President-elect Donald Trump has given her a free pass but that doesn’t mean Hillary Clinton will skate on charges she mishandled classified information and put American interests and lives at risk.
“Nothing has been settled,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, one of the groups that has pressed for more transparency from the Obama administration. He said the issues go much deeper than Mrs. Clinton alone.
The fight for transparency in Mrs. Clinton’s emails has broken major ground in open-records laws, with several rounds of legal battles to come.
Both sides will be in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday to argue over some emails that the State Department withheld. Judicial Watch says the emails show evidence of misconduct at the department.
On tap for later are arguments over whether the government must release the messages Mrs. Clinton exchanged with President Obama from her secret account and fights over the tens of thousands of messages the FBI recovered during its criminal probe into the emails.
In addition to further civil court dates, members of Congress still have open investigations and the power to subpoena and compel testimony from the former Secretary of State.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said after the elections that his investigation will proceed because the public still deserves to see the whole picture of wrongdoing.
“It was never about the political targeting of Hillary Clinton. But she did create one the biggest security breaches in the history of the State Department,” he said on Fox News.
There are still a lot of open questions surrounding the Clinton emails and the long process used by the FBI, the State and Justice Departments and various other federal agencies to obstruct or bury evidence of Hillary’s guilt.
Mr. Fitton said it was a mistake for the FBI to clear Mrs. Clinton and that the investigations are not about political retribution but rather about holding officials accountable.
“She was the head of an agency, and she had the help of agency officials in avoiding the rule of law here,” he said. “There was a massive fraud committed on the American people by federal officials, some of whom are going to still be there in a Trump administration. Who in the State Department is responsible for this cover-up? Who in the Justice Department is responsible for this?”
Without the power of the federal government behind her and with contributions falling off a cliff at her corrupt foundation, it looks like Hillary may not be in nearly as strong a position to fight off the rays of sunshine being poured on her thirty year plus career as a politician.