Overview and recap articles:
Federal Bureau of Political Investigation. [Scroll down] All of this is commanded by law to be kept
secret so as to preserve evidence, avoid tipping off a potential defendant capable of flight and preserve the reputation of a
person not indicted. That is at least the way these things are supposed to work. Yet none of this happened in the
recently reopened and re-terminated investigation of the misuse of emails containing state secrets by Clinton. In that
investigation, the DOJ did not present evidence to a grand jury. Thus, it did not obtain any subpoenas. And it
did not seek any search warrants. It cut deals left and right, promising not to prosecute those from whom it sought problematic
evidence. After accumulating a mountain of evidence of Clinton's guilt, the FBI did not present it to the DOJ.
Investigative Landscape. [FBI Director James] Comey has been battered by news reports of turmoil within the FBI
over investigations of the Clintons. Rumors flew earlier this year that an indictment of Mrs. Clinton was
imminent. The story du jour is that elements within the FBI are closing in on the Clinton Foundation, or the Clinton
finances, or generalized Clinton corruption — were it not for the perfidy of Comey and Attorney General Loretta
Lynch. FBI field agents and supervisors — particularly in the powerful New York field office —
are said to be up in arms, handing in their resignations. The independence of the FBI has collapsed. Don't
believe it. FBI agents are by nature an aggressive bunch — chasing leads, questioning suspects, pushing for
warrants and wire taps — and butting heads with cautious superiors. The tensions between agents who make the
criminal case and prosecutors who make the legal call are as old as the FBI itself.
of an FBI Director. Every agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation takes an oath to "support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic" and to "bear true faith and allegiance to the
same." And he swears to "faithfully discharge the duties of the office." It is much the same oath taken by members of
Congress, by military officers and government employees. It is an oath that goes back to Washington and Lincoln.
Its origins lie in the Constitution. And FBI Director James Comey violated it. The oath is not to any president
or government, but to the impartial law of the Constitution. It says that no one is above the law. James Comey
twice stated implicitly that one politician is above the law.
of the dumbest things the FBI did before Clinton. In light of the news that the FBI will not prosecute Hillary
Clinton for her use of a private email server, the agency is getting heat from both sides of the political aisle.
Conservatives feel that Clinton was given preferential treatment due to her connections to the Obama administration, noting
that "less important" people have been thrown in jail for far less. Meanwhile, Clinton's defenders claim that the FBI
is largely pro-Trump and that the whole investigation was a witch hunt designed to boost the billionaire mogul's chances of
taking the White House. In other words, pretty much everyone thinks the FBI is corrupt, partisan, and ineffective.
Given the agency's history, that's not an unreasonable assumption to make. Over the years, the FBI has engaged in some
truly stupid activities that make you wonder how it manages to protect us at all.
The FBI: The 'Fix Be In'.
The FBI's reputation has sunk so low under the Obama administration that its initials seem to stand for: The Fix Be In.
[...] Consider the Clinton investigation. The FBI granted limited immunity to five Clinton aides, including Paul
Combetta, who deleted Clinton emails in March 2015 after Congress had subpoenaed her records. FBI agents waited a year
before they questioned Clinton in July for an hour and a half. Shortly thereafter, Director James Comey announced there
would be no indictment in the case; even though Clinton did not hand over "several thousand" work emails to the State
Department, there was no proof of "intentional misconduct."
details how Team Obama schemed to let Hillary skate. In his new book, "Guilty As Sin" (Regnery), out Tuesday
[10/4/2016], Edward Klein claims officials in the Obama administration decided before the first witness was interviewed that
Hillary Clinton would not face prosecution over the handling of classified e-mail.
'Singlehandedly Ruined' FBI's Reputation: Retired Agents Blast Clinton Probe. Retired FBI agents are blasting Director
Jim Comey over the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to a Thursday [10/6/2016] opinion piece in
The New York Post. "Comey has single-handedly ruined the reputation of the organization," former agent Michael M. Biasello
told the outlet. He claimed that accommodations given the Clinton and her aides was "unprecedented," suggesting, "which is another way
of saying this outcome was by design."
FBI Director James
Comey Has To Go. FBI Director James Comey has broken the sacred trust of the American people. He
conducted a faux investigation into the State Department email scandal in which dozens of confidential and top-secret emails
passing through an unsecured, private server put our national security at risk. He handed out immunity deals to most of
the major players involved in the investigation. He ignored evidence to protect the Clinton Team from prosecution.
He put President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton's political legacy ahead of the law. He made secret deals to
destroy evidence, thwarting congressional subpoenas. That's called obstruction of justice. It's a crime.
James Comey violated the law. He violated his oath of office. It's corruption at the highest level.
Comey and Loretta Lynch Should Be Impeached for Whitewashing Clinton's Crimes. Just when one thinks the
cavalier cabal of Clinton and her cronies has exhausted all manner of corruption, yet another outrage surfaces, implicating
even more people. The bombshell this week is that Loretta Lynch and James Comey not only gave immunity to Hillary's
closest co-conspirators Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson — who, despite being attorneys, destroyed evidence
right and left — but, in a secret side deal, agreed to limit the FBI's review of the Clinton team laptops to
pre-January 2015 and to destroy the laptops when the FBI review was complete. Congress and every law-abiding citizen in
this country should be outraged. This blatant destruction of evidence is obstruction of justice itself.
FBI Working With the Clinton
Campaign? Back in July, the director of the FBI, James Comey, held a press conference in which he said that no
charges would be brought against Clinton for her use of a private home e-mail server. This month, ahead of Labor Day,
the FBI's official documents on their investigation into Clinton's e-mails were released. In July, Comey stated "we
[the FBI] can't establish... that she acted with the necessary criminal intent." The documents released from the FBI sing
a different tune. Hillary Clinton used not one, but three, private servers while Secretary of State and all were kept
in her basement. None of her e-mails use encryption. An e-mail account using Clinton's server was successfully
hacked into in January 2013. A computer and thumb drive with the entire archive of her e-mails was lost in the mail.
Sure, Comey can say that these details show no willful intent to break the law but let's keep going. Clinton used
13 Blackberries and 5 iPads with her private home e-mail server and had aides destroy them with hammers after use.
FBI found 15,000 emails Hillary Clinton didn't turn over. If you scrape away all of the spin and the political
positioning that Hillary Clinton's decision to use a private email server has spawned, you are left with these facts:
Clinton is the first secretary of state to exclusively use a private email account for official business.
2. She is also
the first secretary of state to have a private email server housed at her home.
3. When asked by the State Department to
turn over her emails, Clinton had a team of lawyers go through them to separate those that were purely personal and those
that touched on some aspect of her professional life. The personal emails were deleted permanently off the server.
Clinton, who tells dreadful lies. Today, it is the American people who have been burned, time and again, by
Hillary Clinton's dreadful lies. Let's review just a few examples of her serial dishonesty: She lied repeatedly
about her emails. She lied when she said she had "turned over everything I was obligated to turn over" (FBI Director
James Comey said the FBI "discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not among the group of 30,000 e-mails
returned by Secretary Clinton to state in 2014"). She lied when she said there was "no classified material" in her private
emails ... that there was nothing "classified at the time" ... and that there was nothing "marked classified" in her private
emails — all of which the FBI director said were untrue. And, to top it all off, she lied about her lies —
declaring on national television that "Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I've said is consistent with what
I have told the American people" — a claim The Post's Fact Checker gave "Four Pinocchios."
Clinton's Email: the Definitive Timeline. Clip and save for future reference.
Clearest (No Spin) Summary of FBI Report on Hillary Clinton Email. The FBI could not review all of the Hillary
Clinton emails under investigation because:
• The Clintons' Apple personal server used for Hillary
Clinton work email could not be located for the FBI to examine.
• An Apple MacBook laptop and thumb
drive that contained Hillary Clinton email archives were lost, and the FBI couldn't examine them.
BlackBerry devices provided to FBI didn't have their SIM or SD data cards.
• 13 Hillary Clinton
personal mobile devices were lost, discarded or destroyed. Therefore, the FBI couldn't examine them.
Various server backups were deleted over time, so the FBI couldn't examine them.
• After State
Dept. notified Hillary Clinton her records would be sought by House Benghazi Committee, copies of her email on the laptops of
her attorneys Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were wiped with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn't review them.
• After her emails were subpoenaed, Hillary Clinton's email archive was also permanently deleted from her
then-server "PRN" with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn't review it.
• Also after the subpoena,
backups of the PRN server were manually deleted.
James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, June 8, 2017:
Credibility — Does He Have Any? Fired FBI Director Jamey's Comey has been characterized as a hero by
liberal media, pundits, and politicians in recent days. The media has proclaimed Mr.Comey as the poster child, the star
actor one may say in leading their battle to derail President Trump. To them, Comey is a law-abiding hero simply trying
to hold President Trump accountable. A simple question remains unanswered, however, how credible really is James Comey?
Prosecute Comey? Suppose that
a president orders that something clearly illegal be done, something so heinous that it rises to the level of an impeachable
offense. Comey has hinted that that is what Trump had asked him. That would clearly distinguish it from the
Petraeus case. But then it's more complicated than that. First, Petraeus's disclosures were to a biographer, a
West Point grad, and there was clearly no intention that the information be leaked to anyone else. In Comey's case, on
the other hand, the intention was to get the information into the hands of the New York Times as quickly as
possible. Second, what Comey revealed clearly didn't amount to an impeachable offense.
What that Comey hearing really
revealed about Washington. One of the most refreshing thing about recent days in Washington has been the
unusual spectacle of a prominent player making numerous bold political allegations in person on camera without hiding behind
the cloak of "anonymous source." The novelty of a non-anonymous source in the murky Washington waters won't likely last,
courage there being in chronic short supply. Not only that, but James Comey, a renowned behind-the-scenes player as
one-time FBI director, openly confessed to orchestrating the leaking game himself as an anonymous source to accomplish a
political end. In which, it should be noted, he succeeded.
Comey and the Memo that He Didn't Write — or Leak. Either you believe that President Trump was in
cahoots with Vladimir Putin to steal the election out from under Hillary Clinton, that he obstructed justice and, who knows,
may even be a traitor, or you believe that liberal Democrats both in and out of the media are out to get him and won't rest
until they do. Either you believe that former FBI chief James Comey is a Boy Scout who makes Opie Taylor look like a
snot-nose juvenile delinquent or you believe that Comey is a shrewd, calculating political insider who, like just about
everybody else in Washington, looks out more than anything else for himself. Or maybe you don't really care.
Don't Miss the
Significance of the Comey Matter. The Comey affair shows us that there are big problems with the Bureau.
Contrary to the old narrative that the FBI is full of patriotic, professional experts, empirical evidence suggests that the
culture of the institution is partisan, unprofessional, and surprisingly unintelligent.
Underestimate The Severity of James Comey's Manipulative Intent. Former FBI Director James Comey is steeped in
the dark arts of self-serving deception. It is a character trait necessary for life at the top of the food chain in the
deep swamp. As such, the fully developed Comey persona is necessarily devoid of any cognitive genetic composition which
would frame compassion for anything, or anyone. Comey looks out for his own best interests.
A Limited Dissection. I know a number of government officials and employees who like and respect former FBI
Director James Comey. Much has been written about how damaging his Thursday testimony was for President Trump.
It's easy to find articles such as these on NBC, in the Washington Post and in The Atlantic. The fact that Comey was
willing to give testimony that sometimes reflected poorly on his own behavior doesn't necessarily mean he told the truth on
all matters, but seems to weigh in his favor on the honesty scale. The following is a compilation of some of my
questions, comments and observations after reviewing his testimony.
After he was fired, in an act of venomous revenge — not atypical of the Swamp — Comey had a friend, a
Columbia Law School professor, leak his version of a conversation with the president. In this version, Trump was trying
to hide the collusion by cutting off an investigation. Why did he not simply release the memo to the press in a less
cowardly fashion? Because he clearly hoped it would not be traced to him, and the motive thus made clear.
damaging case against James Comey. Comey described a series of ethical challenges during his term as FBI
director. Yet, he almost uniformly avoided taking a firm stand in support of the professional standards of the FBI.
During the Obama administration, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave Comey a direct order to mislead the public by
calling the ongoing investigation a mere "matter." Rather than standing firm on the integrity of his department and refusing
to adopt such a meaningless and misleading term, Comey yielded to Lynch while now claiming discomfort over carrying out the
order. When Trump allegedly asked for Comey to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn or pledge loyalty, Comey did not tell
the president that he was engaging in wildly inappropriate conduct. He instead wrote a memo to file and told close aides.
notes on Trump's current predicament. Fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence
Committee marked the full shift of the Trump-Russia investigation from a probe dedicated to discovering collusion to a probe
dedicated to proving the president obstructed justice. Democrats at the Comey hearing barely touched on collusion,
which appears to have turned out to be a dry hole. When it did come up in Comey's appearance, it was during questioning
from Republicans, who wanted to highlight their point that collusion — the core of the case and the reason
everybody got so excited in the first place — has so far turned out to be nothing.
'truth' crusade is really an anti-Trump one. By his actions, Comey reveals himself to be a fellow traveler with
Never Trumpers. His firing brought him out of the shadows and into the open "resistance" to the president.
His Testimony, It's Clear Comey Deserved To Be Fired. One thing is certain from watching former FBI director
James Comey's testimony Thursday: He really, really likes himself. Billed by some on the left as "the last honest
man in Washington," which is funny because last year they were calling for his head, Comey did all he could to portray
himself as the hero of his own story. That's not uncommon in Washington. Actually it's the norm, but rarely is it
so blatant. Comey knows how to play the DC "CYA" game like a pro, but he was lucky he was being questioned by
politicians and not people with the ability to think on their feet or time to ask follow-up questions.
Service Has No Audio, Transcripts of Tapes From Inside Trump White House. The Secret Service said Monday [6/12/2017] that
it does not have any audio or transcripts of tapes recorded inside the White House since President Donald Trump was inaugurated.
The federal agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Wall Street Journal by informing the newspaper that
it does not have tapes. The Secret Service response did not specify whether anyone else inside the White House has set up
recording systems, and Trump has maintained secrecy about the possibility of having his own recordings. Reporters have been pushing
the White House in recent weeks to see if tapes exist containing private conversations between Trump and former FBI Director James Comey,
who the president fired last month.
Secret Service Does Not Have Any Recordings of Trump's Meetings With Comey. The Secret Service has no audio
tapes or transcripts of recordings from President Donald Trump's White House, according to a new report in the Wall Street
Journal. The Journal submitted a freedom of information request to the Secret Service, to which the agency
responded it did not have "audio copies or transcripts of any tapes recorded" inside the White House: [...]
Comey killed The
Resistance. Washington had bet their swamp on Comey giving devastating testimony that would lead to the
indictment and impeachment of President Trump. But the funny thing is when you put a lawyer under oath, he tells the
truth. Unless his name is Bill Clinton. Unlike "anonymous" leaks — surely the reporters know their
names — under oath, Comey had to answer questions beyond the spinning story. Which depressed The Resistance
(including Never Trumpers) because his testimony showed there were no Russian bogeymen under anyone's bed.
Investigators Probe James Comey Leak Network. A bipartisan group of powerful senators is asking the man
believed to have helped ex-FBI Director James Comey leak his infamous "let this go" memo to the media to produce that memo
for them. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse
(D-DE) — the chairs and ranking Democrats of the Senate Judiciary Committee and its National Security
Subcommittee — sent a letter Thursday [6/8/2017] to Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman demanding he
provide them with the original memo he supposedly leaked to CNN on Comey's say-so.
Never Kept Detailed Memos On Conversations He Had With Barack Obama. James Comey did not write detailed memos
after his conversations with Barack Obama like he did with Donald Trump. The former FBI director is scheduled to
testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday at 10 a.m. In his prepared opening statement released by the
committee Wednesday [6/7/2017], Comey said he only spoke with Obama twice during his presidency, but talked to Trump nine times
within four months of his.
testimony: Trump has constitutional authority to stop investigation of any person, Dershowitz says. Alan M.
Dershowitz, a law professor at Harvard, wrote on FoxNews.com Wednesday [6/7/2017] that President Trump has the constitutional right
to direct his FBI director to stop an investigation of anyone "by simply pardoning that person." "Throughout American
history — from Adams to Jefferson to Lincoln to Roosevelt to Kennedy to Obama — presidents have
directed (not merely requested) the Justice Department to investigate, prosecute (or not prosecute) specific individuals or
categories of individuals," Dershowitz wrote. "It is only recently that the tradition of an independent Justice
Department and FBI has emerged. But traditions, even salutary ones, cannot form the basis of a criminal charge."
exonerates Trump — so much for obstruction. Felony obstruction requires that the person seeking to
obstruct a law enforcement investigation act "corruptly." The statute specifically defines what that includes: threats,
lies, bribes, destruction of documents, and altering or concealing evidence. None of that is alleged by Comey. Instead,
the fired FBI Director recounts how President Trump expressed compassion for the man he dismissed as his National Security Adviser,
calling Michael Flynn "a good guy" who "has been through a lot." Comey agreed. Then the president said, "I hope you
can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go." The president's statement is not an order or mandate.
It is not even a "request," though Comey insists he understood it to be. But even if we construe it as such, it is not enough
to constitute obstruction. Not even close. There must be a "corrupt" act that accompanies the directive.
Provided False Testimony About Jeff Sessions' Recusal From Russia Investigations. The Department of Justice
(DOJ) on Thursday evening accused former FBI director James Comey of providing false testimony before the Senate Intelligence
Committee. According to DOJ spokesman Ian Prior, who made the accusations against Comey via an official DOJ press
release, Comey did not answer truthfully when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Cali.) asked him about the process by which Attorney
General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any federal investigations of Russian interference with the 2016 elections.
Harris specifically asked Comey about his understanding of the process by which Sessions recused himself, and the specific
rules regarding his involvement in the investigations post-recusal. Comey claimed that everything he knew about the
topic came entirely from public statements by Sessions and that he was not aware of any DOJ memoranda "outlining the
parameters of [Sessions'] recusal."
fallout: Similarities in Times article, testimony could bolster Trump claims. ## Given the timeline and Comey's own testimony,
it would appear there are two scenarios for how the information got out in the May 11 piece. Trump's lawyer seems to argue that despite his
testimony, Comey made his move even before Trump tweeted about tapes. The other scenario is one of the top FBI officials referenced by Comey first
leaked confidential conversations between the president and his then-FBI director. The identity of The New York Times' source for the May 11
article remained unclear on Friday and Columbia University Law Professor Dan Richman, who said he was Comey's "friend" who leaked the contents of his
memos in subsequent stories, declined to answer further questions.
State Gone Wild: Comey Asserts Unprecedented FBI Supremacy. James Comey asserted in his extraordinary
testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee that the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is authorized to
override Justice Department oversight procedures, a questionable claim which if true would raise serious questions about
long-standing rules aimed at preventing abuses by federal law enforcement officials. The former head of the FBI told
the Senate panel that he believed he had received a direction from the president in February that the FBI end its
investigation of Michael Flynn's alleged involvement with Russia — a direction with which he and his
kitchen-cabinet of "FBI senior leadership" unilaterally decided not to comply. The Comey cabinet then decided that it
would not report the receipt of this direction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions or any other Justice Department superior.
Criticism: Media Headlines Misleading After Comey Testimony. The establishment media's bias was on full
display following James Comey's congressional hearing Wednesday. Headlines focused on Comey's testimony that President
Donald Trump "lied," concealing the more pertinent and shocking revelations exposed during the hearing. Comey's
testimony exonerated Trump from allegations of obstruction of justice, and vindicated his claims about Comey telling him
three times that he was not, personally, under investigation. So, what does the establishment media decide to report:
that Donald Trump "lied" about why he fired James Comey.
was Before Congress to Indict Trump. Instead, He Might Have Indicted Himself. Congress criminalizes lying to Congress
under oath. The relevant statutes are 18 USC 1621 and 18 USC 1001. Section 1621 requires a person
first, be making a statement under a sworn oath; second, that statement be "material" to the proceeding; third, the statement be false;
and fourth, the statement be knowingly and willfully false. Section 1001 mirrors those elements, without the same tribunal
prerequisites: it also requires the government prove a person willfully made a materially false statements. In either
case, the primary focus is: first, a false statement; second, a false statement as material to the matter; third, the false statement
be made knowingly and willfully. A statement is not false if it can be interpreted in a completely innocent manner. A statement
is not material if it is not particularly relevant or pertain to the subject of the matter. Willfully remains a very high standard
of proof in the criminal law, though less in perjury cases than in tax cases: it requires the person know they are lying.
The swamp critters put Wally Gator on the stand as they tried to bring President Trump down in their latest attempt at
presidenticide. Comey, though, could not perjure himself by implicating the president of anything more than saying
hello. A few Trump Republicans were wise enough to drag the ghost of attorneys general past by asking Comey about
Loretta Lynch. Had Hillary won, Lynch would have been the first black woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Instead,
she should hire a criminal lawyer, just in case. But in a Trumpian reversal of fortune, Comey may wind up without a law
license, which may or may not hinder his career of slithering in the swamp.
Five Facts and Examples Showcasing Comey's Political Motives. [#5] James Comey stated under oath, and included
in his written statement, that it was his decision to speak alone, one-on-one to President-Elect Trump on January 6th in
Trump Tower as Comey asked everyone else to leave the briefing. Comey held no issues with a private conversation with
the incoming President. However, a month later on February 14th, in the oval office, when President Trump asked
everyone to leave the room for a one-on-one, James Comey testifies it was "inappropriate" for a private conversation.
Six Most Important Revelations from the Comey Hearing. Trump supporters, swamp dwellers, and Americans from all
walks of life had their eyes glued to coverage of the testimony by former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence
Committee this morning [6/8/2017]. The hearing was treated like a major sporting event by D.C. locals, who lined up
to gain entrance to local establishments for standing-room only viewing parties.
Comey Served at the Pleasure of
Himself. If Trump said that Comey's lousy judgment had caused "turmoil" at the FBI, that's because it did. That
Comey characterized Trump's comments about a demoralized FBI as a "lie" should discredit the rest of his testimony. It just
underscored the straining, self-serving character of his appearance. He showed up not to defend an "independent" FBI
but to justify his own dubious tenure at it. [...] Let's cut through the nonsense: Comey, not Trump, is the villain in this
idiotic saga. In all of his heavy-breathing hints and leaks, Comey let people think that the president was under investigation.
The scandal is not that a guilty president asked the FBI director to treat him as innocent, but that an innocent president was treated
as guilty by an FBI director drunk on his own rectitude. One has to laugh at the audacity of an FBI director who violates the
confidences of others casting himself as the arbiter of honesty and integrity.
Comey: A six-foot, eight-inch
Pajama Boy. Aside from revealing that President Trump is guilty of exactly nothing but winning an election, James Comey sure did reveal
a lot about himself. His feelings are easily hurt, he gets scared in Trump's presence, he gets nauseated, is weak, gets confused and
stunned. He is sorry his workforce had to hear what Trump said about the FBI, that it is in disarray. He sounded like a college
snowflake on almost any American college campus in need of a safe space.
Pressure Is Not Obstruction. I find it difficult to understand how legal experts can read former FBI director
James Comey's submitted testimony and conclude that it makes out a case of felony obstruction of an FBI investigation.
That contention was ill-conceived before we saw Comey's testimony, and it is even weaker now. As I've tried to explain
before, there are two principles at play here. The first is corruption. Perhaps it would help to look at
the relevant statute, Section 1505 of the federal penal code (Title 18). [...]
Was The First To Call A Private, One-On-One Meeting With Trump. According to former FBI Director James Comey's
statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, released Wednesday before his testimony, it was Comey himself who initiated
the practice of meeting privately with Donald Trump. The first encounter he describes in the seven-page statement was
a briefing with then President-elect Trump at Trump Tower January 6.
Falsely Claims That Clinton Campaign Didn't Communicate With Department of Justice. Hillary Clinton's former
campaign manager, Robby Mook, on Thursday [6/8/2017] falsely claimed that Clinton's campaign was not talking to anyone in the
Justice Department. CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked Mook about former FBI Director James Comey's claim on Thursday that
Barack Obama's attorney general, Loretta Lynch, asked him to label the FBI investigation into Clinton's private email server
as a "matter," not an "investigation."
James Comey's Concern About Lying Exposes Months-long Lying of Democrat Leadership. During fired FBI Director
James Comey's testimony today he justified his need to write "memos" after meetings with President Trump because he held
concerns that President Trump would lie about their meetings. However, in citing this reasoning, and later delivering
expanded testimony, James Comey exposed his own lying and also the lying of Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Senator Chuck Schumer,
and Senator Mark Warner.
AG Lynch Directed Me to Call Hillary Email Investigation a 'Matter'. Thursday during a Senate Intelligence
Committee hearing, former FBI Director James Comey said former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch had asked him to call the
FBI investigation into former Secretary of State and then-Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's handling of
classified information on a private email server a "matter."
McCarthy demolishes the argument that Trump obstructed justice, or even did anything wrong in dinner talk with
Comey. In his trademark well informed and lucid style, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy took just over
four minutes to explain to Tucker Carlson's viewers why President Trump's dinner conversation with James Comey, bandied about
as "obstruction of justice" by many on the left, was not improper. But before you view the video below, consider the
false notion propagated by Comey in his written introductory statement to his testimony today. [...]
James Comey, Novelist.
James Comey has a story to tell, and in his account, there is no doubt about who is the hero. Comey, by reputation, has a monumental
ego. His prepared testimony for the Senate Intelligence Committee, which you can read [elsew]here, is consistent with that image.
It is also clear that Comey is a consummate creature of Washington. Comey's narrative suggests that from the beginning, he viewed President
Trump with suspicion as an interloper in Comey's D.C. world. He apparently never had a conversation with Trump without immediately
documenting it in a memo and discussing it with his aides at the FBI. For some reason, Comey sees fit to contrast his relationships
with Presidents Obama and Trump: [...]
Comey's Latest Statement Is An Indictment Of Comey, Not Trump. Ahead of former Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, the committee released the
seven-page prepared statement Comey provided on Wednesday. While it's clear that Comey and his allies believe the
statement is proof that President Donald Trump acted inappropriately, and perhaps even illegally, the statement itself is a
much bigger indictment of Comey's own behavior over the last six months.
said Loretta Lynch told him not to call the Clinton email probe an 'investigation'. For the first time, former
FBI Director James Comey, who is testifying today before the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that President Obama's
Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to call the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email scandal a "matter" and not an
"investigation." Under questioning by panel chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Comey said that he was uncomfortable
with the unexpected meeting Lynch had with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac last year. Comey said that
meeting convinced him that the independence of the investigation was tainted with regard to the Justice Department and led him
to go public with the bureau's findings on Clinton.
Nothing About Comey. The left would like to believe that Comey was gathering evidence on President Trump. But they
don't contain anything incriminating about him. Instead Comey was trying to preemptively protect himself. To understand
that is to understand who Comey is and why he got into this mess. Democrats fixated on the idea that Comey would take out
Trump. But Comey is the wrong man for that job. Just as he was the wrong man to hold Hillary accountable. Comey
isn't anybody's hero. He never was.
endings to prosecutorial careers of James Comey and Loretta Lynch. Substantively, what jumped out at me was how much of Comey's testimony was
impressionistic — how he felt about what Trump said and what he surmised Trump intended. From a supposedly hardened prosecutor and FBI Director, it was
a strange approach, one that must have been deliberate with the knowledge that Comey had very little hard evidence of Trump wrongdoing, much less criminality.
and Losers from Comey Hearing. Comey's testimony revealed that there may be just as many — if not more — questions
surrounding the Obama administration regarding possible malfeasance. When asked if former President Bill Clinton's infamous tarmac
meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch led him to go public with the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email
server, Comey said, "yes," adding that the incident was conclusively "the thing that capped it for me, that I had to do something
separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the justice department."
damaging case against James Comey. The testimony of James Comey proved long on atmospherics and short on ethics. While many were
riveted by Comey's discussion of his discomfort in meetings with President Trump, most seemed to miss the fact that Comey was describing his own conduct
in strikingly unethical terms. The greatest irony is that Trump succeeded in baiting Comey to a degree that even Trump could not have imagined.
After calling Comey a "showboat" and poor director, Comey proceeded to commit an unethical and unprofessional act in leaking damaging memos against Trump.
Watch: Multiple FBI Agents Tell Us 'Comey is a Dirty Cop'. The Director of Investigations and Research
for the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, Chris Farrell, told Fox News' Lou Dobbs in an interview that multiple FBI
agents say that Comey is a dirty cop. Farrell said, "This is a case where FBI agents, recently retired and actively
serving have come to me and they have told me that they consider Comey to be a dirty cop."
What Everyone Is Missing About the Comey Scandal.
[Scroll down] However, despite [James] Clapper's earnest worry and woe, the FBI is not a co-equal branch of government
able to "check and balance" the executive branch. Despite James Comey's defense of the FBI's independence at his
hearing yesterday, there is no constitutional requirement that the FBI be independent of the presidency. Comey even
admitted as much amid his defense of FBI independence.
revenge testimony: Ex-FBI director's case collapses like a house of cards. This is the most compelling
evidence yet that Comey was anything but independent in his position at the FBI. In an editorial, the Wall Street Journal
correctly notes the partisan nature of Comey's actions: "He's a government official motivated by political
self-interest who should have resigned if he believed what he now says he did. That he failed to act at the time
suggests his motive now is more revenge than truth-telling." There's no question about it. Comey craves the
spotlight. Comey likes to be the center of attention. And his decision to appear yesterday before the Senate
committee was an opportunity to even the score against a President who correctly fired him last month. It was
revenge — pure and simple.
creature Comey threw Lynch, Trump, the press under the bus on Thursday. Mr. Comey threw himself under the
bus. Not only was he unable to stand up to Loretta Lynch and President Trump when he thought it was required, he also
decided to leak personal notes to the media. He leaked information through a third party and remained an anonymous
source. Comey should have taken his notes to the Justice Department or to the appropriate committees in the House and
Senate. He chose to take it to the press because his clear intention was to achieve a political objective and damage
the President. There are further indications that this may not have been his only leak. This is an issue that
should be examined in depth.
That James Comey Misled the Senate Intelligence Committee. In his written testimony before the Senate
Intelligence Committee, James Comey made a point of saying that he wrote memoranda documenting all of his conversations with
Donald Trump, something he didn't feel compelled to do regarding his (very few) conversations with Barack Obama. In his
appearance before the committee, Comey broadened this claim to include President George W. Bush, under whom he served as
Deputy Attorney General. The reason, he explained, was that Trump was the only one of the three presidents whom he
Comey's Media Leak Conduit, Daniel Richman, Goes into Hiding. Oh, this is transparently suspicious. But
don't anticipate the media to point out that transparently innocent people do not need to duck for cover. The Columbia
University professor, Daniel Richman, that fired FBI Director James Comey utilized as the go-between to provide leaks to the
media, has gone into hiding.
Prepare the White House for President
Pence. The fact that [Robert] Mueller is, in effect, investigating the conduct of another FBI director, James Comey, is another significant
factor. Mueller and Comey are best friends. They will protect each other. Comey did not reopen the anthrax investigation in order to
get to the bottom of Mueller’s incompetence, and Mueller will not hold Comey responsible for targeting Trump by using the phony “Trump Dossier” filled
with Russian disinformation. Hence, they both have reasons to go after Trump. They are a tag team against the President.
Loretta Lynch, Swamp
Thing. Arguably, the most interesting part of the testimony of James Comey, the cowardly lion of the criminal justice system,
before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday is not that President Trump was cleared of even a scintilla of corruption and obstruction
of justice but that President Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, is up to her eyeballs in both.
committed no crime. Democrats need to get over it. Before the angry mob of breathless Democrats gets too
spun up and ahead of itself, the anti-Trumpers should calm down and try to absorb just how preposterous it is to suggest that
President Trump may have committed a criminal offense by supposedly obstructing justice during the Russia/Michael Flynn
investigation. Consider for a moment what would have happened if Trump had placed an op-ed in a prominent newspaper,
arguing that the investigation into his campaign and former national security adviser Flynn was misguided, a wasteful use of
government resources, and that he thought it should stop. To do so would be foolish, but not criminal.
Russia With Stupidity. No, he tried to bluff Trump, and Trump called him, and Comey went home wearing a barrel. Trump
unceremoniously fired Señor Sanctimony like the half-stepping bureaucratic hack Comey has always been. “Yeah, you know that nice
office you had? The Marshals are packing it up. Don’t come back. Go ahead and drop your key card in the mail.”
Comey faced a number of problems in attaining his objective of exacting revenge on Donald Trump for calling his goofy bluff.
Comey’s first problem was particularly daunting: Trump didn’t do anything wrong and everyone knows it.
Alan Dershowitz: Time to Move On & Stop Accusing Trump of a Crime For Exercising His Constitutional Authority. According to a
number of officials leading the United States intelligence agencies, the Russian government did in fact meddle in the 2016 presidential election by
creating fake news and flooding the internet with propaganda. According to the same officials, there is zero evidence to show a single vote was
changed in the election and none to corroborate claims the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to beat Hillary Clinton. Regardless, the
left has chosen to go after President Trump with claims he and his associates worked with Russian officials and obstructed justice by allegedly
pressuring FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into the matter. Again, without evidence.
Reporters Confirm To Hannity: Lynch Finding During Hearing Only The Tip Of The Iceberg. During his
testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI Director James Comey unmasked a delicate situation that
happened during the last days of Obama's administration. He revealed that the former president's Attorney General,
Loretta Lynch, asked him to call the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email scandal a "matter" instead of an
"investigation." Although many believed that this was the only controversial moment between Lynch and Comey, new
information suggests that there's more about to come.
wouldn't follow Trump's lead, but was Lynch's lapdog. The Comey hearings yesterday brought nothing with which
to hang Donald Trump, but it did raise several questions about Comey and his behavior. [...] And speaking of conflicts[,] did
Comey go stupid because of something more ominous? There apparently is a recording of the conversation held by Loretta
Lynch and Bill Clinton during that "coincidental" meeting on the tarmac in Phoenix. You know, just before Comey announced
that he would recommend against prosecuting Hillary Clinton. Almost as though he was given his orders. Lynch asserted
that her conversation with Bill Clinton consisted of "grandchildren" and "travels." Since when are grandchildren and casual
travel a matter of national security?
Evidence on the Way That Comey Colluded With Lynch to Protect You-Know-Who. Jim Comey is a member of the
Resistance and there is evidence forthcoming showing he colluded with Loretta Lynch on other occasions. The man who
never required notes be taken during Hillary Clinton's testimony, took copious notes when he met with Donald Trump. He
let Clinton off the hook despite the fact that she was obviously guilty in the email scandal and probably with the Clinton
Foundation. This same man wouldn't let the public know Trump was not the subject of the Russia investigation. The
media knew all this and refused to report it. Jim Comey also colluded with Loretta Lynch and called the Clinton email
case a "matter" as the Clinton campaign requested.
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Comey: 'I Was Scared. I Lacked Courage. So, I Went Home And Wrote In My Diary'. He had a
goal. It was to make Trump pay for firing him. Simple revenge. How did he make him pay? By
orchestrating an investigation. How do we know? He straight up told us... the guy in charge of tracking down
leaks released one of his own.
James Comey's credibility
problem. On Thursday morning [6/8/2017], James Comey returns to a very familiar forum, and a very familiar
conundrum. The former FBI director will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his observations of the
FBI's investigation into possible Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election, and especially whether any attempt to
influence him by President Trump played a role in his abrupt termination. Comey has an opportunity here to publicly air
any grievances over his firing, free of the professional requirements for discretion during open investigations. So,
will what he has to say make any bit of a difference? The problem for Comey is that both Democrats and Republicans have
spent nearly a year attacking him for failing to exercise professional discretion when it mattered, and politicizing the FBI as a
result. So whether his testimony will have any sway depends on whether he can overcome his massive credibility problem.
Exonerated — Fired FBI Director James Comey Releases His Prepared Remarks to Media. Fired FBI
Director James Comey has released his carefully prepared opening remarks that he will deliver to congress tomorrow. [...]
It's politics, pure unadulterated politics; there is no "there" there. These remarks are released specifically to lower
expectations and carefully deflate the entire construct of the 'President Trump Interference narrative'.
News and commentary about James Comey and the FBI after his Senate testimony:
botched the Hillary Clinton email investigation. [Scroll down] Never, I repeat never, in my 25-year
career have I or any FBI agent known to me investigated a criminal case without the use of a federal grand jury, federal
grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, etc. Search warrants and/or subpoenas should have been executed at Clinton's
residences in Chappaqua and Washington and at Platte River Networks. In fact, Comey frequently cites his vast
experience. Well, I am certain that in every case with which he was involved (except this one, conveniently) he
employed the use of a federal grand jury and all of the authority that encompasses. Comey's parsing of words to
justify his cowardly decision was awkward and juvenile.
email case far from closure as FBI hands over more classified documents to State. The Hillary Clinton email
fiasco isn't ending anytime soon, with State Department officials saying they have no idea when they will finish sorting
though and releasing the previously hidden messages. More classified documents that the former secretary of state
improperly handled keep coming to light. The Trump administration doesn't even know if it has hunted down every trace
of the emails that Mrs. Clinton — a former first lady, U.S. senator, top diplomat and Democratic presidential
nominee — sent from a secret email server stashed in her home. "At this time, we do not have an estimate for
completion of processing all of these documents," a State Department official told The Washington Times.
Raids Manafort's Home — Because He Has Nothing. All the king's horses and all the king's men have
not found Russian collusion with Trump. Even Mueller likely knows it, because he is now investigating everything but
Russian collusion. You do not expand an investigation's scope because you have found a deep vein of criminality tied to
prima facie Russian collusion — if you did, you would be going deep into that vein. Every week, more
evidence comes out that the Democratic Party computers were not hacked — something vital to the concept of the
Russians stealing those emails and giving to them to WikiLeaks. The fundamental requirement that the Russians stole
Democratic emails might have been overturned if the FBI looked at the servers — which they chose not to
do. Who among us would be able to tell the FBI that we do not choose to give them our servers for an investigation?
Judicial Watch Sues
Justice Department for Comey's 'Exit Records'. Judicial Watch announced today [8/11/2017] that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
lawsuit against the Department of Justice for all non-disclosure agreements pertaining to the handling, storage, protection, dissemination, and/or return
of classified information that were signed by or on behalf of former FBI Director James Comey. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for
the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to respond to a June 13, 2017, FOIA request seeking "any and all non-disclosure agreements
pertaining in full or in part to the handling, storage, protection, dissemination, and/or return of classified and/or sensitive information that were signed
by or on behalf of former FBI Director James Comey."
FBI Lied About Lynch-Clinton Meeting. [Scroll down] There are only two possibilities here: either someone
at the FBI destroyed documents relating to the Bureau's communications about the Lynch/Clinton meeting, or someone at the FBI
lied in response to ACLJ's FOIA request. Federal agencies have personnel dedicated to responding to FOIA requests, and
presumably the people who carry out this relatively mundane task would not lie or destroy documents without instructions from
the top. To me, the most interesting revelation of the DOJ documents is the extent to which the Democratic Party media
were anxious to squash the Lynch/Clinton story.
second special counsel must investigate Clinton, Comey, Lynch and others. There was a time, not so long ago,
when candidate Donald Trump vowed, if elected, to have his attorney general appoint a special counsel to reopen the Hillary
Clinton investigation and, if warranted, bring criminal charges against her. It never happened, of course. And
the president has only himself to blame. President-elect Trump had a change of heart after winning the election,
signaling that his new administration would let bygones be bygones, explaining that Clinton had "suffered" enough.
Scandals Make Mueller Investigation Ludicrous. [Scandal #5] The Lynch Non-Mob: Our previous attorney
general has so much more to answer for than our current one — the tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton, insisting the
case of the massive Hillary email erasures was a "matter" and not an "investigation" when the alleged crimes would almost
certainly send a civilian to jail for life. This undoubtedly contributed to the bizarre behavior of James Comey and to
the fact that so much about this "matter" was never truly investigated, tarnishing the FBI's reputation perhaps forever.
A lot of Republicans think this was a big-time coverup and there's more evidence for that than there is for Trump-Russia
collusion, miles more. (Comic relief: Lanny Davis still insisting on Fox the other night that the 30,000
plus erased emails were about yoga lessons.)
Judiciary Committee votes to request documents on Comey, Clinton. Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee passed an
amendment on Wednesday [7/26/2017] requesting documents related to former FBI Director James Comey's communications with the Obama
administration and journalists. According to The Washington Post, the amendment guts a resolution of inquiry introduced by
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) asking for documents related to Comey's firing in May. The GOP amendment was co-sponsored
by Republican Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Mike Johnson (La.).
Plan to Press for Official Congressional Investigation into James Comey, Loretta Lynch. Reps. Matt Gaetz
(R-FL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) have drafted an amendment that would compel government
cooperation with a congressional probe into Lynch's and Comey's activities. Specifically, the amendment — a
draft of which was obtained by Breitbart News — would compel the production of documents and evidence regarding
Lynch's order to Comey to "mislead the American people by starting he should refer to the investigation into the mishandling
of classified data and use of an unauthorized email server by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a 'matter,' rather
than a criminal 'investigation.'"
relies on discredited dossier in Russia investigation. The FBI is routinely asking witnesses in its Russia
investigation about the accusations in a dossier against Donald Trump, further expanding the reach of a discredited
opposition research paper sourced from the Kremlin and financed and distributed by Democrats. A source close to the
investigation described the dossier as a checklist agents tick off as they go over numerous unverified charges denounced as
fabrications by President Trump and his aides. The source called it strange that a gossip-filled series of memos is
guiding the way the bureau is conducting the investigation.
Seized Crushed Hard Drives From Home of Debbie Wasserman Schultz' IT Aide. Over the past few months, the story
of the Awan brothers has been largely ignored by mainstream media. However, the Pakistani-born brothers Abid, Imran,
and Jamal Awan are at the center of a criminal investigation by U.S. Capital Hill Police and the FBI. While official charges
have not yet been filed, allegations of wrong doing vary from simply overcharging taxpayers for congressional IT equipment to
blackmailing members of Congress with secrets captured from emails.
News Exclusive: Rosenstein says internal memos should stay 'confidential,' after Comey leak. Deputy
Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Martha MacCallum, made clear he would not approve
leaks like ex-FBI Director James Comey's release of personal notes on discussions with President Trump. [...] And he had
tough words when asked about Comey's recent admission that he used a friend at Columbia University to get a memo he penned on
a discussion with Trump leaked to The New York Times.
document dump reveals secrets of Clinton probe as new director nominee faces Senate. Some 42 pages of highly
redacted documents from the FBI's criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of highly classified materials
paint a picture of a serious, but flawed investigation hindered by a lack of cooperation, according to a key watchdog
group. The materials, all part of the probe dubbed "Midyear Exam," included several documents designated as "grand jury
material," indicating the potential seriousness of the investigation that would ultimately be ended by FBI director James
Comey in July, then restarted for a brief period in October before being shut down for good.
FBI Documents Show 'Flawed' Hillary Clinton Investigation. Newly released documents from the FBI's criminal
investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of highly classified materials highlight a "serious, but flawed
investigation hindered by a lack of cooperation," according to a new report. Some of the 42 pages are marked "grand
jury material," indicating that the FBI considered the investigation serious enough to prosecute before a grand jury, according
to a report by Fox News. One document shows that one of Clinton's private attorneys, Katherine Turner, had agreed to turn
over one of Clinton's non-secure Apple iPads and two of her BlackBerrys to the FBI.
Lawmaker Demands Investigation into Comey, Former Obama Officials for Leaks of Classified Intel. The chairman
of the House National Security Subcommittee is calling on the Department of Justice to launch a formal investigation into
former FBI Director James Comey's alleged leak of classified information, according to an exclusive interview with the
Washington Free Beacon in which the lawmaker also called on the Trump administration to purge all former Obama
administration holdovers from government. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a member of the House Committee on
Oversight and Government Reform and chair of its National Security subcommittee, is urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to
launch a full scale investigation into Comey's handling of a series of potentially classified memos that were leaked to the
press earlier this year.
fired FBI Director James Comey break the law? With each passing week come new and troubling revelations
regarding the actions of fired FBI Director James Comey. In an article published a couple of weeks ago, I warned that
Comey's testimony under oath that he intentionally leaked materials for publication in a New York Times story raised serious
legal questions at the time. With new information just released, it is now clear Comey faces significant legal
problems. According to reports, at least four of the seven memos Comey drafted of privileged communications he had with
the president contained classified information — not personal documents — as he contended during a
Congressional hearing last month.
Comey's in legal jeopardy, will Mueller ride to his rescue? Hillary Clinton, thanks to James Comey, escaped
criminal prosecution for violating the Espionage Act. Now it is Comey who may have violated that same law. If he
did, will Comey escape prosecution, courtesy of his good friend, Robert Mueller? The fired FBI Director's legal
predicament comes as The Hill reports that Comey authored seven memorandums reflecting the contents of his conversations with
President Trump and that four of the memos "have been determined to contain classified information." If this is true and
Comey kept these documents in his personal possession upon leaving government service and conveyed some of them to another
individual without authorization, then it would appear that he committed multiple felonies under the Espionage Act.
throws down the gauntlet on Comey and Mueller. It needed to be said, and Investor's Business Daily has stepped
up and said it well, now that we have reason to believe that a majority of the memos prepared by James Comey on his
conversations with the president contained classified information. An IBD editorial extends the logic of the situation
to the ultimate conclusion that the special counsel, Robert Mueller, must recuse himself from investigations of President Trump.
Agent Indicted for Lying About Shooting in Oregon Refuge Standoff. An FBI agent has been indicted for lying to
state and federal investigators about firing at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum during a showdown between law enforcement and
protesters last year in Oregon. [...] Oregon state police shot and killed Finicum on January 26, 2016. He was fleeing a
surprise traffic stop on a rural highway near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where he was holed up with other protesters.
He crashed his truck into a snow bank and jumped out. An autopsy determined that three rounds shot by state police killed
him. The U.S. Attorney for Oregon said the shots were "necessary and justified," since Finicum appeared to be reaching for
his gun. Investigators discovered that someone else fired as well before Finicum left his truck. One round went into
the roof of the truck. Astarita failed to tell Oregon police officers that he shot two rounds at Finicum. He also
failed to tell the FBI's Shooting Incident Response Team. Suspicions were aroused when two shell casings disappeared
from the scene.
Comey Defense Sequence — The Latest: Comey's Leaked Memos Were "Retroactively Classified".
Those of you following along at home might be having a remarkable feeling of Deja-Vu with the similarity between Hillary
Clinton's approach to her emails containing classified information, and James Comey's approach today to reports of his leaked
memos containing "classified" intelligence.
does the media still portray James Comey as a hero? From the outset, reporters and Democrats (who had been
calling for Comey's firing or questioning his judgment) declared him to be the man who fearlessly stood up to a president
demanding loyalty pledges and discarding legal and ethical standards. The problem with that narrative is not the
criticism of the actions of President Trump, but the consistent efforts to ignore the equally troubling actions of former FBI
Director Comey. Yet, if Trump was to be the irredeemable villain, Comey had to be the immaculate hero. The script
glitch centered on three allegations — all of which were actively denied by legal experts. First, Comey
leaked memos of his meetings with Trump. Second, those memos constituted government material. Third, the memos
were likely classified on some level.
Solved: Now We Know Why Comey Did Nothing About Hillary. All told, Comey wrote seven memos based on nine
meetings with Trump. In testimony to Congress, he asserted that he had made sure the memos in question didn't have
classified material. But a subsequent investigation found markings on four of the memos indicating secret information,
the kind that is not allowed to be routinely released to the public. Comey has long maintained that the memos were his
personal property, but virtually no legal authority agrees with that. Nor does the FBI, for that matter. The
memos were created on government time and related directly to his work, so they were the property of government. In
short, it sounds like a game of cover-your-hindquarters he's been playing. [...] In short, Comey appears to have delivered
classified information to the New York Times and other media for the sole political purpose of bringing down President Trump.
Report: James Comey Memos
Contained 'Secret' or 'Confidential' Information. More than half of the memos created by former FBI Director
James Comey of his private conversations with President Trump have been found to contain classified information, according to
a new report. Four of seven memos Comey created had markings making clear they contained information classified at the
"secret" or "confidential" level, officials directly familiar with the matter told The Hill.
Comey Leak Classified Information? Why His Trump Memos Could Spell Legal Trouble. There's breaking news
about the #ComeyMemos and it's considerably muddying the waters regarding who they reflect badly upon. As it turns out,
there are seven memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, which recorded Comey's personal recollections of his
conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation. Sunday night [7/9/2017], The Hill reported
that four of those memos had markings making clear they contained information classified at the "secret" or "confidential"
level, according to "officials familiar with the documents."
Comey Memos Are Government Documents, and Some Are Classified. Based on "interviews with officials familiar
with the documents," The Hill is reporting that more than half of the memoranda former FBI director James Comey made
regarding his conversations with president-elect and then President Trump contain classified information. The FBI,
moreover, has determined that all of the memos are government documents.
Senate Discovery Blows Holes in Loretta Lynch's Story On the Hillary Probe. When former FBI Director James
Comey testified before Congress about Loretta Lynch, he said there were three things that gave him concern about her handling
of the Hillary Clinton email case. [...] The first of course was the infamous meeting with Bill Clinton in her airplane on
the tarmac of the Phoenix Airport. Troubling questions that it was a half hour meeting that had to be cleared with the
Secret Service and that cameras and phones were supposedly banned by the FBI. The second was that she allegedly told him
to call the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton a 'matter' rather than an investigation, in keeping with the Clinton
campaign talking points at the time. Hillary kept insisting that it wasn't a criminal investigation when in fact it
was. The third was the mystery. Comey said there was something that he had mentioned in closed session, something
that couldn't be mentioned in open session.
Emails, The Gift That Keeps On Giving. Clinton's email scandal has claimed other victims as well including
acting FBI director Andrew McCabe. McCabe is now the FBI's point man on various aspects of the Russia investigation
including claims of collusion between Trump staffers and Russia. In a strange turn of events, McCabe has revealed
himself to be a deeply problematic figure who is currently the subject of at least three separate investigations which
include massive conflicts of interest and possible violations of the Hatch act. One of those investigations centers on
his deep involvement in the Clinton email probe.
FBI's boss is under investigation for possible hatch act violations. The Office of U.S. Special Counsel, the
government's main whistleblower agency, is investigating whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's activities supporting
his wife Jill's Democratic campaign for Virginia state senate in 2015 violated the Hatch Act's prohibition against FBI agents
campaigning in partisan races. The agency's probe was prompted by a complaint in April from a former FBI agent who
forwarded social media photos showing McCabe wearing a T-shirt supporting his wife's campaign during a public event and then
posting a photo on social media urging voters to join him in voting for his wife.
the FBI retaliate against Michael Flynn by launching Russia probe? The FBI launched a criminal probe against
former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau's leadership
by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other
top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.
Top FBI official had it in for Flynn. We know that President Obama had it in for Gen. Michael Flynn.
The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency was a persistent critic of Obama's feckless policies, especially regarding
ISIS. Obama reportedly advised president-elect Trump not to offer Flynn a high level position. According to this
report from Circa, the FBI's Andrew McCabe also had an ax to grind with Flynn.
Mueller Adopts Stalinist Tactics. Yes, Virginia, this is a witch hunt. Robert Mueller III was appointed
special counsel after his friend, the vindictive James Comey, committed a federal crime by leaking a memo which was a
government record to the press. Mueller has picked staff and prosecutors as if he were stocking Hillary Clinton's
Department of Justice. He has picked a bevy of Clinton donors, an attorney who worked for the Clinton Foundation, a
former Watergate assistant prosecutor, and even a senior adviser to Eric Holder.
It's Not Your Father's FBI.
Omar Mir Seddique, also known as Omar Mateen, was an American mass murderer who killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a
mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016. He had been interviewed by the FBI three
times and was on their radar because he had made comments sympathetic to terrorists and attended the same Florida mosque as a suicide
bomber named Moner Abusalha, who had gone to Syria to blow up Syrian government soldiers in 2014. When asked why Mateen was
dropped from the FBI list, Comey indicated that the FBI's concerns about Mateen were eased after a witness told the bureau that
Mateen got married, had a child and found steady work. Oh! [...] Many innocent individuals have been under FBI surveillance
but the real reason for the FBI failures may be due to an increase in a PC policy.
Who Does The FBI Work
For? [Scroll down] That brings us to yesterday's [6/21/2017] FBI briefing on the shooting targeting
Republicans in Alexandria, a briefing that could not be more bizarre in its content and its conclusions. There's also
this incredible tidbit, which somehow has received little to no attention: "Hodgkinson also visited the office of
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose campaign he had worked on as a volunteer, and was in email contact with the two
Democratic senators from his home state." If this was a shooter who had worked for Ted Cruz and was in contact via
email with both of the Senators from Texas, wouldn't we know about it? There's no reason to beat around the bush here:
what the FBI is claiming is mind-boggling when they claim the shooter had no target in mind. Consider the number of
accidents of circumstance you would have to believe were going on here to not have the shooter doing what seems obvious from
every piece of evidence we have: researching and planning for an attack on Republicans of some kind, particularly looking for an
opportunity when security will be low and vulnerability will be high. This was an attack, not an "anger management" problem.
Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into James Comey and Robert Mueller. Three Republican House Oversight
Committee members on Friday called for an investigation into former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert
Mueller for acting in a partisan manner and applying double standards when it came to the Obama and Trump
administrations. Reps. Jim Jordan (OH), Mark Meadows (NC), and Jody Hice (GA) said Comey misled the American
people last year when he agreed to then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch's request that he call an investigation into Hillary
Clinton a "matter" instead of an investigation. "He did it willfully. He did it intentionally. And he did
it at the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch," they wrote in a piece published on foxnews.com.
Report on Alexandria Quietly Debunks the Gun-Controllers' Talking Points. The FBI has published a brief report
on the shooting in Alexandria. It is devastating to the idea that the gun-control measures presently coveted by the
Democratic party would have done something to prevent the attack. Over the past two decades, Democrats have focused on
three major proposals for reform. They are: 1) That all private transfers should be contingent upon a
federal background check; 2) That firearms that look a certain way should be classed as "assault weapons" and
prohibited from sale; and 3) That civilians should be forbidden from buying magazines that hold more than
10 rounds. None of these proposals intersect with what happened in Alexandria.
Claims Attempted GOP Assassinations Are 'Assault' — Not Terrorism. The FBI is treating the attempted
mass assassination of Republican lawmakers as "assault" and not terrorism, FBI Assistant Director in Charge Andrew Vale
announced at a press conference Tuesday morning [6/20/2017]. [...] The FBI has long-defined terrorism as "the unlawful use of
force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment
thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives[.] A press release sent out by the agency before the press
conference offered no speculation about the would-be assassin's motive.
