Is Obstruction of Justice Still a Crime, or Only for the Little People?

Obstruction of justice used to be a serious crime in America. On last Sunday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, we told you about the time line revealed in the FBI report, released in a holiday weekend document dump, of their 3.5 hour interview with Hillary Clinton.

You can listen to the episode here. The discussion is in the first hour of the program.

Let me remind you of the time line we discussed on last Sunday’s show:

March 2, 2015: New York Times reports existence of Hillary Clinton’s private email system

March 3, 2015: Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi committee sends Hillary’s lawyer David Kendall a letter requesting “preservation and production of all documents and media” relating to Mrs. Clinton’s emails

March 4, 2015 Benghazi Committee issues subpoena ordering Hillary Clinton to “produce all records in unredacted form” on the following:

For the time period of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012, any and all documents and communications in your possession, and/or sent from or received by the email addresses hdr22@clintonemail.com”>hdr22@clintonemail.com, hrod17@clintonemail.com,”>hrod17@clintonemail.com, or any other email address or communications device used by you or another on your behalf, referring or relating to:

(a) Libya (including but not limited to Benghazi and Tripoli);

(b) weapons located or found in, imported or brought into, and/or exported or removed from Libya;

(c) the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 and September 12, 2012, or;

(d) statements pertaining to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 or September 12, 2012.

March 25-31, 2015: an employee at Platte River Networks, the company that managed the Clintons’ home brew outlaw server, realized that he had forgotten to do what Cheryl Mills had directed him to do in December, 2014; that is, delete all emails older than 60 days on the email servers. That was the infamous “oh s**t” moment discussed on last Sunday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show. This employee, whose name is redacted, acknowledged to the FBI that he knew at the time he deleted the emails, and used BleachBit to insure that they could not be recovered, that they were under subpoena.

March 31, 2015: Platte River staff had a conference call with Cheryl Mills and David Kendall. No one will say what was discussed. Platte River’s attorney advised the employee not to discuss the phone call, citing attorney-client privilege.

So, under the direction of Cheryl Mills, and probably also Hillary Clinton, and certainly with her knowledge, this bunch of criminals electronically shredded evidence under subpoena. That’s all you need to know.

Well, that, and the fact that, as noted here, that the FBI, which has now clearly been corrupted by the Obama Regime like so many other federal agencies, allowed one of the architects of the coverup to hide behind attorney-client privilege, and thereby itself became complicit in it.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz has asked the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to investigate whether Hillary or any of her deputies violated 18 USC 1001, 1501 or 1519.

From The Washington Examiner:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, asked the U.S. District Attorney for the District of Columbia on Tuesday to look into whether Hillary Clinton and her aides obstructed justice by destroying federal records that had been requested by the government.

In his letter to the DA’s office, Chaffetz cited findings from the FBI’s year-long probe that suggested aides to the Democratic nominee scrambled to wipe the memories of any device that contained Clinton’s emails after the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued a preservation order for those records.

Chaffetz also pointed to the use of BleachBit, an anonymous deletion tool, in his request for an obstruction of review of Clinton’s activities.

His letter follows an FBI report that suggested Clinton and her staff withheld thousands of emails from the administration and even used a hammer to destroy some of the devices that had once stored those emails.

Mr. Chaffetz’ letter is in the Examiner article, and I recommend that you read it.

Rep. Chaffetz has vowed to continue pursuing this matter, regardless of the outcome of the election. I guess he didn’t get the memo that the law doesn’t apply to the Clintons.

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