Steve Watson | 10 March 2016
A former US attorney says that he believes a Grand Jury has been convened to investigate Hillary Clinton over her home grown email server.
Joseph E. diGenova, an attorney in the District of Columbia for four years, said Wednesday that there are now two separate FBI investigations into political corruption, with one also involving the Clinton Foundation.
“The Bureau has between 100 and 150 agents assigned to the case. They would not have that many people assigned to a classified information case,” he told The Daily Caller.
“Based on reports that agents are asking questions about the foundation, it seems to me it is the subject of a second prong of the investigation,” diGenova added.
The former attorney is referring to the fact that The State Department subpoenaed documents from the Clinton Foundation toward the end of last year following claims that the Clinton’s ‘charitable’ arm was influencing policies.
One of Hillary’s top aides, Huma Abedin, worked for both the Foundation and under Clinton in her official government role. Several emails were revealed to have been traded between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
Joseph E. diGenova repeated claims by others, including Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano, that the fact Justice Department officials issued immunity to Hillary’s former IT chief Bryan Pagliano indicates that a grand jury has been convened.
“It is inconceivable to me that they could have done that without subpoenaing documents from third parties,” diGenova said, “You cannot declare immunity except in the grand jury context if it was statutory immunity.”
“My long experience as the United States Attorney and an independent counsel makes me conclude as a matter of professional judgment that a grand jury exists,” diGenova added.
“It is readily apparent to me that there is at least a grand jury impaneled for the purposes of issuing subpoenas,” he said.
For her part, Hillary took to the debate stage last night and declared “it’s not going to happen” when asked whether she would quit the presidential race if indicted.
“I’m not even answering that question,” a visibly angry Clinton said, dismissing the notion that she could be pat of a criminal investigation.
Hillary further claimed that her email sever was legal, and attempted to spin the fact that she exposed classified material as a case of excessive government secrecy.
“I think that what we’ve got here is a case of over-classification,” Clinton said.
“What you’re talking about is retroactive classification,” Clinton said. “Some of the parts of the government — we’re not exactly sure who — has concluded that some of the emails should be now retroactively classified. They just said the same thing to former Secretary Colin Powell.”
“I’m not concerned about; I’m not worried about it, and no Democrat or American should be, either.” she added.
In other debate highlights, Clinton suggested that the mother of a Benghazi victim is “absolutely wrong” to have called her a liar:
Clinton also suggested that she and other lawmakers have done an effective job securing the southern border in recent years, despite there now being a record 15.7 million illegal immigrants in the US.