The “reckless” actions of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have given the government “leverage” as the investigation into Clinton’s emails draws a legal noose around many of Clinton’s top aides, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday.
“We have learned … that Mrs. Clinton’s top aides regularly received — from Mrs. Clinton via her private server — top secret emails.” Napolitano said. “These are emails which the aides lacked the security clearance to receive.”
Fox News reported those receiving emails considered to be classified even beyond the “top secret” classification included top Clinton aides Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines – as well as State Department Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy and others.
Fox News recently reported that among the more than 1,500 emails released during the investigation, 22 are considered so sensitive they would not be released, even in redacted form.
“We know…that their acceptance, discussion and transfer of this is a felony,” he continued. “We know…that the FBI now has leverage. That the Justice Department can indict her top aides and trade with them…testimony against Mrs. Clinton in return for a deal with them. This is the way the government works.”
If the FBI recommends that Clinton herself be indicted, Attorney General Loretta Lynch would be the one who decides if that recommendation moves forward.
Napolitano said whether or not Clinton is prosecuted, her presidential campaign will suffer “catastrophic” damage if there’s FBI support for an indictment.
h/t: Fox News