The Email-gate for Hillary Clinton is far from over, and possibly is inching closer to an indictment for the presidential candidate. There are talks throughout the capitol that a grand jury is not only looking to indict Clinton, but also grant immunity to one of her top advisers, Huma Abedin and IT specialist, Bryan Pagliano. However, the pair will be questioned by the special counsel group Judicial Watch for discovery.
“My sources tell me that the Justice Department is close to empaneling a grand jury and deciding whether to grant statutory immunity to Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closest adviser,” writes Ed Klein for NewsMax. Klein is a former foreign editor of Newsweek, and was editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine from 1977 to 1987. “That things have gotten this far in the investigation indicates that FBI director James Comey is moving inexorably toward recommending to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that Hillary be indicted,” added Klein.
More and more evidence is being uncovered in emails from the former secretary of state in the events leading to the Benghazi attacks in Libya in 2012. A new email was published showing before the attacks occurred, Clinton’s staff was arranging a sit-down between husband and former president of the United States Bill Clinton and Libyan president Mohamed Al-Magariaf to discuss the Clinton Global Initiative.This, among various incidents, shows signs of the conflict of interest between Clinton and her foundation during her tenure as secretary of state. Libya and seven other countries have donated millions to he foundation while in office.
As the Department of Justice delves deeper into Clinton’s emails, it is now known she used her BlackBerry device for sending emails in addition to her laptop and desktop computer while in office. Although she requested the NSA to provider her with a secure BlackBerry, they denied her request and she continued to use the device, being prone to a hack. NSA defended its stance by claiming it didn’t know Hillary was using her BlackBerry to access emails from a private server located in her home.
The email scandal has lingered Clinton for the past few years and is even trailing into her campaign. Many critics believe she may have put the US in jeopardy by not following protocols for emails, putting US secrets at risk to foreign allies and enemies.
as new information comes to light during this election season, spectators in Washington have spoken out about how the Obama administration will handle this.
“Klein says that his sources say that Attorney General Loretta Lynch would likely duck the decision on indicting Hillary, punting it to a special counsel to give it at least the appearance of nonpartisan impartiality,”- Dick Morris