Hillary Clinton’s emails, the FBI investigation, and national security

Written By: Grace Graves, political correspondent

Update: Despite Comey’s announcement that the FBI has not found any criminality related to Hillary Clinton’s email and intentionality to commit a crime, other FBI investigations continue.

One investigation focuses on the Clinton Foundation, including the notion that the charity has been used to manipulate U.S. foreign policy. According to Fox News, voxnews.com, and nypost.com, $12 million was given by the Moroccan king to the Foundation to bring Clinton in to speak. Also, the New York Post and insideedition.com reported that Chelsea Clinton’s recent wedding may have been paid by the charity.

For details about this pay-to-play possibility and other controversial activities by the Clinton Foundation, review www.dailycaller and Fox News during their recent interview with Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash.

This and other Clinton investigations will continue no matter who wins the election on November 8.Until last week, America thought it had heard the last of Hillary Clinton’s infamous emails.

After a seemingly scattered investigation from the FBI, director James Comey announced that the FBI would not be pursuing the prosecution of Clinton. Comey described her actions as “extremely careless” as opposed to grossly negligent which is prosecutable.

Hillary Clinton on he r Blackberry.
Hillary Clinton on her Blackberry.

Many Americans, particularly Republicans, were outraged that Clinton seemed to be above the law.  Detractors from the Clinton campaign would often point to this specific scandal when criticizing her. Critics have pointed to this investigation as an issue of incompetence and neglect when it comes to American national security. Clinton once said she thought the “C” marker was an organizational method to put the emails in alphabetical order; C means classified.

Proponents would point to the fact that the FBI did an investigation and nothing came of it.  Then, on October 28, 2016, only 11 days before the presidential election, James Comey announced that the FBI would be reopening Clinton’s email case.

In the FBI’s investigation of former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandals, emails involving Hillary Clinton and her time at the State Dept. were found on his laptop. The reportedly 650,000 emails were found on Weiner’s computer, which his reported shared with his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, Clinton’s vice chair and personal chief of staff.

This begs the question, why did Abedin have these emails? Abedin said she didn’t know the emails were on that computer. She also swore under oath that she had turned over all devices with relevant information to Clinton’s case over.

Now, with little time left until the national election, the FBI has over half a million emails to sift through; however, Comey announced yesterday that they have not found any criminal evidence as yet. The hope of many citizens is that all 650 thousand emails are actually read by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, rather than concluding it just to fit in with the election schedule.