Things might be getting much worse for Hillary Clinton, as the FBI has announced Thursday that they are expanding their investigation to include violations of U.S. Code 18, Section 1001.
This code section has to do with knowingly making false statements to federal investigators and/or pressuring other people to engage in a cover up.
This is the same code section that resulted in prison time for Martha Stewart several years ago.
According to a Fox News report, this code section gives the FBI and the Justice Department an enormous amount of power to go after individuals that they feel have repeatedly given untruthful answers to the federal government:
Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said the same section got Martha Stewart in trouble with the FBI. To be a violation, the statements do not need to be given under oath.
“This is a broad, brush statute that punishes individuals who are not direct and fulsome in their answers,” former FBI agent Timothy Gill told Fox News. Gill is not connected to the email investigation, but spent 16 years as part of the bureau’s national security branch, and worked the post 9/11 anthrax case where considerable time was spent resolving discrepancies in Bruce Ivins’ statements and his unusual work activities at Fort Detrick, Md.
“It is a cover-all. The problem for a defendant is when their statements cause the bureau to expend more time, energy, resources to de-conflict their statements with the evidence,” he said.
I say it’s time to bring the matching bracelets and the matching orange flip-flops and jumpsuit for Hillary. What are your thoughts? Share them below in the comments section.