Hillary Clinton Impeachment: Congress Acting Now Before November Election?
While the former First Lady is campaigning to win the seat in the White House, Hillary Clinton could be subjected to an impeachment inquiry.Advertisement
It has been confirmed that although she is out of office, that doesn’t mean a Democrat like her is beyond congressional impeachment.
According to the Daily Mail, president of conservative open government group Judicial Watch Tom Fitton made a shocking revelation. Fitton said that a leading House committee chairman had written to the FBI to initiate an investigation regarding Clinton’s alleged perjury during a testimony about her emails before a House Benghazi committee.
“One of the dirty little secrets in Washington is that Mrs. Clinton can be impeached now,” Fitton said during the interview. “A federal official leaving office does not end congressional jurisdiction over impeachment for misconduct in that office. And if she was convicted by the Senate the sanction could be ineligibility for future office.”
The former Secretary of State’s new set of emails showed how politics, diplomacy, and philanthropy came together, time after time, during her tenure at the U.S. Department of State. It also showed how top associates relied on Clinton Foundation contacts, while trying to cope with crises facing the U.S. government overseas.
The conservative advocacy group Judicial Watch was responsible for releasing this new batch of emails on Thursday. It was reported that the group received the documents from the State Department under a court order.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the set of emails included a correspondence from July 2009, which involved Clinton Foundation official Douglas Band. The publication noted that in those emails, Band asked the senior deputy of Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, for diplomatic passports for himself and two other people, because theirs had lapsed.
Huma Abedin wrote back, “OK” and “will figure it out.”
It was then reported that the passports were used by Bill Clinton and two others to travel to North Korea in an attempt to free two American journalist. This was the argument delivered by Clinton’s spokesperson while responding to the email controversy.
There was another cache of emails released last month. These emails revealed that Band was looking forward to a meeting between the Democratic candidate and the crown prince of Bahrain. He called the prince a “good friend of ours.”
A donation ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 was made by the Kingdom of Bahrain to the foundation.
“The Congress thinks that Mrs. Clinton lied to them. You have the mishandling of classified info that was quite evident and other violations of the law including federal records laws with the associated graft of the Clinton Foundation,” Fitton said.
“There’s plenty to begin at least an impeachment inquiry in the House.”