Former U.S. Representative Tom Delay says the FBI is “ready to recommend an indictment” of Hillary Clinton after an investigation of her private email server.
Appearing on the Steve Malzberg radio show, Delay said, “I have friends that are in the FBI, and they tell me they’re ready to indict, they’re ready to recommend an indictment.” He added, “And they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public.”
Earlier this month, Fox News’ Catherine Herridge reported there was pressure building within the FBI to “pursue the case.” One unnamed source told Herridge agents would be “screaming” if the prosecution was not pursued because, “many previous public corruption cases have been made and successfully prosecuted with much less evidence than what is emerging in this investigation.”
Former Speaker Delay seemed to echo that claim saying, “One way or another, either she’s gonna be indicted, and that process begins, or we try her in the public eye with her campaign. One way or another, she’s gonna have to face these charges.”
Clinton eventually apologized for choosing to set up the private email server but has continued to claim she never sent or received any information “marked” classified. That designation is important legally because it would mean Clinton can claim she did not knowingly send or receive classified material, though it leaves open the possibility that she did so unknowingly.
Last week former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said there was evidence Clinton knew enough to convict her for mishandling classified information. Mukasey is a Republican and is currently an adviser to GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush.