Hillary for prison in 2016?
Two inspectors general have asked the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive and classified information was mishandled when Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used a private email server during her time as secretary of state.
The request follows a June 29 memo in which the inspectors general for the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies said that “hundreds of potentially classified emails” were sent through the private email system Clinton had set up in her Chappaqua, New York, home, according to the New York Times.
In the 3,000 pages released so far, the State Department has retroactively classified portions of at least two dozen emails. Although none of those emails appears to have contained classified information at the time Clinton handled them, it does raise concerns that at least some of the more than 55,000 emails sent to and from her private email account are likely to have included highly sensitive government intelligence.
Clinton has repeatedly said her decision to set up a private email account and server was made out of “convenience” and did not lead to the mishandling of any sensitive information.
“There is no classified material,” Clinton said in March. “I’m certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.”
Apparently that claim is a little difficult for the inspector generals to believe.
As Andrea Tantaros of Fox News’ “The Five” pointed out on Twitter, an investigation into Clinton’s secretive email account is probably not what she was hoping for at this point in her run for president.
And as one Tantaros follower put it, it’s “about time.”
Just what she needs to win https://t.co/9SpNwCa7j6
— Andrea Tantaros (@AndreaTantaros) July 24, 2015
— Neil (@warrior5fdp) July 24, 2015
@AndreaTantaros I bet if people went into your email they might find some wild stuff. Don’t think you got Americans killed in Libya though.
— Trevor Neil Bell (@trevorbell200) July 24, 2015
@AndreaTantaros Must be killing the far left NYT to breaking this story.Anyone who doesn’t see though Miss Hillary’s incompetence is stupid.
— Clarkey (@jpc1024) July 24, 2015
— Mike (@JustSayn2000) July 24, 2015
— Daniel Whelan (@dannybhoyo13) July 24, 2015
@AndreaTantaros about time!
— BRYAN (@Sptnfl) July 24, 2015
— Agent 54 (@Agent_54) July 24, 2015
The “convenience” of having her own private email server doesn’t seem to be playing out the way Clinton had hoped.