House GOP rep describes insane immunity deals for Clinton aides

House GOP rep describes insane immunity deals for Clinton aides

Congress was righteously furious at immunity deals handed out like candy by the FBI to at least five of Hillary Clinton’s aides over her email scandal. It is unprecedented and massively corrupt. House members are now saying the FBI mishandled the process. Well, duh! They unnecessarily granted immunity for forms of “cooperation” the agency would just compel, by typical means (e.g., seizure of electronics), from ordinary citizens. If it had been any of us, we would surely be behind bars for this. But not Clinton and her minions… they are evidently above the law.

It appears now that Cheryl Mills was granted immunity for simply not obstructing the investigation. Except that she did in a myriad of ways. This is obscene beyond belief. Politico reports that the FBI also failed to include language in the immunity deals that would require the Clinton lieutenants to respond to questions in other official investigations — like those of Congress. I have never in my life seen such Banana Republic-style politics here in the US. It just blows me away and I guess I’m not alone.

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From Liberty Unyielding:

Oversight Committee Republicans seethed after the disclosure that Clinton’s lawyer Cheryl Mills was granted protection from prosecution for turning over to the FBI the laptop she used while helping sort Clinton’s “work-related” emails from her “personal messages.” The work messages were slated to be made public, while the personal ones were deleted. Also receiving legal protection was Heather Samuelson, a Clinton campaign staffer-turned-legal assistant who made the initial determination on how to categorize the emails.

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“If the FBI wanted any other American’s laptops, they’d just go get them — they wouldn’t get an immunity deal,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), an oversight panel member, said in a phone interview. “But everyone associated with the Clinton gets a different set of standards applied to them… It’s the strangest stuff I have ever seen.”

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Republicans were also incensed that the immunity deals, which now cover five Clinton staffers at the heart of the controversy, did not require witnesses to cooperate with Congress, sources who reviewed them told POLITICO. Such agreements sometimes include language forcing the recipients to answer other investigative entities, but the Justice deals did not.

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No one under Clinton is going to be held responsible for the illegal deletions of emails or the mishandling of classified data, so how can you hold Clinton solely responsible?

Where it looked as if, at one time, Clinton aides Abedin and Mills would, at the very least, be charged with mishandling classified information, the FBI made sure that no one would be held accountable.

The FBI deliberately manipulated this whole scandal, so no one would go down for it. They colluded with the Department of Justice and the Obama Administration as well. Every person involved in this sordid affair should be prosecuted and sent to jail. Instead, these people are being shielded, promoted and in Hillary’s case, presented for the presidency of the United States. Does it sound to you as if the rule of law matters anymore?

This set of immunity deals means that no one can be motivated or forced by the threat of prosecution to make further damning disclosures. No one is being threatened with going down for any of this. No one. Immunity deals are meant to prod someone into testifying. They are meant to get to the truth, not obfuscate it.

The executive branch now has the judicial branch submissive to it and the legislative branch impotent. They are supposed to be three equal branches of government that hold check over each other. But Hillary’s email scandal makes a mockery of that. Disclosures by House members over these immunity deals bears this out sadly.

“If the FBI wanted any other American’s laptops, they’d just go get them — they wouldn’t get an immunity deal,” said Rep. Jim Jordan. | Getty

“If the FBI wanted any other American’s laptops, they’d just go get them — they wouldn’t get an immunity deal,” said Rep. Jim Jordan. | Getty

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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