Fmr Federal Prosecutor: Only Thing Lacking In Clinton Foundation Case is ‘Political Will’ to Indict

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “After the Bell,” Frederick Tecce, who served as Assistant US Attorney in the Criminal Division in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1989 to 1993 Special Assistant United States Attorney from 1993 to 1997, said the only thing the probe into the Clinton Foundation lacks is “the political will, and quite frankly, the lack of judgment by the Justice Department to bring an indictment.”

Tecce said, “The only thing it’s lacking the political will, and quite frankly, the lack of judgment by the Justice Department to bring an indictment. This is absolutely unbelievable to me, Melissa. The fact that I hear stories now that FBI agents had two surreptitiously recorded conversations with two people who indicated about information about pay-to-play, and they went to the prosecutors and prosecutors said that’s hearsay. That is the biggest bunch of baloney I’ve ever heard in my entire life.”

He added, “I guarrantee that there’s a thousand smoking guns, okay?”

Tecce continued, “[I]mpanel grand jury, issue grand jury subpoenas, grab these computers. This is a political corruption case. You don’t need a smoking gun. What you need to do when you’re a prosecutor is you need to build a wall, brick by brick, mortar by mortar. And each little piece of evidence is another brick in the wall. Quite frankly, these are cinderblocks. … I hear compelling evidence of criminal wrongdoing. I see evidence by people to destroy computers, to destroy emails, evidence of consciousness of guilt. I find that there’s now 650,000 emails that these people didn’t know were destroyed.”

Tecce concluded, “the justice department was supposed to be above politics, and unfortunately, it’s not any longer. these people, they’re political hatchet jobs. When I hear that the number two person in the Justice Department alerted John Podesta, I — you heard someone talk about treason earlier? I mean, on the federal criminal prosecution level, that is treason, okay? That is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. And it’s inappropriate. Quite frankly, it’s unlawful, it’s obstruction of justice in my opinion, and it needs to stop.”

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