigation, who exactly is? The server itself? Can you send an email server to prison? Would it care?

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43 Responses to DOJ Asked to Open Criminal Probe of Clinton Email Use

  1. At least they didn’t change to:
    What difference does it make if she shredded the emails? or:
    What diffence does it make if she is under criminal investigation?

  2. I woke up to hear terrible news here.
    I appreciate our Governer Bobby Jindal taking the time to visit with the victims and family members.
    Press conference is on now.

  3. Geesh, if she responded this quickly to Benghazi, Chris Stevens may still be alive.

    Obama’s DOJ has the power to destroy her, will be interesting to see how far he let’s this go.

    There’s Joe Biden’s opening to jump in.

  4. The investigation will show that all of Hillary’s emails were about the wedding, decorating cheleas new apartment, and yoga. It will be an aide that used Hillary’s account that actually sent anything classified. Hillary will have no knowledge of it. Haven’t we read this novel before?

  5. I just heard Sen Marco Rubio speaking about the Iran mess.
    It was mentioned that this morning Kerry told Matt Laurer that: This is something you can’t just flush down the toliet.
    He was on Fox news a few moments ago.
    Now Hillary didn’t have to worry about flushing anything, it was just shredded.
    If you had wrote a book with the above info 9, 10 years back, the editor would have thrown it out.
    A child would not use such excuses.
    Mom my homework got flushed down the toliet by mistake.
    Mom I shredded all my homework by mistake.

    • Or perhaps more accurately, “Mom, I shredded all the documents which have triggered a federal investigation of my activities. The other documents, well, you can have those.” ;+]

  6. Here’s the thing:
    We get it. Our State Dept plans things, does things, discusses things that might be harmful if made public to every Tom or Ivan.
    We understand the secrecy.
    However, we don’t understand why the head of the State Dept needed to keep personal secrets on her personal server. Who was she hiding from – the whole of the State Dept, the White House, FOX news, Queen Elizabeth?

    The best explanation for a secret, personal server is that she is hiding something that would be harmful to her. We can only guess that she used her high position to enrich herself or someone else.

    • ” We can only guess that she used her high position to enrich herself or someone else.”

      It’s more than a guess. There is a very long Hillary trail that would lead to exactly that conclusion.

    • Of course its harmful to her, I’m sure she was shaking people and countries down for donations to the Clinton foundation. Money is the only thing they care about.

  7. Good on the IGs. But I can’t see Erica Lynch jumping right on it. Also, as we read along, it appears that more and more top federal officials and their minions use private email accounts for what appears to be government business. Of course, they don’t have private servers — that we know of — nor have they shredded anything that we know of.

    Clinton should be investigated. At a minimum. Unlikely.

    • Wouldn’t it have been revealing to have heard the discussions in the Oval Office when Obama, Lynch, and who knows who else, were discussing how they were going to handle the IG reports on Hillary’s personal server? We didn’t see the meeting on Obama’s Daily Schedule, so maybe that meeting didn’t take place. And, in the latest news, NASA is reporting the moon really is made of green cheese.

      • Yep, he does. Cruz has always been pretty straight forward and blunt, but I guess he’s learning a lesson from Trump–call them as you see them and let the chips fall where they may. Tell the truth, and the truth will make you free.

        I keep saying that this is what Trump is trying to teach the other candidates–stop mincing around and act like adults, be straightforward and screw what the MSM says about you. Gallup is reporting that 60 percent of us find the MSM untrustworthy (which is code for corrupt), so who cares what they write about you?

        Remember how Reagan handled the MSM? He ignored what they wrote about him and had the ability to speak directly to the citizenry. Trump has some of that gift and it’s driving the MSM and the political establishment on both sides of the aisle nuts. They still don’t get what’s going on with Trump.

          • Yep, he is. The other R candidates are ticked off because Trump is the only R candidate the MSM is covering to any extent right now. So I say learn from Trump. Break through the traps the liberal MSM is setting for you and speak up. Get out there and prove your case as to why you should be President. If you want the Office so much, fight for it, for crying out loud.

      • Sounds like a typical spat over riders to me…But if Cruz could not bring his riders to a vote and was told he would be able to, if does sound two-faced. I do not call sitting senators scum, tho. Not in me.

    • Went back and listened to the entire clip. Extraordinary. (I also liked that he used the word vociferously…ah, Ted).

      This is what we need — more sunlight, more honesty, more public openness. It doesn’t matter where it comes from, as long a it comes imo.

      Kind of makes you wonder what the Donald and Ted talked about. Two flanks?

    • A couple of months ago, I would have agreed with you, that nothing will happen. Today, I’m not so sure. The Times has been carrying some pretty weighty anti-Hillary articles, causing enough fluster from the Clinton Camp to call the Times to “suggest” they change the article AND the headline. Me thinks there’s something gonna happen here.

  8. I happened to catch 30 seconds of NPR this morning, and heard the greatest phone call:

    some guy was complaining that while the media is “obsessing” over Hillary’s emails (which, he said “I am TOTALLY not interested in”) they were ignoring how George W. Bush was contributing to Jeb’s campaign–or it might have been have Jeb had contributed to George W.’s campaign. you get the idea.

    I almost drove off the road. yep, that’s my problem with the MSM, they are just too focused on Hillary’s problems and not interested in bashing Republicans enough. uh-huh.

  9. She is the absolute worst, so full of herself that she hides government documents? She has always been skitzo and paranoid, and racked with guilt at the terrible unethical things that she does, therefore, paranoid Hillary, paranoid that everyone is out to get her thought it was worth it to wipe the server and delete everything including classified THAT DID NOT BELONG TO HER!!!! And she wants to be President? Please God!She has been caught in other lies and still she keeps lieing? It seems that there is something wrong that she can’t stop even after being caught in other lies?

  10. Its really a shame that we have a politically biased president who rules the DOJ and possibly the Supreme Court and that if Hillary Clinton broke Federal law and deleted government documents and e-mails that because Obama tells this fake head of the DOJ Lynch what to do and who to prosecute that Hillary Clinton will not be prosecuted. Never in all my life have we such a corrupt power crazy government that is still harassing other people but won’t prosecute the real criminals like Hillary Clinton. This Lynch woman is a POS like Obama, completely a fake DOJ just like Holder was.