Nearly a year has passed since President Donald Trump—and his 63 million votes—sent Hillary Clinton to the political graveyard.
Or so we thought. In recent weeks, the failed presidential candidate has made the rounds in the liberal media, making excuses for her loss and taking shots at the White House. Clinton told CNN host Anderson Cooper the president’s rhetoric is “a cry from the white nationalist gut”—because, Trump? In an interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin, she blamed “sexism” for her defeat, despite the fact married women overwhelmingly voted for President Trump. Clinton even found time to scapegoat former FBI Director James Comey for re-opening the investigation into her shady email practices as U.S. Secretary of State. In her words: “It just stopped my momentum. I can’t understand it.”
What many Americans can’t understand, however, is how Clinton faces no legal repercussions for her email fiasco. Our most powerful law enforcement institutions should be committed to enforcing the law, not protecting well-connected political figures.
Clinton’s press tour is not only a therapy session, but a distraction from a very real issue on the minds of American voters: The adequacy and fairness of the FBI’s investigation and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s refusal to prosecute her.
There certainly seemed to be cause for prosecution. Not only did Clinton maintain a private, non-secure email server used to transmit classified and other highly sensitive information—jeopardizing our national security—but she wiped roughly 33,000 emails from the server after questions arose. The email wipe came just weeks after the traditionally pro-Clinton New York Times reported on her use of a private email for government business.
As the old saying goes: “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” But Clinton remains a free woman—with plenty of time to complain on cable news—while the same news outlets now bury the email story altogether. Ask yourself: When was the last time you saw a follow-up story on the email scandal? Since November, the liberal media has almost exclusively transitioned to attacking President Trump personally and undermining his agenda—from Charlottesville to
But the American people see Clinton’s email scandal—and the lack of closure—as a red flag. According to 2016 polling, millions of Americans are “very concerned” about her use of a private email server to conduct government business. The majority of them believe the FBI should have sought a criminal indictment against Clinton. Should the powerful get a pass, simply because of their power?
There is unfinished business here, which is why the Committee to Defend the President has filed a new request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to assess the FBI investigation and the DOJ’s decision not to prosecute Clinton. The Committee is seeking documents from the FBI and DOJ concerning the “wiping” of Clinton’s email server and her failure to produce documents required by subpoenas, any potential lies Clinton may have told investigators, and the questionable investigative and prosecutorial decision-making writ large. Our FOIA request will finally allow the public to judge for itself the adequacy and fairness of the investigation into America’s most infamous email scandal.
The FBI previously refused to release similar documents, claiming there is no “public interest” in their disclosure. But our research and numerous opinion polls suggest otherwise—millions of Americans demand accountability. They want to know that our law enforcement agencies rise above petty politics for the good of the country.
Hillary Clinton may be politically irrelevant, but she is not above the law.