President-elect Donald Trump says he’s ready to move on and let former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walk.
But she might not get off that easily!
One leading expert says the Department of Justice has more than enough evidence to lock her up – and he’s saying the time to indict her is NOW.
Fox News Channel’s senior judicial analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, said on Monday the FBI has collected enough to prosecute Clinton on one of the most serious charges of all: espionage.
Napolitano said the evidence the FBI has could be used to make a case for “failure to safeguard state secrets,” and that’s only the charges she would face for her private email server, which experts believe could have been penetrated by foreign hackers.
Napolitano admits he was concerned when Trump said he was willing to let Clinton slide.
“I don’t think the decision to prosecute or not to prosecute should be a political one,” he said. “It should be a legal one.”
That legal case is still growing as Clinton reportedly faces at least two other investigations: a public corruption case involving pay-for-play allegations from her time as secretary of state… and a probe into the shady activities of the family’s charity.
“Was it a bona fide charity? Was it a slush fund?” Napolitano wondered aloud. “Was it a criminal enterprise in which the money did not go as the donors intended it to go?”
The former New Jersey Superior Court judge also warned President Barack Obama that offering Clinton an escape route via a presidential pardon would “leave dangling a lot of gross inconsistencies.”
Gen. David Patreus, for example, was forced out of a distinguished career for allegedly sharing classified information with his mistress, who was working on his biography.
“He would have to pardon about half a dozen people in order to put Mrs. Clinton into perspective,” Napolitano said.
That seems unlikely, especially with Patreus now in line for a possible major role in the Trump Administration.
And that means Clinton could ultimately be prosecuted – and given her age, a tough sentence if convicted could essentially put her away for life.
At least one Trump insider believes there’s still a chance it could happen.
“He said he wouldn’t rule it out,” campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN. “He said it’s just not his focus right now.”
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— The Horn editorial team