Tom DeLay, former Speaker of the House, and controversial Republican pundit, says he has sources within the FBI that say the agency is close to an indictment for Hillary Clinton regarding her email server scandal. The scandal has bogged down Hillary Clinton for months during her presidential campaign, with both Congressional hearings and the demand for full access into Clinton's emails as Secretary of State.
While some, including Democratic presidential primary opponent and current Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, believe the attention given to the email scandal has been largely overblown, others find reason for serious alarm over Clinton's decision to use a private email server as Secretary of State. It seems, the FBI may be among these parties, if former Congressman DeLay's claims are, indeed, accurate.
"I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they're ready to indict," said DeLay on Newsmax TV's The Steve Malzberg Show on Monday.
He continued, "They're ready to recommend an indictment, and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they're going public. So one way or another, either she's going to be indicted and that process begins, or we try her in the public eye with her campaign. One way or another, she's going to have to face these charges."
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According to TheHill.com, over one thousand emails have been determined "classified" in some nature, although the State Department (of which Clinton was in charge during her tenure in the Obama administration) insists that none of the emails were considered classified when sent.
In September, Clinton issued what many saw as a "non-apology" regarding the issue, saying, "At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions, but there are answers to all these questions. ... I take responsibility and it wasn't the best choice."