The Daily Beast has learned that the Department of Justice is going to reopen its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private server.
An ally of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is familiar with the thinking at the Justice Department’s Washington headquarters described it as an effort to gather new details on how Clinton and her aides handled classified material. Officials’ questions include how much classified information was sent over Clinton’s server; who put that information into an unclassified environment, and how; and which investigators knew about these matters and when. The Sessions ally also said officials have questions about immunity agreements that Clinton aides may have made. (The Daily Beast)
The move may appease conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus, who just today published an op-ed demanding Sessions get more aggressive, or step aside. Why have there been six different investigations into farfetched Russian collusion and little attention on Hillary's 30,000 missing emails, Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) wondered.
It appears Sessions "has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world," they concluded.
The Daily Beast report will likely also put a smile on President Trump's face, who has repeatedly called on the DOJ to reopen the case into Clinton's emails.
Judicial Watch recently released emails proving that Clinton aide Huma Abedin forwarded State Department emails to a Yahoo account, leaving the intel vulnerable to hacking. For that, she deserves jail time, Trump tweeted.
Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Sessions has had to earn Trump's trust after recusing himself from the Russian collusion probe and supposedly dragging his feet on the Hillary investigation. Last year, the president called his attorney general "beleaguered" on Twitter.