Report: Justice Department inquiry into Hillary Clinton wrapping up after finding nothing

Catherine Garcia

A two-year federal inquiry into Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state and the Clinton Foundation is winding down, with no results, current and former law enforcement officials tell The Washington Post.

This doesn't come as a surprise to the officials, who said they never expected anything to come out of the investigation. After President Trump and his conservative allies complained that the FBI did not properly investigate allegations of corruption leveled against Clinton, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked John Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, to review the accusations in November 2017.

One of the allegations was that while Clinton was secretary of state, people made donations to the Clinton Foundation in order to get favors from the State Department. Huber looked over documents and spoke with law enforcement officials, but never found anything worth pursuing, the Post reports. While he's effectively wrapped things up, his assignment isn't over and the Justice Department has not received an official notice. "We didn't expect much of it, and neither did he," one person with knowledge of the matter told the Post. "And as time went on, a lot of people just forgot about it."

After multiple investigations involving Clinton, there is still one person holding out hope that something, anything will be found: Trump. On Thursday night, he brought up Clinton during his campaign rally in Ohio, calling her "crooked" and grumbling, "you should lock her up, I'll tell you."

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