Few of us have felt confident that Hillary Clinton would receive justice for her mishandling of our nation’s most classified information as Secretary of State. Her teflon coating, along with — shall we say — “connections” in the Obama administration, leave all but the most ever-optimistic and idealistic among us with little hope that she’ll be indicted, regardless of how what the FBI finds.
And now this. Turns out, the very people who may be tasked with her prosecution — the Department of Justice — have donated nearly $75K thus far to help the former secretary of state get elected.
Via Washington Times:
The FBI’s investigation into the “secret server” Hillary Clinton used as President Obama’s top diplomat has not halted political contributions from the very department that may be tasked with her prosecution.
Donations from Department of Justice employees to the former secretary of state have dwarfed those made to her political opponents. Mrs. Clinton hauled in $73,437 thus far during the 2016 presidential cycle, compared to $8,900 for Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders and $381 for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.“I’m not surprised in the least to see more evidence that shows the politicization of the Justice Department,” David Bossie, president of the watchdog group Citizens United, told the Washington Free Beacon Tuesday. “How can Democrat political appointees fairly investigate someone who is about to become their nominee for president?” Twelve of the 228 donations by Justice Department employees to Mrs. Clinton reached $2,700, the maximum individual amount allowed by law, the website reported.
Mr. Bossie said the hefty donations are further proof that Attorney General Loretta Lynch should appoint a special counsel to determine whether Mrs. Clinton or her aides violated a subsection of the Espionage Act related to “gross negligence” in handling government documents.
“This investigation needs to be conducted free of political influence once and for all,” he added.
The renewed call for a special prosecutor was echoed today by Matthew Whitaker, the executive director of the DC-based watchdog Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT).
Where is the outcry from everyone else?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]