Former U.S. Attorney Says FBI Investigating Hillary For Political Corruption

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Joseph E. DiGenova, former US Attorney for the District of Columbia told the Daily Caller that his experience in the federal judicial system that the Department of Justice would not have issued immunity to Bryan Pagliano unless they have already convened a grand jury.  Furthermore Joseph E. DiGenova stressed that the number of agents being used in the investigation (100) indicates they are not just investigating the email scandal.  DiGenova points out that the IG (Inspector General) of the Justice Department  had subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for records last Fall.  This would indicate they are investigating quid pro quo deals made through the State Department.

A former FBI agent who asked not to be named, confirmed DiGenova’s theory.  He says the corruption probe is being run through the Justice Department’s public integrity division.

DiGenova gave more examples why there has to be two separate investigations, with one covering political ccorruption:

“It is inconceivable to me that they could have done that without subpoenaing documents from third parties.  You cannot declare immunity except in the grand jury context if it was statutory immunity.”

“My long experience as the United States Attorney and an independent counsel makes me conclude as a matter of professional judgment that a grand jury exists.  It is readily apparent to me that there is at least a grand jury impaneled for the purposes of issuing subpoenas.”

From The Daily Caller:

It is also not clear who is the “target” of the grand jury. In a Monday interview with Fox News, Clinton insisted she was not a target of the Justice Department or of a grand jury. Clinton, however, could be the “subject” of an investigation, but not a target.

A “target” is when a prosecutor or a grand jury has substantial evidence to link a person to the commission of a crime and who, in the judgment of the prosecutor, is a defendant. While a “subject” of an investigation is a person whose conduct is within the scope of a grand jury’s investigation but may not have committed a crime.

Whitaker also said Clinton can play dumb if her lawyers have not asked the Department of Justice outright if she is a target.

DiGenova said:

“The real question is whether her lawyers have asked the feds whether she’s the subject or target of an investigation.  If they have not asked the question, she would not ‘know’ the answer.

I still believe that Lynch will refuse to charge Clinton, but I am beginning to have extremely small doubts about that.

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