The Hillary Clinton investigation will continue despite Donald Trump
Donald Trump drew consternation from many of his supporters when he–through his aides–made it known that despite his campaign promise to the contrary he was not interested in pursuing charges against Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump might not be willing to appoint a special prosecutor but that does not mean the investigation is going to come to an end.
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Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Darrell Issa predicted that despite saying President-elect Donald Trump didn’t want to appoint a special prosecutor to pursue charges against his general election opponent Hillary Clinton for her alleged improprities involving her charitable foundation and her unauthorized email server while secretary of state, Trump would get out of the way and allow the FBI and his future attorney general make a determination on how to proceed with regards to Clinton.
“I think it’s important that the president do essentially what he does, which is get out of the business of prosecuting,” Issa said. “But at the same time he’s appointed or proposed appointing an attorney general who has a long record of doing his job. And so when we look at Jeff Sessions in concert with FBI and other organizations, they need to do their job, and I think that’s what the where the balance of the next president is going to come is reestablishing the independence of the Department of Justice. If he doesn’t do it, Congress will certainly push for that, but I think you are going to find a president who says let them do their job, stays out of it, and certainly doesn’t — you know, he hasn’t said she’s innocent. That’s a decision that needs to be made by the professionals.”
While many of Donald Trump’s supporters were angry with him after this announcement there were others who were claiming this is precisely what would happen. We will have to wait and see if anything comes out of this but if Donald Trump does believe in the seperation of powers he will allow the FBI and the Department of Imjustice to do their jobs. If the nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General is any indication it appears as if he might just stand down on this.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium