While the White House has thus far been silent about who might be named to replace the fired James Comey as head of the FBI, the mere fact that he WILL be replaced has set off a flurry of speculation about a case that some – including President Donald Trump himself – have believed to be a settled one. Namely: The case of Hillary Clinton and the Mysterious Private Email Server.
Fox News spoke to former FBI agent Brian Weidner, who suggested that there was still an opening for a new Bureau director to take a second look at the case. “I would be surprised if they did not review all the investigations regarding HRC and come up with a conclusion regarding prosecution,” he told them in an email. “The statute of limitations hasn’t come into play yet.”
As far as the various immunity deals that have already been made with Clinton’s aides, the former agent said those deals didn’t necessarily foreclose further action. Because while the deals themselves would outlive any change in the FBI’s leadership, a new director could determine that the recipients themselves have not lived up to their ends of the bargains.
“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,” said Weidner.
The Clinton team, the Democrats, and even the Trump White House appear eager to move on beyond the investigation, but many Republicans are still baffled at the insanity of the case. People were offered immunity without providing anything in exchange, Comey laid out a prosecutable case without calling for prosecution, and the fact remains that we still do not know what Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch discussed on that airplane last summer. Oh, grandchildren, right right…
Trump may not be excited about bringing Clinton to justice, but the truth is that it’s not really his call. This is about the law and this is about making sure that future administrations recognize the consequences of breaking it. Hillary Clinton’s consequences came in the form of a lost presidential election, but that’s not nearly enough to dissuade her successors. The punishment for carelessly disseminating classified information is not “subject does not get to be president.” It’s prison. It would be for anyone else, and it should have been for Hillary.
Plus, damn it, we’d just love to see the look on her smug face…