Hillary Clinton in DOJ’s Crosshairs
The US Justice Department has reopened the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material on her private e-Mail system while she was Secretary of State, and is considering offering her a plea bargain if she will agree to plead guilty to charges of breaking the law, according to an attorney for Mrs. Clinton.
During the exploratory talks with the prosecutor, the Clinton attorney was told that despite former FBI Director James Comey’s decision last July not to prosecute Hillary, the Justice Department has reexamined the email case and believes there are ample grounds for prosecuting Hillary on a number of counts.
Under the Justice Department’s plea offer, Mrs. Clinton would be required to sign a document admitting that she committed a prosecutable crime. In return, the DOJ would agree not to bring charges against her in connection with the e-Mail probe.
Also, as part of the agreement the Justice Department would not proceed with an investigation of Hillary’s pay to play deals with foreign governments and businessmen who contributed to The Clinton Foundation or who paid Bill Clinton exorbitant speaking fees.
The Clinton attorney cautioned that normally a plea is offered by a prosecutor only upon arraignment, and Mrs. Clinton has not been charged with any crime yet.
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