Democrats have been working overtime to tie the firing of FBI Director James Comey to their allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russians in the 2016 election, but there may be a more far-reaching implication of his dismissal.
…as in the reopening of the case against Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information.
Former FBI agent Brian Weidner told Fox News the case may be revisited, noting that the window of opportunity is still there.
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“I would be surprised if they did not review all the investigations regarding HRC and come up with [a] conclusion regarding prosecution. The statute of limitations hasn’t come into play yet,” he said in an email to Fox News.
Weidner said immunity deals struck in the case aren’t likely to change, but suggested that “a new AG and new director may take a good look at the entire case, and if anyone who received immunity did not live up to their agreement, like Huma [Abedin] with the classified documents on her computer, the deal is off and they are potential targets again.”
Trump told NBC News on Friday that Comey “should have never exonerated” Clinton.
“No, what happened, he had a lot of pressure put on and he exonerated her,” he said. “Should have never exonerated her.”
Moral at the bureau took a huge hit as a result of that decision, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told a Senate panel on Thursday — he also said Comey’s firing would have no impact on the FBI’s ongoing inquiry into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government.
The president, who called Comey “a showboat” and “a grandstander” in his interview with NBC News, spoke of “turmoil” within the bureau.
“The FBI has been in turmoil,” he said. “You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil – less than a year ago. It hasn’t recovered from that.”
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