From New York Post
It’s common knowledge in law-enforcement circles that, while FBI staffers believe Hillary Clinton should face some charges over her handling of classified government information through her private e-mail server, political types at the Justice Department would (for obvious political reasons) love to quash any talk of an indictment.
But thanks to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the quashing of the case against the former secretary of state just got more difficult, legal officials tell me — no matter how an indictment might derail Clinton’s plans to become the next president of the United States.
At issue, of course, is the revelation that Lynch, the country’s chief prosecutor, had the audacity to have a private meeting with ex-President Bill Clinton — the spouse of the target of the e-mail investigation.
Yes, Lynch went to great lengths to say the meeting was innocent, just a chat about their grandkids and golf. And on Friday, she said she’ll accept the recommendation of career Justice staffers — not the political types who want Hillary to win what they view as a third Obama term in the White House.
But that doesn’t even begin to address either the politics or the legal propriety of what just went down, law-enforcement sources tell me.
Indeed, because this friendly “chat” looks so bad, and her meeting may, in fact, amount to witness tampering, Lynch may now be in a box, these sources tell me: She may have no choice but to accept what some have termed a very possible FBI recommendation to charge the former first lady with a crime over mishandling classified information.
First, Bill Clinton may not be an innocent bystander: He hasn’t been charged in the e-mail probe nor is it clear he’s directly under scrutiny, but as I’ve reported in The Post, FBI staffers are probing not just his wife’s use of a private server for top-secret information, but also possible shenanigans involving the Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit she runs with her husband.
One avenue of possible inquiry: whether the secretary of state may have stepped over the legal line by commingling her official State Department business with her role at the charity.
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