WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 26 may be Hillary Clinton’s birthday but it’s likely not a happy one, according to a legal analyst who says the former Secretary of State may be waist deep in pending charges.
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity attorney Gregg Jarrett said the former Democratic presidential nominee may be facing at least 13 separate charges relating to her involvement in the Uranium One scandal and the TrumpGate dossier.
When asked by Hannity how many charges Clinton may be looking at Jarrett responded, “13 potential crimes committed by Hillary Clinton, she’d be charged for six anti-corruption – they were all felonies.”
“She could also be charged with racketeering for using her charity as a criminal enterprise and then you’ve got all of the email crimes – two of them under the espionage act and two additional,” Jarrett said.
Jarrett also added that Clinton could face additional charges relating to her funding of a dossier in which it was claimed that Trump was caught in a Russian hotel room with a bevy of prostitutes. Those allegations were later found to be untrue.
“You can’t pay a foreign national relative to a political campaign and it appears she also – and the DNC – hid it – in their disclosure reports, which could also be criminally charged,” said Jarrett.
Meanwhile, The Justice Department on Wednesday released a gag order that had been placed on a former FBI informant from a confidentiality agreement, allowing him to testify before Congress about his knowledge on the Russian government’s dealings with Clinton and key leaders of the Obama administration.
In a statement to The Hill (http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/357230-fbi-informant-in-obama-era-russian-nuclear-bribery-cleared-to-testify-before), Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores confirmed that a deal had been reached to clear the informant to talk to Congress for the first time, nearly eight years after he first went undercover for the FBI.
“As of tonight, the Department of Justice has authorized the informant to disclose to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as one member of each of their staffs, any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation,” Flores said.
The informant’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, told The Hill on Wednesday night that she had received formal notification from the FBI saying it no longer had any reason to ask the informant to keep his work confidential, clearing the way for him to potentially testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“The FBI has informed me that they are releasing my client from his [nondisclosure agreement] so that he can testify to Congress about his work uncovering the Russian nuclear bribery case and the efforts he witnessed by Moscow to gain influence with the Clintons in hopes of winning favorable uranium decisions from the Obama administration,” Toensing said.
“He is now able and willing to talk with the congressional committees seeking his testimony, though I will be working with all parties to ensure his identity remains confidential to ensure his safety.”
In an interview given earlier this week, Hillary Clinton denied any legal wrongdoing.