The Republican Party has been squirming to find anything incriminating on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in order to derail her presidential campaign and their obsession with her emails is now the stuff of legends. Despite the fact the the FBI has conducted an investigation and found no criminal intent by Clinton, the Republican Party continues to come after her, especially in the wake of Trump’s miserably failing campaign.
House Republicans have managed to get their hands on the notes from Clinton’s interview with the FBI about her email server. Now, the FBI has issued a clear warning to Republicans that if they leak any of the notes, they can face prosecution. Here is their statement:
“Consistent with our commitment to transparency with respect to the FBI’s investigation to former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a personal server, the FBI is providing certain relevant materials to appropriate congressional committees assist them in their oversight responsibilities in this matter. The material contains classified and other sensitive information and is being provided with the expectation it will not be disseminated or disclosed without FBI concurrence.”
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) August 16, 2016
Here is what Politico reported:
“As Donald Trump slides into oblivion and takes the Republican Party with him, the GOP-controlled House Oversight Committee is trying to revive the Clinton email scandal. House Republicans are trying to build a case for the Democratic nominee to be charged with perjury, but everyone understands what is really happening.”
Democrat and member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said:
“The FBI already determined unanimously that there is insufficient evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Republicans are now investigating the investigator in a desperate attempt to resuscitate this issue, keep it in the headlines, and distract from Donald Trump’s sagging poll numbers.”
The FBI reminded desperate Republicans that anyone who leaks information can face criminal prosecution. However, desperate times call for desperate measures so we’ll see how this plays out as some of them, especially those who support trump, a man who has called for foreign governments to spy on the United States, deserve prison time.