The Corner

Coffin: ‘No Question’ Hillary Committed Felony — If She Signed the Usual State Dept Exit Forms

Former counsel to vice president Dick Cheney and contributing editor to National Review Shannen Coffin said there’s “no doubt” that, if Hillary Clinton signed the usual exit form claiming she turned over all relevant records to the State Department, she “knowingly and willfully” violated federal law and could face fines or imprisonment.

On Fox News’s “Megyn Kelly” on Wednesday, Coffin explained that all State Department employees — including the Secretary of State — must sign a form OF-109, which declares that he or she has turned over all official records to the State Department as they leave their government position.

But Hillary did not turn over her e-mails, stored on a private home server, until after being asked by the State Department in late 2014. 

“There’s no doubt, looking at that, that wherever the secretary had those records — if she had them in her Chappaqua home, if she had them in her office, if she had them somewhere else — she’s got to bring all of the records to the table, and turn over any official records at the time of her departure,” Coffin said. “Not — most definitely not — two years later.”

Kelly asked Coffin if Hillary broke the law if she did, in fact, sign form OF-109 upon leaving the State Department.

“If that’s the case, there’s no question,” he said. “The form itself says, ‘Hey, before you sign this, understand that you are certifying something that we can prosecute you for. Making a false statement in this context, knowingly and willfully’ — which, I can’t imagine anything more knowing and willful than knowing you have 55,000 records sitting in your home — ‘if you do that, it is a felony.’”


The Latest