The Hillary Clinton campaign put out word that a federal inspector general who was handling the Clinton email case would have been fired had Clinton taken office as president.
According to Fox News:
A government watchdog who played a central role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the Obama administration told Fox News that he, his family and his staffers faced an intense backlash at the time from Clinton allies – and that the campaign even put out word that it planned to fire him if the Democratic presidential nominee won the 2016 election.
“There was personal blowback. Personal blowback to me, to my family, to my office,” former Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III said . . .
In January 2016, after McCullough told the Republican leadership on the Senate intelligence and foreign affairs committees that emails beyond the “Top Secret” level passed through the former secretary of state’s unsecured personal server, the backlash intensified.
“All of a sudden I became a shill of the right,” McCullough recalled. “And I was told by members of Congress, ‘Be careful. You’re losing your credibility. You need to be careful. There are people out to get you.’”
Funny, I experienced something similar during my time as a mainstream reporter. There was a subtle but unmistakable feeling that if I did too much accountability on a Democrat like Bill Clinton or Barack Obama or wrote too many positive stories related to George W. Bush or Republicans, I might get labeled “one of them.” That is, a conservative.
Anyway, it appears what McCullough didn’t realized was that investigations such as the one he was performing were for little people, not the Clintons.
More than 2,100 classified emails passed through Clinton’s personal server, which was used exclusively for government business. No one has been charged.
Asked what would have happened to him if he had done such a thing, McCullough said: “I’d be sitting in Leavenworth right now.”