Hillary Clinton likely violated the law by using a private email account for government business and wiping her home server clean — and she could face prosecution, says Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"They all fall into one great big mistake she made and it could be a violation of law, probably is a violation of law," Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
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"Some people are suggesting she could even be prosecuted and it's as simple as this — she was using a private email address instead of a government one and it probably violates the Freedom of Information Act, it probably violates national security legislation laws...."
Grassley does not agree with powerhouse Washington lawyer Lanny Davis, a Clinton family confidante, who suggested the former secretary of state not surrender her server to "partisan" House investigators.
"In this particular instance if it's a violation of federal law you ought to have the opportunity to get the information whether or not the law was violated," he said.
"Hiding behind something political just is not justified because Congress is doing its constitutional responsibility of oversight to make sure the laws are faithfully executed....
"Remember, we have three branches of government because the colonists at the time who wrote the Constitution — they were sick and tired of one man, George III, running the country. So they divided up all governmental power among three with checks and balances. So she can't be all powerful."
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