In October 2016, Trump threatened to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton's server use again if he won the election.
But Fitton still believes Clinton and Abedin, her longtime aide and deputy chief of staff, committed crimes by exchanging classified material in private emails connected to Clinton's now-infamous homebrew server.
DOJ investigators will look at how classified information was sent over the server in Clinton's Westchester basement, who fired it off and how much was turned up in past probes, those familiar with the Justice Department's mindset told the Daily Beast.
The president referenced the case of a former U.S. Navy Sailor imprisoned for a year after taking photographs while on board a submarine as justification for his imprisonment call. Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act?
He doesn't directly call for Abedin's imprisonment, but definitely suggests it by bringing up the results of a completely unrelated and completely random story. The FBI discovered those emails while investigating Weiner for sexting with a minor.More news: NMC Bill will benefit medical profession, says Health Minister Nadda
According to TheDCNF's Luke Rosiak, Abedin's yahoo email address contained official emails forwarded from her state department account before all Yahoo addresses were hacked.
Grassley also believes the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to investigate Clinton and her aides for "obstruction" when they deleted emails days after a committee investigating Benghazi subpoenaed them in 2015. Twenty years ago, at least he'd been in prison for a long time.
Clinton aides are not happy with the news, as Nick Merrill, Clinton's former communications director, told the Beast: "As Trump begins the new year with Steve Bannon calling his campaign treasonous and indictments and guilty pleas piling up, he resorts to diversion and distraction like clockwork, with the help of his Attorney General".
In any event, we are now more than 2 years removed from when Bernie Sanders declared, "I'm sick and exhausted of hearing about [Hillary Clinton's] damn e-mails", over a year away the election, and quickly closing in on the end of Trump's first year in office, and yet somehow not only are we still talking about Clinton's damn e-mails but the president is talking about Huma's damn e-mails now, too.