A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, reports the Washington Post. Current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce much of anything. John Huber, the U.S. Attorney in Utah, was tapped in 2017 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into concerns raised by President Donald Trump and his allies in Congress that the FBI had not fully pursued cases of possible corruption at the Clinton Foundation and during Clinton’s time as secretary of state, when the U.S. government decided not to block the sale of a company called Uranium One.
Huber examined documents and conferred with federal officials in Little Rock who were handling a probe into the Clinton Foundation. The effective conclusion of his investigation with no criminal charges is likely to disturb some in the GOP who had hoped the prosecutor would vindicate their long-held suspicions about a political rival. Trump tweeted in 2017; “Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary and the Dems.” Sessions did not appoint a special counsel, but told Huber to “review” a wide array of issues related to Clinton.