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December 9, 2018
It's Not Over Yet For Hillary Clinton - Approaching Time To 'Lock Her Up'? While The MSM Slobbers Over 'Trump-Russia' Collusion, They Want You To Know Nothing Of These Under-Reported Court Cases And Investigations
Brief Background: In late March 2018, Congress was informed by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he had previously assigned United States Attorney, John Huber to lead a team of other U.S. prosecutors, working on conjunction with the DOJ inspector general's office (with their 470 staff members), to investigate a variety of issues that Congressional Republicans had deep concerns about, including the manner in which the Hillary Clinton private server investigation was handled, along with concerns over the FBI and DOJ's actions leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
With the chaos of midterms, and the recent wall-to-wall coverage of the special counsel investigation, many have forgotten there are ongoing investigations into a variety of other issues, including the Clinton Foundation.
Where it seems like Washington DC is a "leak" factory, we have seen no leaks coming from Huber's team of prosecutors, nor from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's office, because Huber is experienced in high profile investigations and prosecutions, and keeps his cards held closely to his chest.
While Huber's investigation may not have been front page news, and in fact no one even knew he had been leading the team of prosecutors in these investigations until months after Sessions appointed him, it does not mean he hasn't been working, and gathering evidence.
With the upcoming House subcommittee hearing slated for next week, to "review the work of John Huber, the special U.S attorney named a year ago to investigate all things Clinton," as John Solomon over at The Hill reports, we now get a peek into the investigation, which includes "6,000 pages of evidence attached to a whistleblower submission filed secretly more than a year ago with the IRS and FBI."
Via Solomon, we see another critical element which may tie in previous reports:
That evidence was assembled by a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, run by accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators, who alleged the Clinton Foundation engaged in illegal activities and may be liable for millions of dollars in delinquent taxes and penalties.
In addition to the IRS, the firm’s partners have had contact with prosecutors in the main Justice Department in Washington and FBI agents in Little Rock, Ark. And last week, a federal prosecutor suddenly asked for documents from their private investigation.
The followed up with their reasoning to speculate the boxes of documents pertained to the Clinton Foundation:
“People have been asking about our story yesterday about federal agents loading boxes in a Boeing 757 at Little Rock Airport,” said Doc Washburn of Newsradio 102.9 KARN. “They want to know how we know the boxes contain documents from the Clinton Foundation. We don’t. But we can’t think of anything else it would have been. They also want to know how we knew it was owned by the US Department of Justice. Here’s the proof!”
The proof they offered were screen shots of the registration information for the Boeing 757-223 with tail number N119NA, which listed as owner "THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,BRISTOL, VA, US (Government).
The 48-page submission, dated Aug. 11, 2017, supports its claims with 95 exhibits, including internal legal reviews that the foundation conducted on itself in 2008 and 2011.
Those reviews flagged serious concerns about legal compliance, improper commingling of personal and charity business and “quid pro quo” promises made to donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of State.
The submission also cites an interview its investigators conducted with Andrew Kessel that quotes the foundation’s longtime chief financial officer as saying he was unable to stop former President Clinton from “commingling” personal business and charitable activities inside the foundation and that he “knows where all the bodies are buried.”
The fact that Huber's team of prosecutors are now to the point where they are reviewing the evidence compiled by MDA Analytics LLC, is not the only bad news for Hillary Clinton that has been revealed this past week.
HILLARY CLINTON IS IN THE "MIDDLE" OF HER EMAIL SCANDAL
While many conservative Americans have been frustrated and angry that the FBI, via former Director James Comey and other corrupt intelligence agency officials basically "fixed" the Hillary Clinton email scandal investigation, in order to exonerate her, as Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton explains in the video below, the issue is not dead, nor over, as Fitton states "Hillary Clinton is in the middle of her email scandal," because while the FBI and the DOJ may not be interested in pursuing the investigations to the fullest, the courts are apparently more receptive, and are forcing the issue to a head.
Judicial Watch, which through multiple FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) requests, has managed to expose a lot of governmental wrongdoing over the years, announced in a press release on December 6, 2018, that a federal judge has opened discovery into Hillary Clinton's email usage, and the judge had some brutally blunt questions and criticisms regarding Clinton's usage and the antics on the part of the DOJ and State Department.
Here are the highlights from the release:
Court Excoriates Obama State Department/Justice Department for Possibly Acting in “Bad Faith” and Colluding “to Scuttle Public Scrutiny” of Clinton Private Email Server
Court Criticizes Current Justice Department for “Chicanery”
District Court Judge Lamberth Orders “Proposed Plan and Schedule for Discovery Within Ten Days”
Discovery Must Also Explore Whether Clinton Intentionally Used Private Email Server to “skirt FOIA”
Below Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton goes through some of what Judge Lamberth said, via the court transcript.
At around the 2:50 minute mark in the video above, it is clear that the judge apparently is taking issue with the fact that "false statements were made to me by career State Department officials, and became more clear through discovery that the information that I was provided was clearly false, regarding the adequacy of the search in this, what now turned out to be the Secretary's [Hillary Clinton] email system."
The judge also addressed the fact that those career officials filed "false affidavits" with him.
• … the Court ORDERS the parties to meet and confer to plan discovery into (a) whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email while Secretary of State was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; (b) whether the State Department’s attempts to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and (c) whether State has adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s requests.
• … his [President Barack Obama’s] State and Justice Departments fell far short. So far short that the court questions, even now, whether they are acting in good faith. Did Hillary Clinton use her private email as Secretary of State to thwart this lofty goal [Obama announced standard for transparency]? Was the State Department’s attempt to settle this FOIA case in 2014 an effort to avoid searching – and disclosing the existence of – Clinton’s missing emails? And has State ever adequately searched for records in this case?
• At best, State’s attempt to pass-off its deficient search as legally adequate during settlement negotiations was negligence born out of incompetence. At worst, career employees in the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this Court.
• The current Justice Department made things worse. When the government last appeared before the Court, counsel claimed, ‘it is not true to say we misled either Judicial Watch or the Court.’ When accused of ‘doublespeak,’ counsel denied vehemently, feigned offense, and averred complete candor. When asked why State masked the inadequacy of its initial search, counsel claimed that the officials who initially responded to Judicial Watch’s request didn’t realize Clinton’s emails were missing, and that it took them two months to ‘figure  out what was going on’… Counsel’s responses strain credulity. [citations omitted]
The key question would be "does any of the recent Clinton investigation-related news mean that we will see the "lock her up" result that many think Clinton deserves?"
No, it doesn't. Call me cynical but after watching Hillary Clinton get away with the private server use, the communicating of classified material on that unsecured server, her Benghazi lies, her lying to Congress and FBI investigators, etc.... it would be highly irresponsible to attempt to assure readers that she will be held accountable.
With that said, it is also clear that multiple investigations are ongoing, along with active court cases, where Judges are not thrilled with Clinton's actions, nor the actions of career State Department, and DOJ officials, which in the end could force the prosecution of Hillary Clinton, and perhaps others involved with the Clinton Foundation.
While cynics (myself included) will tend to wave everything away thinking "she will never be held accountable," and optimists may still have hope, only someone able to see the future could offer 100 percent assurances of where all this will lead, but what we can say with confidence, is it isn't over by a long shot.
We may not see this news on every front page, day after day, because frankly it doesn't fit the media narrative and obsession with President Trump, but these ongoing secret investigations and court cases, do prove one thing conclusively..... it isn't over yet and the fat lady hasn't even begun to sing.
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