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Beloit, WI - Sen. Johnson: Clinton Could Be Impeached If Elected President

Published on: November 1, 2016 08:08 PM
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FILE - In this May 13, 2016, file photo, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks with reporters in Green Bay, Wis. Johnson's challenger Democrat Russ Feingold continues to increase his fundraising haul as his rematch against Johnson nears. Feingold reported Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 that he had raised $5.2 million for the tree-month period ending in September. Johnson has yet to release his latest fundraising numbers. They aren't due to be reported until Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)FILE - In this May 13, 2016, file photo, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks with reporters in Green Bay, Wis. Johnson's challenger Democrat Russ Feingold continues to increase his fundraising haul as his rematch against Johnson nears. Feingold reported Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 that he had raised $5.2 million for the tree-month period ending in September. Johnson has yet to release his latest fundraising numbers. They aren't due to be reported until Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

Beloit, WI -Hillary Clinton could face impeachment if she is elected president because her use of a private email server as secretary of state broke the law, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said.

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In an interview, Johnson told the Beloit Daily News (http://bit.ly/2eS9hcp) on Monday that Clinton “purposefully circumvented” the law. The Republican said, “this was willful concealment and destruction” involving information related to national defense.

Federal law provides anyone found to have concealed or removed such records is disqualified from holding office, Johnson said.

“I’m not a lawyer, but this is clearly written,” said Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. “I would say yes, high crime or misdemeanor, I believe she is in violation of both laws.”

The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.

Johnson is locked in a re-election battle with Democrat Russ Feingold, whom he defeated in 2010.

Johnson said he believes the initial FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server was not in pursuit of truth, but instead was intended to cover up her actions. In July, FBI Director James Comey said Clinton had been careless with classified information but he declined to prosecute her.

“That was a corrupt conclusion,” Johnson said of the results of the investigation.

On Friday, FBI Director James Comey told Congress that the bureau had discovered additional emails that might be relevant to the Clinton email case.



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 Nov 01, 2016 at 08:34 PM lipa21 Says:

emailgate is worse than watergate and she should be forced to RESIGN

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 Nov 01, 2016 at 09:39 PM abilenetx Says:

I keep saying a vote for Clinton is a vote for President Kaine.

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 Nov 01, 2016 at 09:41 PM HeshyEmes Says:

Unfortunately, 1. Hillary could pardon herself if she's indicted. 2. A president can only be impeached for acts done as president, not prior acts. 3. I doubt she would be impeached for pardoning herself (she'd say "it was dividing the country & its time to move on").

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 12:05 AM RebelSheep Says:

Reply to #1  
lipa21 Says:

emailgate is worse than watergate and she should be forced to RESIGN

Hillary elected and impeached is far better than Trump as president.

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 12:18 AM Anonymous Says:

Hope she's not removed from office of she wins. Her vice presidential candidate sounds as if he's even worse than her.

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 12:30 AM Truth Says:

Reply to #1  
lipa21 Says:

emailgate is worse than watergate and she should be forced to RESIGN

Only in the criminal Democratic Party can a person under federal investigation by obama leftist FBI, run for president.

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 12:39 AM Anonymous Says:

Scary because Kaine could become Pres. If you think the Middle East is bad now wait till he takes the helm!

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 09:18 AM ayinglefunadorf Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Scary because Kaine could become Pres. If you think the Middle East is bad now wait till he takes the helm!

Get used to, after Hillary in eight years Kaine most likely will be the next President. (Unless the Republicans will finally wake up and realize they can't win by attacking woman, immigrants, religions, disabled etc.)

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 02:23 PM RebelSheep Says:

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Truth Says:

Only in the criminal Democratic Party can a person under federal investigation by obama leftist FBI, run for president.

The US constitution does not say anything against her running.

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 Nov 02, 2016 at 03:32 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
RebelSheep Says:

Hillary elected and impeached is far better than Trump as president.

Don't vote her in.... So she can go straight to jail without further harming the a,erican people!

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