Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reopens Case Into Hillary’s Emails As Trump Promised: Report
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reportedly instructed the Department of Justice to reopen an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State five years ago.
Clinton was cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the FBI in July 2016, However, then-candidate Donald Trump promised to reopen the case, use the power of the government to prosecute his opponent, and “lock her up.”
After becoming president, Trump called for the Department of Justice to go after Clinton even though the president is not supposed to direct the law enforcement agency:
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? No justice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2017
Trump has never been able to prove Clinton did anything illegal, but has often employed his “people are saying/asking” routine to smear her reputation.
The Daily Beast reports that an ally of Sessions said the Department of Justice is gathering “new details on how Clinton and her aides handled classified material.”
“Officials’ questions include how much classified information was sent over Clinton’s server; who put that information into an unclassified environment, and how; and which investigators knew about these matters and when. The Sessions ally also said officials have questions about immunity agreements that Clinton aides may have made.”