In an interview with Fox News, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) hinted that Republicans may re-open probes into Hillary Clinton that were dropped by the FBI in 2016. The interview comes after special counsel John Durham’s report confirmed that her campaign was responsible for the launching of the bogus “Russian collusion” probe.
The Florida lawmaker told Fox that the bogus investigation into Trump’s campaign would never have gained necessary momentum without a partisan mainstream press. “The media was in on this from the beginning, in my view. They’re the ones who were willing to launder out Hillary Clinton’s phony, made-up information about Donald Trump,” Donalds said.
“So her media friends are not gonna come out now and say, ‘Oh yeah, you know what? We were wrong, and this is damning,’” he continued. “They’re just gonna laugh it off, cover it for one or two days, and then ignore it. This is really dangerous for our country.”
Later in the interview, he agreed with U.S. Reps Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on reopening the shuddered investigations into the Clinton Foundation, which were shut down shortly before the 2016 election. “I totally agree, we should definitely be looking into this,” Donalds said. “Because you have a situation here where they had some basis of information there to start those inquiries. And the report clearly shows, you have I believe it was Peter Strzok and other people high up in the FBI who came in, and in one meeting, shut it all down,” Donalds said.
Prior to the 2016 election, the Department of Justice and the FBI were conducting at least four investigations into the Clinton Foundation and Hillary herself, who was accused of mishandling classified information on an unsecured email server. She was also under investigation for allegedly destroying classified materials and emails that were under congressional subpoena.