Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has been on political watchdog groups’ radars for some time now and the evidence against Clinton and her former aide Huma Abedin is starting to pile up. Unfortunately, no one in the Trump administration has the same level of interest in these crimes as the watchdog groups. The email scandal gained attention during the Presidential campaign, and since then many questions have been raised as to who had access to many of these emails that Hillary had on her private server and where did they go.
Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch has discovered newly released emails did indeed prove that former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin did not have legal access to classified information. The emails were discovered by FBI officials on former disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner who is the husband of the longtime aide to Hillary Clinton.
During the Comey testimony, information came forward by Comey himself that many of these emails were indeed found on Weiner’s private computer and of course he had no business having such sensitive information in his possession. The only way they could have gotten there was if Abedin put them there for safe keeping. Comey conceded that Abedin forwarded classified emails to an unsecure computer.
“It would be illegal if he didn’t have appropriate clearance,” Comey said at another point in the hearing. “I don’t believe at the time we found that on his laptop he had any kind of clearance.”
So with all of the evidence piling up, why wasn’t Abedin placed under arrest? Fast forward a few months and even more damning evidence is coming forward about Abedin. It’s only a matter of time now.
According to Young Conservatives:
“A press release by Judicial Watch states that Abedin used ‘a non-secure account and server to transmit classified information,’ according to the Washington Examiner.
According to a statement released by Judicial Watch, the new release shows there were a total of 530 emails that were not a part of the batch Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department that she claimed represented all her emails from the Clinton.com account maintained by an unsecured, private server.”
Abedin did not have legal security clearance to have those messages. The group also says that the emails show that Hillary used her position to trade favors.
The watchdog group also said several emails in the newly released batch show Clinton using her official position as secretary of state to trade favors and to provide influence to donors to the Clinton campaign and donors to the Clinton Foundation.
For example, emails from April 2009 show a Puerto Rican TV executive named Miguel Lausell making a request that started with Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band but was then moved over to Abedin. Lausell was pushing for his preferred candidate to become U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and was reportedly a donor to both the Clinton presidential center and the Clinton Global Initiative.
“Pay to play, classified information mishandling, influence peddling, cover ups – these new emails show why the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s conduct must be resumed,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a press release. “The Trump Justice Department and FBI need to reassure the American people they have finally stopped providing political protection to Hillary Clinton.”
While Judicial Watch has aggressively pursued emails from Hillary Clinton through Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits for years now, the organization still believes it hasn’t had much help from the new Justice Department now that it is under President Trump’s command.
In March, Trump’s State Department refused to change legal tactics that would have allowed the department to look for additional Clinton emails.
“What’s surprising is the Trump administration is continuing the Obama administration’s legal strategy to obstruct and defend Hillary Clinton’s email practices,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said at the time.
For whatever reason, Clinton and Abedin have not been pursued by the Trump administration, maybe because they fear “committing suicide.” Trump has begun to speak out and pressure Sessions to look into the scandal and get more answers. He recently tweeted “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Unfortunately, Sessions has yet to pursue Clinton and until he decides to do so we will never fully have the answers.