Friday, 29 Jan 2016 11:01 AM
“I think the FBI director would like to indict both Huma and Hillary as we speak. I think he’s in a position where he’s being forced to triple-time make a case of what would otherwise be, what they call, a slam dunk,” Issa said, referring to FBI Director James Comey.
Comey’s agency has been probing Clinton’s use of a private email server when she led the State Department.
“There’s no question, she knew she had a responsibility and she circumvented it. And she circumvented it a second time when she knowingly let highly-classified material get onto emails in an unclassified format,” Issa told The Times.
Earlier this week, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg a prosecution of Clinton is imminent, saying his friends in the FBI told him “they’re ready to indict and they’re ready to recommend an indictment.”
He added: “They also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public.”
And political analyst Dick Morris, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, said he wholeheartedly agrees with DeLay, telling Newsmax TV: “It either will be an indictment or a leaked FBI memo recommending an indictment. The indictment of course puts Hillary in the spot and may force her out of the race.”
Issa, a California Republican who led an investigation into the deadly Benghazi attacks as former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, doubts Clinton will face any criminal charges during this year’s presidential election, in which she remains the Democratic front-runner.
“I’ve worked with both the last attorney general . . . and this attorney general, and I really don’t believe they’ll do it. Doing it, by definition, would end her run for president,” Issa told the Examiner’s Gabby Morrongiello.
“So do I think the Democrats are in an odd situation where the only thing they can do is hold their nose and hold back on and indictment. Sadly, yes.”