Report: Probe into alleged Clinton corruption closes

(Jacquelyn Martin | AP file photo) In this photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown Law's second annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture, in Washington. Clinton told the BBC on Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019, that she's “dumbfounded” the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares for national elections on Dec 12.

U.S. Attorney John Huber’s multiyear look into accusations of corruption by Hillary Clinton has found nothing to file charges against — an outcome that doesn’t surprise current or former law enforcement officials, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions tasked Huber, Utah’s U.S. attorney, with looking into the Clintons in November 2017 at the urging of President Donald Trump and others. The inquiry focused on the Clinton Foundation and its ties to the sale of Uranium One and the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, The Washington Post reported.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill (left) and U.S. Attorney John Huber (right) during a joint FBI Child Exploitation Task Force press conference Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.

“Current and former officials said that Huber has largely finished and found nothing worth pursuing — though the assignment has not formally ended and no official notice has been sent to the Justice Department or to lawmakers,” those officials told The Washington Post.

The Washington Post reports that while many lawmakers were “encouraged” by Huber’s appointment to the inquiry because they thought it could mean “that Clinton faced new legal jeopardy,” Justice Department officials never though it would “lead to anything of significance beyond appeasing those angry lawmakers and the president.”

Huber, who is from Magna, was an assistant U.S. attorney in Utah before President Barack Obama appointed him to the top job in 2015.

For more, visit The Washington Post.

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