Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
Following a report that President Obama angered FBI investigators by weighing in on Clinton’s conduct in the case, Huckabee said that the Obama administration has lost the ability to impartially conduct an investigation.
“Trusting Hillary Clinton to just ‘come clean’ is like trusting a compulsive gambler in a Vegas casino,” Huckabee told Breitbart News Friday. “The American people are sick of games, endless excuses, and political platitudes—and it’s time we appoint a special prosecutor to investigate this serious national security email scandal.”
“Washington is out-of-control because there’s one set of rules for political insiders and elites, and there’s an entirely separate set of standards for outsiders and ordinary citizens. In America, no one is above the law—not a Senator, not a President, and certainly not the Secretary of State,” Huckabee added.
The New York Times reported Friday that investigators are upset with Obama for weighing in on the pending investigation in a recent television appearance.
“I don’t think it posed a national security problem,” Obama said in a 60 Minutes interview. “This is not a situation in which America’s national security was endangered.”
A special prosecutor was appointed during the Clinton administration to work the Whitewater scandal case. Thus far, Huckabee is the only Republican contender to call for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s emails.
An independent special prosecutor can be appointed by the Attorney General. Assuming that Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch will not take this step, Congress can compel her to do so with a majority vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.