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Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was not indicted when she mishandled classified information because the FBI believed she was going to win the 2016 presidential election.
That’s a bombshell admission from former FBI General Counsel James Baker, who revealed that the FBI had enough evidence to indict Clinton but decided not to charge her.
Baker said had Clinton won the presidency in 2016, the FBI would have been then forced to carry out a conviction before she was even sworn into office.
What a disaster that would have been, Baker described to the Washington Examiner.
“She wins the election, we go to DOJ, and we recommend that they indict her before she becomes president,” Baker said, describing how events would have unfolded should they have decided to proceed with charging her. “That’s not a good place for the country. That’s not a good place for the FBI.”
From the report:
FBI General Counsel James Baker had been told that FBI agents discovered between 600,000 and 1 million emails on disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop relating to Clinton. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee’s top aide, Huma Abedin, was married to Weiner, who was being investigated for sending illicit texts to an underage girl.
Baker, who left the FBI in May 2018, told author David Rohde that he felt like the “fates had thrown him a hundred-mile-an-hour fastball.”
Baker “believed it was likely that the FBI could find new evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton,” Rohde wrote in his recently released book, In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s “Deep State.”
Here’s more from the Washington Examiner:
The FBI conducted a criminal investigation during the 2016 election into Clinton’s use of the server. In July 2016, Comey, who was later fired by President Trump, publicly recommended that no charges be brought against Clinton, but he chastised her and her team for being “extremely careless” in handling classified information.
The FBI reopened the case 11 days before the election only to close it again days before voters went to the polls. Clinton has argued Comey’s handling of the investigation was one of the reasons she lost to Trump.
So, the FBI admitted that Clinton was “extremely careless” with classified information that she sent and received on a private email server — which was probably hacked and intercepted by America’s enemies.
And, according to Baker, she was not charged with any crimes because the FBI thought she was going to become the next president.
Does that sound like upholding the rule of law?
Beyond that, it has been reported that Baker is cooperating with Attorney General William Barr and special prosecutor John Durham’s investigation into the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign.
The investigation is looking to determine if there was wrongdoing by the Obama administration.
This also comes after it was revealed that the Department of Justice announced last week that an administrative review of the Russia investigation has shifted into a criminal inquiry.