There are a couple of things that remain to be cleared up on her testimony.
Will she be under oath and will she be allowed to bring an attorney with her who would advise her not to answer specific questions?
Hillary will not be in a place to plead the Fifth Amendment.
“Inside the FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail.”
The Associated Press
Late last summer, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, met with John Giacalone, the bureau official responsible for everything from counter-terrorism to counterintelligence across the U.S.
Giacalone, a fireplug of a man who started out as a New York City field agent battling organized crime in the 1990s, wanted to brief Comey on a high-profile issue that had been referred to the bureau by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. (Source)
Emails found on the private, unclassified server used by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State contained classified information; Giacalone’s National Security Branch wanted to investigate how the secrets got there and whether anyone had committed a crime in the process.
Comey was clear about one thing.
“He wanted to make sure it was treated the same way as all other cases,” says Giacalone, who left the bureau in February.
The agents have conducted interviews and done forensic analysis of the evidence collected. (Source)
They have executed process, the sources say, referring to a category of investigative tools that can include, among other things, subpoenas.
As they near the end of the investigation, the agents are preparing to interview several of Clinton’s closest aides, and perhaps the candidate herself, according to the sources, a move Clinton campaign officials say she will comply with.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Congress on Feb. 24 that she is awaiting a recommendation from Comey and the FBI on whether anyone should be charged.
Entire article below.
Comey is keeping a close watch on the investigation, getting briefings from team leaders and personally overseeing the case. Agents have been told they may be polygraphed to prevent leaks, the sources familiar with the probe say. “I want to ensure [the Clinton email investigation] is done in the ways the FBI does all its work: professionally, with integrity, promptly,” Comey told Congress in February. “And without any interference whatsoever.”
Some Republicans are referring to his recommendation as the “Comey primary” in the hopes it will sway the election their way. That may be wishful thinking, but one thing is clear: Comey has spent much of his career investigating and occasionally confronting high-profile public figures, including the Clintons.
Comey’s first brush with them came when Bill Clinton was president.
Looking to get back into government after a stint in private practice, Comey signed on as deputy special counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee.
In 1996, after months of work, Comey came to some damning conclusions: Hillary Clinton was personally involved in mishandling documents and had ordered others to block investigators as they pursued their case.
Worse, her behavior fit into a pattern of concealment: she and her husband had tried to hide their roles in two other matters under investigation by law enforcement.
Taken together, the interference by White House officials, which included destruction of documents, amounted to “far more than just aggressive lawyering or political naiveté,” Comey and his fellow investigators concluded.
It constituted “a highly improper pattern of deliberate misconduct.”
Comey parlayed the Whitewater job into top posts in Virginia and New York, returning to Manhattan in 2002 to be the top federal prosecutor there. One of his first cases as a line attorney in the same office 15 years earlier had been the successful prosecution of Marc Rich, a wealthy international financier, for tax evasion. But on his last day as President in 2001, Bill Clinton pardoned Rich. “I was stunned,” Comey later told Congress. As top U.S. prosecutor in New York in 2002, appointed by George W. Bush, Comey inherited the criminal probe into the Rich pardon and 175 others Clinton had made at the 11th hour.
Despite evidence that several pardon recipients, including Rich, had connections to donations to Bill Clinton’s presidential library and Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, Comey found no criminal wrongdoing. He was careful not to let the investigation be used for political purposes by either party. When pressed for details in one case, he said, “I can’t really go into it because it was an investigation that didn’t result in charges. That may be a frustrating answer, but that’s the one I’m compelled to give.”
Comey hasn’t only discomfited Democrats. As Bush’s Deputy Attorney General Comey launched the probe into the leak of the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame and briefly blocked the National Security Agency’s Stellar Wind program of blanket telephone-metadata after a dramatic confrontation with then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales. Comey’s stand against Gonzales didn’t end there, and its fallout has implications for the current Clinton email investigation. In May 2007, Comey had left government, and Gonzales, who had replaced John Ashcroft atop the Justice Department, was clinging to his job amid unrelated scandals. Comey surprised the top Democratic staffer on the Senate Judiciary Committee by agreeing to make public the details of the Stellar Wind confrontation for the first time in compelling open testimony. The hearing was designed to force Gonzales out, and ultimately it worked. Comey’s testimony led to the discovery by White House lawyers that Gonzales had improperly stored classified notes on Stellar Wind, which in turn led to his resignation that August, according to top Bush White House officials. Comey and Gonzales both declined to comment on the matter.
Lawyers preparing Clinton and her aides for possible interviews are well aware that Comey has a history of prosecuting those who impede investigators. Cheney’s aide Libby was convicted not of leaking Plame’s identity but of obstructing justice, as was Martha Stewart. Comey had a front-row seat to Clinton’s controversial handling of documents in the White-water case. Ultimately the Senate committee he worked for two decades ago found no criminal wrongdoing but issued a politically damaging report anyway. Clinton campaign official Brian Fallon says that the FBI has not requested an interview with her yet and that she remains ready to cooperate with the probe. “She first expressed her willingness to cooperate in any way possible last August,” says Fallon, “and that included offering to meet with them and answer any questions they might have.”
Comey’s recommendation to Lynch, when it comes, could include a description of the evidence; what laws, if any, might have been violated; and how confident he is in the results of the probe, the sources familiar with the investigation tell TIME. What will come of the Comey primary? Says Giacalone: “If the evidence is there, it’s there. If it leads to something inconclusive, or nothing, he’s not going to recommend filing charges.”
There are some technical points to keep in mind.
Normally, the FBI never ever comments as to weather or not there is an Investigation until after the Investigation in complete.
Normally, to get a subpoena there needs to be a formal investigation to elevate the matter to court orders.
Normally, internal procedure matters are never leaked to the public.
Now, consider the actions of Eric Snowden and his sacrifice to become a whistler blower about government corruption. Snowden made the ultimate sacrifice of his career to release the TRUTH!
The RUMORS are that the Clintons are willing to kill to keep, their family secrets – Vince Foster is just one example is a long list of deaths of people who spoke up against the Clintons.
America is faced with the prospect of being a People controlled government so that we have public trials and such.
Sadly it appears that the moral compass of the entire Congress – both houses – has slipped down the slope of corruption with sexual escapes, bribes, drugs and homosexual behavior to the point where we have Senators thinking they can put pictures of their private parts on the Internet or Facebook with immunity.
The government has actually used their collective powers to coerce people to confess to crimes just to make their point. This coercion includes the FBI, CIA, NSA and the President along with his appointed staff.
BOTH PARTIES are guilty of these digressions and misbehavior.
TRUMP does appear to be the People’s only hope!
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No doubt about it, now those attempting to destroy Cruz are talking about his name being on a hook up website. Is this what our election process has come to or are we being led to believe it’s the case? I’m waiting for the silent majority, the Romney voters who didn’t show up to overwhelm the polls in favor of Trump
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My words first: This is sooo sleezy of Cruz to do:
Then, next question: Senator Cruz, what did your people have in mind when you bought the rights to the 16 year old modeling pictures of the now Mrs Trump, which oddly ended up in the media right before the Utah primary ?? Next Question: Do you not find it odd that your campaign gave to a competeting candidate $500k? What reason was their for this??
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HILARY FOR PRISON 2016 .
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It bothers me a great deal that Obama will help Clinton.
Use any search engine for: “Clinton Body Bags”; or the “Clinton Corpse Count.”
That woman is damn Evil!
You missed the point of the article, Obama isn’t helping the Clinton’s anymore.
Thank you! After you said that, I did remember he verbally told her, he wouldn’t support her for POTUS.