A 'devastating witness' is now cooperating with the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server. Will Clinton be able to escape prosecution unscathed?
We'll be the first to admit that it's difficult to imagine Hillary Clinton facing legal consequences for anything she does -- whether it's related to her private e-mails or destroying Libya.
Aside from the fact that she's a Clinton, and therefore above the law, there are plenty of indicators which suggest that Hillary will never see her long-overdue day in court. For example, Howard J. Krongard, a former Inspector General of the Department of State, insists that the FBI's probe into Hillary's private e-mail server "will never get to an indictment".
But the investigation has taken a number of interesting turns since Krongrad made those remarks in the beginning of February. The "investigation" into Clinton's mishandling of classified information, which many have viewed as somewhat farcical, has actually expanded over the last month:
An investigation into possible mishandling of classified information on Hillary Clinton’s private email server has expanded to consider whether Clinton’s work as Secretary overlapped with her work for the Clinton Foundation run by her family.
Indeed, Hillary Clinton is now tied to at least four investigations by federal agencies.
Former Hillary Clinton IT specialist Bryan Pagliano, a key witness in the email probe who struck an immunity deal with the Justice Department, has told the FBI a range of details about how her personal email system was set up, according to an intelligence source close to the case who called him a “devastating witness.”
The source said Pagliano told the FBI who had access to the former secretary of state’s system – as well as when – and what devices were used, amounting to a roadmap for investigators.
"Bryan Pagliano is a devastating witness and, as the webmaster, knows exactly who had access to [Clinton's] computer and devices at specific times. His importance to this case cannot be over-emphasized," the intelligence source said.
Here's the juicy bit, though:
The intelligence source described the morale of [FBI] agents as "very good and nobody is moping around which is the first sign a big case is going south."
We doubt that Hillary will ever have formal criminal charges brought against her. But if there's enough irrefutable evidence to show that Clinton broke the law -- and this witness apparently could be the key -- Hillary might be compelled to bow out of the presidential race.
Yes, Hillary Clinton's ego and apparent immunity from the law makes this scenario seem far-fetched. But there's always a breaking point. The system will eat its own when faced with situations that could expose its rotten core. If the evidence is damning enough, Hillary could be thrown under the bus.
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