A Justice Department investigation, started earlier this year after discoveries by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, has been secretly heating up — and it’s targeting top Clinton pals.
According to Fox News, a probe into possible criminal activity by Clinton’s political allies seems to have suddenly gone into overdrive — at the same exactly time Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election seems to be winding down.
Targeted in the behind-the-scenes probe are Washington political insider Tony Podesta, a longtime Clinton ally, and former Obama administration insider Greg Craig.
The Horn News first reported that there was a subtle shift in some of the Mueller’s team this August, when investigators began to focus on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The move was largely unreported by the mainstream media.
Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Guliani, said at the time that the shift meant the Mueller probe would eventually backfire on Democratic leadership. “The reality is, the real story is not that this case isn’t going to fizzle. It’s going to blow up on them,” Guliani predicted.
Now that the Trump-portion of the investigation is wrapping up, it seems Guliani’s prediction may be accurate. Have investigators stumbled upon information on criminal activity by Clinton-linked insiders the public doesn’t know about?
The Horn News reported in October that the Mueller probe had also quietly begun investigating the sudden death of Peter Smith, a Clinton email investigator that committed suicide unexpectedly during the 2016 presidential election after he claimed to have uncovered a new trove of data.
“The probes had been quiet for months since Mueller referred them to authorities in New York City because they fell outside his mandate of determining whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia,” Fox News reported Thursday. “But in a flurry of new activity, Justice Department prosecutors in the last several weeks have begun interviewing witnesses and contacting lawyers to schedule additional questioning related to the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs, people familiar with the inquiry anonymously told the Associated Press.”
The two organizations in question are lobbying firms run by Podesta and former Rep. Vin Weber from Minnesota, a Republican.
If Podesta’s name seems familiar, it’s because his brother, John Podesta, ran Hillary’s failed 2016 presidential campaign.
“The Podestas have been frequent targets of Trump and his associates, who have repeatedly demanded to know why Tony Podesta has not been arrested and charged. Trump confidant Roger Stone, for instance, has insisted a 2016 tweet of his that appeared to presage the release by WikiLeaks of John Podesta’s emails — ‘Trust me, it will soon the Podesta’s time in the barrel’ — was instead a reference to the brothers’ foreign connections getting them into the hot seat,” Fox News reported.
At long last, is that time finally here?
— The Horn editorial team