Hillary Clinton appears to be having a difficult week.
There have been three significant announcements – one by Judicial Watch yesterday and two investigation joint House Committee announcements made today.
In a Monday interview on C-Span, Hillary Clinton stopped blaming everyone except Chelsea for her election loss just long enough to make this claim on Uranium One:
I would say it’s the same baloney they’ve been peddling for years, and there’s been no credible evidence by anyone. In fact, it’s been debunked repeatedly and will continue to be debunked…
This is, of course, utterly laughable.
If you’re not already up to speed, you can read more about the scandal in two recent posts, Russian Collusion – Bribes, Coverups, Clinton & Uranium One and Russian Collusion – Part II – Corruption, Clinton & Obama.
I also recommend this excellent and detailed article by Andrew McCarthy of National Review, The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal.
In her interview, Mrs. Clinton failed to address another issue – brought to light by Judicial Watch yesterday.
The examination of tens of thousands of emails Hillary previously failed to disclose – despite legal assurances she had done so. You can find more in Judicial Watch: FBI recovered 72,000 pages of Clinton Records.
Here is Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton:
The State Department revealed in a federal court hearing that it has yet to process 40,000 of 72,000 pages of Hillary Clinton records that the FBI recovered last year. The revelation came during a federal court hearing in Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails that were sent or received during her tenure from February 2009 to January 31, 2013
The hearing focused on the State Department’s progress on processing the tens of thousands of emails Clinton failed to disclose when she served as Secretary of State, some of which were emails sent by Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop of her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. The State Department has processed 32,000 pages of emails so far, a small number of which have been released, but 40,000 pages remain to be processed.
Stop for a moment and consider what is being said.
The State Department is admitting it has over 70,000 pages of emails – virtually none of which have been released to the public despite court orders to do exactly that – and they haven’t even looked at 40,000 pages. These were emails uncovered by the FBI in their investigation of Clinton.
Both issues – the FBI Clinton E-mail Investigation and Uranium One – have finally begun to receive some well-deserved attention from Congress.
The House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight Committee issued a joint Press Release today.
Decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 have led to a host of outstanding questions that must be answered. These include, but are not limited to:
- FBI’s decision to publicly announce the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s handling of classified information but not to publicly announce the investigation into campaign associates of then-candidate Donald Trump;
- FBI’s decision to notify Congress by formal letter of the status of the investigation both in October and November of 2016;
- FBI’s decision to appropriate full decision making in respect to charging or not charging Secretary Clinton to the FBI rather than the DOJ;
- FBI’s timeline in respect to charging decisions.
The Committees will review these decisions and others to better understand the reasoning behind how certain conclusions were drawn. Congress has a constitutional duty to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken
This was almost immediately followed by an announcement from the House Intelligence and Oversight committees of a joint investigation into the Uranium One deal.
The two panels, the House Intelligence and Oversight and Government Reform Committees, will first probe whether there was an FBI investigation into the deal, approved when former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was secretary of State.
A confidential informant has come forward to the committees, according to Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), and the two panels are currently in discussions with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release that individual from a nondisclosure agreement.
The renewed interest in the so-called Uranium One deal came after The Hill reported last week that the FBI had gathered solid evidence that Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks as part of an effort to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
You can read more on both investigations at House GOP Leaders Open Probe into FBI’s Handling of Clinton Investigation and House Committees Announce Probe into Russian Uranium Deal.
Both the State Department and the Department of Justice were transformed into personal fiefdoms of the Obama Administration. They were part of the extensive political Net of Protection installed around the Clintons and the Obama Administration.
But as I detailed the other day in The Draining of the Swamp, that political protection has broken down and is finally in the process of being dismantled.
It won’t happen immediately but it will happen.
It is happening.
It’s about time.
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