Disturbing new reports have revealed that Hillary Clinton has received almost $75,000 in political contributions from employees at the Department of Justice, the agency that will decide whether or not to indict her if the FBI recommends she should be charged following its investigation into her private email server.
According to the Free Beacon, Justice Department employees have given Hillary far more than they have to her rivals Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump during this election. She reportedly collected $73,437 from people who listed the “Department of Justice” as their employer. Hillary received contributions from 228 employees, 12 of whom donated the maximum of $2,700.
In contrast, Trump has received just $381 from employees of Obama’s Justice Department, recording just two contributions from them. Sanders has taken in $8,900 from 51 donations from people working in this department.
David Bossie, president of the watchdog group Citizens United, said he is not surprised by these reports and called for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special counsel to handle Clinton’s case.
“I’m not surprised in the least to see more evidence that shows the politicization of the Justice Department,” Bossie said in a statement to the Free Beacon. “How can Democrat political appointees fairly investigate someone who is about to become their nominee for president? That’s why last July I called on Attorney General Lynch to appoint an impartial special counsel to investigate the private Clinton email server.”
“Today, I renew my call that Attorney General Lynch must appoint a special counsel to determine if Hillary Clinton or her agents broke the law and compromised our national security,” he continued. “This investigation needs to be conducted free of political influence once and for all.”
Former U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker, who directs the watchdog group Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, also called for a special counsel to investigate Hillary.
“The report out today that Hillary Clinton received almost $75,000 in political contributions from Justice Department employees is yet another reason why the Justice Department cannot and should not decide whether to bring a case against Hillary Clinton for her reckless handling of classified information while Secretary of State,” Whitaker said in a statement. “The decision of whether or not to bring a case against Clinton will be a difficult one for Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as I don’t believe she has the fortitude to oppose President Obama, who has publicly said Clinton’s behavior didn’t put our national security at risk. Since this Administration has shown no ability to be impartial, looking the other way at every turn of this investigation, I’m renewing an urgent call for the appointment of a special counsel in this case.”
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