Former Texas Republican Congressman, Tom DeLay, claims the FBI is about ready to indict Hillary Clinton for the infamous email scandal.
Clinton’s campaign has continued to thrive, despite the revelation that she used a private email for government correspondence during her time as Secretary of State.
However, conservatives have tried relentlessly to bring her down —attempting to paint her as untrustworthy — and DeLay is no exception.
“I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they’re ready to indict [her],” he reportedly told Newsmax TV.
He elaborated his comments further by saying, “They’re ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public.”
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DeLay, who is now a radio host for Washington Times, boldly declared that Clinton will be “punished” for her actions.
“One way or another, either she’s going to be indicted and that process begins, or we try her in the public eye with her campaign.”
It would appear that nothing would delight conservatives more than to see Clinton’s campaign destroyed as she poses a direct threat to both of the Republican Party front-runners Ted Cruz and Donald Trump whom no one — including their party members — wants to see become president.
While it’s very plausible that DeLay has these “friends” among the FBI, it appears this whole indictment rumor is just hearsay at this point. Not to mention, the FBI could not present an indictment without a federal grand jury to bring the charges, anyway, according to NY Daily News.
Clinton has said in her defense that she only used the private email out of convenience and didn’t send or receive classified information while using the account.
The 55,000 emails she submitted to her former agency that were on her home server are under review and set to be made public; however, the State Department has requested an extension of their Jan. 29 deadline because the remaining emails “contain a large amount of material that required interagency review,” according to NY Daily News.
In any case, an indictment is likely far off as the New York Post reports that there haven’t been any subpoenas distributed to Hillary’s staff and there has been no hiring of high-powered attorneys to indicate that any action has been taken as of yet.
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