In the view of many Republicans, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton has dodged accountability for a number of alleged crimes over the years that would have likely resulted in extensive investigations and federal prosecution and potentially even time in prison for virtually any other average American citizen.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) certainly holds that view, and he suggested recently that Republican-led congressional committees could soon pick up where the FBI left off in probing the alleged criminal activity of the entire Clinton family, the Conservative Brief reported.
That suggestion came in the wake of the final report from Special Counsel John Durham in May, which not only fully exposed the direct link between Hillary Clinton and the FBI's investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 but also revealed that the FBI failed to follow up on several other separate alleged crimes involving the Clinton campaign and Clinton Foundation.
During a May 21 appearance on Fox News to discuss the Durham report findings, host Maria Bartiromo asked Rep. Jordan, "Do you want to see another investigation of Hillary and Bill Clinton? Because in the Durham report, John Durham wrote that while [the FBI] were pursuing Trump, they made no effort to investigate the claim that Hillary Clinton was taking money from foreigners for her Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation."
"They not only didn’t investigate her like they did President Trump, but they also gave her campaign a defensive briefing!" the Ohio congressman who chairs the House Judiciary Committee replied. "They should have done the same for President Trump because they literally had no evidence."
"So we're gonna talk with our lawyers, we're gonna talk with Speaker McCarthy on where we proceed from here," he continued. "In fact, are there people that were highlighted in the Durham investigation and the Durham report that we need to talk to on the Judiciary Committee?"
"We're gonna give that a good, hard look, but nothing is off the table because it is critical the American people understand how their government, their agencies have been turned on them, the taxpayer, and we get all the facts out there," Jordan added.
What Bartiromo was referring to, according to the New York Post, the report from Special Counsel Durham revealed that the FBI dropped or failed to fully pursue at least four separate criminal investigations that involved former Sec. Clinton, her family, her failed 2016 campaign, and her purportedly non-profit Clinton Foundation.
That included three separate investigations into alleged "criminal activity" at the Clinton Foundation based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, New York City, and Washington D.C., and involved claims that foreign corporations and governments had made sizeable donations to the Clinton family's non-profit organization "in exchange for favorable government action and/or influence."
The fourth investigation was premised on allegations that those questionable foreign donations not only continued during Clinton's 2016 campaign but also that illegal foreign donations were made to the campaign itself with the campaign staffers being "fully aware" of the illegality of such contributions.
Meanwhile, the Daily Caller reported that the Durham report also fully revealed how Hillary Clinton and her campaign were the origins of the FBI's baseless investigation into then-candidate Trump by way of "a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services" that also specifically involved "tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee."
Dubbed the "Clinton plan," it was presented to high-ranking officials within the Obama administration -- including then-President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden -- and received their stamp of approval before being enacted by the FBI.
That FBI probe further involved the use of the thoroughly discredited and "uncorroborated" Steele Dossier full of evidence-free inuendos against Trump, the creation of which had been funded by the Clinton campaign through its associated law firm and other allied organizations -- even though everybody knew that the contents therein were false.