March 3, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney General Reviews All The Possible Laws Hillary Clinton Could Have Broken

Last night, The Washington Post reported that:

“The Justice Department has granted immunity to a former State Department staffer, who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, as part of a criminal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information, according to a senior law enforcement official.”

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey went on MSNBC today, to discuss this new development in the Hillary Clinton email saga.

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski asked if offering Bryan Pagliano immunity could be much ado about nothing. Mukasey responded:

MUKASEY :Given what else There is, not likely… Understand, There 16, 17, 1800 classified e-mails on a non-classified server. Somebody put them on there. And they didn’t all start out that way. The notion that somehow they weren’t marked when they were put on the server is a half-truth and one that’s peculiarly designed to irritate anybody who knows the other half.

Brzezinski pressed Mukasey on what laws Clinton could possibly have broken. Mukasey pointed out four laws that Clinton could have possibly broken by using a private email server.

MUKASEY: There are a couple of them. There’s one that says you can’t put classified information in an unclassified setting. That’s the one that General Petraeus was convicted of on his own plea. There’s one that says that you can’t expose national secrets through gross negligence. Then there’s one that says you can’t destroy government information. And then there’s one that says you can’t obstruct justice. So there’s four of them.

The Washington Post’s Adam Goldman said that the FBI would likely soon want to interview Clinton:

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said of this new development, “Certainly there are going to be staff members who thought they were doing what they needed to do for the secretary that are going to be under a great deal of duress and I’m sure they’re getting lawyered up.”

Politico’s Jim VandeHei said that this story, “reinforces what people never like about the Clintons.”