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Judicial Watch: 'Clinton Email Scandal Is Going to Continue'

09-30-2016
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The non-profit and non-partisan watchdog, Judicial Watch, hosted a panel discussion Thursday to analyze the Hillary Clinton email and Clinton Foundation scandals.

As secretary of state, Clinton used a personal email server operated from her home when handling classified information.

Accusations of "pay to play" have surrounded the Clinton Foundation, with critics saying it created conflicts of interest, allowing foreign governments to buy influence when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.  

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, who served as the panel moderator, said the email scandal is not going away.

"No matter what happens on Election Day, this Clinton email scandal is going to continue," Fitton said. "There's going to be continued pressure for a criminal investigation of what we know went on, no matter who's elected president."

The panelists included Peter Schweizer, New York Times bestselling author and president of Government Accountability Institute; Joe diGenova, former U.S. attorney, Independent Counsel and founding partner of the Washington, D.C. law firm, diGenova & Toensing; Jerome Corsi, bestselling author and WND.com senior staff writer; and Chris Farrell, director of investigations and research at Judicial Watch.

Schweizer expressed concern about the implications of the scandals.

"If the Clinton Foundation and the activities related to the private server are not dealt with in a legal manner, it's going to be imitated," he said.

Farrell discussed the treatment of Clinton by law enforcement.

"The facts on the ground are bad enough, and any other federal government employee doing the exact same thing, you would see b-roll of FBI agents dragging cardboard boxes out of their houses," he said. "That's the way it works for any other United States citizen."

During the panel discussion, diGenova talked about a "scandal within the scandal," referring to FBI director James Comey's decision not to recommend criminal charges after the agency investigated Clinton's email practices.

"This is a sad and terrible moment in American history of law enforcement," diGenova said. "Never before has there been such a public and sad display of poor judgment, and I must say political influence in a decision as to whether or not to recommend charges."

CBN News reached out to Hillary Clinton's campaign and the FBI for comment. Clinton's campaign has yet to respond to our inquiry.

Carol Cratty with the FBI National Press Office referred us to Comey's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday when he responded to a general question about criticism related to the outcome of the investigation:

"I think questions are fair. I think criticism is healthy and fair. I think reasonable people can disagree about whether I should have announced and how I should have done it. What's not fair is any implication the bureau acted in any way other than independently, competently and honestly here. That's just not true. I knew this going to be controversial, I knew there'd be all kinds of rocks thrown but this organization and the people who did this are honest independent people. We do not carry water for one side or the other. That's hard for people to see because so much of our country, we see things through sides. We are not on anybody's side. This was done exactly the way you would want it to be done. That said, questions are fair. Feedback is fair."

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