Former New York Times investigative journalist Ed Klein, whose latest book is ‘Guilty as Sin’, revealed that the Justice Department has not only reopened its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s refusal to use a secure email system while receiving classified information, DOJ is weighing the possibility of giving her a plea bargain.

According to Klein, DOJ is offering the deal “if she will agree to plead guilty to charges of breaking the law, according to a Clinton attorney.”

In addition, Klein later said that he predicts that Clinton, who Donald Trump defeated in last y7ear’s presidential race, will refuse a plea bargain. He told Newsmax, “It's unlikely Hillary Clinton would accept a plea bargain from the Department of Justice if the FBI's email investigation is reopened.” He said in a television interview, "Sometimes she has trouble admitting that she's Hillary Clinton, you're absolutely right." He added, "This is a woman who never, ever admits that she did anything wrong.”

According to Klein, Clinton’s lawyer claims that the plea bargain was offered to Clinton by a high-ranking DOJ official. The attorney said that DOJ believes there are sufficient grounds to charge Clinton, a former Secretary of State, over her private emails. However, as part of the agreement, DOJ would not probe her dealings with foreign governments and business interests that favored the Clinton Foundation, nor look into the identity of those who paid exorbitant speaking fees to former president Bill Clinton.

However, Clinton’s attorney noted that a plea deal is normally offered by prosecutors only upon arraignment for a crime. So far, Clinton has not been charged.

According to a description on his website about "Guilty as Sin:

"In his astonishing new book, Klein uncovers the real story behind Hillary’s email scandals and the dirty political games that have kept her one step ahead of the law–for now. Klein reveals what the FBI’s team of 150+ investigators really found on Clinton’s server. How Comey originally threatened to resign over White House attempts to intervene in the investigation, and his secret plan to go around the Justice Department if needed. How an unprecedented Congressional investigation during an election year is uncovering new shocking evidence of corruption on a level some would call treason. And what Bill and Hillary still have left in their bag of tricks in their desperate quest to get back into the Oval Office."

Klein is the author of numerous books, including: "Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary", "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas", "The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House", and "Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died."

Klein also told Miranda Khan of Newsmax TV that because Clinton is unlikely to accept a plea agreement, DOJ will advance its probe into her tenure at the State Department in a way that will "drag on for a long time." In addition, he said that DOJ's Clinton investigation will serve to "balance the investigation that's going on with President Donald Trump and his campaign advisers regarding so-called collusion with the Russians." 

Klein is a former foreign news editor of Newsweek and general editor of The New York Times Magazine. In 2015, radio personality Rush Limbaugh questioned Klein's credibility and qualified some of Klein's sources as "grade school chatter."




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