The Russian government is set to publicly release emails obtained from Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to a new report in Britain’s Daily Mail.
Here’s what the British daily has to say:
“Hillary has said repeatedly that the highly classified information that passed through her private e-mail server wasn’t intercepted by foreign governments.
“However, according to trade site OilPrice.com citing US intelligence sources, the government is braced for a release that would suggest the opposite.
“And it [the public release of these e-mails] could come at any time once the Kremlin gives the green light, the site reports.
“Clinton would be at risk of violating the Espionage Act if foreign governments or sources accessed classified information through her personal server.
“It is not the first mention that Russia could have obtained some of the emails.
“Last year it emerged that Clinton’s private server was directly connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers.
“A recent State Department inspector general’s report indicated the server was temporarily unplugged by a Clinton aide at one point during attacks by hackers, but her campaign has said there’s no evidence the server was hacked.”
This could make for an interesting twist to the Clinton private e-mail story. If the Kremlin releases these e-mails and there’s undeniable proof that Hillary violated the Espionage Act, FBI Director James Comey would be put in a very uncomfortable position.
Would he be able to indict Hillary on this charge before the November election… or would he politically “wash his hands” and resign his office if President Obama or Attorney General Loretta Lynch wouldn’t let him indict?
Although Hillary is the apparent Democratic nominee, would these leaked e-mails further weaken her credibility with independent voters in November?
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