Hillary Clinton may no longer be under criminal investigation, but she’s now officially back under investigation again.As Fox News reports:
The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides.Spokesman John Kirby says the emails probe is restarting now that the Justice Department isn’t pursuing a criminal prosecution. The State Department suspended its review in April to avoid interfering with the FBI’s inquiry.
But Kirby said this week former officials can still face “administrative sanctions.” The most serious is loss of security clearances, which could complicate Clinton’s naming of a national security team if she becomes president.
Beyond the Democratic front-runner, the probe is most likely examining confidants Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and Huma Abedin.Of course, there are a couple keys here: the State Department has set not deadline for the investigation’s completion, and we know how fast they’ve proven to be in completing basic administrative tasks. Backlogs that could take decades — by political design — so we’re not holding our breath here.
Which leads back to the overarching point, which is who is conducting the investigation. Obama’s State Department — the same State Department of which Hillary Clinton was formerly head honcho. Yeah this is the same State Department who suddenly delayed the provision of Clinton Foundation emails for some 27 months — well into a potential Hillary Clinton presidency.
So if we could have little faith in the Department of Justice conducting the investigation fairly and impartially, we have even less that the State Department will.Don’t know about y’all, but I’m getting pretty tired of the game of charades.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]