The FBI just released 300 pages of new documents from the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server.
The new document-dump highlighted the real legal danger that still hovers over the former Secretary of State and two-time failed presidential candidate.
And one judge has labeled them as the “smoking gun” that could bring disastrous consequences.
Appearing on Fox News Business Channel’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, Judge Andrew Napolitano said the latest documents are so serious they could lead to Obama pardoning Clinton.
The Daily Caller reported:
“The questions arise, why weren’t they released?” Dobbs first asked Napolitano. “Why did the FBI director have such a struggle — a hamlet act — that persisted over a number of months?”
“This evidence, makes it clear, his last judgment on the matter of prosecution was utterly in error, does it not?”
“You’re absolutely correct,” Napolitano responded. “This is the smoking gun if ever there was one.”
“This ramps up the case for her prosecution to the point where, ironically, it may also ramp up the case for President Obama to issue her a pardon and to take this off of Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ desks.”
“If he doesn’t do that, the pressure from the AG from the FBI agents who conducted the investigation, who probably posted this stuff last night during the Giants-Packers game, will make it very difficult for him to resist.”
Napolitano pointed out the FBI documents prove what Trump and others claimed – Hillary’s email was hacked by foreign countries.
He identified Russia, China, and Israel as the nations that obtained the emails Hillary sent and received on her unsecured private email server.
The emails also show State Department officials haggled with the FBI over what emails should be considered as classified.
During his interview, Judge Napolitano said the issue would be raised during Senator Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing for the position of Attorney General.
Sessions responded saying he would recuse himself from any Clinton-related decisions.
This stands in stark contrast to current Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who met with former President Bill Clinton from aboard her government plane just days before FBI Director Comey announced he would not recommend charges be brought against Clinton.
You can watch the video of Judge Napolitano’s interview below.
While Trump has said he doesn’t want to “hurt” the Clintons, he has not taken investigations or criminal proceedings off the table.
Sessions promise to recuse himself should he be confirmed as Attorney General was an important step.
In his testimony, Sessions stated he did not want a political disagreement to turn into a criminal matter.
Like Trump though, he also did not rule out pursuing any investigation.
Senator Sessions’ statement was meant to reassure Americans that, unlike the Obama administration, the rule of law – and not politics – would guide the Department of Justice’s conduct.
If the release of this information was a test to see how the Trump administration would respond, it appears as though investigating Clinton is still on the table.
And this new evidence could force everyone’s hand.