Watch seeking documents 'unlawfully removed' by Comey. Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch is calling on
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to recover and release federal records and memos it claims were "unlawfully" removed by
former Director James Comey, threatening the FBI with a lawsuit should the bureau not comply. Tom Fitton, president of
Judicial Watch, penned a letter to McCabe on June 14 warning of a potential violation of the Federal Records Act, which is
the basis for the federal government's policies regarding the "creating, maintaining, and disposing" of federal records.
The Rise and Fall of James
Comey. [Scroll down] During this period Hillary maintained a commanding lead in the polls in any head-to-head match-up with the
Republican front runner, Donald Trump. Virtually all the cognoscenti in Washington were convinced she would win the presidency. Apparently
so did James Comey. For someone whose career was made on the dogged pursuit of convictions at any cost using, if necessary, the bludgeon of
obstruction of justice, he was extraordinarily passive. Particularly considering there were innumerable examples of pre-meditated destruction
of evidence. He also severely limited the FBI data searches on Clinton staff members computers then ordered them destroyed. A technician
who erased evidence and lied to the FBI even after receiving immunity was given a pass by Comey.
Comey's Game. The
criminal investigation of Mrs. Clinton for violation of the espionage statute was sabotaged by Obama's Justice Department.
No subpoenas were issued. (The FBI cannot issue grand jury subpoenas; only the Justice Department can.) This is completely not
normal; in such a case the FBI cannot work as it should. The non-issuance of subpoenas by the Justice Department cannot have merely
happened, as if by some freak of nature. It is an execrable act that fairly can be said to constitute sabotage, and indeed if
anything in recent months has constituted obstruction of justice, this is it. Largely, but not solely, because of this, the
FBI's investigation was a sham, unprecedentedly fake, truncated, and weird. Then-director Comey should have made this public
and most certainly should have resigned in protest.
Brass Says Comey Struck Insider Immunity Deal With Mueller To Avoid Criminal Charges. A high-ranking Justice
Department official believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller has granted a complete get-out-of-jail-free-card deal for
disgraced FBI Director James Comey: A coveted immunity deal in exchange for cooperating as a key witness. "The
immunity is a done deal," a Justice Department source said. "Mueller can do whatever he wants. We (Justice) have
no say but after many years working criminal cases I know Comey has been given immunity. You can tell by the way he is
acting now and the fact that Mueller has kept us in the dark about his investigation."
James Comey, the Crack-Up.
As readers of this column perhaps suspect, I have admired FBI Director James Comey for most of his public career, beginning
in 2013. That he is a friend of former FBI Director Robert Mueller makes me admire him even more. Mueller is a man of
integrity and discretion. Mueller would not befriend a man of dubious character. Yet from July 2016 on I have
begun to wonder about Comey. His public actions have become erratic, increasingly erratic. To the point that he
is becoming, to my mind, unhinged. To come to the point, I do not believe he has become duplicitous and I do not think
he is a liar. It seems that I am one of the few in Comey's corner to believe that he is unraveling in plain public
view. In a word, he has had some sort of breakdown, and no one in official Washington dares to say it.
The Megalomania of James Comey.
They used to be called "megalomaniacs", people who had outsized, larger than life images of themselves. Today they're
described as having narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by a sense of their own grandiose uniqueness. Not
having a true sense of their own self, narcissists create themselves in the roles they play. They are the heroes of
their own lives. Everyone else is a bit player. James Comey was such a man. He was Hamlet. Everyone
else was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
Comey Meeting With AG Lynch Even More Shocking. We learned that fired FBI Director, James Comey had a SECOND
meeting with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. In that meeting he again confronted her about her election
interference. According to Circa News, when confronted the second time about the demand to use "matter" instead of
investigation, Loretta Lynch made things even more clear.
admitted single Trump leak, but were there others? President Trump's legal team may be prepared to show a trail
of leaks to The New York Times by former FBI Director James Comey — dating back to at least March — in
a pair of complaints set to be filed to the Justice Department inspector general and Senate Judiciary Committee, a source
close to the team told Fox News. An independent Fox News review of The New York Times' reporting dating back to January
reveals a host of stories sourced from top FBI and DOJ officials — or those privy to their conversations —
that either paint Comey in a positive light or push a message he was unable to personally disclose.
James Comey Cover Up a Massive and Illegal FBI-CIA Spying Operation? The Senate Judiciary Committee is
considering whether to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey to appear before the committee following his testimony before
the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. He initially had refused a request to testify to the Judiciary
Committee. Should Comey appear before the Judiciary Committee, he may be asked about his disclosure that he gave a
"close friend" memos detailing his meetings with President Donald Trump. But he may also face questions about the
bombshell lawsuit, filed Monday [6/12/2017] by a former U.S. intelligence contractor, that accused the FBI and CIA of illegally
spying on millions of Americans, including Donald Trump, and accuses Comey of covering it up.
Obama DOJ, Not the Russians, Tried to Influence Presidential Election. In an appearance on Fox News Channel's
"America's News HQ" on Sunday, Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) said that if anyone interfered with the 2016 presidential
election, it wasn't the Russians but the Department of Justice. He specifically named former Attorney General Loretta
Lynch and former FBI Director James Comey.
News and commentary about James Comey and the FBI after his termination:
State Rewards James Comey With Millions Of Dollars In Post-FBI Compensation. On paper it's called a "book
deal", "film rights" etc. The reality is that former FBI Director James Comey, a man who most believe lied under oath,
leaked classified information, and turned the power of the FBI against POTUS Trump in order to secure a now far-reaching
special counsel investigation, is being rewarded by the Deep State for a job well done to the tune of tens millions of
dollars. Not bad for a guy whose FBI salary was $172,000 per year. James Comey is now a multi-millionaire.
agent indicted, charged with lying about shooting during encounter with Oregon refuge occupier. A special agent with the elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team
has been indicted and accused of trying to cover up the firing of gunshots during an encounter with a member of an armed group who occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge
last year. The indictment — filed last week and made public Wednesday [6/28/2017] — does not accuse Special Agent W. Joseph Astarita
of shooting the occupier, but it is a public black eye for the FBI group, which the bureau has described as unparalleled in its law enforcement capabilities.
Was Flynn Unmasking Payback?
Acting FBI Director McCabe should be investigating himself. It has been thought that the unmasking of former Trump National Security Adviser
Micharl Flynni and the opeing of an FBI investigation of all things Russia in which Flynn was a prime target was retaliation for Flynn's drumbeat of criticism
of the foreign policy of an Obama administration he once served. The unmasking of Flynn in the Russia probe may indeed be retaliation against Flynn for
perceived political sins, but not for what and by whom you might think if reports from the investigative watchdog site Circa News are correct. It seems
Michael Flynn and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe have a past and McCabe a possible motive against Flynn.
chief McCabe faces three separate federal inquiries into his behavior. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a
central player in the Russia election case, is the focus of three separate federal administrative inquiries into allegations
about his behavior as a senior bureau executive, according to documents and interviews. The allegations being reviewed
range from sexual discrimination to improper political activity, the documents show[.]
torch Comey's credibility ahead of Senate hearing. Washington will be riveted this week by the drama
surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's expected congressional testimony. But Republicans elsewhere in the
country say they couldn't care less. Interviews with GOP activists across the country, including around a dozen
attendees at this weekend's North Carolina Republican convention, reveal deep mistrust of Comey, who was investigating
possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign before the president fired him.
Comey is jumping into the fire by testifying to Congress about Trump. What's in it for him? James Comey
just can't seem to stop haunting President Trump. Trump fired Comey as FBI director a few weeks ago, drawing criticism
from Democrats and Republicans because the FBI is waist-deep into an investigation into Russia meddling in the U.S. election
and whether Trump's campaign helped. Then we learned Comey took "detailed" notes that outline potentially legally murky
questions the president asked him about the FBI probe. And now, Comey is expected to testify before a Senate
committee — as early as next week — about much of this. Comey is known as a drama-averse guy, and
this is as dramatic as it gets. Comey is likely very aware this sets him up for a major showdown with the
president. So what's in it for him?
FBI Under James Comey Broke Its Own Rules Over & Over Again. In a shock story that has been unfolding over the last few
months seems to be picking up steam in recent days, even as the media continues to focus on the possibility of Trump-Russia
collusion. While the media and the Democrat Party have been worrying about the possibility that the Trump administration could
abuse its powers, the fact is that the Obama administration was abusing those same powers for years. In fact, the very
intelligence leaders we're supposed to be trusting in the Trump-Russia story are being exposed as liars and criminals.
Rosen: Comey's FBI Broke Its Own Rules & Procedures On Spying On Americans. The sheer scale of the 4th
Amendment violations is staggering, as was the sternness of the rebuke of the Obama administration by the FISA court, which
ordinarily approves 99.9% of the government's request.
Graham says James Comey was 'incredibly incompetent' to 'interfere in election over fake Russian intelligence' linked to
Hillary Clinton email investigation. Lindsey Graham says James Comey 'needs to be held accountable' if he
interfered in the election over 'fake information'. The South Carolina Senator spoke to Dana Bash on CNN's State of the
Union about reports Comey acted on Russian intelligence concerning the Hillary Clinton email scandal, even though he knew the
information was false. 'I'm not so sure the email that Comey relied upon was fake, but I can tell you this, he never
briefed the Congress, the Judiciary Committee, about any fake email,' Graham said.
Bill Would Require 'Good Cause' for FBI Director Dismissal. Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.) last week
introduced legislation that would require "good cause" for the president to dismiss the director of the FBI, while calling
President Trump's decision to fire James B. Comey "disturbing." Trump on May 9 dismissed the FBI director, subsequently
producing memos from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Comey's job performance.
Rosenstein criticized Comey's handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private
email server in 2015, stating that the FBI director had made serious mistakes.
Lied: FBI Illegally Shared Raw Intel on Americans. Flying in direct contradiction to his final
congressional testimony under oath as the Director of the FBI, newly declassified top secret U.S. Intelligence memos have
revealed that when James Comey told lawmakers that his agency only used sensitive espionage data gathered about Americans
without a warrant "when it was lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked," he may have been lying.
FBI Passed Around Classified Information On American Citizens To People Outside Government. shocking report from Circa.com
revealed on Friday [5/26/2017] that the FBI under director James Comey "illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized
third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents."
Heads. The head of the FBI (quite outside his purview as an investigatory official) announced in summer 2016 to
the nation that he had decided not to seek an indictment of Hillary Clinton. Then, again in the role of a
presumed federal attorney, he seemed to reverse that judgment by reopening his investigation. Then he
appeared to re-reverse that decision — all at the height of a heated presidential campaign. Throughout such
a bizarre sequence, Comey stuck to a (flawed) exegesis about the nature of federal statutes in question (intent is not
a mitigating circumstance in the felonious insecure transmission of classified federal documents). Comey de facto
had assumed yet another new role in addition to his newfound claims to be both an investigator and a prosecuting federal
attorney — that of legislator and judge.
riddance to James Comey, Obama's enabler. Donald Trump made the right decision in firing Jim Comey. The
most compelling reason is that Comey had become a lightning rod: hated by Clinton supporters, distrusted by Bush
alumni. Comey convinced the Bush administration with a wink and a nod he was with them, followed by a raised fist to
team Obama that he was reliable to their cause. In the end, the only cause to which Comey commits is his own.
No, I Am Not a Moron but Half
the Country is Deranged. Let's consider the truth about the entire Comey affair. By the time Comey held
that press conference which was actually beyond FBI protocol; most voters had already decided whom to vote for so it had no
impact on their vote. Most of us deplorables were incensed that Hillary Clinton was getting a pass after breaking the
Espionage Act but Comey testified in Congress that she was not going to be indicted because there was no intent to break the
law. WHAT? Hillary Clinton's reckless and negligent e-mails included the names of CIA officers serving overseas and
foreigners who are on the spy agency's payroll — potentially endangering their lives. Remember Dick Cheney's
Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby, was jailed for allegedly outing Valerie Plame, who was a CIA desk jockey, not a spy in the
field? Hollywood sycophants even made a movie, "Fair Game" about the story that the Washington Post called full of
distortions and outright invention.
Comey's Brother Works for Law Firm that Audited Clinton Foundation's Taxes. In September 2016, I reported on
the fact that former FBI Director James Comey pocketed $6 million from Lockheed Martin, which is a Clinton Foundation donor,
and became a donor in the same year Comey received those funds. Comey became a board member, a director, and a Financial
System Vulnerabilities Committee member of the London bank HSBC Holdings in 2013. HSBC has also partnered with The
Clinton Foundation, where records indicate that the bank projected $1 billion in financing through the Clinton Foundation for
"retrofitting" 1,500 to 2,000 housing units to conserve energy. In that same report, I mentioned that his brother, Peter
Comey, served as "Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas" for DLA Piper. DLA Piper was not only
one of Hillary Clinton's largest campaign donors, but also audited the taxes for the Clinton Foundation.
Testimony on Clinton's 'Intent' in Email Case Triggered Firing. In the nine months since the Russia-Trump
campaign investigation has been underway, no evidence of criminal wrongdoing has been disclosed, either by officials or in
unofficial leaks. A White House official said the fact that no evidence has emerged from the probe shows there is no
basis for Democrats' allegations of covert collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Acting FBI Director Andrew
McCabe denied during Senate testimony that the FBI had asked for additional resources for the Russia probe, contradicting a
widely quoted New York Times report Thursday [5/11/2017].
Comey's Firing is a
Gift to the FBI. Let's cut right to the chase: James Comey should have been fired immediately following
his disastrous press briefing last July, in which he candidly laid out the case against Hillary Clinton over her mishandling
of classified information and then refused to recommend charges. Overstepping his authority while radiating sanctimony,
arrogating power while clumsily intervening in the election, Comey deserved to be sacked on the spot. Everything since
has been one long slow twist in the wind for Comey, a former US attorney in Manhattan, where his most notable accomplishment
was sending Martha Stewart to jail.
or crooked, Comey deserved to be fired. While President Donald J. Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey
on May 9, Barack Obama should have sacked him July 5. Comey's behavior in the E-mailgate investigation suggests either
staggering incompetence or a clumsy effort to whitewash Hillary Clinton's crimes. During Clinton's July 2 interrogation
at FBI headquarters, she was not under oath. How could the FBI possibly reach in its probe "the last step of a
year-long investigation" — as Comey described it at a July 7 House Government Oversight Committee hearing —
without a potential perjury conviction hanging over her head? Given Clinton's peanut-allergy-like aversion to the truth, not
swearing her in confirmed either the FBI's grotesque ineptness or a deliberate loophole to allow her to slither free.
confident Comey's devices and files are safe, even if FBI won't confirm. It has now been roughly 36 hours since
FBI Director James Comey was summarily dismissed by President Donald Trump. Comey now-famously found out that he'd been
fired while visiting FBI colleagues in Los Angeles. During that time, it's not at all clear what measures have been
taken to secure his files, computers, or other devices that may have been in his Washington, DC office or in his control at
the time he was removed from his post. Under the Criminal Justice Information Services policy, Comey's access would
have been immediately terminated. When Ars asked the FBI what, if anything, had been done to secure Comey's materials,
Susan McKee, a 27-year veteran spokeswoman of the Bureau, e-mailed: "We don't have any further comment at this time."
Trump firing Comey has Republicans calling for official investigation — into Clinton's emails.
Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey has left many conservatives hoping the investigation into Hillary Clinton's
use of a private email server can be reopened. Lots of Republicans, and others on the right, were furious when Mr Comey
announced last summer, that after probing her actions, he had decided against bringing criminal charges. The decision
infuriated Donald Trump and his supporters, who started to to chant "lock her up" at his election rallies. During one
of the three presidential debates, Mr Trump even vowed to investigate her behaviour if he was elected. "If I win, I am
going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation because there has never been so
many lies, so much deception," he said.
Does Not Need Another Don Quixote as Director. With James Comey, the United States had a Don Quixote-like
character running the FBI. After all, Comey was a quixotic individual who was so wrapped up in his own delusions about
being the "last honest man in Washington, D.C.," that he brought professional ruin to himself and likely damaged the
reputation of the FBI.
The Firing of Comey. First, for the
FBI director to issue what amounts to an indictment in public and then recommend no indictment is something that I had
never seen before — and said so. That was clearly a political decision, not a law-enforcement
one. You simply can't lay out all of the elements of a criminal offense, which I remind you Comey did (and I reported
on at the time) and then say "oh, but no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case" and have that be anything other than politics.
That, standing alone, was enough to get Comey canned, and Obama should have done it instantly. But he didn't.
Watch President: Hillary Clinton Still Faces Legal Jeopardy Over Gross Mishandling of Classified Information. Now that FBI
Director James Comey has been fired, partially for his handling of the Clinton email scandal, many are wondering if a newly appointed director
will take a second look at the case. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, whose attorneys have worked overtime to expose the extent to
which Clinton and her aides went in mishandling classified information on an unsecured private server, says it's certainly a possibility.
RNC Releases Video Mashup of Democrats Calling For Comey's Firing. Yesterday we brought you 10 Democrats who
either heavily criticized former FBI Director James Comey or called for his firing during the Obama administration. Now
that President Trump is in the Oval Office, many Democrats have changed their tune. The RNC has taken notice of their
hypocrisy. [Video clip]
Comey Is the Latest Victim of the Clintons. Can something be said in defense of Comey? He was put in a
terrible position by Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Obama Justice Department. Justice officials downplayed the
criminal nature of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's e-mails and granted immunity to Clinton aides rather than summon
them before a grand jury. That amounts to weighting the scales of justice in favor of the administration's preferred
candidate for president. So does the June 27 meeting on the Phoenix airport tarmac of Bill Clinton and then-attorney
general Loretta Lynch, who revealed herself to be a shameless political hack. That meeting was surely intended to be
secret, as was the illegal Hillary Clinton e-mail setup, with which she sent easily hackable classified information.
Say 'Good Riddance' To Comey. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe claimed in his testimony to the Senate
Intelligence Committee Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey had broad support in the bureau, but some agents, The
Daily Caller learned, have wanted Comey gone for a long time. Comments made by three FBI special agents that were given
to the Daily Caller in reaction to the White House's dismissal of McCabe Tuesday night included, "good riddance" and that the
firing was "overdue."
Waters: Firing Comey Was Wrong for Trump, But Right for Hillary. Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)
has joined the chorus of Democrats condemning President Trump for firing FBI Director James Comey. Seeing a president
they despise fire an FBI director they also despise, Democrats are showing signs of cognitive dissonance, and Waters is no
exception. Caught between two men she hates, Waters told MSNBC's Peter Alexander that while she does not support
President Trump firing Comey, she believes that if Hillary Clinton had won, she should have fired him.
FBI Director: Yeah, The Decision Not to Indict Hillary Clinton Caused Controversy Within The Bureau. When
former FBI Director James Comey walked out to television cameras on July 5, 2016, he announced the Bureau would not recommend
charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for using an unsecured private email server despite "extremely
careless" handling of classified information. [...] The announcement of a non-indictment came just days after former Attorney
General Loretta Lynch was caught secretly meeting with former President Bill Clinton on her private plane in Phoenix.
When caught, Lynch claimed the meeting was about grandchildren and golf. Media reports at the time indicated the
decision not to indict Clinton, combined with the secret meeting, was highly disconcerting to many FBI agents.
slam brakes on Washington business after Comey's firing, suggest impeachment. Washington ground to a halt Wednesday [5/10/2017]
as Democrats exploded over the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, laying out a list of demands they said must be met before President
Trump and Congress regain a sense of normalcy. Several Democrats and liberal activists raised the prospect of impeachment, but most
lawmakers set their sights lower, saying they wanted to at least preserve and protect the ongoing FBI probe into Trump campaign figures'
dealings with Russia.
Former FBI Official:
With Comey Gone It's Game On. The battle between the Trump D.C. outsiders and the black pit that is the D.C.
Establishment and its media operatives will be something both remarkable and stunning with an outcome as of yet
unknown. The president may very well not survive this war, but if he does, it will likely significantly alter the
trajectory of America's future and give power back for the first time in a very long time to the ones who deserve it
most. The people.
firing could spur new review of Clinton case, immunity deals, ex-agent says. President Trump's decision to fire
James Comey touched off widespread speculation in Washington over what will happen to the FBI's Russia meddling
probe — but the prospect of new leadership at the bureau also could hold implications for the 'closed' Hillary
Clinton email case. Brian Weidner, a veteran former FBI agent, suggested both the case and the immunity deals struck
during that investigation could be revisited. "I would be surprised if they did not review all the investigations
regarding HRC and come up with [a] conclusion regarding prosecution. The statute of limitations hasn't come into play
yet," he said in an email to Fox News.
the New York Times Proved Trump's Case for Firing James Comey. In an extensive article published last month
that included interviews with more than 30 current and former law enforcement officials, congressional officials and other
government employees, the New York Times published a stinging indictment of James B. Comey's handling of the
Hillary Clinton email probe.
Campaign Chairman Attacked Comey In The Morning, Outraged Over 'Massacre' Hours Later. Hillary Clinton's
campaign chairman John Podesta was, like many on the political left, angry with former FBI Director James Comey Tuesday
morning [5/9/2017]. But his tone changed significantly only hours later when President Donald Trump fired Comey.
Comey out of the way, will Hillary now be prosecuted? James Comey now is fired. Loretta Lynch no longer
is Attorney General. This seems to open up the possibility of a renewed investigation and potential prosecution.
The Editor says...
The Republican platform has dozens of planks, but the ones that were touted as the main reasons to vote for Trump were [#1] build
the border wall, [#2] stop funding for Planned Parenthood, and [#3] put Hillary Clinton in prison at long last. None
of that has happened, even with Republican majorities in the House and Senate and an alleged Republican in the White House.
Fired — Now Indict Hillary. As even Comey admitted, Hillary lied about sending and receiving
classified material; about having only one device, and about turning over all her emails. If intent is needed, what is
accidental about smashing devices with hammers or using Bleach Bit to render emails unrecoverable? If you need a motive
for having a private server, which speaks to intent, the obvious purpose is to cover up the "pay to play" trail that leads
from the State Department to the Clinton Foundation. As Investor's Business Daily editorialized, donations to the
Clinton Foundation even played a factor in the refusal of Hillary Clinton's State Department to designate Nigeria's Boko
Haram as a terrorist organization for two years: [...]
Comey-firing fury. A White House spokeswoman was hardly wrong when she said Wednesday [5/10/2017] that if a
President Hillary Clinton had fired FBI Director James Comey, Democrats would now be dancing in the streets. After all,
until Tuesday evening, Comey was Public Enemy No. 1 in the liberal playbook, a partisan shill whose last-minute disclosures
on Hillary's emails supposedly swept Donald Trump into the White House. Now they're calling him America's hero and
warning ominously that his abrupt sacking has propelled the country into a full-blown constitutional crisis. Complete
nonsense — but typical left-wing hypocrisy.
Bye Bye, Comey.
President Trump abruptly fired embattled FBI Director James B. Comey Jr. late yesterday afternoon [5/9/2017] for exceeding
his authority during the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email abuses. The long-overdue termination of Comey, who
inappropriately injected himself and the FBI into political matters, came three-and-a-half years into his 10-year term.
It was based on the recommendation of the Department of Justice and was effective immediately. Comey's firing is a
reaffirmation of the importance of the rule of law. He was more powerful than an FBI director ever should be.
Deserved to Be Fired. What Comey did on July 5 of last year in announcing his decision not to recommend charges
against Hillary Clinton in the email investigation was a travesty. If, as he and everyone else has said, it was the
unanimous decision of those looking at all of the evidence not to seek an indictment, it was a misuse of his power and
authority to take to a podium and criticize her for her behavior. Indeed, his speech was so savagely negative, it sure
sounded like he was going to announce an indictment referral up until the moment he declared he would not do so. That
was not right, it was not just, and it was not proper.
Bipartisan Case against James Comey. The memorandum issued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to explain
Comey's dismissal Tuesday is well crafted and will make it very difficult for Democrats to attack President Trump's
decision. Rosenstein bases the decision not merely on Comey's much discussed missteps in the Clinton e-mails
investigation — viz., usurping the authority of the attorney general to close the case without prosecution;
failing to avail himself of the normal procedures for raising concerns about Attorney General Lynch's conflict of
interest. He goes on specifically to rebuke Comey's "gratuitous" release of "derogatory information about the subject
of a declined criminal prosecution." That "subject," of course, would be Mrs. Clinton.
Trump fires FBI Director.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House said. "Today, President Donald J.
Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office," White House press secretary
Sean Spicer said in a statement. "President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions," the statement added. It noted that a search for a new
permanent FBI Director will begin immediately.
fires FBI Director Comey. President Trump on Tuesday [5/9/2017] fired FBI Director James Comey, abruptly ending
a rocky year-long stretch for the top law enforcement officer who came under fire for his handling of the Clinton email
probe — and whose agency has been investigating whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia. "The FBI is one
of our nation's most cherished and respected institutions, and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law
enforcement," Trump said. The president told Comey in a brief letter that he could not "effectively lead" the bureau
and called for "new leadership that restores public trust and confidence" in law enforcement.
Fires FBI Director James Comey after he misled the Senate on Huma Abedin's emails. President Donald Trump fired
FBI Director James Comey, shortly after he provided false testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about classified emails
from Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiner's computer. White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed to reporters
that 'the president has accepted the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general regarding the
dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' A written statement from Spicer, sent minutes later,
confirmed that Trump 'acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney
General Jeff Sessions.'
News and commentary about the FBI after the 2016 presidential election but before Mr. Comey's dismissal:
FBI director James Comey's testimony on Clinton aide was inaccurate. FBI Director James Comey's testimony that
a top Hillary Clinton aide forwarded "hundreds and thousands" of emails involving her boss was wrong, according to a letter
the bureau sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday [5/9/2017]. Last week, Comey testified before a Senate
committee that Huma Abedin made a "regular practice" of forwarding messages involving Clinton — some of which
contained classified information — to her husband, former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner. As Comey
explained, the top Clinton aide did this so Weiner could print them out. But FBI officials told ProPublica, which
first reported the story, that Comey misstated Abedin's actions.
senator: 'Cloud of doubt' hanging over FBI probes. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says that perceptions of
potential political interference in FBI investigations are casting a "significant cloud of doubt" over the bureau.
Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Rod Rosenstein, the recently confirmed deputy attorney
general, raising concerns that FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's involvement in key investigations creates an "appearance
of political bias."
Comey just stepped in it big time. FBI Director James B. Comey said at a hearing last week that it made him
"mildly nauseous" to think that he may have influenced the outcome of the 2016 campaign. New revelations about his
apparently botched testimony are liable to make Democrats — and Comey — a little more than mildly
nauseous. And they are going to damage Comey's best defense of his actions.
Comey thinks we're all stupid. The FBI boss was trying to explain why he told the nation, just before the
presidential election, that the bureau had reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private server and mishandling
of sensitive government information. The alt-left believes this, and not Clinton's woeful campaign, lack of a message
and endless baggage, is what cost her the election. Comey explained how a separate probe had turned up emails from
Clinton on a computer owned by Anthony Weiner, the pervert married to Clinton aide Huma Abedin. [...] But alas, Comey said,
the bureau had no reason to believe Huma Abedin had any criminal intent in mishandling sensitive emails. Once again, he
ignored the fact that the statute does not require intent, but that's another issue.
James Comey invents a novel defense for crooks. In case you missed it, FBI Director James "J. Edgar" Comey, in his latest attempt
to broom the high crimes and misdemeanors of Crooked Hillary Clinton, told a Senate committee this week that even though Hillary, her top aide
Huma Abedin et al. had undoubtedly committed all sorts of felonies, it was impossible to prosecute them. "With respect to
Ms. Abedin in particular," J. Edgar Comey said, "we didn't have any indication that she had a sense that what she was doing was in
violation of the law." Really? We always understood that the Clintons were trafficking in huge numbers of classified government
emails that were illegally sent or deleted — for example, she destroyed at least 33,000 under federal subpoena, that we know of.
Boom! FBI Comey confirms Hillary's aide
Huma Abedin regularly commit felonies. FBI James Comey just confirmed Huma Abedin forwarded thousands of
classified emails to Anthony Weiner — which is enough felonies to put lock anyone up in jail forever.
Thousands of Clinton Emails, Including Classified Ones, Were Forwarded to Anthony Weiner. FBI Director James
Comey testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Hillary Clinton emails containing classified information
were forwarded to the computer of Anthony Weiner, the former congressman, by his wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Comey
also strongly defended himself on Capitol Hill for his Oct. 28 letter notifying Congress of newly discovered emails appearing
pertinent to Clinton's private server investigation, arguing it would have been "catastrophic" to conceal such a revelation.
He explained that his investigative team informed him in late October of metadata from Weiner's computer showing thousands of
Clinton's emails on that device, including what they thought might be the "missing emails" from her first three months at the
Didn't Sink Hillary — Hillary Sank Hillary. Hillary Clinton was back yesterday, taking "absolute
personal responsibility" by blaming Russia, James Comey, and misogyny for her second presidential election loss. If the
election had taken place on October 27, Clinton maintained, she'd be president. Perhaps if we all lived in a vacuum
where the electorate ignored everything the Democratic Party's flawed nominee had said and done (and tried to hide), she may
well be in the White House — although even that's debatable. Clinton's counterfactual tale about the
infamous "Comey letter" has been a security blanket for many Democrats. But, as luck would have it, the FBI director
was testifying in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee today, and he reminded us of some factors that Clinton ignored.
That's because even if we concede that Comey's letter to Congress helped sink Clinton, Hillary deserved that letter,
and the FBI director had no choice but to send it.
Director: The Laws Don't Apply to Clinton or Clinton Cronies. According to FBI Director Jim Comey, the
reason Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin weren't prosecuted for mishandling classified information is because they didn't think
they were breaking the law against mishandling classified information. [...] The question is, could you or I, as ordinary
citizens and not members of the Ruling Political Elite avail ourselves of the "I didn't know it was against the law defense?"
when under investigation from the FBI? I don't think so.
Evidence Bolsters Probability that Hillary Clinton Was Hacked. We the American people were told repeatedly by
Hillary Clinton and her proxies during the endless 2016 presidential election that her brazen use of a personal, unsecure
email server to traffic some of the nation's most sensitive secrets was not a problem, because her email system was never
hacked. But was this really the case? I believe emails divulged by Judicial Watch suggest that her computer may
well have been compromised by hostile actors. FBI Director James Comey told us in his extraordinary July 5, 2016
statement to the media announcing his decision not to seek Mrs. Clinton's prosecution for her email set-up: "With
respect to potential computer intrusion by hostile actors, we did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton's personal
email domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked."
Russia Favored Trump Because Putin 'Hated' Hillary Clinton. During one critical exchange at today's Senate
Judiciary Committee hearing on FBI oversight, FBI Director James B. Comey testified about why the intelligence community
purportedly believed that Russia favored Donald Trump for U.S. president over Hillary Clinton. Comey confirmed that the
basis for the intelligence community's assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly wanted Trump in office was
not because the billionaire was, as Sen. Al Franken claimed without citing any evidence, "ensnared in" Russia's "web of
patronage." Instead, the FBI chief provided two primary reasons for Russia allegedly favoring Trump over Clinton during
the 2016 presidential race.
Comey Is A Danger To The Country': Former US Atty Slams FBI Director. Former United States Attorney for the
District of Columbia Joe DiGenova slammed FBI Director James Comey as "a danger to the country." DiGenova, who served
under President Reagan, said Comey's narcissism led him to take unnecessary and troubling steps during the Hillary Clinton
email probe. He said Comey should have been fired after his 2016 news conference in which he announced he would not
recommend Clinton's prosecution.
Comey went public about Emailgate partly because he didn't trust Loretta Lynch to be impartial. Lynch's
untrustworthiness has always been a key ingredient to the Comey/Emailgate saga. If not for the tarmac meeting with Bill
Clinton last spring, it would have fallen to her as AG to make the final decision on whether to charge Hillary.
Instead, because of the suspicions surrounding her, she declared publicly that she'd follow whatever recommendation the FBI
made. That left Comey as the ultimate decision-maker, so when the investigation concluded, he felt obliged to state his
reasons publicly. And, having done so, he felt further obliged in October after the feds started looking through
Anthony Weiner's laptop to notify the public that maybe the investigation wasn't concluded after all. History will
never know what might have happened, or not happened, had Bill Clinton stayed off Lynch's plane and Comey remained in a
subordinate role on the Clinton matter.
Says No Need For Top Official To Recuse Himself From Trump-Russia Probe. A top FBI official whose wife received
political donations from an ally of Hillary Clinton's last year does not need to recuse himself from the ongoing Trump-Russia
investigation, the bureau said Wednesday [4/19/2017]. The Senate Judiciary Committee inquired last month about FBI Deputy
Director Andrew McCabe's role on the Trump probe, which is looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and
Russian government. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Judiciary Committee's chairman, had expressed concerns about a
potential conflict of interest given that McCabe's wife ran a state campaign in Virginia that received $700,000 from Virginia
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Clinton's.
FBI probe continues, Trump says it's 'not too late' to fire Comey. In an interview with Fox Business' Maria
Bartiromo, Donald Trump was asked about "Obama-era staffers" that continue to serve in the executive branch. [...] This was
all rather odd. For example, Bartiromo characterized Comey as an Obama-era "staffer," but that's not quite right.
FBI directors are appointed to serve fixed 10-year terms — in large part to help shield directors from overt political
influence and pressures — and in this case, the Democratic president chose a Republican to fill the post. That
didn't mean Comey was part of Obama's "staff." But even putting that aside, Trump went on to say, after noting that "it's
not too late" to oust Comey from his post, "We'll see what happens. You know, it's going to be interesting."
Case Against FBI Director Comey Grows. Throughout the day today liberal media have been trying to make a
controversy over House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes visiting the White House on the day prior to his press conference
revealing surveillance of Trump transition team members. The implication of the MSM reporting was that Nunes was in
cahoots with the Trump administration. [...] Meanwhile, CNN's insufferable agenda-driven Wolf Blitzer tries to get Chairman
Nunes to break the rules and say too much about confidential material. Blitzer is literally trying to compromise Nunes
during his broadcast. [Video clip]
A Tap Dance by James Comey.
James Comey, the director of the FBI, continues to act like a jerk for every season. The man who first tried to save
Hillary Clinton's campaign, and then tried to wreck it at the eleventh hour, reprised his familiar tap dance Monday [3/20/2017] with
Congress. It's getting stale. The kindest interpretation anyone could put to his testimony Monday to the House Intelligence
Committee, which ran almost six hours, is that the man has trouble with his mouth. He talks too much, which is usually a
fatal flaw in a cop. This is what got him in trouble with just about everybody during the presidential campaign.
In Trumpworld probe, Comey decision
to keep everyone in dark could have far-reaching repercussions. In the course of questioning, Comey revealed
that the investigation began in July 2016. Then, late in the hearing, Comey admitted he kept the existence of the
investigation a secret from the chairman and ranking member of the House and Senate intelligence committees until the past
month. And then, Comey hinted — just a hint, nothing definitive — that he kept Congress in the
dark as part of his effort to keep the White House in the dark.
White House follows Obama's lead telling court not to locate more of Clinton's emails. President Trump's new
administration isn't fighting any harder to have more of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails released.
In fact, based off of court proceedings this week, the Trump Justice Department is following the same playbook as President
Obama's, with government lawyers saying they will continue to seek a dismissal of a Judicial Watch case that is trying to
force them to locate more of Clinton's emails. 'It's incredible,' said Judicial Watch's head Tom Fitton to the Washington
Post. 'They're taking the same position as the Obama administration on Clinton.'
State Department refuses to look for Hillary Clinton's emails. Judicial Watch was hoping that "Team Trump"
would also mean team transparency. But the conservative watchdog group was disappointed Monday after State Department
lawyers were still insisting — even under their new President Trump-appointed leadership — that they
have no intention of trying to find any potential as-yet uncovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time at the department.
Given that Trump once joked that Russia should find Hillary's missing emails, it's an ironic twist for Judicial Watch that it
can't get Trump's own State Department to cooperate.
THIS the Reason James Comey Let Hillary Off the Hook? Donald Trump recently accused Barack Obama of wiretapping
Trump Tower during the election. Evidence soon was unveiled backing up his claim and Congress has begun investigating.
If the FBI was wiretapping Trump Tower, James Comey could be in some major hot water. How does this relate to Hillary
Clinton? Well, if she knew about the wiretapping, she could use that as blackmail material against him to keep herself out
of prison. [...] The first FISA request linked to wiretapping Trump Tower was around June of 2016 — the same time that
Bill Clinton met with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. What
was discussed that day is still unknown. Could it be that the Clintons knew about this all along and were able to hold it
over James Comey's head?
The Editor says...
And why would Mr. Comey allow himself to be blackmailed? Could it be because
he fears for his life?
asserting power like no one in history. Each day, FBI director Jim Comey goes to work in a federal building
named for his most famous predecessor. Yet for all his storied accomplishments and sordid controversies, J. Edgar
Hoover never matched the singular feat of Comey. Only Comey simultaneously investigated the top two presidential
candidates during an election. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each battled Comey last year while they battled each
other for the Oval Office. How's that for power? Neither case led to charges, but that's almost beside the
point. Echoing Hoover's attitude, if not his methods, Comey is adept at using innuendo and leaks to remind the
powerful that he cannot be ignored.
Quietly Releases Batch #7 of Clinton Investigation Notes and Interviews. Internet researcher Katica has again
discovered the FBI quietly, and without explanation, just released another batch of documents from the "ongoing" FBI
investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use and classified information. This is release #7, and follows the prior
release #6 which oddly took place on Superbowl weekend. This batch includes FBI notes from multiple interviews including
Sidney Blumenthal, and contains discussions of guidance and opinion provided to Blumenthal (with the intent to pass along to
Clinton) by a retired CIA operative identified in the notes as "TD". Who is "TD"?
New DNC Chair Had a Hillary Clinton-Esque Email Scandal. Democrats and members of the media have seized on a
Thursday report that Vice President Mike Pence used a personal email account while serving as Indiana's governor, attempting
to brand Pence as a hypocrite for attacking Hillary Clinton's use of an unsecured private email server throughout the
campaign. Longtime Clinton adviser Paul Begala said that he was "sickened" by the "staggering" hypocrisy, and reporters
took time to ask whether he has gained any "sympathy" for the way that Clinton dealt with her emails. Pence said that
there was "no comparison whatsoever" between what he did and what Clinton did. His office has called the attempt to
compare his email use to Clinton's as "absurd," noting that it was legal for him to use the account, that he was using a
commercial AOL account rather than a private server, and that he was not handling classified information.
of Hillary Clinton's secrets are kept from the public as judge turns down demand for State Department documents about her
secret server. A federal judge ruled yesterday [2/21/2017] not to hand another 30 documents pertaining to
former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's secret email server over to a conservative watchdog group. Judge James E.
Boasberg concluded that 'Judicial Watch has not provided a sufficient basis to believe that the information withheld by the State
Department would shed light on any government misconduct,' the decision read, according to Politico. Using the Freedom of
Information Act, Judicial Watch, the group that got many of Clinton's emails released, wanted additional correspondence about
Clinton's server released to the public.
Clinton IT Aide May Face Criminal Charges Over Email Server. A former State Department IT technician who set up
Hillary Clinton's private email server in her home may face criminal charges for avoiding multiple subpoenas to testify on Clinton's
email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter on Thursday
[2/16/2017] to Attorney General Jeff Session asking that Bryan Pagliano be charged for ignoring multiple subpoenas requesting
that he testify before the Oversight Committee. Pagliano was responsible for managing Clinton's private server and also
served as a senior adviser to the former secretary of state.
seeks to charge ex-Clinton aide in email inquiry. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah sent a letter to Attorney
General Jeff Sessions on Thursday [2/16/2017] asking him to convene a grand jury or charge Bryan Pagliano, the computer specialist
who helped establish Clinton's server while she was secretary of state. Pagliano did not comply with two subpoenas ordering
him to appear before the oversight panel. The GOP-led committee later voted to hold him in contempt of Congress.
Oversight Chairman Chaffetz refers Bryan Pagliano to DOJ for charges. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the
House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions today asking Sessions to consider convening a
grand jury or bringing charges against Hillary Clinton's former IT guy, Bryan Pagliano. Pagliano was subpoenaed to
testify before the committee last year but refused to appear on two occasions. After the second refusal, the Oversight
Committee voted to hold Pagliano in contempt. [...] The letter concludes, "In light of Pagliano's contumacious conduct in refusing
to testify, the Department should bring the matter before a grand jury for its action or file an information charging Pagliano with
violating 2 U.S.C.§192."
Court Hearing on FBI Clinton Records — Agency Wants Up to Two Years to Turn Over 35 Records.
Judicial Watch today [2/8/2017] announced a hearing will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch's
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records held by the FBI containing text messages and emails of former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stored on the equipment of Datto Inc., a commercial data management company, as well as
FBI records about the device and what materials were recovered on it. [...] At the previous hearing Tuesday, January 24,
2017, Trump administration lawyers for the FBI informed Judicial Watch and the court that it located 35 FBI records that
concern the Datto device and that it may take up to two years to release the records. In addition, the FBI recovered
approximately 10,000 messages from the Datto device.
"Release" Again — 178 Page FBI Clinton Email Document Release With Interesting Content. Internet
researcher Katica has again discovered the FBI quietly, and without explanation, just released another batch of documents
from the "ongoing" FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use and classified information. This is release #6,
and interestingly this release is titled "part 06 of 06" so there might not be any more. However, this batch is quite
a bit more interesting. The Super-Bowl weekend release is not a document dump; it surfaces as more of a leak than an official
release — this is the same way release #5 surfaced.
Department Ordered to Turn Over 30 Clinton Emails for Review by Federal Court Judge. A federal court ordered the State Department to produce to the
court 30 Clinton email-related documents that had been blacked out under various privilege claims. [...] "It is significant that federal court will review these
Clinton email documents for evidence of government misconduct," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "This important court victory shows that we are
now only in the middle of the Clinton email scandal."
This CEO Got Caught Up In the Clinton Email Scandal. Months after the election, we still don't know for sure
what happened to all of Hillary Clinton's emails, the ones that passed through her private email server, a question that
remains unresolved and continues to infuriate some of President-elect Donald Trump's die-hard supporters. But one clue
to unraveling the mystery may lie with a low-key tech company based in southwestern Connecticut and its 31-year-old
freckle-faced CEO, who handed over up to 17,448 deleted Clinton emails to the FBI. Datto, a data protection company, had
been backing up Clinton's messages for years, yet nobody seemed to know about it — not the techie who tended to
the Clintons' private email server, not the Clintons, not even Datto's CEO Austin McChord and his employees.
the DOJ Reopen the Hillary Clinton Email Case Under Jeff Sessions? Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano thinks there is a
very good chance the Hillary Clinton email investigation will be reopened because the latest FBI document dump made it clear that "the case is
stronger than ever." On Sunday [1/8/2017], while many Americans were focused on football and the Golden Globe Awards, the FBI quietly released
300 pages of emails related to its investigation of Clinton. According to Fox News, it is "the fifth release of Clinton investigation documents
on the FBI Vault website" and is "related to the handling of computer hardware collected from Clinton's lawyers for the investigation."
Hillary Clinton emails surface — and show how anti-gay Sharia law ruler shunned by celebrities treated Bill 'like
part of his family'. Among the thousand cuts Donald Trump delivered to Hillary Clinton en route to her
political death was the accusation that she was cozy with the repressive Sultan of Brunei. A 2012 email released
Thursday by the U.S. State Department seems to back him up. In the message, Clinton aide Huma Abedin told the
then-presidential candidate that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, worth a reported $20 billion, wanted to see her and husband Bill
for an intimate 'family style dinner.' Brunei government officials 'say [the] sultan sees wjc [William Jefferson Clinton]
as part of his family and this is treating you in this "informal" way,' she wrote.
Claims DNC 'Inhibited' Its Investigation Of Stolen Emails. The Democratic National Committee "inhibited" the
FBI's investigation of email hacks by refusing to grant investigators access to the party's computer servers, the bureau is
claiming. "The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data,
only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated," an FBI official said Thursday, according to
BuzzFeed News. "This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information. These actions caused
significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier."
Headache Returns: New Clinton messages show passwords, schedules flowed freely. The election's over — but Hillary Clinton's
emails are still coming to light. And they help illustrate why the FBI declared she was "extremely careless" with the information flowing across her
secret server. A new batch of messages released by the State Department on Tuesday [1/3/2017] shows the former secretary of state and her team routinely
shared her upcoming schedules, talking points and sensitive items — such as her iPad password — via the homebrewed system. Other
newly revealed emails, which were posted as the result of litigation, show Clinton's top advisers griping about her during her time as secretary of State; an
Asian ruler who later implemented Sharia law saying he considered former President Bill Clinton part of his "family"; and Clinton talking about Justin Cooper,
one of the key figures who administered to her private server.
FBI Never Asked For Access To Hacked Computer Servers. Six months after the FBI first said it was investigating
the hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer network, the bureau has still not requested access to the hacked
servers, a DNC spokesman said. No US government entity has run an independent forensic analysis on the system, one US
intelligence official told BuzzFeed News. "The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI's Cyber
Division and its Washington (DC) Field Office, the Department of Justice's National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney's
Offices, and it responded to a variety of requests for cooperation, but the FBI never requested access to the DNC's
computer servers," Eric Walker, the DNC's deputy communications director, told BuzzFeed News in an email.
Court of Appeals re-opens search for deleted Hillary emails — this time with grand juries and subpoenas, if
necessary. Happy New Year, Hillary Clinton. I hope you enjoy being the subject of a probe by
A.G.-designate Jeff Sessions, and whatever grand jury probes and subpoenas he sees fit to use in seeking recovery of all
those emails you deleted and BleachBitted in an effort to eradicate any evidence of their contents. You can now plan
out your 2017 calendar with time left for grand jury testimony, thanks to a ruling from D.C. Court of Appeals judge Stephen
Williams. His ruling reversed a lower court decision that halted FOIA lawsuits by Judicial Watch and Cause of Action
that had sought Justice Department probes into the possible existence of records of the deleted emails.
appeals court revives Clinton email suit. In a new legal development on the controversy over former Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton's emails, an appeals court on Tuesday [12/27/2016] reversed a lower court ruling and said two U.S. government
agencies should have done more to recover the emails.
Podesta Lies About Role Of EMail Leak. [Scroll down] The national intelligence community has said the
opposite of what Podesta claimed they said. Furthermore, as we've discussed before, the CIA is alone in this assessment
and lacks the reputation to say such things. No reputable party is asserting that the emails given to Wikileaks came
from anywhere but insider leaks. John Podesta is a bitter clinger, we must conclude. But consider for a moment
what he wants you to believe. He wants you to believe that release of his emails, by whatever method at all, caused the
American public to reject the Clinton campaign because of its nefarious contents, and therefore that those contents should
never have been released.
still hasn't turned over Abedin emails. The FBI still hasn't turned over to the State Department any of the
messages it reportedly obtained from the computer shared by top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her now-estranged husband
Anthony Weiner, the administration told a federal judge Tuesday [11/29/2016]. FBI officials have signaled they will
eventually turn over any State Department documents they obtain, lawyers said — but there is no time frame for
doing so. "We haven't recovered anything from the FBI," said Lisa A. Olson, the Justice Department lawyer handling
Watch Asks Federal Court to Find Government Misconduct in Clinton Email Scandal, Force Release of Documents.
Judicial Watch announced today [11/23/2016] that it has asked a federal court to reject the State Department's secrecy claims
over certain Clinton email-related document on the grounds that the documents relate to government misconduct. Judicial
Watch argues the agency should release 30 emails currently being withheld under various "deliberative process," "attorney
client," and "attorney work product" privileges. The lawsuit was originally filed in May 2015, and seeks "all emails
sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as secretary of State, as well
as all emails by other State Department employees to Secretary Clinton regarding her non-'state.gov' email address."
Clinton's email woes persist after election: 'Nothing has been settled'. They won't now complicate a Hillary
Clinton presidency, but the emails from her time in the State Department will still trickle out over the next months as the
administration tries to clean up the mess Mrs. Clinton left. Though President-elect Donald Trump has signaled that
he would halt any official federal investigations into Mrs. Clinton's activities as secretary of state, groups that have
driven the issue say they will continue to press the legal cases that have forced the release of tens of thousands of her
emails and could still pry loose thousands more. "Nothing has been settled," said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial
Watch, one of the groups that has pressed for more transparency from the Obama administration. He said the issues go
much deeper than Mrs. Clinton alone.
The FBI re-opens the Clinton email investigation on October 28, 2016:
Oh, incidentally, Election Day is November 8.
The items in this section are listed in the order in which they were discovered on the internet.
FBI is reopening
its Clinton email probe. An October surprise exploded in the presidential race Friday [10/28/2016]. The FBI
suddenly announced that it is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails after learning of new documents "that
appear to be pertinent to the investigation." The bureau's stunning move came less than two weeks before Election Day.
reopens Clinton email investigation. The FBI has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's secret
emails, Director James Comey told Congressin a new letter Friday, heightening the stakes for the Democratic presidential
nominee with less than two weeks before Election Day. Mr. Comey said his agents learned of new emails "pertinent"
to their probe while working on an unrelated case. He said his agents need to review those messages to see whether they
contain classified information and whether they affect his previous decision.
should ask Hillary Clinton to step aside. It's obvious the American political system is breaking down.
It's been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they're properly frightened. Donald
Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and
effect. FBI director James Comey's announcement about the renewed Clinton email investigation is the bombshell in the
presidential campaign. That he announced this so close to Election Day should tell every thinking person that what the
FBI is looking at is extremely serious.
Loretta Lynch Keep Promise To Accept FBI's Recommendation In Clinton Investigation? On July 1, 2016, U.S.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch made a promise: she would accept the FBI's recommendation of whether or not to press charges
in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state. Almost four months
later, that promise has taken on renewed significance in light of FBI Director James Comey's announcement on Friday that the
agency is reviewing newly discovered emails relevant to the Clinton email investigation. The emails were obtained
during an "unrelated investigation," Comey said.
Hillary Clinton's Chutzpah.
The idea that Mrs. Clinton's legal jeopardy can be solved before the Election Day is chimerical. Election Day has
already started. Hardly a paragraph goes by that the New York Times isn't whinnying about how non-existent is
Mr. Trump's route to victory at the electoral college (Pennsylvania "remains out of reach" is the way the Times touted
its latest poll). If Mrs. Clinton is so all-fired eager to protect Election Day, why doesn't she start a movement
for people to be able to recall the ballots they've already cast in early voting?
Has the FBI
saved Trump? Comey gave little indication of what exactly prompted the FBI to revisit the investigation on
Friday. However, agents reportedly discovered as many as several thousand "pertinent" emails on devices Abedin had
used, raising questions about whether the longtime Clinton confidante had concealed evidence from agents during their first
look at the case. Abedin is the only aide to have used an address on the "clintonemail.com" network. What's more,
she was employed by the Clinton Foundation during her final months at the State Department through a personnel arrangement
that allowed potential conflicts of interest to flourish.
revelation proves Comey dropped the ball on Hillary probe. [FBI] Agents reportedly found thousands of State
Department-related emails ostensibly containing classified information on the electronic devices belonging to Weiner and his
wife and top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The discovery has prompted FBI Director James Comey to, on the eve of the
election, reopen the Clinton case he prematurely closed last July. How did agents examine the devices? By seizing
them. It's a common practice in criminal investigations, but one that clearly was not applied in the case of Clinton or
her top aide — even though agents assigned to that case knew Abedin hoarded classified emails on her electronic
devices. The two special agents who interviewed Abedin on April 5 noted as much in their 302 summary of their
interview, which took place at the FBI's Washington field office and notably was attended by the chief of the FBI's
Is at Its Most Perilous Crossroads Since World War II. Get ready, Mr. and Mrs. America, because we are
headed for a "winter of our discontent" unlike any we have ever seen. And there won't be a son of York or Lancaster to
save us. With a president already known to have lied through his teeth about the email server, we don't know where this
is all going but we can be sure it's nowhere good. At this moment the so-called "liberals" (how does that misnomer seem
now?) are in a frenzy, lashing out because they are afraid her gangster-ladyship might actually lose.
questions: Reporters barred from getting near Bill Clinton as his wife is rocked by FBI probe. Reporters
covering Bill Clinton today in Pennsylvania were barred from getting too close to the ex-president in the wake of the news
that the FBI would again be investigating his wife's emails. At his second campaign stop of the day, in the Blair
County town of Duncansville, the media was stuffed in the back of the room behind an intricate set of metal gates and velvet
ropes, with minders escorting reporters if they wanted to step up closer and get a picture of Clinton onstage.
Danger Reopens EmailGate and Team Clinton Trembles. Just 11 days before our presidential election, the
explosive issue of EmailGate is back in the news, thanks to James Comey, the FBI director who less than four months ago gave
Hillary Clinton a pass on her illegal use of email and a personal server when the Democratic nominee was secretary of
state. After weeks of damaging revelations care of Wikileaks about just how much the Clinton camp knew about EmailGate
for years, and tried to downplay its significance in the media, Comey today sent a letter to the chairmen of the relevant
Congressional committees — including, significantly, the House and Senate Intelligence and Judiciary
committees — that blows EmailGate wide open all over again.
seized in Weiner probe prompts FBI to take new steps in Clinton email inquiry. In a letter to lawmakers, Comey
said the FBI would take "appropriate investigative steps" to determine whether the newly discovered emails contain classified
information and to assess whether they are relevant to the Clinton server probe. The emails, numbering more than 1,000,
were found on a computer used by both Weiner (D-N.Y.) and his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, according to law
enforcement officials with knowledge of the inquiry who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The correspondence
included emails between Abedin and Clinton, according to a law enforcement official.
memo to FBI staffers says election, timing required disclosure of renewed probe. FBI Director James Comey told
his bureau that he broke with custom in alerting lawmakers that the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server
was being reopened because of its political sensitivity. In an internal memo obtained by Fox News, the beleaguered
director noted that the FBI typically would not communicate with the public when reopening a case, according to a Department
of Justice source. But Comey said he had to in this case because Clinton is seeking the White House in an election on
Clinton and the FBI's chance at redemption = an election nightmare. The most wounded man in Washington is James
Comey. Ever since his legally incomprehensible announcement that he would not recommend criminal prosecution of Hillary
Clinton, he has been the equivalent of an extra on the set of "The Walking Dead". His reputation tarnished. His legacy
forever tainted. His own agents turned against him in disgust. Those, including lawyers, who had worked
exhaustively gathering the incriminating evidence were furious that Comey had publicly laid out their case of how Clinton was
grossly negligence under the Espionage Act, yet decided not to prosecute. Comey had gone from revered to reviled, all
in one day.
full text of FBI letter announcing new Clinton email probe. Clip and save.
on the FBI's Clinton email "reentry". The way Comey has misinterpreted the requirements for criminal liability
under the Espionage Act and other statutes, it seems almost impossible that newly found documents could change his position
that Hillary Clinton committed no crime. Did the FBI find more classified documents? Probably, but so what?
It had already discovered plenty that Hillary sent and received. The sticking point, for purposes of criminal
liability, was intent. What could the FBI have found in Huma Abedin's email that would change Comey's view on Hillary's
intent? It's difficult to say. It seems more likely that the newly discovered documents raise issues as to
possible criminal liability by Abedin.
House Says Obama Had No 'Advance Warning' Of FBI's Clinton Probe. As the news keeps trickling in, the latest
information is that the FBI's letter to Congressmen came without Obama being previously forewarned. The White House on
Friday said it was not given any prior notice on the FBI's announcement that it was investigating additional emails relating
to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system. "We did not have advance warning," White House spokesman Eric
Schultz told reporters traveling with President Barack Obama to a campaign event for Clinton in Orlando, Florida.
Schultz said news of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe has not affected Obama's support for Clinton.
Ryan Says Hillary Shouldn't Be Briefed On Classified Information. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Democratic
presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should not be briefed on classified information in the wake of the FBI's announcement
it is reopening its investigation into her private email server Friday. The Wisconsin Republican blasted the former
secretary of state for her carelessness when handling the country's top secrets.
FBI's October Surprise Is Devastating for Hillary Clinton. On Friday afternoon, the FBI uncorked the mother of
all October surprises, announcing in a letter to Congress that it has re-opened its investigation of Hillary Clinton's
"personal email server." The reason? During an "unrelated investigation"* it uncovered e-mails that "appear to be
pertinent" to Clinton's case. It is seeking to determine whether the e-mails contain classified information and can't
yet determine their significance. Stripped of the legalese, it means that Hillary is back in legal jeopardy. The
FBI doesn't investigate and recommend enforcement actions against computer servers. It holds people accountable, and
Hillary is the person most responsible for her own e-mail.
Connection. [Scroll down] That investigation may be "unrelated" but it touches directly on Abedin, who is
likely to have had plenty of email and text communication with Weiner covering the entirety of her time working for Clinton
at the State Department. This may suggest that Abedin is currently the most at-risk of the Clinton confidantes.
Given how strict classification rules are when enforced aggressively, and given how much unguarded information Huma may have
shared with her husband, Abedin could be in serious jeopardy.
reopens Clinton probe after new emails found in Anthony Weiner case. [Scroll down] "The FBI's decision to
reopen its investigation into Secretary Clinton reinforces what the House Judiciary Committee has been saying for months: the
more we learn about Secretary Clinton's use of a private email server, the clearer it becomes that she and her associates
committed wrongdoing and jeopardized national security," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a
statement. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the discovery must be "serious" for the bureau
to investigate this close to the election.
Emails in Clinton Case Came From Anthony Weiner's Electronic Devices. Mr. Comey's letter said that the
F.B.I. would review the emails to determine if they improperly contained classified information, which is tightly controlled
by the government. Senior law enforcement officials said that it was unclear if any of the emails were from
Mrs. Clinton's private server. And while Mr. Comey said in his letter that the emails "appear to be
pertinent," the F.B.I. had not yet examined them. By the end of a day that brought stinging criticism of Mr. Comey
from both Democrats and Republicans, he appeared on the defensive, saying in an internal email to bureau employees that he
had felt obligated to inform Congress, and "we don't know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails."
competing theories on why the FBI re-opened the Hillary email server investigation. The very first thing to
note is that Comey made no mention of a grand jury. The emails whose existence he learned of may have been the result
of a subpoena in another investigation. Update: It was announced ten days ago that grand jury would be convened
to investigate Weiner's sexting "by the end of the month." The timing of Comey's letter strongly suggests that the devices
containing new emails were obtained through a grand jury subpoena, with no immunity deals or evidence destruction needed.
If that is the case, further subpoenas are quite possible, a tool that was left unused in the investigation to date.
memo to FBI staffers says election, timing required disclosure of renewed probe. FBI Director James Comey told
his bureau that he broke with custom in alerting lawmakers that the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server
was being reopened because of its political sensitivity. In an internal memo obtained by Fox News, the beleaguered
director noted that the FBI typically would not communicate with the public when reopening a case, according to a Department
of Justice source. But Comey said he had to in this case because Clinton is seeking the White House in an election
on Nov. 8.
Clinton and the FBI's chance at redemption = an election nightmare. The most wounded man in Washington is James
Comey. Ever since his legally incomprehensible announcement that he would not recommend criminal prosecution of Hillary
Clinton, he has been the equivalent of an extra on the set of "The Walking Dead". His reputation tarnished. His legacy
forever tainted. [...] Now, his stunning announcement that he is reopening the criminal investigation of Clinton based on
newly discovered evidence is, perhaps, the chance at redemption for which he may have been searching.
for an 'Unprecedented' October Surprise? Nothing Tops Lawrence Walsh's 1992 Dirty Trick. The press's
institutional memory is so weak, and its insistence on burying long-ago inconvenient truths is so strong, that no one I'm
aware of has made a comparison to Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh's indictment of former Reagan Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger on October 30, 1992, and Walsh's obviously calculated decision to include a reference to incumbent President
George H.W. Bush in his filing. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, who one would expect to remember its brutality and dishonesty,
failed to do so in a telephone interview Friday afternoon [10/28/2016]. Scarborough's political career began when he
ran for Congress as a Republican in 1994, two years after Bill Clinton defeated Bush 41.
Goes Around Comes Around. A reader points out the irony of Hillary Clinton complaining about timing of the
reopening of the FBI investigation. In 1992, the reader reminds me, President Bush was gaining on Bill Clinton as
Election Day approached. But just four days before the election, the special counsel, Lawrence Walsh, obtained a new
indictment of former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. Weinberger had been indicted earlier in the year.
But the new indictment cited a Weinberger diary entry that contradicted something President Bush had said. The Clintons
seized on the new indictment, howling about a "culture of corruption" that supposedly pervaded the administration.
Bush's poll numbers declined and Bill Clinton won the election.
officials warned FBI that Comey's decision to update Congress was not consistent with department policy. Comey
decided to inform Congress that he would look again into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails during her time as secretary of
state for two main reasons: a sense of obligation to lawmakers and a concern that word of the new email discovery would leak
to the media and raise questions of a coverup. The rationale, described by officials close to Comey's decision-making
on the condition of anonymity, prompted the FBI director to release his brief letter to Congress on Friday and upset a
presidential race less than two weeks before Election Day. It placed Comey again at the center of a highly partisan
argument over whether the nation's top law enforcement agency was unfairly influencing the campaign.
The Editor says...
Mr. Comey was already at the center of such an argument, no matter what action he took or didn't take.
Comey Broke with Loretta Lynch and Justice Department Tradition. On Friday [10/28/2016], James Comey, the
director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting independently of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to
Congress saying that the F.B.I. had discovered e-mails that were potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary
Clinton's private server. Coming less than two weeks before the Presidential election, Comey's decision to make public
new evidence that may raise additional legal questions about Clinton was contrary to the views of the Attorney General,
according to a well-informed Administration official.
Abedin Swore Under Oath She Gave Up 'All the Devices' With State Department Emails. In a normal election year,
a normal candidate's close aide who caused even minor embarrassment to a campaign so near to Election Day would be whisked
away as quickly as possible to avoid becoming a distraction. But Huma Abedin is not simply a close aide, she's a
critical member of Hillary Clinton's tiny inner circle that protects and — at times — enables the
deeply flawed and secretive Democratic nominee.
"Tens of thousands of emails belonging to Ms. Abedin on Mr. Weiners Laptop". From prior FOIA
(Judicial Watch) document releases we already knew Huma Abedin was forwarding emails to her private account from the Clinton
server. However, buried in a New York Times article the following paragraph: ["]A senior law enforcement
official said that tens of thousands of emails belonging to Ms. Abedin were on Mr. Weiner's laptop, which the F.B.I. had
obtained as part of its investigation into Mr. Weiner. About a month ago, a person familiar with the investigation said,
F.B.I. agents seized the laptop as well as Mr. Weiner's iPad and cellphone.["]
'Give it a rest': Social media
mocks Senator claiming Russia may be behind new Clinton FBI probe. People on social media shamed US Democratic
Senator Tom Ryan, who claimed Russia might actually be behind the reopening of Hillary Clintons' email probe by the FBI over
new leaked messages. On October 28, FBI director James Comey announced that the Bureau has learned of new emails
involving Hillary Clinton's private email server during her time as a Secretary of State. Comey said the agency will
"take appropriate investigative steps" and review the new information.
General told FBI director James Comey NOT to send letter to Congress about bureau reopening the investigation.
[FBI Director James] Comey broke from [Attorney General Loretta] Lynch, who objected to the move along with the Deputy
Attorney General Sally Yates, and independently sent the letter to Congress on Friday, dropping the bombshell about the
restarted investigation based on newly discovered emails, rocking Clinton's campaign. Comey's supporters argue that he
had to break away from Lynch and act independently on the issue due to her compromising herself when she had an impromptu
visit with former president Bill Clinton late into the investigation earlier this year.
Surprise Revives Clinton Email Controversy. Eleven days before Americans determine the winner of a presidential
contest already laden with multiple scandals, the political landscape looked even muddier on Friday with the latest October
surprise. The revelation, immediately greeted by Donald Trump as a political gift, emerged in the form of a letter from
FBI Director James Comey to lawmakers. He advised the legislative branch that "emails that appear to be pertinent" to
the investigation of Hillary Clinton's personal email server were uncovered "in connection with an unrelated case," and were under
FBI review "to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation."
the Facts, Ma'am. [Scroll down] This will not bring honor and glory to J. Edgar Hoover's venerable
crime-fighting organization. Comey's announcement, by the way, follows hot on the heels of the revelation that Clinton
pal and Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe channeled near $500,000 into the failed state senate campaign of Jill McCabe, who
is the wife of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who helped oversee the agency's investigation into Clinton's private email
server. And let it be known that Hillary Clinton helped raise $1 million for McAuliffe's PAC. Did any of these
connections have anything to do with Clinton's getting off scot free from a criminal indictment? Nah.
Right Hand Woman Huma Abedin Takes the Stage at Center of Email Scandal. [Scroll down] Abedin's influence
in these matters, including the revelation in [Paul] Sperry's article that "Abedin possessed much more power" over Clinton's
staff, schedule, and security than other former chiefs of staffs, is especially concerning given the links that Abedin has to
the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to the Muslim World League, a group that Hillary Clinton herself said in 2009 was funding terrorism.
is awful': Nigel Farage skewers Hillary Clinton as email probe gives Trump huge boost. The Clinton campaign was
rocked on Friday after FBI director James Comey stated it would examine if the emails being investigated contained sensitive
government information. Donald Trump has lambasted Mrs Clinton, branding her behaviour a "grave miscarriage of
justice". Speaking on LBC Mr Farage, who has appeared on stage with Mr Trump said: "I think she [Mrs Clinton]
is pretty awful. "I think she is very dishonest, I think the way the Clinton Foundation has raised tens of millions of the
back of her still serving in public office makes me feel deeply uneasy. "I do think, not on everything he say, but I do
think in terms of some policy directions Trump has better answers."
Danger may have opened Pandora's Box for Huma and Hillary. The criminal investigation underway over Anthony
Weiner's alleged child sex infraction has a couple of characteristics that make it especially awkward for Hillary Clinton and
Huma Abedin, the estranged wife of Weiner and close companion of Hillary. Ed Timperlake points out to me that in an
underage sex investigation, all electronic communications of the investigative target are pursued. This probably led to
the grand jury that was announced 11 days ago issuing a subpoena for all of the devices in the possession of Weiner and his
family, including Huma. As Lucianne Goldberg quipped, they even seize the Speak & Spell toys in these cases. This
grand jury is in New York, possibly less poltiically supervised than the first Hillary email investigation.
State Department: A RICO Enterprise. The news is still emerging, and there will be many
questions — particularly if it turns out that the bureau failed to obtain Ms. Abedin's communications devices
earlier in the investigation, a seemingly obvious step. As we await answers, we can only observe that, whatever the FBI
has found, it was significant enough for director James Comey to sense the need to notify Congress, despite knowing what a
bombshell this would be just days before the presidential election. One thing, however, is already clear.
Whatever the relevance of the new e-mails to the probe of Clinton's classified-information transgressions and attempt to
destroy thousands of emails, these offenses may pale in comparison with Hillary Clinton's most audacious violations of
law: Crimes that should still be under investigation; crimes that will, in fitting Watergate parlance, be a cancer
on the presidency if she manages to win on November 8.
Quickie Email Press Conference: Vote Early Before This Gets Worse! Please hurry. Vote as soon as
you can! Before ... before the next shoe drops.
sent 'marked classified' info to nonsecure Abedin account. WND's reporting in late August of a marked
classified email Hillary Clinton forwarded to aide Huma Abedin could cast light on FBI Director James Comey's dramatic
disclosure to members of Congress Friday that the bureau had reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a
private email server due to new information apparently discovered in the sexting probe of former Rep. Anthony Weiner,
Abedin's estranged husband. Comey, however, said in his letter to Congress that he was only 'briefed yesterday,'
meaning WND readers knew of the potential security breach two months before the director did.
FBI Would Not Reopen Case Unless New Evidence Was "A Real Bombshell". Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein comments on the FBI's shocking Friday afternoon
announcement that they are reopening the investigation into Hilary Clinton's email server because new evidence has come to light. [Video clip]
Loretta Lynch tried to stop Comey from re-opening Clinton case. Loretta Lynch, aka Eric Holder with a vagina
didn't want Comey to re-open the FBI case of Hillary Clinton and her damn e-mails. The corrupt Lynch who obviously
wants to be AG if Hillary Clinton wins warned Comey not to re-open the case. He did anyway, after e-mail correspondence
between Clinton and Huma Weiner Abedin were found on Anthony Weiner's computers and mobile devices.
review of emails related to Clinton server triggered by NY agents, source says. FBI Director James Comey's
decision to revisit the Hillary Clinton email-private server case was triggered by the discovery of Clinton-related emails in
a separate sexting investigation involving ex-New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, a government source told Fox News
on Sunday [10/30/2016]. The source said an analysis of the metadata on Weiner's computer has turned up "positive hits for
state.gov and HRC emails," which led Comey to revisit the FBI investigation into Clinton using a private email server system
while secretary of state. A second law enforcement source confirmed the account.
Weiner Said To Be Cooperating With FBI Investigation. [Scroll down] It is possible that as a result of
the cooperation, the FBI will be able to obtain a clearer assessment of just what is contained in the emails, facilitating
the Clinton campaign request for the FBI to "come clean" with what he been uncovered; alternatively it may accelerate the
disclosure into any "smoking guns" as some pundits have claimed had been uncovered in the email trove.
Called It Months Ago: Anthony Weiner threatens national security. The FBI announced Friday it had
uncovered news emails related to its investigation of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's handling of classified
information while conducting a separate investigation into the pervy sexting habits of former Democratic congressman Anthony
Weiner. Weiner of course is the estranged husband of Hillary's closest aide, Huma Abedin who herself figures
prominently in Clinton's email scandals.
Degradation. The prospect of a second Clinton presidency lies before us. I find it almost unbelievable.
FBI Director Comey's announcement of the investigation of newly discovered emails is a timely reminder of what a Clinton presidency
holds in store for us simply in terms of lawlessness and scandal, not to mention the horribly destructive public policies she advocates.
Comey Stands Tall, and Alone, in a Tight Corner in Clinton Email Mess. Comey decided that he had to present the
results directly to the public. He did so, insisting that the evidence did not establish the intent he said was
necessary to bring criminal charges. He made clear that he felt Hillary Clinton had been reckless and irresponsible and
that she had shown terrible judgment. "He wasn't going to indict, but he was going to scold," a former federal
prosecutor said on Saturday [10/29/2016]. "Scolding in the first degree has never quite made it." Along with their
surprise at Comey's break with protocol, some veteran agents were outraged by the decision itself. Few of them are
Hillary fans. And all of them had learned from their first days the importance of treating classified materials
properly. They viewed it as the highest arrogance to ignore the strictures to which they adhere.
DiGenova: FBI agents refused orders to destroy laptops and they still exist. If this is true, it
indicates that a serious rebellion was underway in the FBI, with agents refusing a direct order. Although I am no
lawyer, I suppose they might have regarded the order as illegitimate, part of a conspiracy to destroy evidence. It is
possible that Comey knew of this rebellion, and that this knowledge shaped his decision to write to Congressional leaders on
the resumption of the investigation.
Attorney: FBI Never Destroyed Laptops Of Clinton Aides. Agents within the Federal Bureau of Investigation
never destroyed laptops given to them by aides of Hillary Clinton as previously reported, a Washington D.C. lawyer with a
source close to the Clinton investigation says. Washington D.C. attorney Joe DiGenova said on The David Webb Show on
SiriusXM Friday night that despite the FBI agreeing to destroy the laptops of Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and ex-campaign
staffer Heather Samuelson as part of immunity deals made during the initial investigation of Clinton's email server, agents
involved in the case refused to destroy the laptops.
letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents. James Comey's decision to revive the investigation of Hillary
Clinton's email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by
mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.
aide Huma Abedin has told people she doesn't know how her emails wound up on her husband's computer. Top
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told people she is unsure how her emails could have ended up on a device she viewed as
her husband's computer, the seizure of which has reignited the Clinton email investigation, according to a person familiar
with the investigation and civil litigation over the matter. The person, who would not discuss the case unless granted
anonymity, said Abedin was not a regular user of the computer, and when she agreed to turn over emails to the State Department
for federal records purposes, her lawyers did not search it for materials, not believing any of her messages to be there.
Comey's opaque Clinton letter risks becoming a fiasco. James Comey, the Director of the FBI, is this morning
under attack from all sides. And he has no-one to blame but himself. America's top cop has inserted himself in
the most dramatic and unexpected way into the highest-stakes election of our lifetime. The result is the political
equivalent of an unguided missile. On Friday, Comey wrote a short, opaque letter to Congress. It was a
bombshell: He was, in effect, reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as millions of early voters
flock to the polls to cast their ballots.
reportedly pleads ignorance of how emails at center of latest Clinton probe got on computer. Hillary Clinton
aide Huma Abedin reportedly has said she does not know how tens of thousands of emails related to the FBI investigation of
her boss' personal server were found on a laptop she shared with her now-estranged husband, former New York Congressman
Anthony Weiner. The Washington Post reported that Abedin was not a regular user of the laptop in question. The
paper also reported that Abedin's lawyers did not bother to search the device for work-related emails after she agreed to
turn over such messages to the State Department. On Saturday, a senior law enforcement official told Fox News that the
laptop contained "five digits," or at least 10,000, emails of interest to investigators.
Scandal Too Far? Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton, and a Test of Loyalty. [Scroll down] On Friday
[10/28/2016], several of Mrs. Clinton's friends and allies suggested she distance herself from Ms. Abedin, a
painful prospect given that Mrs. Clinton has described Ms. Abedin as a surrogate daughter and has relied on her
more than anyone else during her nearly two-year pursuit of the White House. The two women's closeness has both
intimidated those in the Clinton circle of status-conscious advisers and caused envy. Even as Mrs. Clinton learned
on Friday that the F.B.I.'s interest in her email server, which she thought had ended in July, had reignited, Ms. Abedin
was by her side as she prepared to make a statement to the news media in Des Moines.
electronic device was laptop, had tens-of-thousands of emails, source. Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin
reportedly has said she does not know how tens of thousands of emails related to the FBI investigation of her boss' personal
server were found on a laptop she shared with her now-estranged husband, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.
The Washington Post reported that Abedin was not a regular user of the laptop in question. The paper also reported that
Abedin's lawyers did not bother to search the device for work-related emails after she agreed to turn over such messages to
the State Department.
Campaign's First Instinct Was to Lie About Comey. I find it revealing that when the Clinton campaign launched
its attack on Comey, it led off with a lie. In her press conference last night, Hillary Clinton accused Comey of
partisanship, falsely claiming that he had sent his letter only to Congressional Republicans. In fact, Comey followed
the standard protocol, addressing his letter to the chairmen of the relevant committees and sending copies to the ranking
minority members of each committee.
Washington Post editorial blasts Republicans for attacking FBI Director Comey. In the last 36 hours FBI
Director James Comey has been slammed by the full force of the progressive left media. I noted yesterday that, within
hours of the letter being released, NY Times columnist Paul Krugman was accusing Comey of trying to swing the election for
Republicans or, at a minimum, of trying to preserve their control of congress. [...] With all the accusations flying, I
thought it was a good moment to recall a Washington Post editorial from back in July. That was when Comey announced he
would not bring charges against Clinton.
FBI Knows They Are About to Be Exposed By WikiLeaks. Sean Hannity said on his radio show Friday [10/28/2016] that he doesn't
believe reports from 'The New York Times' that the FBI's latest investigation into the Clinton Foundation is related to Huma Abedin and
Anthony Weiner. Instead, Hannity suspects that the FBI is protecting itself because they know that WikiLeaks is about to drop proof
that Hillary Clinton should have been indicted in July.
James Comey Wouldn't Have
Updated Congress Unless He Had Real Dirt on Hillary. Democrats praised James Comey after he decided not to push
for indictment. Liberal mainstream media praised him as an unbiased and solid man. Then eleven days before the
election something popped up. James Comey felt it was necessary to alert congress and the American people.
Suddenly, the happy and loving Democrats shifted. Democrats began to trash James Comey after he decided not to wait
until after the election. Liberal mainstream media said it conflicts with the election, calling him a Republican plant.
Declares War on Comey. There have been numerous developments today [10/29/2016] in the reopening of the FBI
investigation of Hillary Clinton, most notably the declaration of war by Clinton World on James Comey. The war started
after almost 24 hours of shock and awe resulting from the Friday afternoon announcement left Team Hillary and the rest of
Clinton World attempting to hold back the onslaught of news coverage. Clinton World first tried to buy itself time by
arguing over what the meaning of "reopen" was. It was comical, but arguing over definitions is what the Clintons do to
buy themselves time until they can counter attack: [...]
emails? Clinton aide didn't delete old messages. The longtime Hillary Clinton aide at the center of a
renewed FBI email investigation testified under oath four months ago she never deleted old emails, while promising in 2013
not to take sensitive files when she left the State Department.
AG Lynch Pressured Comey Not to Disclose Reactivated Hillary Probe. Of course she did, you might think
to yourself — as the whole country seems to have become inured to the breathtaking insanity of this entire
election cycle. But as Rich Lowry says, none of this is normal. USA Today is reporting that Attorney General
Loretta Lynch urged FBI Director James Comey to suppress the fact that the bureau has effectively re-opened its probe into
Hillary Clinton's email scandal after new potentially "pertinent" evidence was discovered in the course of a separate
investigation into Anthony Weiner's sexting woes. Weiner is married to Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin. This
politically-motivated pressure gives off a strong whiff of, well, rigging.
Abedin Swore Under Oath She Gave Up 'All the Devices' With State Dept. Emails. In a normal election year,
a normal candidate's close aide who caused even minor embarrassment to a campaign so near to Election Day would be whisked
away as quickly as possible to avoid becoming a distraction. But Huma Abedin is not simply a close aide, she's a
critical member of Hillary Clinton's tiny inner circle that protects and — at times — enables the
deeply flawed and secretive Democratic nominee.
Post Seem Rather Upset About FBI Reopening Hillary Server Case. [Scroll down] See? This is mostly
the Comey's fault, and suddenly transparency is required. From the FBI. Of course, the NYTEB has barely asked for the
same from Hillary during this whole time, and, certainly, you can imagine the resulting editorials, including on the reopening of
the case, had she been a Republican, and they would have been vastly different. Not to be outdone, the Washington Post
Editorial Board, which had previously only chided Mrs. Clinton over her poor conduct, questions the timing [...]
Owns It All. James Comey now tops Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange as the Hillary-harmer-in-chief, but the
truth is Hillary Clinton's once strong lead in the presidential race started shrinking before the Friday afternoon massacre,
as the former secretary of state's jaw-dropping misdeeds had caught up with her via Assange's stinging WikiLeaks email
dumps. No matter how unorthodox the conduct of FBI Director Comey, should Clinton lose to Donald Trump on Nov. 8,
it's her own fault.
campaign chief: 'Comical' to see Clinton demand transparency from FBI. "We're for transparency, and honesty,
and immediacy, and full disclosure, and we think it's comical that Hillary Clinton is now for that in the 11th hour,"
Kellyanne Conway said during an appearance [10/31/2016] on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." [...] Conway encouraged the agency to "do
what it wants to do" in terms of releasing information that may be pertinent to its renewed investigation. She
admonished Clinton for criticizing the FBI and "engendering boos" for the bureau and Comey at her campaign rally on
Sunday. "Are we going to start asking if she's going to accept the results if she loses?" Conway asked.
"Are we going to start asking her if she's inciting violence?"
No Commenting on Criminal Investigations — Unless It Helps Me. How rich of Hillary Clinton to
complain now that FBI director James Comey is threatening the democratic process by commenting publicly about a criminal
investigation on the eve of an election. Put aside that Comey did not say a single thing last week that implicates
Clinton in a crime. The biggest coup for Clinton in the waning months of the campaign has been Comey's decision not to
prosecute her — a decision outside the responsibilities of the FBI director and publicly announced in a manner
that contradicts law-enforcement protocols. There has been nothing more irregular, nothing that put law enforcement
more in the service of politics, than that announcement. Yet, far from condemning it, Mrs. Clinton has worn it
like a badge of honor since July. Indeed, she has contorted it into a wholesale exoneration, which it most certainly
authorities reportedly battled over direction of Clinton email investigation. The Wall Street Journal, citing
people familiar with the matter, reported Sunday that senior law enforcement officials voiced skepticism several times of the
strength of the bureau's investigation into the Clinton Foundation, looked to condense the effort put into the probe and even
told agents to limit their pursuit of the case. The FBI initially started their investigation into the Clinton
Foundation to determine whether financial crimes or influence peddling occurred related to the charity. According to
the paper, some investigators grew frustrated with the case and viewed some of the FBI leaders as uninterested.
the FBI's Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe. Investigators found 650,000 emails on a laptop that they
believe was used by former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife Huma Abedin, a close Clinton aide, and underlying
metadata suggests thousands of those messages could have been sent to or from the private server that Mrs. Clinton used
while she was secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter. It will take weeks, at a minimum, to
determine whether those messages are work-related from the time Ms. Abedin served with Mrs. Clinton at the State
Department; how many are duplicates of emails already reviewed by the FBI; and whether they include either classified
information or important new evidence in the Clinton email probe. Officials had to await a court order to begin
reviewing the emails — which they received over the weekend, according to a person familiar with the
matter — because they were uncovered in an unrelated probe of Mr. Weiner.
Have a Theory About Comey. Did James Comey go public on Friday [10/28/2016] with word of the reinvigoration of
his investigation because he believed senior officials at the Justice Department were deliberately slow-walking when it came
to gathering crucial information on a highly important matter until Mrs. Clinton was out of electoral danger? And
if so, did he go public because he figured if anything came out of the information in the coming months, he would have been
accused of complicity in a cover-up by the Republicans in Congress he had promised to keep apprised of changes in the
investigation — and would, therefore, open himself up to impeachment?
presidential race has changed because The Awful Truth about the Clintons is sinking in. Shock Number One:
The Clintons actively enriched themselves through the Clinton Foundation empire. Doug Band admitting that the same
marks were targeted for donations, for speaking fees for Bill, and for consulting work for Teneo (which funneled money back
to others in the machine, like Huma). AT readers may have few illusions about the way the Clintons made their fortune, but
loyal Democrats always assumed that it was incidental reward for their good work championing the oppressed. Clinton's
body man-turned-bag man Band shattered those illusions. It was deliberate, and it was shady. Shock Number
Two: James Comey's letter to Congress re-opening the email inquiry suddenly negated what Dems took as an "all clear"
signal from him last July. They went ahead and nominated Hillary in the knowledge that there was no criminal probe (of
the emails — they did not know of the Clinton Foundation probe already underway) — thanks to Comey's
July 5 presentation on the evidence and the decision not to recommend prosecution. The rug has been pulled out
from under them.
Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire. FBI field offices in New York, Los
Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of
pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a Wall Street Journal report Sunday [10/30/2016]. Mirroring
information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that "multiple FBI investigations are underway involving
potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation," the Journal confirms what The Daily Caller News Foundation
Investigative Group reported in August.
DOJ Tried Repeatedly To Kill FBI's Clinton Foundation Investigation. Senior-level Justice Department officials
pushed back heavily on an ongoing FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a bombshell report from The Wall
Street Journal. The newspaper laid out numerous examples, based on law enforcement sources, of senior DOJ officials
intervening to quash the probe.
tanked before Comey's surprise. Hillary Clinton's campaign was floundering before the FBI announced on Friday
that federal agents are back to investigating her for breaking the law as secretary of State. Readers may recall that
on Wednesday I noticed a 4-point drop in Hillary's lead in the ABC tracking poll. The next day it dropped another two
points. Then it dropped to 4 and now it is at a two-point lead for Hillary. That is a ten-point drop in four
days — before Friday's news.
emails matter: A retired CIA officer explains why. Apparently while investigating disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner's transmission
of sexually explicit images to a fifteen-year-old girl, the FBI discovered more emails relevant to Hillary Clinton's own infamous case. At the time,
Weiner was married to Huma Abedin, Clinton's personal aide, perhaps best known for her alleged family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The emails appear
to have been found on a computer used by both Abedin and Weiner.
blame Comey for this mess. James Comey is not primarily responsible for the political mess caused by the recent
discovery of more emails that may be relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
These newly uncovered emails were not written, sent or received by Comey. He didn't store them on his computer, and it
wasn't his fault that they were not reviewed many months ago during the initial investigation. In fact, Comey never
even knew these emails existed until now.
The Editor says...
Mr. Comey didn't start this scandal, but he did decline to pursue the case when it was obvious that Hillary Clinton was
guilty of gross negligence in her handling of classified material.
report on internal FBI conflict over investigating Clinton machine. [Scroll down] It turns out that the
investigation of the Clintons' web of corruption has been bubbling up across the country, involving multiple FBI arms.
This scoop alone is enormously important. It is very difficult to keep a lid on when so many locations and criminal specialties
are involved. There is a downside to having such a large web of criminal enterprises: lots of law enforcement agencies
take notice in their respective domains.
Just in time for the election:
Undiscovered emails in Clinton's festering scandal. Despite months of parsing and prevarications, we now know
that Clinton and staff used an unsecured, private email server for government business, including for handling scores of
classified materials. Comey called it less secure than a standard Gmail account. So why not use the secure
government email system? Well, those messages are all archived beyond Clinton's control. They'd be subject to
Freedom of Information Act requests and could show, oh, say, conflicts of interest among the secretary of state, the family's
money-laundering family foundation and her hubby, the globe-trotting, lucrative-speech-giving ex-president whose personal
appearance fees doubled when she took office. As it happens, government archives are also not subject to the kinds of
mass email deletions that occurred on Clinton's private system, even after Congress had ordered that everything be preserved.
agents 'wanted to investigate the Clinton foundation but were barred by their bosses at the Justice Department'. The FBI has spent the
past year investigating the Clinton Foundation over claims they were trading access for donations to the charity, leading to friction between the bureau
and the Justice Department. Agents in New York and Little Rock have been leading the probe, but have been ordered by senior officials in Washington
and the Justice Department to scale back the extent of the probe due to a lack of evidence.
Investigation Into Bribery With Clinton Foundation Spans Nation, Multiple Field Offices, Says WSJ. FBI investigators from across the country have
been following leads into reports of bribery involving the Clinton Foundation. Multiple field offices have been involved in the investigation. A
report in Sunday's [10/30/2016] Wall Street Journal by Devlin Barrett revealed that agents assigned to the New York field office have been carrying
the bulk of the work in investigating the Clinton Foundation. They have received assistance from the FBI field office in Little Rock according to
"people familiar with the matter, the WSJ reported. Other offices, including Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., have been collecting evidence regarding
"financial crimes or influence-peddling."
Three Networks Attack Comey Over Clinton by 3 to 1. Ever since it was announced, on Friday, that the FBI was
pursuing new leads into the investigation of Hillary Clinton's e-mail server scandal, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks
have gone into attack mode against James Comey, turning what should be a scandal about Clinton into a smear against the FBI
director. Beginning with the evening (October 28) of the announcement through Monday morning (October 31) MRC analysts
reviewed all statements (by reporters, analysts, and partisans) that took a position on Comey and Clinton and found arguments
against Comey (88) swamped those against Clinton (31) by a ratio of almost 3 to 1. There were a
handful of statements that praised either Comey (10) or Clinton (4)[.]
Podesta's Best Friend at the DOJ Will Be In Charge of the DOJ's Probe Into Huma Abedin Emails. In the letter to
Congress, the DOJ writes that it "will continue to work closely with the FBI and together, dedicate all necessary resources
and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible," assistant attorney General Peter J. Kadzik writes in letters to
House and Senate lawmakers. [...] Recall our post from last week, "Clinton Campaign Chair Had Dinner With Top DOJ Official
One Day After Hillary's Benghazi Hearing" in which we reported that John Podesta had dinner with one of the highest ranked
DOJ officials the very day after Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony? It was Peter Kadzik.
Barack Obama Suspend The Election If Hillary Is Forced Out By The New FBI Email Investigation? If there are
thousands of emails, it is going to take quite a while to sift through them all. And of course Barack Obama has lots of
ways that he could influence, delay or even shut down the investigation. So those that are counting on this to be the
miracle that Donald Trump needs should not count their chickens before they hatch. But if Hillary Clinton were to be forced
out of the race by this FBI investigation, the Democrats would have to decide on a new candidate, and that would take time.
Was a Federal Agent and These Four Things Stink About the Clinton Email Investigation. [#2] Why agree to forgo
prosecuting potential co-conspirators Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin — and destroy the computer evidence they
possess — before charging them with a crime? That's not the way the process works. In order to build
leverage against a criminal conspirator, a federal agent would typically draw up a federal complaint or seek an
indictment. Second, an agent would get an arrest warrant from a judge pursuant to a probable cause ruling and then,
after the arrest, he or she would ask if the arrested individual wished to cooperate, potentially using their cooperation
against co-conspirators. Third, if the cooperation is substantive, then a 5k letter is issued to a judge, which
indicates the subject's level of cooperation and how that should be considered in sentencing the cooperating defendant.
None of that was done in this case.
Huma Abedin Going To Sing? She And Weiner Are Both Cooperating With FBI. Huma Abedin has all but vanished
from Hillary Clinton's campaign. After the news broke on Friday that the email treasure trove the FBI wanted to get
into had come off of Anthony Weiner's computer, his estranged wife suddenly disappeared from Hillary's side, with the New
York Times reporting that Huma is back in New York, working out of the Brooklyn outpost of the campaign.
email testimony could haunt her as FBI renews probe. Scrutiny of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin
intensified Monday amid speculation that claims she made in her FBI interview and a separate sworn deposition could come back
to haunt her as the bureau gains access to emails on her estranged husband's computer. Abedin, one of Clinton's most
trusted advisers, is married to disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner.
boss called attorney-general's bluff before revealing Weiner breakthrough. An astonishing confrontation between
the attorney-general and the FBI director over Hillary Clinton's emails was revealed Monday [10/31/2016]. Sources told
Reuters how James Comey, the FBI boss, challenged Loretta Lynch, the nation's most senior prosecutor, over whether she was
directing him to keep the bombshell discovery of new, 'relevant' emails secret from Congress. The development was
revealed by the news agency hours after the White House went out of its way to back Comey as a man of 'integrity' and
rubbish Hillary Clinton's attack on him.
President Obama Throws Hillary
Clinton Under the Bus, Supports Director Comey. Now that the President of the United States has declared the
FBI is non-partisan to this election, where does Hillary move next?
FBI agents told to stand down on Clinton Foundation investigation by higher-ups. The Wall Street Journal is
reporting that as the investigation into Anthony Weiner's emails developed into a re-opening of the case against Hillary
Clinton, FBI officials told investigators to shut it down.
Look Who's In Charge Of DOJ's Probe Into Huma Abedin Emails. On Friday, the FBI reopened its investigation of
former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email fiasco. I mentioned that I was rather cynical about it... and sure
enough, now it has emerged that Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's BFF is going to oversee the investigation at the
Department of Justice. There always seems to be a catch or a way that the system is rigged for the Clinton crime
family, and this certainly points in that direction.
Good Friend Will Supervise Hillary-Huma Email Probe, I'm Serious. About 650,000 emails were found on Anthony
Weiner's laptop and tens of thousands were Huma Abedin's of which many are guaranteed to be sent by Huma Abedin to Hillary
Clinton and the reverse. The DoJ announced this evening [10/31/2016] that they are joining the probe to come up with
answers in a few days. That doesn't instill confidence. They want to "speed up" the investigation, Politico
reported. "...Justice officials disclaimed any political motivations in their shift in strategy, the effort to put the
investigation on a fast track would be a step toward meeting the demands of top Democrats and the Clinton campaign for more
answers in advance of the election." They want a fast exoneration obviously.
Unexpectedly Releases Documents Related To 2001 Probe Into Clinton Foundation. In what appears to be an
unexpected, and very surprising, disclosure, moments ago the FBI released 129 pages of heavily redacted records from its
15-year-old investigation into the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton's 11th hour pardon of financier Marc Rich (less
than a week before the election). [...] As the Washington Examiner notes, it was not immediately clear what prompted the FBI
to publish the files Tuesday [11/1/2016]. However, the bureau posted the documents on the section of its website dedicated
to records released through the Freedom of Information Act. Is this the FBI engaging in a covert mutiny against the
Clintons and the political affiliated Department of Justice? We hope to find out soon.
releases documents on probe of Marc Rich pardon. The FBI has released 129 pages of documents from a decade-old
investigation into the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton's 11th-hour pardon of financier Marc Rich. [...] Rich and his
ex-wife were generous donors to the Clintons and gave heavily to the construction of Clinton's presidential library in Arkansas.
separate FBI cases are probing virtually every one of Clinton's inner circle and their families. The extent to
which Hillary Clinton's key advisers are now the focus of major FBI investigations is becoming clear. The Clintons'
long-term inner-circle — some of whom stretch back in service to the very first days of Bill's White House — are being
examined in at least five separate investigations. The scale of the FBI's interest in some of America's most powerful
political fixers — one of them a sitting governor — underlines just how difficult it will be for Clinton to shake off the
taint of scandal if she enters the White House. There are, in fact, not one but five separate FBI investigations which
involve members of Clinton's inner circle or their closest relatives — the people at the center of what has come to be known
Cotton NUKES Clinton Foundation: 'Largest Money Laundering... Operation In The World'. Sen. Tom Cotton heavily criticized the
Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation during a Tuesday morning [11/1/2016] interview on Hugh Hewitt's radio show. Hewitt asked Cotton
how quickly he believes the FBI could complete its new review of emails related to Clinton's private email server. "650,000 emails is a lot of
emails," the Arkansas senator noted. "But then again, when you use modern searching techniques, you might be able to winnow it pretty quickly."
The FBI has not yet reviewed Abedin's emails, and they could turn out to be duplicates of those the FBI has already seen,
benign, or not relevant to the investigation of Clinton. But it does appear that Abedin misled the FBI when she told
them all communications devices containing State Department work product were turned over to State when she departed in 2013.
Clinton, understandably, was stunned and outraged by Comey's letter. For it casts a cloud of suspicion over her candidacy
by raising the possibility that the FBI director could reverse his decision of July, and recommend her prosecution.
has been trying for months to shut down FBI probe of Clinton Foundation. This sounds very much like an X-Files
episode, except that I doubt the Cigarette Smoking Man, the Well Manicured Man, the Elder or even the aliens themselves are
as corrupt as the Clintons. Whoever our real-life Mulder and Scully might be in this case (and it's surely a lot more
than two agents), the task of looking into the Clinton Foundation's dirty dealings is getting [...] a lot of resistance from
the Justice Department, which wants the whole thing to stop immediately.
Owns It All. No matter how unorthodox the conduct of FBI Director Comey, should Clinton lose to Donald Trump on
Nov. 8, it's her own fault. News that the FBI is re-opening the investigation into Clinton's handling of classified
information on an unsecured private server is a potentially fatal blow to her hopes of winning the White House. Comey's
decision to inform Congress of the new chapter in the probe 11 days before the election has made him the target of Democrats
furious that the FBI broke protocol by first speaking publicly about an ongoing investigation, and secondly by influencing an
election in its final stretch. It's likely that Democrats will spend the remaining days of the campaign running against
Comey instead of Trump, but it's hard to see backlash against the FBI director buoying her.
Democrats need to stop lashing Comey now. He had no choice. What, if you're Mr Comey, do you do?
After all, he told Congress he would alert them to any development which gave him good cause to reopen the original
investigation into Clinton's emails. This, by any yardstick, was surely such a development[.] Comey therefore had
two choices. He either waited until after the election next Tuesday before saying anything. Or, he alerted Congress
immediately. Either way, public opprobrium lay.
Democrats' Comey Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds. So why are the Democrats so angry? They don't like that Comey
made the announcement just 11 days before the election. Fair enough. But they sang a different song in July when
Comey closed down the investigation by prematurely declaring he would not bring charges in the case. It took away a
major campaign issue for Clinton, clearing the way for her current lead over Donald Trump in most polls. The Democrats'
anger now is more than just a bit hypocritical.
Democrats Asked for This. Before Democrats burn James Comey in effigy, they should think about how the FBI
director came to have an outsized influence in the election in the first place. It's not something Comey sought or
welcomed. A law-enforcement official who prizes his reputation, he didn't relish becoming an object of hate for half
the country or more. No, the only reason that Comey figures in the election at all is that Democrats knowingly
nominated someone under FBI investigation. Once upon a time — namely any presidential election prior to this
one — this enormous political and legal vulnerability would have disqualified a candidate. Not this year,
and not in the case of Hillary Clinton.
Clinton camp questions
FBI release of Marc Rich pardon files. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is raising questions about the
timing of the FBI's release Tuesday of records on a 15-year-old investigation into President Bill Clinton's pardon to
fugitive financier Marc Rich. The FBI posted the 129 pages of records in its online Freedom of Information Act
reading room in apparent response to a FOIA request seeking information on FBI inquiries into the Clinton Foundation.
Facts About the FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton's Email Server. [#1] On October 3, FBI agents seized a
laptop, an iPhone, and an iPad from disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, as part of the investigation into a report
that he was sexting a 15-year-old girl. [...] [#10] Investigators believe that some of the emails deleted from Hillary
Clinton's private server are on this laptop, according to CNN.
or later, the Clintons are toast. Bernard Sanders imagined he was speaking for everyone when he declared, in
debate with Hillary, that "I'm tired of hearing about Hillary's d****d emails." If Bernie had listened a little closer and
paid only a little attention to the issue, and acted accordingly, he would be the Democratic nominee today (unless Joe Biden
beat him to it). Hillary would be in the counting house, her favorite place, nuzzling and cuddling the family gold. [...]
Mr. Comey's resurrection of his botched investigation has persuaded some of the famous and fatuous that maybe there's a
story here, after all.
Up Another Obama Legacy: The Clinton Email Burlesque. True, it was Hillary Clinton, not Obama, who
squirreled away State Department business on a private server, and then brought us the contortionist performance of denials,
deletions, evasions and professed ignorance that "(C)" on a State Department document stands for "classified." It is
Clinton's longtime top aide, Huma Abedin, who has some explaining to do about how emails pertinent to the Clinton server saga
arrived on the computer of her now-estranged husband, Weiner, who is currently under FBI investigation for allegedly sending
sexually suggestive messages to a teenage girl. But it is Obama who presides over the administration whence came this
mudslide of wayward emails, classified information, pay-for-play opportunities and a Justice Department that has itself
become part of the scandal.
DOJ official involved in Clinton probe represented her campaign chairman. The Justice Department official in
charge of informing Congress about the newly reactivated Hillary Clinton email probe is a political appointee and former
private-practice lawyer who kept Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta "out of jail," lobbied for a tax cheat later pardoned
by President Bill Clinton and led the effort to confirm Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Peter Kadzik, who was confirmed
as assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in June 2014, represented Podesta in 1998 when independent counsel
Kenneth Starr was investigating Podesta for his possible role in helping ex-Bill Clinton intern and mistress Monica Lewinsky
land a job at the United Nations.
Here's the DOJ official helping with Clinton/Weiner investigation. This morning I saw some Hillary defender on
Fox News saying that these Clinton scandals are "all smoke but no fire." If that's remotely true, it's only because the
Clintons are lucky to know plenty of people in high places skilled in the use of fire extinguishers: [...] What a lovely
bunch of people we have administering "justice" in the country. Just imagine the level of corruption if the Clintons
are put back into the White House.
Department Suddenly Finds 323 Clinton E-Mails — Some Classified. The State Department has suddenly
found another 323 e-mails to and from Hillary Clinton. And some of those e-mails appear to be classifed. Amazing
isn't it? Considering Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills all claimed they turned over everything they
had. At least one of the e-mails Clinton sent Abedin is classified. Probably more than one.
Hillary's Final Days.
If you have followed her career with the enthusiasm and care that I have, you have seen the FBI popping up repeatedly in
Hillary's scandals. Back in the 1980s it began in Arkansas, with FBI Special Agent I.C. Smith questioning her role in
fundraising for her husband Governor Bill Clinton. It continued into the 1990s, coming to a boil in 1997 when then-FBI
Director Louis Freeh responded to a Congressional query, asking him if he had ever experienced anything like the FBI's trials
with the Clintons. Freeh responded, "Actually, I have," and he likened his experiences with the Clintons to his "16 years
doing organized crime cases in New York City."
Abedin handled classified data on computer shared with Anthony Weiner. Emails released by the State Department
over the past 18 months show that Huma Abedin frequently handled classified information — suggesting a major
reason why the FBI has been eager to get a full look at the personal computer she shared with her now-estranged husband.
That computer has become the center of a major political flap in the final week before Election Day. Ms. Abedin's
boss, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is trying to fend off concerns that there is a smoking gun still to be
found among her top personal aide's messages.
Remembers "Francining"? — FBI White Hat Transmission. I assume everybody here knows it, but Kadzik,
the AG who now promises an "expedited review" of the Huma/Weiner/Clinton emails, was Marc Rich's attorney. (This, obviously,
before he joined the Justice Dept. in 2013). He was lobbying Podesta for help obtaining a pardon for the fugitive Rich, which
he got. And it stunk to high heaven. It appeared, and was reported, that Kadzik was recruited by the Rich people
specifically because of his friendship with Podesta. For those looking for a subliminal message in the timing of the
file release, perhaps it is the FBI's way of telling us what we already suspect — Kadzik's involvement in the
current Weiner/Huma/Clinton situation is cause for alarm.
dumps documents from Bill pardon of tax cheat. Most of the 129 pages released Tuesday [11/1/2016] focused on
the FBI's criminal probe into Bill Clinton's controversial 2001 pardon of financier Marc Rich on his final day as president.
The FBI closed the case without ever filing charges. The newly released documents included interview notes, case updates,
subpoena records and grand-jury scheduling. All were heavily redacted, but there were enough snippets to demonstrate that
the FBI had undertaken a sweeping investigation into charges that the pardon was a payoff.
Four letters that spell potential doom for Hillary and Huma. The implications of IMAP on the Abedin-Hillary-Weiner-puter
scandal cannot be overstated. It means, simply, that the hammer of Thor is about to come down on the Clinton RICO syndicate,
whether before the election or after.
Peter Kadzik Leaked Email Investigation Intel to Hillary Clinton Campaign. Assistant Attorney General Peter J.
Kadzik shared information about the congressional investigation of Hillary Clinton with his friend John Podesta, according to
new emails revealed by WikiLeaks. "There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will
testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails," he flagged in an email to Podesta on May 19, 2015,
with the subject line, "Heads up." Kadzik also updated Podesta on a FOIA case on Clinton's emails.
deputy director whose wife took Clinton friend's cash is asked why he is still involved in email probe. Even if
Hillary Clinton does not win the presidency on Tuesday, Republicans on Capitol Hill say they are revving up for more
investigations involving the former secretary of state. House Oversight Committee members remain unconvinced that
charges of impropriety against Clinton have been fully reviewed. Chairman Jason Chaffetz also wants to know if the
FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, whose wife received $675,000 in political donations from a close friend of the
Clintons, is still working on the Clinton email case in light of that disclosure.
Peter Kadzik Exposed Colluding With Clinton Campaign. On Monday [10/31/2016] we were the first to note that
Podesta's friend Peter Kadzik was the DOJ representative chosen to head up a "thorough" review of the new Huma Abedin emails
as revealed by a letter he wrote to Congress. Given Kadzik's personal relationship with Podesta, it seemed like a
"convenient" choice for the Clinton campaign.
docs from 2001 Rich investigation days before election. The FBI on Tuesday — one week from Election
Day — released heavily redacted files from its 2001 investigation of President Bill Clinton's pardon of Marc
Rich. The release — issued by an automated FBI Twitter account — quickly drew complaints from
Democrats who have assailed FBI Director James Comey for his decision last week to tell Congress the bureau was reviewing
emails potentially related to Hillary Clinton's private server. The bureau has been accused by some of meddling in the
final days of a hard-fought election.
FBI Seems To Be Leaking Like A Sieve. Doesn't it seem the least bit bizarre that the FBI, in an investigation
about sensitive information, can't seem to help but leak basically all of the relevant details on an investigation?
There are, really, two issues here. Given how much of this information leaked, almost all of it within hours of the
letter being made public, why didn't Comey and the FBI just come out and say all of this in the first place? The
second, is how the hell can the FBI — the very same FBI that frequently refuses to comment about "ongoing
investigations" — have any credibility in the future when it refuses to comment on other ongoing
Kadzik Is A Clinton Stooge (it's disgusting). This is a serious conflict of interest, but the Clintonista elite
are so socially incestuous and inbred by now, the rot so deep, and the Democreep media propaganda arms so dutiful to the
cause of protecting [Hillary] from answering for her crimes, that I've no doubt they believe no one will notice or care that
a close friend of a Clinton friend is in charge of (mis)handling explosively damaging evidence that would be used against her
in a court of law. To whom does the honest American Joe turn when every institution in which he has placed his trust is
compromised at the highest levels by crooks, swindlers, and racketeers corrupting the system from within to line their
pockets? Peter Kadzik must recuse himself from this case, or be forced off of it.
Andrew McCarthy explains exactly
how Loretta Lynch is quashing the FBI's Clinton Foundation probe. First of all, get your mind clear on this one
thought: What really matters is not the illegality of Hillary's schlock, homebrew e-mail server, nor is it the
classified information that was jeopardized because it passed through said server. That matters, but not as much as the
thing that really matters. What really matters is the pay-for-play, bribery corruption of the Clinton Foundation.
The e-mail server was set up to prevent Congress, the media and the public from learning what was really going on with the
Clinton Foundation. The fact that the server was discovered, and that we now know classified information was
compromised because of it, is flitting around the edges.
Nap: Comey Like J. Edgar Hoover By 'Injecting FBI into Political Process'. Fox News chief judicial
analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano criticized the FBI for announcing the reopening of the probe into Hillary Clinton's alleged
mishandling of classified information. He compared the bureau's current director, James Comey, to famous FBI director
J. Edgar Hoover, saying that both showed a "willingness...to inject the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the political
process." "There was absolutely no duty, obligation or right for [Comey] to announce that the Clinton investigation had
been opened," he said, adding that, "if they found a treasure trove of information on Anthony Weiner's laptop, they are duty
bound" to investigate it, but not to publicize the development.
Clinton's severe flaws make Donald Trump the wiser choice. When FBI Director James Comey said in July there was
nothing in Hillary's behavior that warranted an indictment, liberals claimed she had been exonerated and praised Comey for
his professionalism. Now that possibly new evidence has emerged necessitating another look, Democrats and the left are
jumping on Comey as a political hack. They can't have it both ways, though they often try.
gloats Hillary may be on the brink of a perp walk as he says FBI's Clinton Foundation probe could finally 'yield an
indictment'. Donald Trump brought more devastating news about Hillary Clinton to Florida on Thursday, telling a
screaming crowd in Jacksonville — just five days before the election — that his Democratic rival is
teetering on the brink of a perp walk[.] 'It was reported last night that the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation
into Hillary Clinton's pay-for-play corruption during her tenure as secretary of state,' he said, referring to news that
federal investigators have been probing the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation since before the presidential
primary season began.
Asks Justice Department IG to Investigate the Investigators in Clinton Email Probe. Sen. Chuck Grassley,
chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is asking the Justice Department's inspector general to examine whether
"high-ranking" DOJ and FBI officials "compromised the public trust in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's unauthorized
use of a private email server as Secretary of State and potential mishandling of classified material." Several of those
high-ranking officials had previous ties to the Clintons, he said.
Clinton Foundation probe finds 'avalanche' of corruption evidence against her. An FBI investigation into the
Clinton Foundation is likely to lead to an indictment unless the Justice Department interferes, two sources familiar with the
probe told Fox News. The Clintons are accused of running a pay-for-play operation out of the State Department that
favored donors to their charity — a charge they have denied. But the feds are 'actively and aggressively pursuing this
case,' Fox's Brit Hume said Wednesday [11/2/2016], and they have an 'avalanche' of evidence.
survive another WikiLeaks dump. I said it a long time ago and I will say it again that I think that Hillary
Clinton will be unelectable by Election Day. And I'll repeat some other things I said. The Democrats made a big
mistake when they picked Clinton as their candidate, because too many people knew too much about her. FBI Director
James Comey did the Democrats — not the Republicans — a big disservice last summer by not coming down
harder on Clinton. If Comey had brought down the hammer, the Dems could have switched candidates.
aides want Comey out after email bombshell. In a last-minute effort to save Hillary Clinton's bid for the White
House, Barack Obama's chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, has urged the president to fire FBI Director James Comey, according to
a source close to Jarrett. Obama and Jarrett are furious with Comey for reopening the FBI's investigation of Clinton's
emails just 11 days before the presidential election. They blame Comey for Clinton's alarming slide in the polls.
"Valerie argued that Comey was interfering deliberately in the election process and had to be stopped," the source said.
"The president said he was worried about the consequences of taking such an action — the tsunami of outrage that
would come his way, and possibly become a major footnote, or worse, in the history of his presidency.
the Abedin/Weiner Laptop the Last of It? [Scroll down] Put yourself in the shoes of FBI agents who witness things they've never seen
before: subjects of the investigation given immunity from prosecution and then allowed to appear as lawyers for other subjects; Justice Department
lawyers more accommodating of defense lawyers than of FBI agents; witnesses who lie to the FBI given immunity rather than being arrested and squeezed for
cooperation. The agents see the handwriting on the wall that their hard work is going to come to nothing. An agent no doubt asks
himself: "Why should I push to acquire this computer? If DOJ wanted me to have it, they'd let me subpoena it; if they wanted to make the
case, some of these suspects would already be in cuffs." This is an understandable attitude, but it's not an acceptable one.
Recordings Fueled FBI Feud in Clinton Probe. Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton
Foundation fueled an internal battle between FBI agents who wanted to pursue the case and corruption prosecutors who viewed
the statements as worthless hearsay, people familiar with the matter said.
Led to FBI, DOJ Battle Over Whether to Investigate Clinton Foundation. A new report out tonight says that there
were some pretty fierce internal tensions between FBI investigators and Justice Department officials over whether they had
enough to pursue an "aggressive" investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The Wall Street Journal put out this
new report tonight days after the paper reported that the FBI investigation may have been shut down completely by the DOJ.
EmailGate Has Destroyed
Clinton, Inc.. Sidetracked by the news that the FBI is reexamining her emails as secretary of state, the Democratic nominee has
decided to attack the Bureau and its director, James Comey. Herself and through her usual surrogates, Hillary has painted the FBI as a
rogue agency that's out to get her. Top Democrats have accused Comey of siding with Vladimir Putin, while others have alleged that
Republicans and the FBI are colluding with the Kremlin to deprive Clinton of victory on November 8. It all smacks of desperation
with more than a whiff of McCarthyism. This is a risky move, to put it mildly. The FBI is a storied force, America's secret police,
and whatever its mistakes during its long history, it's not viewed by most citizens as more corrupt than, say, our nation's political
class. Rather the contrary. "I wouldn't attack him," explained Ed Rendell, the former Democratic National Committee chair,
commenting on his party's current anti-Comey tirade, and reflecting a common sense that seems to be lacking on Team Clinton right now.
suggest FBI agents felt DOJ blocked their Clinton investigations. FBI agents felt as though the Justice Department tried to block
them from investigating multiple allegations of wrongdoing and corruption against Hillary Clinton over the past year. More than a dozen
current and former agents have spoken anonymously to multiple media outlets over the past week, including to the Washington Examiner.
FBI field agents have complained of tensions between the bureau and the Justice Department when it came time to consider more aggressive moves,
such as issuing subpoenas. Some investigators felt as though the Justice Department attempted to stymie a year-long probe into the Clinton
Foundation, CNN reported Wednesday [11/2/2016].
Clinton Foundation investigation a high priority at FBI. Fox News reports that the FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation, an
investigation that's been going on for more than a year, now has a "very high priority." According to Fox's sources, FBI agents have interviewed and
re-interviewed multiple people (some for the third time) in the Foundation case to determine whether there was a "pay to play" interaction between
then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. The FBI's White Collar Crime Division is handling the investigation.
Fox says that FBI agents are "actively and aggressively pursuing this case." In addition to the interviews and re-interviews, agents are reviewing
what Clinton and top aides said in previous interviews to see whether their stories align.
'Actively And Aggressively' Probing Clinton Foundation Corruption, 'A Lot' Of Evidence. The FBI has been
investigating a possible pay-to-play interaction between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during Hillary
Clinton's time as secretary of state for over a year, Fox News host Bret Baier reported Wednesday night [11/2/2016].
"There's an avalanche of new information coming in every day, some of it from WikiLeaks, some from emails," Baier said.
"The agents are actively and aggressively pursuing this case." Baier said that the investigation is being led by the
white collar crime division, the public corruption branch of the criminal investigative division of the FBI.
FBI officials were told of new emails in early October but wanted more information before renewing Clinton probe. Senior FBI officials were
informed about the discovery of new emails potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server at least two weeks before
Director James B. Comey notified Congress, according to federal officials familiar with the investigation.
aggravated FBI, DOJ feud in Clinton Foundation probe. Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton
Foundation fueled an internal battle between FBI agents who wanted to pursue the case and corruption prosecutors who viewed
the statements as worthless hearsay, people familiar with the matter said. Agents, using informants and recordings from
unrelated corruption investigations, thought they had found enough material to merit aggressively pursuing the investigation
into the foundation that started in summer 2015 based on claims made in a book by a conservative author called "Clinton
Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," these
people said. The account of the case and resulting dispute comes from interviews with officials at multiple agencies.
Sources Tell Fox News: Clinton Foundation Investigation Much Bigger and Indictments Likely. Adding to the
White Hat intrigue, Fox News host Bret Baier reported tonight that sources have revealed the scope of the FBI investigation
into the Clinton Foundation and 'Pay-To-Play' is much larger than anyone previously understood.
Early Voting Drops After Bombshell Halloween Weekend. It seems that Texas Democrat voters have disappeared over
the Halloween weekend. Was it the Great Pumpkin that scared them off or the announcement by FBI Director James Comey
about the re-opening of the Clinton email investigation that kept some voters at home? Voters in Texas' largest county
(Harris County — Houston) broke records last week, peaking at a Friday vote total of 81,239, according to records
from Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart's office. Those numbers dropped sharply over the weekend following the
announcement of the renewed Clinton email investigation by the FBI.
Clinton Foundation investigation now 'a very high priority,' sources say. The FBI's investigation into the
Clinton Foundation that has been going on for more than a year has now taken a "very high priority," separate sources with
intimate knowledge of the probe tell Fox News. FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people on the
foundation case, which is looking into possible pay for play interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and
the Clinton Foundation. The FBI's White Collar Crime Division is handling the investigation. Even before the
WikiLeaks dumps of alleged emails linked to the Clinton campaign, FBI agents had collected a great deal of evidence, law
enforcement sources tell Fox News. "There is an avalanche of new information coming in every day," one source told Fox
News, who added some of the new information is coming from the WikiLeaks documents and new emails.
Telling Comey to resign for doing his job is 'preposterous'. On Wednesday's radio program, Conservative Review
Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin addressed an unhinged column from the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens in which Stephens, a
special pleader for the Washington Establishment, called for FBI Director James Comey to resign. Stephens attacked
Director Comey's announcement that the investigation into Hillary Clinton and her email server is reopened after the FBI
obtained new evidence pertinent to the case as "self-regarding" and motivated by a desire to save his career.
Season on James Comey. Perhaps Comey's letter was ill-advised; it certainly wasn't ill-intentioned. Any reasonable critic
of Comey should concede that — coming unexpectedly into possession of 650,000 more e-mails possibly relevant to an investigation that
he had told Congress was closed — he was in a tricky spot. But most of Comey's detractors aren't interested in his dilemma or in
the Department of Justice protocols they claim to hold so dear. No, Comey's sin was putting at risk Clinton's electoral prospects,
and he is consequently the object of a campaign of personal destruction whose motive is nakedly political.
Of Justice, Confirmed: FBI Finds New, Work-Related Hillary Emails on Weiner-puter. The right-wing Tea
Partiers at CBS News have some more, very bad news for Hillary Clinton. The FBI has discovered new, work-related emails
that were never turned over by Secretary Clinton and Huma Abedin on the Weiner-puter. This discovery appears to, eh,
"contradict" Clinton's statement to a federal judge, Abedin's sworn testimony during a court-ordered deposition and a
document the aide signed, all of which attested under penalty of perjury that they did not retain official records upon
leaving the State Department.
Comey Reopened the Hillary Investigation. James Comey's election-shattering decision to revive the investigation of Hillary
Clinton's email server was based not only on what his agents found on Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin's laptop. His judgment was also
influenced by mounting pressure among mutinous agents in the FBI, including many of his top deputies. "The atmosphere at the FBI has
been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn't recommend an indictment against Hillary," according to a source close to the
embattled FBI director, who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass
Is the Clinton Foundation Investigation Being Run from Brooklyn? On Tuesday [11/2/2016], the Wall Street
Journal's Devlin Barrett published another eye-opening report about the FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation. It
elaborates on the pitched battle between FBI agents who believe they are building a strong case and Justice Department
prosecutors who have thrown cold water on it, erecting roadblocks that have made the agents' work much more difficult.
For reasons worth pausing over, the locus of that battle is the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of
New York, which is headquartered in Brooklyn.
Comey at war with the Dept. of Justice over Clinton's emails? FBI Director James Comey has caused consternation
with his public actions. Everyone is trying to understand what's really going on behind the scenes. One
explanation, I believe, is that Comey is at war with the Department of Justice. The FBI's responsibility is to
investigate. However, they can only do that if they get help from the DOJ. Lacking such cooperation, the
FBI is put in an awkward position where they cannot fully proceed and complete their investigation.
Bundlers Were Major Donors to Wife of FBI's Andrew McCabe. Bundlers for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign
joined Clinton ally and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in donating to the state senate campaign of Jill McCabe. The
Wall Street Journal first reported on donations from Common Good VA, McAuliffe's political action committee, to
McCabe's Virginia state senate campaign in 2015. McCabe is the wife of Andrew McCabe, the FBI deputy director who helped in
the investigation into Clinton's email practices. McAuliffe contributed $467,500 to McCabe's campaign through his PAC,
making her the third-largest recipient of contributions from McAuliffe in 2015. The Virginia Democratic Party provided an
additional $207,788 to McCabe in the form of mailers, the Wall Street Journal noted.
Foundation Probe Continues. In the days since FBI Director James Comey wrote to congressional leaders revealing
new information in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Clinton defenders have been spinning furiously in an attempt to
mitigate the potential political damage. They have attacked Comey, blamed a rogue band of anti-Clinton FBI officials,
suggested the FBI itself has a culture that lends itself to political conservatism, downplayed the Clinton email
investigation and denied the existence of a Clinton Foundation investigation. While there are legitimate concerns about
the lack of detail accompanying Comey's letter, some of efforts to downplay the seriousness of the FBI investigations,
plural, and the professionalism of those conducting them are deeply political and misleading. And the reporting
on an investigation of the Clinton Foundation is conflicting and somewhat contradictory.
Foundation Probe Continues. In the days since FBI Director James Comey wrote to congressional leaders revealing
new information in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Clinton defenders have been spinning furiously in an attempt to
mitigate the potential political damage. They have attacked Comey, blamed a rogue band of anti-Clinton FBI officials,
suggested the FBI itself has a culture that lends itself to political conservatism, downplayed the Clinton email investigation
and denied the existence of a Clinton Foundation investigation. While there are legitimate concerns about the lack of
detail accompanying Comey's letter, some of efforts to downplay the seriousness of the FBI investigations, plural, and the
professionalism of those conducting them are deeply political and misleading. And the reporting on an investigation
of the Clinton Foundation is conflicting and somewhat contradictory.
& Graham: Media blackout exposes corrupt media. While most of America was transfixed by Game 7 of the
World Series, Fox News Channel was doggedly pursuing a new story: The FBI's probe into pay-for-play schemes at the
Clinton Foundation and the State Department has been far more expansive than anyone reported so far and has been going on
for more than a year. FBI sources even warned there could be indictments down the road. Then, The Wall Street Journal
broke another new story online, saying, "Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation fueled an internal
battle between FBI agents who wanted to pursue the case and corruption prosecutors who viewed the statements as worthless
hearsay." Senior officials wanted to tell FBI agents to "stand down" from a Clinton Foundation probe. That's two
nuclear explosions in one night. What was the reaction from the news media? Crickets.
can we do to indict Hillary Clinton, one of the most corrupt politicians in history? There is little doubt in
the minds of the American public that Hillary Clinton probably broke a law. After all, she seems to have little reason
to abide by it. In fact, she may be the first presidential candidate to be interviewed by the FBI as often as she is by
the media. More recently, the FBI has reopened the investigation into wrongdoing by Hillary and her aides after the FBI
stumbled upon thousands of additional State Department emails that may have been improperly shared after investigating a
separate incident involving disgraced former congressman (and estranged husband of Hillary's closest aide, Huma Abedin)
Anthony Weiner and his involvement with underage women. Although the FBI has determined (perhaps politically) no
wrongdoing by Clinton there either, it's unlikely the illegal activity surrounding Hillary's emails — and the
fraudulent nature of the Clinton Foundation — will keep her off the radar of law enforcement.
Memo for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The most urgent matter that Attorney General Sessions will face is
that of deciding the fate of FBI director James Comey. Comey was appointed in 2013 for a statutory term of ten
years. In principle, however, he can be removed by the president at any time. President Bill Clinton removed FBI
director William Sessions about halfway through his term on charges that Sessions had misused official resources.
Although President Clinton discharged Sessions for cause, the statute creating the FBI director does not limit the grounds
for termination, and we believe that the president's constitutional authority of removal would allow him to fire Comey for
any reason. Rather than firing the FBI director, however, it is more likely that the president would first request his
resignation. We think that Director Comey should leave office for the good of the FBI and the nation.
FBI Director Comey appears to reverse his course again, November 5, 2016:
Once again, Election Day
is was November 8.
Again, the items in this section are listed in the order in which they were discovered on the internet.
Comey: "We haven't changed our conclusions on Clinton". [The most recent FBI letter] Does not apply to
Clinton Foundation investigation, which is ongoing. However, we would be remiss if we didn't remind everyone what we
previously shared on October 28th about the original Comey letter to congress.
Review of new emails doesn't change conclusion on Clinton. FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday [11/6/2016] the
agency hasn't changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails.
"Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July," Comey wrote in the new letter to
congressional committee chairmen.
Director James Comey reveals the department will NOT change its July decision. Donald Trump blasted the FBI's
director on Sunday night, telling a crowd of 8,000 people in Michigan that he rejects the bureau's latest move to exonerate
Hillary Clinton. FBI chief James Comey told leaders in Congress hours earlier that a review of 650,000 emails
discovered on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner had reinforced his July 5 decision to let her off the hook.
can't review 650,000 new emails in eight days!' Furious Trump blasts FBI Director. Donald Trump blasted the
FBI's director on Sunday night, telling a crowd of 8,000 people in Michigan that he rejects the bureau's latest move to
exonerate Hillary Clinton. FBI chief James Comey told leaders in Congress hours earlier that a review of 650,000 emails
discovered on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner had reinforced his July 5 decision to let her off the hook. 'The
investigations into her crimes will go on for a long, long time,' Trump said in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights.
This headline could only mean one thing: Mr. Comey is trying to sway the election!
House: Comey not trying to sway election. The White House on Monday [11/7/2016] stressed its belief that
James Comey is not trying to influence the outcome of the presidential election after the FBI director informed Congress this
weekend he won't change his recommendation to not charge Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while
secretary of State.
Releases 8,200 Emails From DNC Hack; Reveals Collusion Between CNN And Democrats. [M]oments ago, Wikileaks announced
the release of another huge batch of hacked DNC emails, which it dubbed #DNCLeak2, contained some 8,263 previously unseen, hacked
DNC emails — a server penetration which had previously been attributed either to the Guccifer 2.0 hacker, or Vladimir
Putin, and which over the summer cost Debbie Wasserman Schultz her job when it was revealed that the DNC was rigging the primary
in HIllary's favor — going public for the first time. While we expect the FBI to fully parse, scan and finalize it[,]
report on this batch within the next 10 or so minutes, and to conclude there is nothing of significance in the pile, [...]
a crook, always a crook' Hillary Clinton condemned after FBI clear her over emails. US presidential frontrunner
Hillary Clinton has been branded a "crook" by the former mayor of New York City after being cleared of any wrongdoings over
the use of a private email server. Rudy Giuliani hit out at the Democrat nominee over a Wikileaks expose which claimed
Mrs Clinton used money from the Clinton Foundation to fund her daughter Chelsea's wedding to Marc Mezvinsky in 2010. It
was also alleged she had allowed classified emails to be handled by her maid. The allegations surfaced after the FBI
exonerated Mrs Clinton of criminal conduct after a fresh inquiry into her private email server during her time as secretary
of state from 2009-13.
clears Clinton — again. FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn't changed its
opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails. "Based on our review, we
have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July," Comey wrote in the new letter to congressional committee chairmen.
The Editor says...
No, Mrs. Clinton has not been cleared. There are multiple investigations underway, and she has
not been fully exonerated, as the article above would have you believe.
The FBI Found In The Emails On Anthony Weiner's Laptop. The Federal Bureau of Investigation determined that
almost every email discovered in a laptop used primarily by the husband of an aide to Hillary Clinton was a duplicate of
previously produced documents or personal emails, a person close to the case told Newsweek. As a result, FBI
Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress Sunday saying the new emails have not changed the bureau's earlier decision
that no crime occurred with Clinton's use of a private server while she was secretary of state.
Will James Comey
survive the Clinton email flap? James Comey isn't going to get out of the Clinton email investigation
unscathed. After delivering yet another potentially game-changing missive — this one clearing Hillary
Clinton of criminal wrongdoing in the email probe — the FBI director found himself caught in an unusual vortex,
taking heavy flak from both sides of the aisle. The almost certain result will be further congressional hearings into
both his agency's investigation and his own decision-making, from his unusual July press conference to clear Clinton of
charges but rebuke her nonetheless, to his public release of investigative materials, to his shocking revelation on Oct. 28
of new evidence, to yesterday's report that the evidence didn't amount to much, at least as far as Clinton herself is concerned.
Cleared As FBI Folds Again: Comey Says "No New Conclusions" After Clinton Email Review. And now the
pendulum of Comey backlash swings the other way. Which Republican politician will be the first to press charges against
Comey under The Heath Act? And will Harry Reid drop his charges? In a letter to several committee chairmen
released Sunday, FBI Director James Comey announced on Sunday afternoon that just over a week after the FBI reopened its
probe into Clinton emails, the Bureau has not changed its July conclusion regarding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email
server while secretary of State.
'The Teflon Clintons got away with it again'. Following the FBI's announcement over the weekend that Hillary
Clinton is, once again, "in the clear" regarding her private email server, Conservative Review's Dan Bongino took to Facebook
to share his reaction. "So the Teflon Clintons got away with it again," the Renegade Republican announced on Facebook
Live. "Do you believe this? I mean, does it ever end with these people? Do you ever notice the Clintons and
justice never intersect, ever?" The only reason the former secretary of state is not in prison is because "something's
going on behind the scenes" and "someone at the top did not want to find the answers," said Bongino. [Video clip]
Question: Are You Thoroughly
Disgusted With The FBI? A lot of Americans have had quite enough of political hacks setting up shop in American
institutions only to hijack them to entrench their own political agendas or punish their political rivals. [...] We cannot
even trust those people we pay to enforce our laws on our behalf to do so impartially. Once we've lost that, can we
truly say we still have a Republic?
Comey: If There's 'Nothing' In Hillary's 650K Emails, Then Release Them. If, as Comey has said, there is
nothing in that email that would condemn Hillary, there should be nothing in it that the public cannot see. After
all[,] at least 5 foreign government agencies have already seen them, and the only people in the dark are the ones who have a
right to access that information. 'We the People'. In fact, when 'We the People' — by way of Congress —
demanded she produce her email, she destroyed information that was under subpoena. Apparently, that does not 'qualify' as
noteworthy to Director Comey.
Must Now Blow Whistle on Clinton/Obama Corruption. We are in uncharted territory. Unfettered corruption
has metastasized to the highest levels of government. FBI Director James Comey, a man once widely respected throughout
all levels of law enforcement, has sadly sealed his legacy as a crooked shill for the Clinton crime family. It's the
theatre of the absurd. Based upon his Sunday announcement that he intends to put the kibosh, for now at least, on
Hillary Clinton's criminal investigations, Mr. Comey has asked the American people to believe that the FBI thoroughly
reviewed 650,000 emails from Anthony Weiner's laptop in a whopping 691,200 seconds. I suspect Comey may have come
across details of his own impending "suicide" on Weiner's hard drive. It's little wonder that trust for government is
at an all-time low, and that the FBI has become a national laughing stock.
Comey Caves Again, Lets Hillary OFF The Hook. Have we been rope-a-doped? [...] So, they got everyone to 'turn
the channel' by baiting us with a red herring. The nation's attention focussed on FBI investigations ... 'generally'...
most not following closely enough to distinguish between the pay-for-play and the email cases, which are being investigated
by different arms of the FBI. Meaning, the Pay-for-play investigation has NOT been 'closed', it was never discussed at
all. Don't let them get away with saying anything to the contrary. The President praised Comey one day for his
fairness, scolded him the next day for getting too involved in the political process, and now we have Comey announcing that
we're back to square 1. Remember that without cooperation of the DOJ, nothing Comey does will lead to prosecution.
If All Questions Are Decided By Lynch, Comey & Obama, Why Have A Congress? Obama has already shown us he
doesn't need 'We the people' to start a war. (Who needs Congress for that?) There was [an] objection about how the
proper roles of House and Senate were ignored for Obamacare. Which is why some STILL maintain it is illegitimate.
FBI Director James Comey Didn't Clear Clinton. [Former U.S. Attorney General John] Ashcroft questioned Comey's
decision to make an announcement on Sunday afternoon and asserted a major cynicism within the justice community. "If
you're supposed to believe that this is business as usual. It's not business as usual for... announcements to be made
on Sunday afternoon... Maybe this is mandated and required by the circumstances but I believe we've found ourselves in a
situation where the people at the bottom of the social order in the United States don't believe the justice community can
protect them and they believe that the people at the top of the social order are not subject to prosecution," he said.
investigators go rogue: James Comey and Hillary's emails. In this new letter, Director Comey is clearly
attempting to retract the impression he created 10 days ago that Mrs. Clinton may have violated the law. In his
earlier, vague letter to Congress, Comey suggested that he was renewing an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails after
650,000 emails were found on the laptop of the estranged husband of one of her closest aides, Huma Abedin. While
Mrs. Clinton's campaign spokesman quickly praised Comey's latest letter on Sunday — a clarification issued
just 36 hours before polls open on Election Day across the nation — Comey's action has reinforced the perception
that the FBI, indeed, the Justice Department, are two government agencies in chaos. Both letters also suggest that
Comey has yielded to intense criticism of his earlier conduct, which many critics excoriated as a dangerous departure from
Justice Department tradition and procedure.
Johnson wants answers from Comey on
FBI's latest Clinton investigation twist. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson wants to know how FBI Director James Comey
arrived at his decision — again — that Hillary Clinton will not face criminal charges related to the
former Secretary of State's email scandal. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee, sent Comey a letter Monday asking the FBI director for additional details about the agency's examination of new
emails "pertinent to the investigation" into Clinton.
Gingrich Just Exposed The Real Reason Why James Comey Let Hillary Go. So my question is this: why even send the
letter to Congress this close to the election if you only will announce 9 days later than it was much ado about nothing?
It seems highly suspicious and nearly unconscionable that the letter would be sent only to be totally contradicted just over a week
later. It really makes you wonder what is going on behind the scenes, what deals are being made that we don't know about,
that is going to misshape this country. The FBI and the government is doing everything they can to get Hillary in office
and we all know it.
Agents Must Come Forward to Confront Corruption. We are in uncharted territory. Unfettered corruption has
metastasized to the highest levels of government. FBI Director James Comey, a man once widely respected throughout all
levels of law enforcement, has sadly sealed his legacy as a crooked shill for the Clinton crime family. It's the
theatre of the absurd. Based upon his Sunday announcement that he intends to put the kibosh, for now at least, on
Hillary Clinton's criminal investigations, Mr. Comey has asked the American people to believe that the FBI thoroughly
reviewed 650,000 emails from Anthony Weiner's laptop in a whopping 691,200 seconds. I suspect Comey may have come
across details of his own impending "suicide" on Weiner's hard drive. It's little wonder that trust for government is
at an all-time low, and that the FBI has become a national laughing stock.
Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire. FBI field offices in New York, Los
Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of
pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a Wall Street Journal report Sunday [10/30/2016]. Mirroring
information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that "multiple FBI investigations are underway involving
potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation," the Journal confirms what The Daily Caller News Foundation
Investigative Group reported in August.
It's Full-Bore Ahead For FBI's Clinton Foundation Probe. FBI agents across the country are continuing to
actively pursue a broad political corruption investigation of the Clinton Foundation, a probe that is consuming the resources
in the FBI's Little Rock, Ark., field office where every agent assigned to public corruption matters now is working on the
case, The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has learned. "Everybody's working the foundation in Little
Rock," a former senior FBI official told TheDCNF. There at least 10 agents involved, but it's possible the
Little Rock field office is "pulling bodies from other programs."
Bureau's ex-official says FBI chief may have to resign
over Clinton email case. FBI Director James Comey is likely to resign over his handling of the email scandal
surrounding presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a former senior executive at the FBI told TASS Friday [11/11/2016].
Abedin, hello Keith Ellison. [A]s the self-righteous liberal hysteria following Hillary's loss settles stateside,
the former First Lady is blaming her defeat on none other than the FBI. No, in Clinton's entitlement-state-of-mind, it
was never her fault. Not even her questionable deletion of 30,000 emails or the hammer-mode destruction of her multiple
cellular phones to destroy evidence. It was always someone else's fault.
FBI letter 'almost certainly' cost Hillary Clinton the election, figures reveal. FBI director James Comey's
letter announcing the FBI was reopening its probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server may have played a key
role in her election loss, figures suggest. Renowned pollster Nate Silver said Ms Clinton would "almost certainly" be
President-elect of the US if the election had been held on 27 October, the day before Mr Comey's announcement.
The Editor says...
Hillary's criminal acts, her reputation, her greed, her evasiveness and her lies cost her the election — not Mr. Comey's
appraisal of those acts.
Reid claims 'partisan' Comey 'ignored' reports of Russian meddling and 'single-handedly'cost Clinton the
election. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid repeated his insistence that Hillary Clinton would have been
president and the Democrats would have a majority in the Senate had it not been for the 'partisan' actions of FBI Director
James Comey. Reid, the Democrat from Nevada who is retiring this year, told CNN on Monday that Clinton would have
defeated the eventual winner of the race, President-elect Donald Trump, if Comey was not 'heavily involved as a partisan.'
5 Stages Of Losing An Election To Donald Trump. Weeks after the election, conventional wisdom had coalesced
around the idea that FBI Director James Comey's letter informing Congress that the bureau had found new evidence relating to
the criminal investigation had irreversibly changed the election. Many Democrats accused Comey of attempting to win
the election for Trump. After hammering Trump with one accusation after the next — some of them legitimate
and some of them completely unproven — Democrats seemed to believe their candidate should be immune from news of
her own doing. Clinton, after all, was the one who used a secret server to circumvent transparency. She was the
one who sent unsecured classified documents on that server. She was the one who attempted to destroy the evidence
related to this investigation. She was the one who lied to the American people about it. And Clinton was
nominated by Democrats, who never seriously entertained any another candidate.
never-ending war. The push among the American Left to discredit the results of last month's presidential
election entered a new phase last Friday [12/9/2016] with the White House's announcement that outgoing US President Barack Obama
has ordered US intelligence agencies to review evidence of Russian hacking in last month's elections on behalf of President-elect
Donald Trump. The investigation itself is unlikely to lead to any conclusive results. The FBI, which is responsible
for carrying out this sort of investigation, saw no evidence that Russian hacking was aimed specifically at assisting Trump's
campaign against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
judge asks to see FBI search warrants used to access Hillary Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop and hints that he may
unseal documents. A federal judge has directed the US government to show him any search warrant application
used to gain access to a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails just before the election. Judge P. Kevin Castel on
Tuesday asked a government lawyer to turn over any pertinent documents by late Thursday [12/15/2016] in case he decides any
portion of the materials must be made public. He also recommended the government advise what redactions are necessary
should he rule that portions of documents must be disclosed publicly.
to release search warrant detailing why it reopened investigation into the Hillary Clinton emails. The FBI will
be forced to reveal details on Tuesday about why it decided to suddenly reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton's
emails during the final days of the election, a move that many Democrats have blamed for costing Clinton the election.
Judge P. Kevin Castel ordered a court to unseal the FBI search warrant for Clinton-related emails that were discovered on a
laptop belonging to disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner in October. The warrant, the FBI's application for the
warrant, and an affidavit justifying the warrant will be released to the public on Tuesday [12/20/2016].
