Report: Justice Department Closing Out Clinton Corruption Probe, Will Disappoint Trump
Hillary Clinton speaks at the Jewish Labor Committee's Annual Human Rights Awards Dinner on December 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
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According to The Washington Post’s unnamed sources, the Justice Department investigation into alleged Clinton-involved corruption launched over two years ago by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions is winding down — and likely to disappoint Donald Trump and everyone else hoping to see “Lock Her Up!” come to fruition.

In yet another report that tips the establishment media’s partisan hand, the U.S. Attorney John Huber-led investigation, launched “to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton,” as the Post puts it, “has effectively ended with no tangible results.” The Post provides some background on the investigation:

John Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, was tapped in November 2017 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into concerns raised by President Trump and his allies in Congress that the FBI had not fully pursued cases of possible corruption at the Clinton Foundation and during Clinton’s time as secretary of state, when the U.S. government decided not to block the sale of a company called Uranium One.

As a part of his review, Huber examined documents and conferred with federal law enforcement officials in Little Rock who were handling a meandering probe into the Clinton Foundation, people familiar with the matter said. Current and former officials said that Huber has largely finished and found nothing worth pursuing — though the assignment has not formally ended and no official notice has been sent to the Justice Department or to lawmakers, these people said.

In the end, the Post’s sources say, Huber is likely going to recommend “no criminal charges” and the investigation will result in “no other known impacts,” a conclusion that the Post predicts will likely “roil some in the GOP who had hoped the prosecutor would vindicate their long-held suspicions about a political rival.”

Current and former unnamed law enforcement officials told the left-leaning outlet that they “never expected the effort to produce much of anything,” the Post notes. In other words, officials felt much the same way about the Huber investigation as Republicans felt about the Robert Mueller “Russia collusion” investigation, which likewise took two years and ended up burning up $30 million taxpayer dollars to look into a claim largely based on a DNC and Clinton campaign-funded opposition research document that including on-their-face absurd accusations from foreign sources.

The reality is that the investigation has largely fallen off Trump and Republicans’ radars. The real focus on the right now is on the damning results of the Michael Horowitz investigation into the origins of the FBI probe of the Trump campaign for the Mueller-debunked “collusion” conspiracy theory and the bureau’s handling of the Clinton email probe, as well as the upcoming report by John Durham, which has turned into a “full-fledged criminal investigation” and, as the Post acknowledges, Justice Department officials believe will be “far more consequential.”

In his lengthy report on the origins of the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign, Intelligence Community Inspector General Horowitz identified “at least 17 significant errors or omissions” by the FBI in its FISA surveillance applications into Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and “many additional errors in the Woods Procedures.” The report also found that the infamous Christopher Steele dossier, funded by Democrats and the Clinton campaign, “played a central and essential role in the FBI’s and Department’s decision to seek the FISA order” to surveil Page.

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