It appears as though Hillary Clinton simply cannot stay out of legal trouble. A new report from Politico states that Judge Amit Mehta has mandated the U.S. State Department conduct further investigations into Clinton’s Benghazi emails. While many people may view this new revelation as a hopeful sign of Clinton finally being forced to take accountability for her actions, they should not hold their breath. The Clinton family has an infamous pattern of getting away with countless unlawful acts, so much so that hashtags like #ClintonCrimeFamily and #ClintonBodyCount are prominent on social media outlets.
An official statement from Judge Mehta is as follows:
“This matter is a far cry from a typical FOIA case. Secretary Clinton used a private email server, located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as secretary of state.”
According to CNN, the Judge’s decision to order a new investigation was prompted by a lawsuit from the Judicial Watch. Aligned with the viewpoints of many Americans, the Judicial Watch stated that the State Department had not done their due diligence and exhausted maximum effort to recover Clinton’s Benghazi emails.
Clinton’s email usage during her time of Secretary of State has been a subject of controversy for years. Many people hoped she would be indicted at some point before the 2016 Presidential election occurred, but obviously that did not happen for many reasons. Hillary Clinton has connections. Clinton and her family are elite Democrats with allies and friends in high places. She has undoubtedly bought off or blackmailed anyone who could put her in jail for her crimes. As previously stated, there have already been several investigations into Clinton’s email scandal. Nothing has come of them. What could possibly change months after the fact?
The new investigation into Clinton’s emails will focus more intensely on her aides [Huma Abedin, Jacob Sullivan, and Cheryl Mills] and their involvement in the case, as reported by The Hill. The State Department will be required to look into the state.gov emails of the aforementioned persons and see if any new leads or information can be uncovered.
Tom Fitton, President of the Judicial Watch, made the following statements in regards to the revived email investigation:
“This major court ruling may finally result in more answers about the Benghazi scandal—and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in it—as we approach the attack’s fifth anniversary. It is remarkable that we had to battle both the Obama and Trump administrations to break through the State Department’s Benghazi stonewall. Why are Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions wasting taxpayer dollars protecting Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration?”
While Fitton’s outrage over the emails is understandable, his assertions about Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions are a bit of a reach. The probability of them shielding Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration is highly unlikely. Clinton obviously needs to be brought to justice, but the Trump administration is currently focused on more pressing matters, such as the mounting problems with North Korea and healthcare reform. Pointing fingers and assigning blame is not productive or useful.
The re-opening of the investigation is not the first time the email scandal has come back to haunt Hillary Clinton, even after the 2016 election. As many people are well aware, Clinton is a pathological narcissist, incapable of taking responsibility for her shortcomings. As reported by CNN, Clinton recently blamed the email investigation (and even James Comey who absolved her of any criminal charges) as reasons to why she lost the election.
Many things happen behind the scenes in politics, many of which the general population knows nothing about. It is very plausible that the reopening of the Benghazi email investigation is merely a front to conceal more pressing matters. Over the past few weeks, political events have intensified, to say the least. Who knows what may be happening, or what has yet to be reported. No matter what, it is highly unlikely that Hillary Clinton will lose any sleep over Judge Mehta’s latest ruling. The woman has been involved in corruption and dirty dealings for longer than some people have been alive. She most likely has her bases covered and has the right people under her thumb.
Despite Clinton’s low probability of being brought to justice, the State Department should still conduct an investigation of the highest quality. The government emails and accounts of Abedin, Sullivan, and Mills should be thoroughly examined. If any new evidence is uncovered, the authorities have a duty to notify the proper individuals and alert the general public.
Whether Clinton is convicted or not is almost irrelevant. We the people are more than aware of her guilt. Hillary Clinton is not widely regarded as a likable or trustworthy individual, which is why she failed to become President, not once but twice. Regardless, Judge Mehta made the right call and the people can only hope that the State Department will follow suit and investigate thoroughly and to the best of their ability.