Intel source: IG report ups pressure on DOJ to seek criminal charges against Clinton

by Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne  |  published on June 2, 2016

The recently released State Department inspector general report, which found Hillary Clinton broke government rules with her personal email use, increases “the likelihood and pressure” for the Justice Department to pursue criminal charges, an intelligence source familiar with the FBI investigation told Fox News.

“It is very harmful to her and increases the likelihood and pressure on DOJ to indict,” said the source, who was not authorized to speak on the record. “[The IG report] is not evidence in itself, but it clears up confusion [about] Department of State rules and makes the IG a witness, and the people they interviewed, to her computer antics being done without permission.”

The ongoing FBI criminal probe — investigating Clinton’s emails practices as secretary of state — is focused on whether the more than 2,100 classified emails discovered on her server constitute a violation of federal code, including the Espionage Act’s 18 USC 793, known as the “gross negligence” statute. FBI Director James Comey plans to make a recommendation based on the evidence, and if the findings merit criminal charges, the decision to prosecute ultimately rests with Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The 83-page inspector general’s report, released last week, concluded that Clinton and her team consistently broke government rules for email and record-keeping. The decision to use a personal, unsecured server exclusively for government business had the effect of moving classified information outside secure government channels.

  • Kanawah

    When are they going to to after Rice and Powell. Hillary was just following their lead.

    Also, what about the Bush miss administration. They used a privet server at the RNC for most White House related email.

    All three then destroyed the servers.

  • Bob

    “…the decision to prosecute ultimately rests with Attorney General Loretta Lynch.” And the likelihood of this happening are right up there with a 5 year old horse winning the Kentucky Derby.
    It is believed by many that this plays out one of two ways:
    1. Hillary looks like she will beat Trump, and the Obama Just-Us Department will delay and delay, then loose the investigation when Hillary takes over, or
    2. Trump, or Bernie, look likely to beat Hillary, or at least make a close race out of it. Obama allows the Just-Us department to arrest her, making the way for Biden to get the nom at the convention.
    Either way, unless Obama give his go-ahead, there is NO WAY Lynch will have the stones to do the right thing. She’s too busy looking for ways to hang Republicans.

  • ItsJo

    Hillary has been “blatant and arrogant about NOT being investigated, as she Knows that Obama will NOT persue this with his Equally Crooked A.G. Lynch, as BOTH Obama and Hillary “Have TOO MUCH ON EACH OTHER, that they have HIDDEN from the American People; “Benghazi and the Cover Ups they BOTH followed in LYING to Americans, and the Rest of His Crooked Regime.”
    He wants Hillary to carry on his “distorted, fake legacy that he continues to LIE about.” He WILL throw her ‘under the bus, again, if she veers from the dialogue HE wants, then he’ll back Biden/FauxaHontus to step in.’ The LIES of Obama/Hillary/The O. Regime is Staggering, and they HATE that Trump has been Exposing ALL OF THEM…Even the GOP/Rino/Old Establishment,Career Politicos who ONLY go along to get along and Allowed Obama to take America “Down the Tubes…Deliberately.”

  • democrat CockRoach

    teddy LOST obots, too bad.

  • James Baur

    The coup has already taken place. Teflon Donna will never be held accountable for anything she has done. The fix is in. Get used to it. She and Obamawant to turn the U.S. from a democratic republic into the socialist/communist state of their dreams, not ours. Hey Bernie! Look at how well socialism is working for Venezuela. And socialism is your vision of where you and Teflon Donna want to take the United States?
    Trump is completely unqualified, with his egomaniacal third grader mindset and
    off the cuff reactionary blatherings, to be POTUS. Apparently I will be forced, against my better judgment, to vote for Mr. Bigmouth.
    This election is not a choice between the lesser of two evils, but the dilemma of: Pick your poison.
    What a shame that neither party could come up with a better candidate than the two non-options being presented to facilitate the demise of this nation. It won’t make a difference who you vote for on Election Day. Just pick your poison.

    • democrat CockRoach

      Too bad nobody wanted your commie Canadian teddy, or jebbie either. Oh, and sanders is a complete creep.

      • James Baur

        I have no use for ANY of the Republican candidates. Trump is a complete ass, but Hillary is a socialist/progressive. Am I the only one who remembers that the term progressive used to be synonymous with communist?
        The choice is not between the lesser of two evils. The “choice” is: Pick your poison. I believe we’re screwed regardless of which of the two idiots gets elected.
        It bothers me that neither party could come up with a better candidate than the one they came up with.

  • Lorraine E

    The injustice dept belongs to the appointed president. hillary Benghazi clinton worked for the appointed president and is his choice to replace him. hillary promised the appointed president that she will continue his programs. The appointed president is NOT going to allow His injustice dept to do anything which will interfere with hillary being appointed to the presidency.

  • The Redhawk

    the Pressure must be applied to Baracky the Idiot who CONTROLS DOJ and its awol AG ( only busy suing ovee Transgender “JOHNS” , Ignoring the CHIcago daily Massacres and playing the THREE monkeys when it comes to treason and Incompetence by SHIL-LIAR-RY
    1) see no evil …
    2) hear no evil
    3) ignore all evil BY the CLINTON FREAK…..LOretta and BHOZO’s 3 MONKEYS!!!

  • robert sanders

    I am getting sick and tired about hearing about what hitler Hillary has done with her e-mails.what is the FBI and HOMELAND SECURITY waiting for. Put the bitch in JAIL now.

