DOJ Says Clinton Had Authority to Delete Emails, Cornyn Calls for a Special Prosecutor Anyway

Written by SK Ashby

The Department of Justice told a federal court last week that Hillary Clinton had the authority as Secretary of State to decide which of her emails were personal and delete them from her system.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) apparently didn't get the memo, however, because he's now calling on the Department of Justice to appoint a special prosecutor to the case because Clinton's staff "made their own determinations as to which of the emails on her server were government records and deleted the remainder."

Cornyn pointed to Justice Department regulations that allow for use of special prosecutors in “extraordinary circumstances.”

“The Attorney General has a special duty to pursue justice even when political considerations run counter to doing so. At critical times in our nation’s history, your predecessors have exercised that duty by appointing politically-independent individuals to investigate potential wrongdoing involving senior administration officials,” Cornyn wrote.

If the Department of Justice declines to appoint a special prosecutor, the fact that no crimes have been committed seems more influential to me than "political considerations."

"Political considerations" are the only reason why anyone is even talking about this. "Political considerations" are why the Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate Email Account was created; the reason why the Republican party has spent several years and millions of dollars investigating the same thing over and over.

Several Republican-controlled committees already issued conclusive reports on Benghazi as far back as the previous session of Congress, but we're still talking about it because politics. Because somewhere buried deep in Clinton's trove of personal emails is the smoking gun that proves she covered up... something. Who knows what? This entire charade is based on a series of conspiracy theories.

Republicans calling for a special prosecutor to investigate a Clinton over personal issues is very familiar in all the worst ways.