Earlier today Hillary Clinton met with the FBI as part of its criminal investigation into her private email server. As all other high profile members of Hillary’s staff have already been interviewed, this likely signals the investigation is nearing an end.The New York Times reports:
“Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was secretary,” Nick Merrill, a campaign spokesman, said in a statement. “She is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the Department of Justice in bringing this review to a conclusion.”
Are we really supposed to believe that this interview was voluntary? Those at the center of a criminal investigation seldom get the choice of whether or not to cooperate with authorities.
We’re also supposed to believe Hillary voluntarily took three and a half hours out of her day today for that interview. Do you have any idea how much money in speaking fees she can earn in three and a half hours?Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private server and Republicans’ continued attacks have chipped away at her trust numbers. A Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday found that voters deemed Mr. Trump more honest and trustworthy than Mrs. Clinton, 45 percent to 37 percent.
Mrs. Clinton did not cooperate with a State Department inspector general’s audit of her email practices that concluded she had failed to comply with agency policies on record keeping. But her campaign had said she would fully cooperate with the F.B.I.
“To our mind, it made sense to prioritize the review being conducted by the Justice Department, and so, accordingly, Hillary Clinton has said since last August she’d be happy to sit with them at whatever point they approach her, which has not happened yet,” a spokesman, Brian Fallon, told CNN in May.It turns out that famous statement Bernie Sanders made during the first Democrat primary debate couldn’t have been any more false. People really do care about her damn emails.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]