Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday he believes Hillary Clinton’s actions with her private email server are impeachable offenses should she be elected president. “She purposefully circumvented it (the law), this was willful concealment and destruction,” Johnson said during an interview with Wisconsin’s Beloit Daily News:
Johnson cited 18 U.S. Code 793 (f) and 18 U.S. Code 2071, which have to do with the willful destruction or removal from proper custody of information relating to national defense. Johnson honed in on the latter of the two, which reads in part that anyone found to have concealed or removed records “shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
“I’m not a lawyer, but this is clearly written,” Johnson said. “I would say yes, high crime or misdemeanor, I believe she is in violation of both laws.”
I didn’t think too much about Johnson’s impeachment comment because according to the Beloit Daily News, Johnson was highlighting the difficulty that both Johnson and his Democrat challenger–former senator Russ Feingold–have in backing their party’s presidential nominees.
On Wednesday, Texas Rep. Mike McCaul chimed in and said Hillary could be impeached if she’s elected president:
“This investigation will continue whether she wins or not,” the Republican lawmaker told Fox News. “But assuming she wins and the investigation comes forward and it looks like an indictment is pending, at that point in time under the Constitution, the House of Representatives would engage in an impeachment trial. It would go to the Senate and impeachment proceedings and removal would take place.”
McCaul also criticized Hillary for “running around saying she’s been cleared and the investigation is over when in fact that is not a correct statement” and suggested that her presidency could create a “constitutional crisis.”
With Fox News now reporting the FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation will, barring obstruction, will continue to an indictment, you best prepare for a second Clinton impeachment.