  • Timothy Thompson

    Don’t hold your breath, Hillary unlike General Petraious who was convicted within weeks of the DOJ’s investigation found guilty for allowing his biographer to receive secret material for the book they were writting. Hillary has committed by a power of 10 more security breeches than Petraious ever did, it’s about time somebody put a stop to her running for the highest office of President in our country. She has proved she cannot be trusted and if the DOJ does not move on a recommendation by the FBI to indict her it will be prove that this Obama administration is a criminal enterprise once and forall and both Holder and Lynch are protecting Obama’s operations.

  • itsfun

    Nothing will happen here. She is above the law and the President applauds this kind of behavior. National Security is something our current administration couldn’t care less about. The Presidents lawyers lie in federal court, get away will just a little scolding and then go on their merry way to break more laws and lie about it. The President sends people on Sunday morning TV shows to lie about Benghazi and no one cares how much he lies. Now we know the administration actually removed part of a video so we wouldn’t know about the lies and misleading information we were given about the Iran “deal”. Nobody will do anything about that either. Does anyone remember or know how the Russians used to just remove any text said by someone they didn’t agree with and completely removed the persons pictures from all records. Thus the term non-person. This action is close to that behavior and nothing will be done about it, except for a little bit of complaining by a few Senators or Reps. Then it will all be forgotten. Face it citizens, we have nothing we can do about this kind of crap and the government will continue to take more and more power.

    • Worried Vet

      We can do something about it. I don’t like Trump but I ha e to vote for him. We can not let Hillary in. I know of something isn’t done to improve the money problem were going to be on much worse shape than Greece ever was. People think times are bad now let the dollar be replaced as international currency. The dollar is almost worthless with our debt. The more debt we have the weaker we become. Our military is going down hill fast because of the policies going on. We lost Vietnam because of Congress and the fear of spending more money. How ironic is it now. I do see where we are headed with becoming more like Iran. I don’t understand how any woman , any gay LGBT Latinos , African American can vote for a liberal. We have to get people in office who understands what a budget is and why we have one. We have to stand up for Christians all over the world. This PC crap is destroying this country from the inside. We can’t say anything about what China is doing because they are loaning us money. They keep hacking our defense department and learning all the secrets and he’ll Hillary puts out where anyone can steal it. Wake up people or the great depression will look like a picnic. There isn’t any country in the world who can keep borrowing money like we do. No there is at last check 5 countries not in debt. Now that’s plain math where is the money going to come from? We should demand Congress take a pay cut, lose many of the perks we pay for. Work more than 122 days a year. They spend the rest of the time trying to stay on office and raising money. Foundations like Clinton’s should be against the law. There is funny money there. Why won’t Hillary show the speeches she was paid for. She made promises she can’t let be public. If you plan to vote at least do the research on who is running besides POTUS. Pay attention. We can’t keep letting these idiots spend money like it won’t ever run out. I would bet there is billions and billions of waste and fraud that could be cut. There is no way Hillary will be arrested. Not until someone other than a democrat is POTUS.

  • Larry

    Let’s stop talking about this Hillary violations and get on with the indictment of this criminal.

  • John E Strom Jr.

    Will Attorney General Loretta Lynch have the integrity to enforce the law or will she fall on her sword for a corrupt president. The impediment to following the laws of this country are clearly Obama’s doing. Someone has dirt on him and he’s being blackmailed and you can bet on it

    • Kenneth Jones

      Lynch has been reluctant to do anything, and if she’s been thinking about this mess, she’s not saying anything. Actually, that may be a good thing, but you can be sure that she’s going to be under increasing pressure to indict Clinton during the next five months. Personally, I think she will. And Obama should be investigated, too, and if it comes to that, he could be indicted, too……even if he’s out of office next January.

      • John E Strom Jr.

        For her integrity’s sake and professional reputation I hope you’re right. After all, she does have a future to think about and Obama will be gone. First we have to see what FBI Director Comey does. They say he’s a straight shooter. We will see soon.

  • Rodney Steward

    If it’s in the hands of the DOB, you can forget it, she’s an Obama slave! The Clintons walk again!

  • Luke

    The clintoons, pride of the demonrat party and scum of America

  • justinwachin

    It is likely the Obama administration is using the threat of criminal charges as leverage to control the Clinton campaign. President Obama may want to have some input on her selection of a running mate or cabinet heads. There may even be an agreement that she will appoint Obama to the Supreme Court. At the least the potential for charges is keeping Hillary from going into attack mode against the current administration.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Everyday we hear something about the Clintons, but nothing is being done, at least nothing that we can all see and hear, just speculation.
    There are rumours floating around that the D N C will not give her the nomination, there are rumours that she will “voluntarily” drop out of the race, due to “back room deals” There are rumours that no matter what, the D N C will not give Commie Bernie the nomination either. There are rumours that Crazy Joe Biden, and Elizabeth, [Pocahontas] Warren will be dropped into the race.
    Interesting times to say the least. Will the D N C Convention be 1968 all over again??

    • Rodney Steward

      These are truly some very interesting times, and if another bad guy is elected this time, it may very well be our last election! For a change, the good guys have to win to save the country!

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        very true

  • unbridled

    This dance routine belongs on Broadway. What a disgrace. I wonder if every clinton from here on out will get to do whatever they damn well please without the possibility of being held accountable….
    The media is jumping into the Trump University scandal with both feet. Okay, if he did wrong expose it. While you’re at it though, how about some equal time on the Clinton Funny Foundation. Their’s a Pulitzer Prize waiting there just for the taking….

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