By Savannah Smith  |  11-03-2016   News
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Various polls show Hillary Clinton’s declining support with less than a week to go before election, in great part as a result of last week’s FBI bombshell announcement that it is reviving the investigation on the private email server scandal of Hillary. Still for the sake of argument, a Republican senator says that even if she makes it to the White House, chances are great that Hillary will be impeached.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R- Wis, said that the Clinton had purposely circumvented the law. The senator said Hillary has committed both a high crime and misdemeanor, with her mishandling of classified information that put national security at risk.

Sen. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs cited 18 U.S. Code 793 (f) and 18 U.S. Code 2071 in regard to Clinton's "willful destruction or removal from proper custody of information relating to national defense." The latter of the two codes state 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."

Hillary during her term as secretary of state is believed to not have only mishandled classified information by receiving and sending communications through a private server that is not secure, but also for deleting over 30,000 emails, a number of which could very well involved top-level national security issues for the U.S.

The FBI in its first investigation refused to recommend the filing of charges against Hillary in spite of overwhelming evidence and despite saying that she was “extremely reckless”. Fresh evidence has triggered the new investigation, casting shadows on the trustworthiness of Hillary anew. It also raises questions on how she would govern if she wins, given that the investigation will not be completed before the election. Some experts even point to the possibility of the U.S. facing a constitutional crisis under a Clinton presidency.

Johnson said his Democratic challenger, former senator Russ Feingold, -as well as the rest of other Democratic lawmakers- will have a difficult time defending the actions of Hillary.

Some polls are saying that a number of respondents have shifted their support to Trump as a result of Clinton facing possible charges of criminal liability anew.

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