Justice Turns Up the Heat on Hillary
BY EDWARD KLEIN/ August 15, 2017
Donald Trump’s troubles dealing with the fallout from the racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, may pale by comparison to the grief that is in store for his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Last week, I reported in Ed Klein Confidential that the Justice Department has reopened the investigation of Hillary’s mishandling of classified material on her private email system while she was secretary of state, and is considering offering her a plea bargain if she’ll agree to plead guilty to charges of breaking the law.
Since then, I’ve learned that the prosecutors at Justice are also planning to expand their investigation beyond Hillary’s emails to include the Clinton Foundation’s finances and Hillary’s pay to play relationships with foreign businessmen and governments.
I covered the evidence against Hillary in Guilty as Sin.
According to a Clinton attorney, all the files compiled by the FBI during its yearlong investigation of Hillary’s emails have been transferred from the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building to a secure area at the Justice Department.
In addition, prosecutors at Justice are demanding to see the Hillary emails that they believe the State Department withheld from the FBI.
In a conversation with Hillary, the attorney offered to meet with the prosecutors at Justice to find out what evidence they have, how potentially damaging it might be, and whether he could arrange a plea deal that would be acceptable to both the prosecutors and Hillary.
According to the attorney, Hillary threw a fit when he made that suggestion, and wouldn’t allow him to have any contact with the prosecutors.
“She told me, ‘It’s the same old crap!’” the attorney said. “She thinks this will all go away like it did in the past. But I warned her, this is not going away.”