Hillary Clinton is innocent, that’s her story -- and New York Congressman Charlie Rangel is sticking with it.
“There’s no evidence of any wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton,” he said during an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.
Rangel discussed why he’s glad the government is moving forward with the case by granting ex-Clinton staffer Bryan Pagliano immunity.
“I think all people, especially those supporting Secretary Clinton, want to remove this cloud as we move forward in what appears to be a terrible campaign between Republicans and Democrats. Anything we can do to clear the air so that the voters will be able to deal with policy as it relates to peace, war, the economy, jobs, immigration – that’s what we have to do,” Rangel stated.
“And for those who are just pessimistic that this is going to lead to indictment, then they should be glad that the immunity is being given, the truth is going to be heard and I’m very confident that Hillary Clinton will survive this.”
Meanwhile, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey told the FOX Business Network on Thursday, the investigation is serious and not going away.
Rangel responded: “There’s been no Grand Jury that’s been there. Hillary Clinton has cooperated. There has not been a scintilla... of evidence that Hillary Clinton has done anything wrong by the FBI or the overall Justice Department.”
Rangel also argued there could be evidence that may lead to Pagliano’s prosecution.
“What has happened here is that the person who worked and set up the system for Hillary Clinton has said that it’s implied that before I talk I want to make certain that I’m not indicted. Now it takes a whole lot of speculation to say that what he’s going to say means that Hillary Clinton made a mistake [and] did some wrongdoing -- and even if it was, that it was criminal. There’s nothing to indicate that unless you are looking for it.”