Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Monday that the FBI is ready to indict Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton over her private email arrangement and will go public with their findings if the U.S. attorney general fails pursue charges.
“I have friends that are in the FBI, and they tell me they’re ready to indict,” DeLay, a Texas Republican, told Newsmax’s “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Monday. “They’re ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public.”
During her tenure as secretary of state, Clinton skirted State Department protocol and opted to use a private email address that was run from her unsecured home-based server rather than use a government-provided account. The FBI opened an investigation in August to determine whether Clinton broke federal law by sending and receiving classified information over the system. More than 1,300 of Clinton’s emails have been found to contain information that was retroactively classified, including some classified at levels higher than “top secret,” and experts say that foreign governments and hackers were likely able to steal the information from Clinton’s server.
“One way or another either she’s going to be indicted, and that process begins, or we try her in the public eye with her campaign. One way or another she’s going to have to face these charges,” DeLay told Newsmax.
The comments came soon after reports emerged claiming that the FBI has expanded its investigation to include possible violations of public corruption laws. “The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed,” one law enforcement source told Fox News.
Earlier this month, former U.S. attorney Joe DiGenova predicted that if Attorney General Loretta Lynch fails to indict Clinton, there will be a massive revolt inside the FBI.
“The [FBI] 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,” DiGenova told Laura Ingraham in a radio interview, reported The Daily Caller.
“I believe that the evidence that the FBI is compiling will be so compelling that, unless [Lynch] 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,” he added.