If Donald Trump becomes President, he could appoint an Attorney General that could indict Hillary Clinton. She is not out of the woods yet.
Hillary Clinton is suspected of violating 18 U.S.C. §793. Gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information. The statute of limitations in connection with indictments for violating this section of the United States Code is 10 years after the violation has been committed. So, if Trump wins and appoints an Attorney General with some “balls,” an indictment could be brought against Clinton.
What is really concerning is the position of the FBI. On one hand, FBI Director James Comey stated Tuesday, “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against Clinton given the facts uncovered by the investigation, which found no “clear evidence” of criminal intent.
On the other hand, the FBI found that Clinton sent emails containing classified material — not retroactively, but at the time they were sent. The FBI also found that Hillary Clinton did not turn over all of her work emails and some of the emails that were destroyed by her lawyers were classified. While we may never know the full extent of the damage to national security, I think it is safe to say that her private email server put the country at risk.
Could the FBI director be sending us a hidden message? Hey guys, I think Hillary Clinton violated federal law, my team thinks she violated federal law, but it would all but clinch a victory for Donald Trump and my boss would rather piss on the Constitution and the Rule of Law than let that happen… so I’m here to say we won’t be indicting Hillary Clinton, but we found she did all these bad things. Smash cut to Will Farrell’s character in Zoolander, “doesn’t anyone notice this?? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills?”
I guess only time will tell if Hillary Clinton will be indicted if Donald Trump is President.