The Justice Department’s Inspector General postponed his highly-anticipated testimony before Congress this week; saying he needed time to review additional material surrounding Hillary Clinton’s botched email investigation.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz was set to meet with Congressional leaders on May 8th to discuss several ongoing investigations conducted by the DOJ during the 2016 race for the White House.
According to Fox News, Horowitz has postponed those hearings to pursue “new leads in his review of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.”
“It is of the utmost importance that your review be as fulsome, complete and unimpeded as possible,” said Rep. Gowdy.
“Within the next few weeks, I anticipate that our inspector general will complete a comprehensive, fair and nonpartisan report that answers many questions about how the Department of Justice handled a high-profile investigation during the last presidential campaign,” added Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “We will learn from it, and our Department will do better in the future.”
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BUSTED: New Hillary Emails Show Clinton's 'Pay-to-Play' Scheme with Donors
Newly released emails between Hillary Clinton and top aide Huma Abedin appear to show the former Secretary of State’s mishandling of classified material as well as numerous examples of her “pay-to-play” schemes with top Clinton Foundation donors.
The emails, obtained by government watchdog group Judicial Watch, reveal private communications between Clinton, Abedin, and other senior staff; detailing several instances where the failed presidential nominee violated protocol –and possibly federal law- in mishandling classified material.
“Abedin tried to set up a secure call for Clinton with Dennis, but it didn’t connect, and Clinton said, ‘We’ve now tried twice to go secure and lost both calls.’ After Abedin tells her she had tested the secure line, Clinton says, ‘We finally gave up and talked in code nonsecure,'” said a statement from Judicial Watch.
Other emails show Hillary’s willingness to engage in pay-to-play schemes, with one prominent Clinton donor requesting a change of appointment for the US ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
“On April 12, 2009, Miguel Lausell, a Puerto Rican telecom executive who reportedly donated $1 million to the Clinton Presidential Library and was a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, made a request of Abedin through Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band to push for the appointment of someone to become U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic,” said the Watchdog agency.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton is calling for the Justice Department to re-open the investigation of Hillary Clinton; citing multiple examples of corruption, mishandling of top-secret intelligence, and pay-to-play schemes with foreign donors.
“These new emails show why the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s conduct must be resumed,” said Fitton.
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DAY OF RECKONING: Gowdy Strikes Deal with DOJ for HILLARY EMAIL Documents
The GOP chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee announced Monday that the Department of Justice and the FBI have agreed to hand-over thousands of documents related to Hillary Clinton’s botched email investigation.
According to Fox News, Rep. Gowdy and Rep. Goodlatte both met with a US Attorney last month to negotiate the release of the highly-anticipated material; securing its release after a year of legal battles and courtroom drama.
“We look forward to reviewing the information to better understand the decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017,” Goodlatte and Gowdy said in a joint statement. “Congress has a constitutional responsibility to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken.”
The GOP lawmakers subpoenaed the DOJ weeks ago; slamming the Department for stonewalling their investigation into whether politics played a role in Clinton’s exoneration just weeks before the 2016 presidential election.