Former Top FBI Official Admits They Never Indicted Hillary Because They Thought She Would Win

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Hillary Clinton was not indicted despite the FBI saying she was “extremely careless” and mishandled classified information.

Nonetheless, from deleting thousands of emails to having a private server set up in her own home, Clinton walked free of any criminal charges.

The decision left many on the Right scratching their heads and wondering if this was a miscarriage of justice or if the rules just applied differently to Clinton.

Now, thanks to a former top FBI agent, people finally know why she was never charged: The Bureau expected her to win.

According to FBI General Counsel James Baker, the FBI absolutely had enough evidence to charge and convict Clinton but decided not to charge her.

Because should Clinton have won the presidency in 2016, they would have been then forced to carry out a conviction before she was even sworn into office.

What a disaster that would have been, Baker described to the Washington Examiner.

“She wins the election, we go to DOJ, and we recommend that they indict her before she becomes president,” Baker said, describing how events would have unfolded should they have decided to proceed with charging her. “That’s not a good place for the country. That’s not a good place for the FBI.”

From the report:

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FBI General Counsel James Baker had been told that FBI agents discovered between 600,000 and 1 million emails on disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop relating to Clinton. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee’s top aide, Huma Abedin, was married to Weiner, who was being investigated for sending illicit texts to an underage girl.

Baker, who left the FBI in May 2018, told author David Rohde that he felt like the “fates had thrown him a hundred-mile-an-hour fastball.”

Baker “believed it was likely that the FBI could find new evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton,” Rohde wrote in his recently released book, In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s “Deep State.”

According to the report, Baker said the Bureau absolutely had to notify Congress when they reopened the investigation into Clinton.

“I thought, ‘What is best for the law enforcement and judicial system?’” Baker said. “I said, ‘I thought the director had an obligation to notify Congress.’ Director Comey agreed with my advice.”

Here’s more from the Washington Examiner:

The FBI conducted a criminal investigation during the 2016 election into Clinton’s use of the server. In July 2016, Comey, who was later fired by President Trump, publicly recommended that no charges be brought against Clinton, but he chastised her and her team for being “extremely careless” in handling classified information.

The FBI reopened the case 11 days before the election only to close it again days before voters went to the polls. Clinton has argued Comey’s handling of the investigation was one of the reasons she lost to Trump.

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