Trump wants 'Deep State Justice Dept' to probe Huma Abedin
Jan 05 2018
More will be known about the investigation in the coming months as the Justice Department inspector general is investigating the FBI's handling of the Clinton email case.
The US Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the Clinton Foundation conducted "pay-to-play" politics or other illegal activities during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
Trump'stweet Tuesday appears to have been inspired by a report in The Daily Caller claiming that Abedin "forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked".
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked Justice Department prosecutors to decide if a special counsel should be appointed to investigate certain Republican concerns, including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the sale of a uranium company to Russian Federation, according to media reports in November. In early December, he wrote: "Many people in our Country are asking what the "Justice" Department is going to do about the fact that totally Crooked Hillary, AFTER receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress, deleted and "acid washed" 33,000 Emails?"
It's unclear if the renewed probe into Clinton's email has any connection to Trump's Twitter demands.
While assailing what he called "the Deep State", Trump did not note that the Justice Department is now run by his appointees.
A few of those emails contained classified information.
Nor was it apparent when federal officials made a decision to take a fresh look at the emails.
Swecker suspected Comey let his "inner circle" dictate the Clinton and Trump investigations, which led to them being allegedly tainted by political actions like Agent Peter Strzok's text messages.
Comey's previous probes into the email usage determined Clinton and her team didn't break the law.
. Federal investigators determined in summer 2016 that, while the use of the server was careless, the former top diplomat didn't knowingly break any laws. "Also on Comey & others". The FBI handed out immunity deals for the benefit of the investigation even though the letter exonerating Hillary was already in the works.
The DOJ's inspector general is expected to release a report this spring over the FBI's investigation.