In the movies and on television, we often see prosecutors quickly throwing-together a case. They formulate their strategy and serve their subpoenas and earn a conviction all within the span of an hour or two.
In reality, when dealing with things as complex as a corruption scandal or a criminal conspiracy, these things take time. They take even more time when the efforts are continually hindered by an obstructive State Department infinitely more-interested in stonewalling than discovering the truth.
Hillary Clinton might be in more trouble than originally suspected. While the stink of scandal has long plagued the 2016 presidential candidate, her use of a private email server to conduct personal and State Department business has led FBI investigators to question what, exactly, she intended to hide by using this unsecured server.
We already know that despite her repeated assertions to the contrary, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly transmitted classified and even top-secret information over an unsecured, private server where any second-rate Chinese hacker could intercept the information.
Now, the FBI is expanding this criminal investigation to also focus on the possibility of corruption charges as they explore whether Clinton knowingly intermingled Clinton Foundation business with State Department business- the true purpose, many allege, for which she obtained the private email account.
FBI investigators are exploring the theory that Clinton utilized her position as Secretary of State to solicit donations that would fuel her 2016 presidential bid. Because of her high-ranking position, FBI sources claim that Clinton may have offered preferential treatment to donors.
“The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed,” an anonymous source said.
One intelligence source claimed that many within the FBI would be “screaming” if a prosecution of Clinton is not pursued because “many previous public corruption cases have been made and successfully prosecuted with much less evidence than what is emerging in this investigation.”
The number of classified documents that were shared by Clinton over the unsecured, private server have risen to a shocking 1,340 documents with at least two emails being deemed “top secret,” the highest level of security in the State Department.
While we have heard precious little about the mounting public corruption investigation, over 100 agents are working on the investigation and all have signed non-disclosure agreements that prohibit them from speaking about the case.
The FBI’s linking of two criminal investigations- one for national security breaches and one for public corruption- coupled with her complicity in the Benghazi cover-up indicates that this election is going to become much tougher for Mrs. Clinton, not easier.
Considering how Clinton’s campaign has meandered on without having selected a gripping public message to attract Democrat voters, the choppy waters ahead for Clinton may just spell doom for the 2016 candidate who may be looking at prison instead of the Oval Office.