One can only imagine how fast and furious is the behind-the-scenes scrambling now going on among lawyers and and story spinners at the U.S. State Department as Hillary Clinton’s emailgate scandal expands and intensifies.
Even as the former secretary of state tries to move on from the controversy over her use of a private email account to conduct official business, the country’s current chief diplomat, John Kerry, could find himself soiled by the whole dirty affair.
Among the many questions being asked by an increasing number of media outlets is: Did Mrs. Clinton sign the required separation document when she left her post at State?
As National Review observes: “The form, OF-109, is critical to understanding whether Clinton violated the law by maintaining her own private e-mail account and server to conduct official business as Secretary.”
In nearly a week of fielding direct inquiries about Mrs. Clinton and form OF-109, the State Department has not been able, or willing, to answer what should be a simple “yes” or “no” question.
A big reason for the department’s reluctance, or refusal, to answer could be that Hillary Clinton would find herself in a load of legal trouble either way — facing possible charges that she stole government documents or committed perjury.
Plus, John Kerry could be snared by the controversy if he failed to make sure Mrs. Clinton complied with requirements that she make all her official records available to the government on a secure and timely basis when she left office.
Megyn Kelly of Fox News has been leading the charge to discover the truth about OF-109 as it pertains to the emailgate scandal. Monday night, on “The Kelly File,” she discussed the situation with Fox News’ Senior Judicial Analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Judge Nap explained the significant legal jeopardy now facing Clinton as well as Kerry. You can watch the segment by clicking on the video above.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom