“When I’m president of the United States, neither she nor any of these other people are going to be above the law,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Fox News’s “Hannity” in January. “People are going to be held accountable if they broke the laws of this country.”
“There will be a full accounting of all this when I’m president and we have a real Justice Department with a real attorney general.”
Legal experts question the validity of the threats, which would be nearly unprecedented and likely seen as a political retribution.
“The Justice Department isn’t supposed to be used for political purposes,” one former high-ranking department official told The Hill.
“This isn’t a banana republic, that ‘If we prevail then the other side better watch out,’ ” added the official, who was granted anonymity in order to speak freely. “That’s not what we do.”