Hillary Clinton staffers should be jailed with her. But many of them got immunity.
The details around immunity are reported here,
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) thinks he’s figured out why no one was prosecuted following the FBI’s yearlong investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state.
According to a new report Friday morning, the Department of Justice provided varying levels of immunity to three additional top Clinton aides. They are her former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills; former director of the State Department’s Office of Information Resources Management, John Bentel; and 2008 Clinton campaign legal aide Heather Samuelson.
“No wonder they couldn’t prosecute a case,” Chaffetz said. “They were handing out immunity deals like candy.”
Reportedly, Mills’ immunity deal pertained to her allowing the FBI access to her personal laptop computer. She did so on the condition that she could not be prosecuted for anything found on it. Samuelson was given a similar immunity offer.
The FBI informed Chaffetz and another member of the oversight committee, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), of the additional immunity deals on Friday. Jordan has yet to comment, but Chaffetz was clearly unhappy with the FBI and Director James Comey.
One would think that having immunity means that the former employees are forced to tell all or face prosecution. So why the stall tactics?
Why is Hillary Clinton able to get away with things ordinary people (and some extraordinary ones) couldn’t get away with?