As Western Journalism reported last Friday, the investigative heat on Hillary Clinton has been turned up considerably with the request by two federal inspectors general that the Justice Department open a probe into the former secretary of state’s email practices. The independent government watchdogs say that Mrs. Clinton may well have violated protocol and possibly the law by sending what they believe to have been classified materials through her personal email account managed on her private server.
Hillary has adamantly denied that she sent or received any sensitive government information through her email, despite the fact that she apparently used her personal account for all official digital correspondence while she was the country’s chief diplomat. So now, President Obama’s new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, will have a huge say in whether a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s controversial email practices will be launched. Such an official DOJ probe would almost certainly further damage Mrs. Clinton’s already shaky image for being an honest and trustworthy person.
It took Donald Trump almost no time at all to weigh in on the latest development in the Clinton emailgate scandal. On CNN, the GOP presidential contender told Jake Tapper multiple times that what Mrs. Clinton did in her questionable email practices was “criminal.”
“The fact is that what she has done is criminal,” Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday in a phone interview on “State of the Union.”
Trump compared Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, to [General David] Petraeus, the former top U.S. military official in Iraq and Afghanistan and Central Intelligence Agency director who resigned amid allegations he allowed his mistress access to classified information.
By clicking on the video above, you can hear for yourself how Trump turned his attacks away from his fellow Republicans in the race for the 2016 nomination and toward the leading Democrat in the contest. In the interview with Trump, CNN’s Tapper began by talking about a new poll that shows the billionaire businessman still leading the GOP field.
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Of course, in the course of the televised conservation, The Donald couldn’t resist taking a shot at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, claiming his state is “a catastrophe from an economic and financial standpoint.”