Hillary Clinton’s legal woes reached a new level. According to reports, the FBI has “expanded its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server and is now looking into whether ‘materially false” statements were given to federal agents.” The Daily Caller,
Sources familiar with the investigation told Fox News that agents are focusing on U.S. Code 18, Section 1001 which governs “materially false” statements made in writing, orally or through a third party. The section could apply to Clinton, her aides or her attorneys if they made any misleading or false statements about her emails which caused federal agents to expend more resources and time on the investigation.
Violations of the code are punishable by up to five years in prison.
“This is a broad, brush statute that punishes individuals who are not direct and fulsome in their answers,” Timothy Gill, a former FBI agent who worked in the agency’s national security branch, told Fox News.