Video-Fmr. U.S. Atty.: I'd Indict Clinton; Comey's Comments 'Over the Line'

Craig Bannister | July 6, 2016

A former U.S. District Attorney tells MRCTV that he would indict Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified emails, despite FBI Dir. James Comey’s claim that “no reasonable prosecutor” would press charges against Clinton.

Dir. Comey made his claim in a press conference on Tuesday, in which he announced his recommendation that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch not indict Hillary Clinton over her private email server scandal – even though there’s “evidence” she broke the law:

“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”

But, Matthew Whitaker, a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa from 2004-2009, tells MRCTV that there’s certainly enough evidence to indict Clinton, given the facts laid out by Comey. He says he’d indict Clinton because “that’s why we have the grand jury system.”

Whitaker, who previously worked with Comey, said the FBI director was “stepping over the line” with his “unprecedented” press event editorializing and "acting as judge and jury."

Watch Whitaker explain why, if he were in Lynch’s position, he’d still press charges against Clinton, despite the FBI director’s recommendation.


UPDATE: The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Attorney General Loretta Lynch has closed the Clinton case.