California Rep. Darrell Issa said that the FBI has a “slam dunk” case against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and senior aide Huma Abedin and that they are eager to prosecute.
The former House Oversight chairman released his statement on Friday which was just days after former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said his contacts in the agency will “blow the whistle and go public” if Attorney General Loretta Lynch does not prosecute.
“I think the FBI director would like to indict both Huma and Hillary as we speak,” Issa said at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s New Hampshire campaign headquarters on Thursday, the Washington Examiner reported. “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.”
WND reported that approximately 100 FBI special agents are assigned to an investigation that will determine if the former secretary of state violated a subsection of the Espionage Act related to “gross negligence” in handling government documents. Dozens of agents were required to sign non-disclosure forms before examining classified information and trying to determine whether co-mingling of the Clinton Foundation and State Department business violated public corruption laws.
“You can’t have 1,300 highly sensitive emails that contain highly sensitive material that’s taken all, or in part from classified documents, and have it be an accident,” Issa said, the newspaper reported. “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.”