- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A former U.S. attorney from Iowa who now leads a D.C.-based watchdog group reiterated his call for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s email server, saying Americans have a right to know what happened.

“I think the gravity of this case certainly is understood by the FBI,” Matthew Whitaker, the executive director of the Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT), said in an interview on “Tim Constantine’s Capitol Hill Show.”

“My group, FACT, has called for a special prosecutor because we just found out this morning that employees of the Justice Department have donated $75,000 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign,” Mr. Whitaker said.

“This’ll be unprecedented in the history of our country to have a nominee with this serious of not only ethical challenges but legal challenges,” he said. “Ultimately, I think the American people are going to be right in demanding a complete explanation not just as to what happened, but kind of why it happened.”

Mr. Whitaker predicted that the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s private email server would be done in the next four to six weeks.

“I don’t see where there’s any additional information that they need to garner, other than to give her a chance both to explain the situation and to answer some pretty difficult questions, and then ultimately they need to present the case to the prosecutors at the Department of Justice and the charging decision’s going to have to be made,” he said.

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