Judicial Watch Says: Hillary Clinton Can Be Impeached By Congress Now 10/09/16
Judicial Watch says Hillary Clinton can be impeached by Congress: In this election, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the efforts of Judicial Watch and the House Oversight Committee who have pursued vigorously to obtain more of Hillary Clinton’s emails when she was Secretary of State. Both entities are still in the process of pursuing these efforts more aggressively before the election November 8, 2016.
Many of us feel helpless and are not informed with the correct information to call on the members of Congress and the House Oversight Committee to take the next necessary steps to bring this epic historical criminal case to justice. Today, I discovered more pieces to the puzzle and we still can act as citizens and Americans of the United States.
First, it is crucial to point out the following facts, based on many journalists and myself discovering information that is important regarding the investigation and the relationship of FBI Director James Comey and Hillary Clinton former Secretary of State.
FBI Director James Comey investigated Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. He determined it was “carelessness”. He also granted immunity to 5 of Hillary’s co-conspirators who worked at the State Department with her and worked at the Clinton Foundation at the same time.
FBI Director James Comey, knowing he was Vice-President of Lockheed Martin, his former employer (from 2005-2010) was then negotiating with Hillary Clinton Secretary of State (2009-2013) on numerous contracts that were awarded to Lockheed Martin by the State Department for arms development. During Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales. This was an immense amount of arms sales to countries who were foreign adversaries then turned around and donated money to the Clinton Foundation 2010 and 2012. Lockheed Martin made an incredible amount of money, foreign adversaries bought arms sales from the United States, and the Clinton’s were paid in millions donating to the Clinton Foundation/Slush Fund. Hillary Clinton and James Comey armed our foreign adversaries and you can bet ISIS.
Tom Fitton, is the President of Judicial Watch who has assembled a Special Educational Panel on the Clinton’s scandal update. An expert panel of Clinton watchers who have examined her career over the decades and will have some pretty startling information for you. Judicial Watch is a non-partisan educational foundation and they prosecute government corruption whether it be Republican or Democrat.
A brief update on the Clinton email scandal. Judicial Watch uses the FOIA, Freedom of Information Act. The FOIA law to uncover government records. Judicial Watch was investigating a few years ago the Benghazi scandal and they noticed in their law suits that Hillary Clinton didn’t have any emails that were coming to them from the Obama administration.
Judicial Watch asked for Clinton emails relating to Benghazi and the government towards the end of 2014. The State Department said that there may be other documents we need to look at. In February 2015, they told the court, they gave everything to Judicial Watch but there may be other documents they continued and needed to look at. Then a few weeks later, the New York Times reported about the Clinton unsecured personal servers and producing thousands of emails for herself and evidently for the State Department but not for the American people.
Hillary was conducting all of our government business on these separate unsecured personal servers and then of course all bets were off in terms of the undoing of the Freedom of Information Act. The Obstruction of Congressional investigations. The Obstruction and Fraud brought upon by Judicial Watch and the courts and it’s various law suits that were seeking information that should have been covered by the Clinton emails but weren’t produced. Judicial Watch quickly took the lead and uncovering basically everything we know to date about the Clinton email scandal and you’ll see how it even led the FBI in terms of investigating it.
It was in one of those cases that led to discovery, which is evidence gathering. We took testimony of Cheryl Mills, Mrs. Clinton’s former Chief of Staff. At the State Department Human Abedin, a deputy Chief of Staff and many many Clinton officials at the State Department who should have known about the Clinton email scandal and in fact in one of our cases Mrs. Clinton had to submit a statement under penalty of perjury that was produced to the court, that as far as she knew all the Clinton emails she had were turned over to the government that were government related. While in fact, we now know that 33,000 emails were deleted and many of those were actually government related emails that shouldn’t have been deleted.
As a result of all this litigation, the FBI was pressured and the Justice Department was pressured to at least begin at least the appearance of an criminal investigation into Mrs. Clinton handling of the emails. As we’ve learned over the last several weeks, obviously the FBI decided not to prosecute or recommend a prosecution and the Obama Justice Department decided not to prosecute her based on the alleged recommendation of the FBI Directer James Comey. But as we find out more details about the FBI investigation, we found out that a lot of these investigations that the FBI was undertaking didn’t take place but for Judicial Watch’s pressure from the litigation.
