It was reported on Friday that the FBI has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private unsecured email server while she was Secretary of State.
The investigation spawned when Anthony Wiener, the husband of top Hillary Clinton ally Huma Abedin, turned over his home server as part of an investigation. The server shared storage from Huma and Hillary, and gave the FBI access to thousands of emails they did not have prior access to.
Hillary sure does make history. Second time she has been under criminal investigation this year as a presidential candidate.
— Martin Walsh (@mrwalsh8) October 28, 2016
On top of that, it was reported Sunday that the FBI is also conducting an additional investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
An FBI agent added, “The FBI made the determination that the investigation would go forward as a comprehensive unified case and be coordinated, so that investigation is ongoing and Huma Abedin and her role and activities concerning secretary of state in the nature of the foundation and possible pay to play, that’s still being looked at and now.”
The intensity of the situation has gotten so bad that we now have reports that top Democrats and officials are now considering asking Hillary Clinton to step down by the end of the week.
Democrats throughout the party have argued that they cannot have support a candidate that is under FBI investigation for a second time in the same year. For once, Democrats are exactly right on this argument.
While there are many moving parts to all of this, one thing remains absolutely certain: the FBI would not reopen an investigation for a second time unless it was very serious.
Odd that Hillary argues Donald Trump doesn’t have the judgement to be president, yet she is under FBI investigation for the second time.
— Martin Walsh (@mrwalsh8) October 29, 2016
Here is what we know thus far as this breaking story continues to unfold:
- Friday, October 28: FBI Director James Comey reopened his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private, unsecured email server.
- Sunday, October 30: The FBI opened a second investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The thousands of emails released by WikiLeaks were not handed over to the FBI by the Clintons, so they did not have proof of the “pay-for-play” schemes until now.
- Monday, October 31: Democrats are quietly exploring options to ask Hillary to step down and allow Tim Kaine to take over as the Democratic nominee.
These major developments into Hillary Clinton, her Foundation, and her candidacy have turned this election upside down. For months, millions of Americans desperately waited for the “October surprise” to drop that would end Hillary Clinton and her campaign, and it looks like we have received it.
Democrats are beginning to panic, and they know that WikiLeaks will release their most damaging documents this week. We also know that the FBI could possibly charge top Hillary aides this week for lying under oath in previous depositions.
Do you think Huma Abedin, Robby Mook, Cheryl Mills, or John Podesta would turn on Hillary Clinton in order to avoid prison? We may have the answer to that question by the end of the week.