FBI Director James Comey called it an “investigation.”
Hillary Clinton called it a “security review.”
But Judge Andrew Napolitano called the FBI probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server during her years as secretary of state something else entirely – and Americans who respect the constitutional law expert should be up in arms.
He called it a sham.
“I think the FBI was told to exonerate Mrs. Clinton at the outset of the investigation,” Napolitano said Thursday on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier.”
The conclusion was predetermined because the basic elements of a criminal investigation were never put into place, Napolitano explained: no grand jury was summoned; no subpoenas were issued; no search warrants were obtained.
Throughout the FBI report released to the public the day before the Labor Day weekend, Fox News’ senior judicial analyst observed, the authors noted that agents lacked critically needed information that simply wasn’t available.
“That’s because their hands were tied by whatever political forces are controlling the FBI,” Napolitano said.
Judge Nap never mentioned any names, but he didn’t have to.
The “political forces” that control the FBI in question are familiar to most Americans: their names are President Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch – two partisan Democrats doing their best to ensure former Secretary of State Clinton succeeds Obama to the presidency.
And as far as the criminal justice system goes, they just might pull it off.
“Nothing’s going to happen in terms of a criminal prosecution before Election Day,” Napolitano said. “It should have happened when Jim Comey made his statement in July.”
It didn’t though. And whatever investigations Congress calls will be “too little, too late” to stop Clinton before Nov. 8, Napolitano concluded.
That means it will be up to the American voters to deliver Clinton the best kind of justice they can.
It might not be what she deserves, but after eight corrupting years of Barack Obama, it’s all the country has left. Conservatives who still haven’t gotten comfortable with the idea of Republican nominee Donald Trump taking the oath of office in January need to remember that.