The witnesses weren’t questioned until it became clear Judicial Watch was either going to get discovery or was getting discovery and would question some of these same witnesses. It was so bad that we just learned in the latest FBI document dump that the FBI was using documents produced to Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act with redactions. So the FBI couldn’t even get the full document and they were using those documents to question the witnesses. And of course, there was a lot of outrage about the FBI immunity agreements or Department of Justice immunity agreements granted the Clinton aides at issue in this case.
There will be more Clinton emails coming out, thanks to Judicial Watch litigation. It was Judicial Watch’s litigation that forced the FBI to do the half baked investigation they did. As it turned out but it did produce new Clinton emails including 14,900 emails that Hillary did not want anyone to see because she deleted them. Many of those deleted emails were uncovered by the FBI and turned over to the State Department and several thousand of them are going to be turned over to the American people as result of litigation. First by Judicial Watch and news this week, Vice News, Jason Leopold which is separately pursuing litigation is getting even more emails. So the litigation is going to result in Clinton emails that she didn’t want produced at all to the American people being produced perhaps even before election day at least a portion of them.
These emails will be produced even after the election. So no matter what happens on election day, this Clinton email scandal is going to continue. There’s going to be continued pressure for a criminal investigation, of what we know went on, no matter who’s elected President. So, I wouldn’t necessarily count out a criminal investigation of Mrs. Clinton even under a Clinton administration. Because I don’t think the Attorney General that Mrs. Clinton would appoint, would have much in a way of an argument to stop the special counsel from being appointed. How can that person investigate Mrs. Clinton without obviously a conflict of interest being so apparent, that would require a special counsel to be appointed. I think the public would demand it. And obviously under a Trump Administration unless he acts like every other Republican administration has in the past, Mr. Trump seems more committed doing a more thorough investigation as well. So no matter what happens, I think there’s going to be a more significant investigation in the new administration.
Let’s call attention to the fact that Congress has been making a lot of noise. The FBI Director was testifying earlier this week to Congress. Let’s highlight the fact that Congress can take the steps that it’s refusing to take, to hold Mrs. Clinton to be accountable on this email scandal. I think this is something important to remember. Mrs. Clinton testified to Congress she turned over all of her government emails. We know that to be false and Congress what did it do; it referred that question whether she committed perjury to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation. Well, who are they fooling, they know what’s going to happen at the Obama Justice Department. They already know where the FBI Director comes down on that. Why isn’t there a contempt citation pending against Mrs. Clinton; now? Why does Congress have to wait for the Department of Justice to do something. If they think she is in contempt of Congress, the way they treated her testimony being incorrect or false and the fact that emails were destroyed after Congress subpoenaed them. Why isn’t Congress holding Mrs. Clinton in contempt? The answer is somewhat obvious, they have an election and they don’t want accountability in the true sense of the word to get in their way of their quest for retaining Congress and I’m talking about the Republican leadership.
Congress can also impeach Mrs. Clinton and they don’t have to wait for her to be President to impeach her. Congress retains the ability to impeach a federal officer for conduct whether that officer is still in office or not. So they can impeach Mrs. Clinton for misconduct as Secretary of State right now. Tell that to a Republican member of Congress and the general response you get is stunned silence; but it’s true. The sanction would be, this is the way it works in the House is, you impeach the official in the House and that’s kind of an indictment and let’s move to the Senate for a trial. And the result of the Senate trial if there’s a conviction, one of the sanctions could be ineligibility for future public office. The next time you hear Congress complain about the FBI and Department of Justice and the cover up and the wired investigation that resulted in no criminal charges in the Clinton email matter. Congress has independent tools available to it under the Constitution to prosecute the Clinton Scandal and they are tools Congress is refusing to use and Congress needs to be held accountable for that. But the fact is Mrs. Clinton can be impeached for her misconduct as Secretary of State.