The Justice Department’s ‘Hillary for President’ Club

Barb Wire

If you’re wondering why the Justice Department can carve out “hours and hours” for North Carolina bathrooms but has no time to spare for the scandal of a presidential front-runner, one source thinks it knows why. According to Washington Free Beacon, Hillary Clinton raked in almost $75,000 in political contributions from the same employees supposedly conducting her investigation. (For comparison’s sake, Republican Donald Trump has a grand total of $381 from Justice employees.) A dozen of the 228 gifts were for the “maximum individual amount allowed by law.”

No wonder reporters are starting to wonder about the DOJ’s priorities! In a press conference with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the media asked why officials “moved very quickly on the North Carolina matter” since “the average American is wondering why it’s taking so long to reach some kind of conclusion on the email investigation.” Lynch replied that Clinton’s case was “an ongoing matter” that was “being handled by the career lawyers and agents of the department, and they will review all the facts and evidence and make a recommendation at the appropriate time, so I don’t have anything more to say…”

Lynch didn’t need to explain further — the political contributions say it all. In an administration where corruption and scandal are unofficial subplots of so many agencies, few people are probably surprised that the DOJ is protecting its own. But, as David Bossie of Citizens United points out, “How can Democrat political appointees fairly investigate someone who is about to become their nominee for president?” Obviously, there’s a conflict of interest — which should make the need for a special prosecutor quite clear… at least to anyone not donating to the campaign of the person under investigation.

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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