Laura Ingraham Interview with Joe DiGenova on Hillary Clinton-Commentary!
Summary of eRumor:
In an interview with Laura Ingraham, former U.S. attorney Joe DiGenova said Hillary Clinton “would not make it to the finish line” in her presidential campaign because the FBI will recommend that she faces criminal charges for using a private email server while secretary of state.
Joe DiGenova predicted that Hillary Clinton would be indicted for criminal conduct related to her use of a private email server — but that doesn’t mean it’s true.
Joe DiGenova made the comments during a January 5th appearance on the Laura Ingraham Radio Show. He said that the FBI “has so much information about criminal conduct by her and her staff and there is no way that they walk away from this,” according to a transcript:
DiGenova: Hillary Clinton’s going to have problems because of what’s in the emails, but also the classifications. Her biggest problem right now is the FBI. They’re not going away. They have reached a critical mass in their investigation of the Secretary and all of her senior staff. And, it’s going to come to a head, I would suggest, in the next sixty days. And, I predict Hillary will not make it to the finish line. She’s not going to be able to complete her campaign. The criminal investigation must focus on her and all the people around her. And, if Jim Comey, the FBI director, is doing his job, which I expect him to do as an honorable man, she cannot be the nominee of the Democratic Party. She’s going to have to be charged with the crime. It’s going to be a very complex matter for the Department of Justice, but they’re not going to be able to walk away from it. She and her staff have committed numerous federal crimes involving the negligent and improper handling of classified information. They are now at over 1,200 classified emails. And, that’s just for the ones we know about from the State Department. That does not include the ones that the FBI is, in fact, recovering from her hard drives.
Ingraham: So, Hillary testifies on Capitol Hill and says she did not receive classified – did she say receive or send? You always have to parse the words with Hillary. That is false. Correct?
DiGenova: She has actually said both things. And, she’s also then modified to say, none of them were marked classified. But, she has definitely made false statements, under oath, both in interviews and on Capitol Hill. She has not yet been interviewed by the FBI in their investigation. That will be the final step in her investigation. But, as a matter of fact, the Bureau has so much information about criminal conduct by her and her staff that there is no way that they walk away from this. They are going to make a recommendation that people be charged and then Loretta Lynch is going to have the decision of a lifetime.
Ingraham: Do you have confidence that Loretta Lynch, from what we saw with her handling of the Baltimore riots and all that, is going to okay, green light an indictment of Hillary Clinton in an election year?
DiGenova: I believe that the evidence that the FBI is compiling will be so compelling that, unless she agrees to the charges, there will be a massive revolt inside the FBI, which she will not be able to survive as an Attorney General. It will be like Watergate. It will be unbelievable. The evidence against the Clinton staff and the Secretary is so overwhelming at this point that if, in fact, she chooses not to charge Hillary, they will never be able to charge another federal employee with the negligent handling of classified information. The intelligence community will not stand for that. They will fight for indictment and they are already in the process of gearing themselves to basically revolt if she refuses to bring charges.
Intelligence officials have claimed that Hillary Clinton’s email server contained information that was classified as “beyond top secret,” or Secret/Special Access Program (SAP), the intelligence community’s internal watch dog wrote in a letter to lawmakers.
For her part, Hillary Clinton has disputed those reports, and it’s still not clear exactly what information those emails allegedly contained.
TruthorFiction.com previously investigated claims that Hillary Clinton’s email server contained SAP information, and we deemed it “unproven” due to lack of information. Click here to read that report.
But we can say Joe DiGenova’s central claim — that charges related Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server — will somehow disqualify her from running for president, have proven false.
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey initially made that claim in August 2015, but he later changed his mind and said he was wrong.
TruthorFiction.com previously reported that the only U.S. Constitution outlines qualifications to be the president, and the only three are being at least 35 years old, having lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years, and having U.S. citizenship.
That means criminal charges related to the email fiasco wouldn’t legally “disqualify” Hillary Clinton, but it could make her unelectable.
So, Joe DiGenova predicted that Hillary Clinton would not be able to finish her presidential campaign, but that doesn’t make it true. That’s why we’re classifying this one as “commentary.”