TODAY'S PAPER
Overcast 49° Good Morning
Overcast 49° Good Morning
OpinionLetters

Letter: FBI got the truth in Clinton probe

Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary

Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to a question during the town hall debate at Washington University on Oct. 9, 2016 in St Louis, Mo. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla

Reports that a Hillary Clinton State Department staff member took the Fifth Amendment and some former aides and others received immunity from prosecution in the probe of her emails fail to convey the truth [“Tough talk in clash on LI,” News, Sept. 27].

Attorneys protect their clients by requiring immunity before testimony is given.

Granting immunity to Clinton’s staff ensured that those who received it would tell all. If they did not, they could forfeit the immunity and be prosecuted for perjury. Therefore, the FBI finding that there was no basis for issuing criminal charges against Clinton was based on the facts.

Donald Trump’s supporters will not accept this reality.

Ed Horn, Baldwin

Columns