Judge Andrew Napolitano spoke about the latest State Department Inspector General report that shows Hillary Clinton “violated the agency’s email rules when she chose to exclusively use a private email server during her four years at State Department and did not promptly turn over records after she departed the agency.”
This bombshell report is the first time the State Department has admitted Hillary broke the rules.
Speaking with Bill O’Reilly, Napolitano declared that the FBI now has “ample evidence” to indict Hillary Clinton over her private email server.
The judge explained that on day one at the State Department, Hillary signed a document that as Secretary of State, she would care for state secrets and know how to recognize them.
She then promptly ignored requests from the department’s IT staff to use a government Blackberry and email account, as was made clear in yesterday’s news.
Via Fox News Insider:
Napolitano said that when the State Department IT people suggested she use a department-issue BlackBerry, Clinton declined, via her assistant Huma Abedin, over concerns about the Freedom of Information Act.
“So, she was concerned about the Freedom of Information Act knowing what she was doing?” O’Reilly asked.
“Yes,” Napolitano replied. “Now, what does this tell the FBI? This shows intent.”
Napolitano clarified that this was explicitly stated in one of the emails.
“So that actually shows a calculation,” O’Reilly said. “And a calculation shows that she was trying to get around the rules.”
Watch Napolitano’s explanation below …
The email exchange between Abedin and Clinton that Napolitano is referring to, and which has some referring to it as a “smoking gun,” has been covered here.
In it, Abedin explains that Department employees are not receiving some of her communications, suggesting “we should talk about putting you on state email or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to spam.”
Clinton responds, “Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.”
Think about that for a minute. Clinton, who very recently said she’s been the “most transparent public official in modern times,” told her top aide that “I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.”
O’Reilly directly asked Napolitano “Do you believe she’s going to be indicted?”
He responded, “I believe there’s ample evidence to indict her,” adding “the only way she wouldn’t be is if the President or the Attorney General makes it a political issue.”
Napolitano said the FBI will put forth their evidence before the Democrat National Convention in two months.
We’ll all be anxiously awaiting that announcement.
Cross-posted at The Political Insider