Despite several attempts to target Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, none of the remaining investigations is likely to uncover new information or hurt the presidential hopeful before the election, says McClatchy Newspapers. Lawmakers have asked the Department of Justice to look into whether Clinton committed perjury, but it’s highly unlikely DOJ will conduct another examination after deciding against criminal charges. A newly reopened State Department inquiry may unfold secretly. No bombshells are expected from pending lawsuits over Clinton’s use of a personal email account. By Friday, the FBI will send the State Department several thousand emails the bureau found during its investigation, a Justice Department lawyer told a judge yesterday.
“If anything, we might see some mildly interesting or embarrassing stuff released,” said Bradley Moss, a Washington lawyer who handles national security issues. “But I don’t suspect there’s going to be any smoking guns between now and the election. This is going to start to slow down.” Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Ut.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, asked the Justice Department last week to look into whether Clinton had lied about her email last year. The case is assigned to the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., but prosecutors are not required to open a full-blown criminal investigation or even explain why they won’t.