Here’s a Washington Post story that didn’t get much attention in newspapers, including in Arkansas, this morning:


A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce much of anything.

John Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, was tapped in November 2017 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into concerns raised by President Trump and his allies in Congress that the FBI had not fully pursued cases of possible corruption at the Clinton Foundation and during Clinton’s time as secretary of state, when the U.S. government decided not to block the sale of a company called Uranium One.

As a part of his review, Huber examined documents and conferred with federal law enforcement officials in Little Rock who were handling a meandering probe into the Clinton Foundation, people familiar with the matter said. Current and former officials said that Huber has largely finished and found nothing worth pursuing — though the assignment has not formally ended and no official notice has been sent to the Justice Department or to lawmakers, these people said.

Perhaps the New York Times and them can return to e-mails! Or Benghazi!  Hillary won’t be locked up after all. But, happily, some of the Trump crowd is already behind bars or heading that way.

UPDATE: Media Matters reports on how right-wingers, with Fox News cheerleading, connived to produce this snipe hunt. More mud on the skirts of the New York Times.