FBI's decision to reopen its investigation on the Hillary Clinton private email server is like opening a can of worms, Hillary's worms that is, as it reveals how conflict of interest, potential corruption and unethical behavior characterize the practices of Hillary and her aides.
The newest revelation is that a Justice Department official in charge of informing Congress about the Hillary server probe revival is actually a political appointee of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. In fact, while lobbying for the official's appointment back in 2008 to an Obama aide,
Podesta even raved that so fantastic a lawyer he was that he kept Podesta out of jail.
The DOJ official is Peter Kadzik, who was confirmed as assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in June 2014. Kadzik's connection to Podesta goes as far back as 1998 when he represented Podesta who was then being investigated by independent counsel Kenneth Starr for his possible role in helping former White House intern and alleged Bill Clinton mistress, Monica Lewinsky, land a job at the United Nations.
Kadzik also figured in another controversy in 2000 when he was hired as a lobbyist for tax cheat Marc Rich. In a stunning, questionable move, Bill Clinton granted a pardon in his final days in office to Rich. A House Oversight Committee Report two years after that, in 2002, reveals that Kadzik got the job as Rich's lobbyist precisely for his connection to Podesta. The report even specified that Kadzik was trusted by then Clinton White House Chief of Staff Podesta, and that he can easily have access in relaying Rich's arguments to Podesta.
In emails released by WikiLeaks, it was revealed that apparently Podesta and Kadzik maintained their close relations up until recently. A son of Kadzik even wrote Podesta last year asking for a possible job in Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Podesta and Kadzik also emailed each other about dinners together. One dinner took place on October 23, 2015, the day after Hillary Clinton testified before the House Benghazi committee. They had another dinner this year.
Kadzik remains crucial in the FBI reopening of the case against Hillary. In fact, after FBI Director James Comey informed Congress about its probe revival with the discovery of fresh evidence from a separate investigation, Congressional leaders wrote to the DOJ demanding more information about the FBI's decision. It was Kadzik who replied back to Congress leaders to assure them that the DOJ will work closely with the FBI and " together dedicate all necessary resources and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible". The letter was dated October 31.
The DOJ will play a crucial role in any investigation or reinvestigation as it is in charge of approving FBI's warrant applications and for convening a grand jury.
Kadzik is also credited for his huge efforts to successfully confirm Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch and Deputy Atty. Gen. Sally Yates, according to his own DOJ biography.
Republican nominee Donald Trump has been critical of the DOJ as it opposed Comey's decision to make public the discovery of new evidence leading to the reinvestigation. Trump has also questioned Lynch private meeting with Bill Clinton days leading to the FBI and DOJ's decision not to indict Hillary during the first investigation.
Everything's getting clearer every day, and the message is chilling- with the way they operate and peddle influence and cross ethical boundaries, it is really difficult to trust Hillary and her camp.