U.S. judge orders
unsealing of Clinton email probe search warrant. A U.S. judge on Monday [12/19/2016] ordered the unsealing of
the application used to obtain a search warrant that allowed the FBI to gain access to emails related to Democratic
presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private server before the Nov. 8 election. U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in
Manhattan directed the release by Tuesday of redacted materials used to obtain a search warrant after Federal Bureau of
Investigation Director James Comey informed Congress of newly discovered emails on Oct. 28. Comey's letter drew new
attention to a damaging issue for Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, and roiled the campaign 11 days before the
Nov. 8 election, won by Republican Donald Trump.
orders unsealing of search warrant in Clinton email probe. A federal judge has ordered the unsealing of a
search warrant that played a role in the controversial public renewal of the investigation into former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton's email just before the presidential election. The warrant was issued by a federal magistrate in late
October, after the FBI requested permission to search emails contained on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, the estranged
husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The FBI discovered the Clinton-related emails after initially seizing the laptop
during a probe over Weiner's alleged sexually explicit online exchanges with a minor.
Bill Clinton blames the FBI for his wife's defeat claiming Comey cost her the election. Former President Bill
Clinton, caught in his own wilderness of a small town New York bookstore, pointed a finger at FBI Director James Comey for
his wife's election loss — while casting the winner, President-elect Donald Trump, as a know-nothing. 'James
Comey cost her the election,' Clinton said, according to a column in The Record-Review, a weekly newspaper that covers the
towns of Bedford and Pound Ridge, New York — communities close to the Clintons' Chappaqua.
sad excuses for Hillary's defeat. Most grumpy old men don't draw a crowd, let alone make national news, by
ranting in a bookstore about how their family's been wronged. But Bill Clinton is an ex-president, and the hubby of
Hillary. So now everyone knows he sounded off in Pleasantville about how FBI chief Jim Comey "cost her the election" by
announcing less than two weeks before Nov. 8 that he was re-opening the probe of her private e-mail server. [...] The FBI
probe began in the first place because Hillary opted to conceal her work records — shielding her communications
from Freedom of Information requests and from goverment investigations into the Benghazi attacks.
FBI reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails days before the election based on little more than a hunch,
according to a newly unsealed search warrant. The FBI reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private
email server days before the election based on little more than a hunch, according to a search warrant in the case unsealed
on Tuesday [12/20/2016]. Authorities said in the warrant request that they suspected a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series used
by senior Clinton aide Huma Abedin contained classified email exchanges with Clinton, but claimed they had not actually
looked at the content of the messages.
warrant released in Clinton case, revealing extent of classified info on laptop. A federal court on Tuesday
released the search warrant documents filed by the FBI to access a laptop used by disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner and
his estranged wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, revealing new details about why the bureau revisited the email case
just days before the presidential election. The FBI's investigation found "27 email chains containing classified
information" on a laptop that "was never authorized for the storage or transmission of classified or national defense
information," according to the application for the warrant, which was partially redacted.
feared Abedin's laptop had been hacked, contained secret emails: warrant. The FBI believed Huma Abedin's laptop
computer did have evidence she and her boss, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, mishandled classified information,
according to a search warrant released Tuesday that shows the basis agents had for upending the presidential election with
their controversial election-season probe. Agents were also hoping to see if anyone had used the laptop to hack into
the Clinton emails, according to the affidavit agents filed to justify the warrant. Ms. Abedin, one of
Mrs. Clinton's top aides from her time in the State Department and again on the campaign trail, shared the laptop with
her now-estranged husband Anthony Weiner. The FBI seized the laptop in a probe of Mr. Weiner, but discovered it
also had messages between Mrs. Clinton and Ms. Abedin.
releases search warrant in Clinton email probe. Search warrant filings made public for the first time Tuesday [12/20/2016]
provide a new look at controversial actions the FBI took shortly before the presidential election as the law enforcement agency revived
its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email set-up. The warrant was issued by federal magistrate Kevin Fox in Manhattan
on Oct. 30, after the FBI requested permission to search emails contained on a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop belonging to
Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The FBI discovered Clinton-related emails on the
computer after initially seizing the device during a probe over Weiner's alleged sexually explicit online exchanges with a minor.
between Clinton and top aide, but little else, spurred FBI to resume controversial probe. The FBI told a
federal judge that it needed to search a computer to resume its investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email
server because agents had found correspondence on the device between Clinton and top aide Huma Abedin — though
they did not have any inkling what was being discussed, according to newly unsealed court documents.
It Is: The Full FBI Search Warrant of Huma Abedin's Weinerputer. Bear with me: it's in PDF format and
partially redacted. But it's still very interesting reading.
Search Warrant In October Cited "Criminal Investigation" In Hillary E-Mail Scandal. It turns out that the FBI had not yet
given up on 18 USC 793 (e) and (f) in October. A federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorized the
search of Anthony Weiner's laptop after a lawsuit from an attorney who specializes more in unearthing stolen art. The FBI had
told the judge who issued the warrant that they believed it would unearth evidence relating to a criminal investigation: [...]
search warrant: Hillary Clinton put US at 'exceptionally grave' risk. Paragraph 20 of the affidavit
states that Hillary turned over to the State Department 30,499 emails in response to a records request from the State
Department. The Department then reviewed these emails in response to a FOIA request. After review, the State
Department announced on February 20, 2016 that 2,115 emails contained "classified" information; 2,028 of the 2,115 contained
"confidential" information; 65 of the 2,115 contained "secret" information; and 22 of the 2,115 contained "top secret"
information. Paragraph 21 of the affidavit states that the U.S. government concluded that the unauthorized disclosure
of the 2,028 "confidential" emails could cause "damage" to national security, unauthorized disclosure of the 65 "secret"
level emails could cause "serious damage" to national security, and unauthorized disclosure of the 22 "top secret" emails
could cause "exceptionally grave damage" to national security. We do not know the contents of the 33,000 emails Hillary
destroyed. But the inference is she destroyed them because she considered them damaging to her.
director under pressure to explain Clinton bombshell. Six weeks since Hillary Clinton's surprise loss in the
presidential election, FBI Director James Comey is under pressure to justify the bombshell announcement that rocked the final
days of the campaign. Democrats, still smarting from the Nov. 8 loss, have lashed out at Comey as the architect of the
Democratic nominee's defeat. "James Comey cost her the election," former president Bill Clinton has said. Outgoing
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has accused the director of being a "Republican operative" who helped President-elect
Donald Trump win the White House.
Clinton, Who May Have Cost Hillary the Election, Passes the Buck to James Comey. Former President Bill Clinton
is quick to apportion blame for his wife's defeat. "James Comey cost her the election," Clinton was quoted telling a
group of holiday shoppers during an impromptu chat in a Westchester County bookshop last week. But he has yet to place
any blame at all on an otherwise great man with a great fault who bears considerably more responsibility for Hillary Clinton's
loss. That man is Bill Clinton himself. His great fault is one he shares with his wife; they too often act as if
rules that apply to you or me do not apply to them.
attorney general could have ordered FBI Director James Comey not to send his bombshell letter on Clinton emails. Here's
why she didn't. Twelve days before the presidential election, FBI Director James B. Comey dispatched a senior
aide to deliver a startling message to the Justice Department. Comey wanted to send a letter to Congress alerting lawmakers
that his agents had discovered more emails potentially relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email
server. The official in Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates's office who received the FBI call immediately
understood the explosive potential of Comey's message, coming so close to the presidential election. Federal attorneys
scrambled into offices on the fourth and fifth floors of Justice Department headquarters, where they huddled to figure out
how to stop what they viewed as a ticking time bomb.
Vast Cognitive Gulf between the Left and the Right. From the top of the legacy media chain, the New York Times, Washington Post, New
Yorker, CNN, MSNBC, there is nothing but anger and accusations. Someone must be blamed for their loss and it must not be their candidate.
No way. There has to be a nefarious, outisde-of-the-campaign cause. It was Comey, it was Russia, it was Wikileaks.
if Obama dropped Hillary's email bombs? Obama is a major narcissist who always wants to expand his personal power.
Being president has not satisfied his power-hungry ego; nothing ever will. For months he has been talking about running for a third
term, and he's back at it today. Washington speculation has long focused on Obama's ambition to become SecGen of the
U.N., an office he could try to expand into a genuine power center to achieve the utopian fantasy of the left, a world order in which
everything is "properly" controlled from a dictatorial center. This is consistent with the worst kind of Marxism, but it is also
the dream of jihad: world conquest. Obama has shown time and time again that he is a sort of Marxo-jihadophile.
if Obama dropped Hillary's email bombs? So Obama's motive for (possibly) dropping Hillary's email bombs? His quest
for power. If Hillary were president for the next eight years, as the Democrats confidently expected, Obama might be dwarfed by
the second Clinton administration. Hillary and Obama are not friends; it was Obama who accused the Clintons of racism to destroy
them at the Democratic Convention eight years ago, which reportedly outraged Bill and Hillary. Obama won that fight, but he left
a lot of anger and resentment. So Obama's motive for undermining Hillary would be their hot competition for power.
Obama is the biggest backstabber in U.S. politics, a true genius at the art of gaining trust and then betraying it.
Never Looked At DNC Servers Before Announcing They Were Hacked By Russia. The Federal Bureau of Investigation
did not inspect the servers of the Democratic National Committee before declaring Russia responsible for last year's hacking,
according to a report from Buzzfeed.
FBI denied repeated requests to access DNC servers, Podesta's device. FBI Director James Comey acknowledged
Tuesday that his agency failed to get access to Democratic National Committee servers and the smartphone of Hillary Clinton's
campaign chairman allegedly hacked by Russia in the 2016 presidential race. Thousands of emails from the servers and
Chairman John Podesta's device were stolen, then made public during the race, which Clinton lost to Republican presidential
nominee Donald Trump. But the FBI's repeated requests for access to the devices were denied. So the agency
instead had to rely on the findings of a "highly respected private company," Comey said.
FBI, CIA Not On The Same Page About Russian Hacking. Contrary to claims made by Democrats about Russian
interference helping President-elect Donald J. Trump, there is no definitive proof that the Kremlin ordered such cyber
attacks. It's all based on circumstantial evidence, innuendo, and anonymous sources that are bound by an apparent
inter-agency feud between the CIA and the FBI. On December 10, The Washington Post reported that both
agencies were not on the same page, which seemed to have angered Democrats:
Letter on Clinton Email Is Subject of Justice Dept. Inquiry. The Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday
[1/12/2017] that he would open a broad investigation into how the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, handled the case over Hillary
Clinton's emails, including his decision to discuss it at a news conference and to disclose 11 days before the election that he
had new information that could lead him to reopen it. The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, will not look into the
decision not to prosecute Mrs. Clinton or her aides. But he will review actions Mr. Comey took that Mrs. Clinton
and many of her supporters believe cost her the election.
it's Comey's turn to get probed: FBI boss to be investigated on scandal of secret server. In yet another
explosive twist to the Clinton email scandal, the Justice Department's inspector general has announced an investigation of
the FBI's actions in the months leading up to the elections — including extraordinary public actions taken by FBI
Director James Comey. The IG will examine whether Comey followed department policies when he rocked the presidential
campaign by announcing the bombshell decision not to prosecute HIllary Clinton in connection with her email scandal.
Then, he made it known that he was sifting through additional email evidence just 11 days before the election —
only to reveal that nothing new of importance had turned up.
'outraged' with Comey after House briefing. A number of House Democrats left Friday's confidential briefing on
Russian hacking fuming over the actions of FBI Director James Comey and convinced he's unfit to lead the agency. "I was
nonjudgmental until the last 15 minutes. I no longer have that confidence in him," Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.),
ranking member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, said as he left the meeting in the Capitol. "Some of the things that were
revealed in this classified briefing — my confidence has been shook." Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), senior
Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, delivered a similar condemnation.
The Editor says...
"My confidence has been shook," he says. Must be a public school student.
If The Comey Letter
Sunk Hillary, It's Her Own Fault. Democrats have reacted to Donald Trump's victory in a number of ways: they've
demanded the Constitution be retroactively changed; they've pinned the blame on "fake news;" they've allowed paranoia about Russia
to corrupt their thinking; and they've blamed the loss on the FBI, specifically the "Comey letter," which is most perplexing excuse
of all. In response to pressure from congressional Democrats, the Justice Department inspector general will now review how the
FBI and Justice Department handled certain aspects of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. (Perhaps the inspector general
could also look into why Attorney General Loretta Lynch reportedly asked Comey not to send the letter even though she had promised
not to get involved in the investigation. While they're at it, maybe the inspector general can find out why Lynch attended
an off-the-record meeting on a tarmac with the husband of the person under investigation?)
FBI Release is "Smoking Gun" Against Hillary Clinton. Could Hillary Clinton still be facing some extreme legal
problems, even though the campaign season is over and her opponent was victorious? If the latest information released
by the FBI can be trusted, she has reason to worry.
trolls Left with FBI Director Comey. The left has a list of people they blame for Hillary's defeat. The
FBI boss is near the top of that list. When Comey announced that the FBI was taking another look at Hillary, the same
hacks who had been praising him for giving Hillary a pass, turned on him. Since then everyone from Bill Clinton on down
blames him for Trump's win. And Trump, knowing it, decided to have some fun with them.
Is Keeping FBI Director Comey. The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, told his top agents from around the country
that he had been asked by President Trump to stay on the job running the federal government's top law enforcement agency, The
New York Times reports, according to people familiar with the matter. The political fallout from this decision will
make the news cycle buzz today, since Hillary Clinton, the mainstream media, and many Democrats blame Mr. Comey for her
defeat, and it is not clear whether she would have kept him on had she won. [B]ut a decision to retain Mr. Comey
would spare the president another potentially bruising confirmation battle.
plans to keep Comey as FBI director in move certain to infuriate Democrats convinced that he aided Clinton's defeat.
President Trump intends to keep FBI Director James Comey in his post, a person familiar with the decision said on Tuesday [1/24/2017],
amid reports that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies are scrutinizing Trump associates over their ties to Russia.
News and commentary prior to the re-opening of the FBI investigation on October 28, 2016:
headlined fundraiser for campaign group which gave $500,000 to wife of FBI boss who investigated her emails.
Hillary Clinton headlined a major fundraiser for a political action committee shortly before the group steered nearly
$500,000 to the wife of the FBI official who oversaw the Clinton email investigation, DailyMail.com has learned.
Clinton's ties to the Common Good VA — a Virginia state PAC run by Clinton's long-time friend and advisor Terry McAuliffe,
its governor — came under scrutiny this week after the Wall Street Journal reported that the group donated heavily to the
state senate campaign of Jill McCabe. Her husband Andrew McCabe led the FBI investigation into Clinton's emails.
Explodes at Comey Over New Emails. One of the new John Podesta emails getting a lot of play today concerns what
President Obama did or didn't know abut Hillary Clinton's private server, and Bill O'Reilly tonight pointed a very angry
finger at FBI Director James Comey over it.
happened to the FBI? It's been corrupted by Obama and his team. When FBI Director James Comey announced on July
5 that the Department of Justice would not seek the indictment of Hillary Clinton for failure to safeguard state secrets
related to her email use while she was secretary of state, he both jumped the gun and set in motion a series of events that
surely he did not intend. Was his hand forced by the behavior of FBI agents who wouldn't take no for an answer?
Did he let the FBI become a political tool?
Corruption is Much Worse Than Trump. This week the [Wall Street] Journal revealed that Clinton crony Virginia Governor
Terry McAuliffe — no stranger to suspicious fund-raising irregularities — funneled more than half a million dollars to the
unsuccessful state senate campaign of the wife of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. McCabe, whom the Journal describes as FBI
Director James Comey's "right-hand man," was deeply involved in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server — an
investigation that found Mrs. Clinton in clear violation of the law but unindictable because... well, just because.
Fortunately, Mr. McCabe has investigated himself and found himself completely innocent of any wrongdoing!
Level FBI Official Dined with Podesta Night After Hillary Testified. The day after Hillary Clinton testified in front of the House Select
Committee on Benghazi last October, John Podesta, Hillary's campaign chairman met for dinner with a small group of well-connected friends that included
Peter Kadzik, the Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs. In a Wikileaks email 27938 from October 23, 2015, sent by Vincent Roberti,
a lobbyist tied to the Podesta brothers, Roberti refers to the dinner, one day before Hillary's testimony to the Benghazi Committee. Then in another
email 30970 on May 5, 2015, Kadzik's son asked Podesta for a job on the Clinton campaign. This is a conflict of interest between the Clinton
campaign and the FBI assigned to investigate her illicit use of the bathroom server for State and confidential emails.
There Is a Coup On in America. [Scroll down] Then there's the fact that Hillary's guilty of perjury,
destroying evidence, obstruction of justice, and that whole pay-to-play thing. I know — she hasn't been
charged, much less convicted of those crimes, but that brings me back to my original point. Hillary wasn't charged or
convicted because the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) served as accessories after the fact to cover up her crimes and
enable her to avoid prosecution. The FBI flat-out took a dive. The Department of Justice (DOJ) tried to be more
clandestine, but Bill Clinton's meet-up with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the airport tarmac got caught on video.
The meeting might have been to influence Comey but more likely to dot their Is and cross their Ts on the
upcoming non-indictment. So we have a woman, Hillary Clinton, who should be in jail but is instead cruising to the
presidency; a Justice Department that openly assists Hillary in her cover-ups, and a complicit media that hides all these
facts from the public.
Nixon could only wish he got Hillary's FBI treatment. Oh, for the good old days of Watergate and of public
servants like Elliot Richardson and William Ruckelshaus. We should be so lucky now. Instead, we have a sitting
president, Barack Obama, who presided over a corrupt Justice Department and the FBI. And instead of public servants of
principle, we have a gaggle of quislings, including Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who put partisanship and their careers
ahead of duty. Rather than ending a national nightmare, a transfer of power from Obama to Clinton would start a new
crisis of confidence. Consider the threshold question of whether the Justice Department could ever be trusted to
prosecute anyone in public office.
Justice to Protect Hillary. A recently revealed connection between Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a local
Virginia politician and the FBI exposes, at the very least, another deceptive conflict of interest that was likely intended
to help protect the viability of Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions. These politicians believe they can get away
with such actions because they trust that they can count on a complicit mainstream media to cover for their corruption.
Retired FBI Agent Addresses James Comey on the Hillary Clinton Investigation. Sir, I am writing regarding
your public statement in July, 2016 informing the American people that the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton was being
closed without referring it to a Federal Grand Jury or the Attorney General of the U.S. for a decision whether or not to
indict her. Strangely, you eloquently laid out enough of the evidence deduced from the investigation to strongly
indicate there was abundant evidence uncovered during the investigation and interview of her to not only indict but to
convict her in Federal Court. However, you personally re-worded and soft-pedaled the actions she took as Secretary of
State describing her actions as "extremely careless" in using a personal email and un-secured server for her communications
while Secretary of State. You rewrote the statute, which is not your job.
ally reportedly helped fund campaign of key FBI official's wife. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night
on the connection. According to the Journal, finance records show Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's PAC gave
$467,500 to Dr. Jill McCabe's 2015 state Senate campaign. The Virginia Democratic Party spent an additional
$207,788 on the campaign, the Journal reported. McCabe, who ended up losing to Republican incumbent Dick Black, is
married to Andrew McCabe — the FBI's deputy director. At the time of the campaign and of McAuliffe's
support, McCabe was associate deputy director. He later was promoted to deputy after the campaign ended, assuming an
oversight role in the Clinton email investigation.
No. 2 pressured to resign over McAuliffe donations to wife. The FBI's second in command is facing pressure over
donations Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a top Clinton ally, made to the official's wife who was running an uphill
battle against a popular conservative Northern Virginia state senator. That senator, Dick Black, on Monday [10/24/2016]
called for the resignation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Black said that McCabe, who later oversaw the probe
into the Hillary Rodham Clinton email scandal, should have known McAuliffe was one of Clinton's closest advisers and friends
and recused himself from the probe of the Democratic presidential candidate.
demands probe into Clinton allies' donations to campaign of FBI official's wife. Donald Trump demanded an
investigation Monday after revelations that Hillary Clinton's allies invested heavily in the state Senate campaign of a
Democrat at a time when her husband oversaw part of the FBI's investigation into Mrs. Clinton's secret email
account. Mr. Trump said the revelations about now-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and his wife, Jill McCabe, a
Democrat whose campaign collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from organizations overseen by Virginia Gov. Terry
McAuliffe, are the latest example of corruption that pervades the nation's capital.
ally gave $500K to wife of FBI agent on email probe. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton
confidant, helped steer $675,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an FBI official who went on to lead the probe into
Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system, according to a report. The political action committee of McAuliffe,
the Clinton loyalist, gave $467,500 to the state Senate campaign of the wife of Andrew McCabe, who is now deputy director of
the FBI, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report states Jill McCabe received an additional $207,788 from the
Virginia Democratic Party, which is heavily influenced by McAuliffe. The money directed by McAuliffe began flowing two
months after the FBI investigation into Clinton began in July 2015. Around that time, the candidate's husband was promoted
from running the Washington field office for the FBI to the No. 3 position at the bureau.
hits FBI and links 'rigged' Hillary email investigation to $675,000 in contributions to top investigator's wife's own
campaign. Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI on Monday, and at Democrats who he claims corrupted the agency's
investigation into Hillary Clinton's classified email scandal. A PAC controlled by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe,
one of Bill and Hillary Clinton's most consistent backers, donated $467,500 to the Virginia state Senate campaign of
Dr. Jill McCabe. Her husband is FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who runs the Washington Field
Office — the subagency in charge of investigating Clinton. The Virginia Democratic Party, normally at
McAuliffe's beck and call, also donated $208,000.
Ally Gave $$$ to Wife of FBI Agent on Email Probe, Nets Censor. Democratic Governor Terry McAullife's PAC
donated almost $500,000 to the wife of an FBI agent leading the probe into Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal. This
stunning revelation, despite being reported in a front page story in Monday's [10/24/2016] edition of The Wall Street
Journal, didn't receive any time on the Big Three network (ABC, CBS, NBC) morning shows.
ally funneled money to wife of FBI agent who oversaw emails. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an important
ally of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, funneled nearly $700,000 in donations and support to the campaign of the spouse
of an FBI official who then oversaw Clinton's email investigation. The Virginia governor's office was full of denials
about the connection on Sunday [10/23/2016]. "Any insinuation that his support" for state Senate candidate Dr. Jill
McCabe, wife of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, "was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would
help pass his agenda is ridiculous," a spokesman for the governor told the Wall Street Journal.
Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official's Wife. The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe,
an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of
the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the investigation into
Mrs. Clinton's email use.
FBI Assistant Director: James Comey Let Down the Citizens of This Country. With Hillary Clinton's email
scandal continuing to weigh on her campaign, former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom weighed in on the allegations of
negotiations between the State Department and the FBI for a 'quid pro quo' deal to declassify emails and FBI Director James
Comey's handling of the investigation into the email scandal. An FBI agent now claims that the State Department's
Undersecretary for Management, Patrick Kennedy, asked him directly to declassify certain Hillary Clinton emails in exchange
for FBI posts overseas. "This is the same guy, Kennedy, that refused all the security requests for Benghazi, this is
that same guy," Kallstrom told the FOX Business Network's Stuart Varney. According to Kallstrom, on the surface the
deal looks to be illegal.
FBI's Own Investigation Summary Proves Hillary Clinton Broke The Law. According to documents released today,
Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy pressured a senior FBI official into unclassifying emails sent from Hillary Clinton's
illegal private server. The FBI official notes that Kennedy contacted the organization to ask for the change in
classification in "exchange for a 'quid pro quo.'" More specifically, "State would reciprocate by allowing the FBI
to place more agents in countries where they are presently forbidden," according to a conversation relayed by The Weekly
Standard's Stephen Hayes, who broke the story this weekend. The FBI did not take Kennedy up on his offer.
Files Reveal 'Blatant Disregard' For Classified Information. At the last presidential debate, Hillary Clinton
again apologized for setting up an unauthorized private email server in her basement, while assuring voters she has the
utmost respect for classified information: "I take classified material very seriously, and always have." But FBI
investigators who interviewed her and those assigned to protect her and the classified material that came into her orbit tell
another story. They say she exhibited a blatant disregard for the classification process and security procedures in
general. Newly released FBI notes quote a member of the former secretary of state's protective detail who complained
that Clinton "frequently and blatantly disregarded" security protocols, including refusing to follow a standard rule to leave
her unsecured cell phone outside secure facilities known as SCIFs. Such electronic devices pose a threat to security,
because foreign intelligence agencies can take remote control of them and use them to conduct surveillance inside the SCIF.
Agents Turn On Comey: 'He Stood In The Way'. [Scroll down] So between these two agents, and the agents
who spoke to diGenova, there appears to be a growing lack of confidence within the FBI in the integrity and even competence
of the man who occupies the same office of J. Edgar Hoover. At what point does congress, using their oversight role,
issue subpoenas and get these agents under oath and on the record to help save the image and reputation of their historic agency?
official at center of alleged Clinton email 'quid pro quo' speaks out. FBI official Brian McCauley had been
trying for weeks to get his contact at the State Department to approve his request to put two bureau employees back in
Baghdad. Around May 2015, Patrick Kennedy finally called back. "He said, 'Brian. Pat Kennedy. I need
a favor,' " McCauley recalled in an interview Tuesday. "I said, 'Good, I need a favor. I need our people back in
Baghdad." Then Kennedy, a longtime State Department official, explained what he wanted: "There's an email. I
don't believe it has to be classified." The email was from Hillary Clinton's private server, and Kennedy wanted the FBI
to change its determination that it contained classified information.
agents let Hillary's aide offer to bribe them to tamper with evidence in probe. Fox News' senior judicial
analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano had a hard-hitting question for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in response to the
release on Monday [10/17/2016] of over 100 new documents related to the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email
server. One of documents appears to prove the undersecretary of state purportedly offered a deal to the FBI in exchange
for the bureau agreeing to reclassify documents in order to protect Hillary Clinton, a "quid pro quo" as described by an FBI
agent. Appearing on "America's Newsroom," Napolitano said the document points to several potential offenses.
"I've never seen this in my career, where an effort is made to change a document after it is evidence in a criminal
prosecution," he said.
Rips Hillary Clinton For Quid Pro Quo. Following revelations that the FBI offered the State Department a "quid
pro quo" for reclassifying Hillary Clinton's emails, the panel on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday [10/18/2016] ripped
Clinton for her email practices. "The reason we are here and the reason we are having this unbelievable conversation
starts somewhere. So it doesn't look good," MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski told the panel, referring to Clinton's private
Department tried to bribe FBI to unclassify Clinton emails. A top State Department official offered a "quid pro
quo" to an FBI investigator to declassify an e-mail from Hillary Clinton's private server in exchange for allowing the bureau
to operate in countries where it was banned, stunning new documents revealed Monday [10/17/2016]. The FBI documents show
that Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy pitched the deal to the unnamed agent, allegedly as part of an effort to back up
Clinton's claim that she did not send or receive classified documents on the server in her Westchester home.
Clinton's email problems just came roaring back. For the past few months, Hillary Clinton's decision to
exclusively use a private email server while at the State Department has receded as a campaign issue as Donald Trump's
comments about women have come to dominate the daily chatter about the 2016 race. On Monday [10/17/2016], however, the
various issues associated with Clinton's email setup came roaring back. According to emails released by the FBI,
Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy asked the FBI to ease up on classification decisions in exchange for allowing more
FBI agents in countries where they were not permitted to go. The words "quid pro quo" were used to describe the
proposed exchange by the FBI official.
great Clinton cover-up: FBI's Hillary email files are covered in redactions which leave some pages
unreadable. The FBI released a trove of information on its investigation of Hillary Clinton on
Monday — but it would take a forensic investigation to try to make sense of many of the heavily-redacted
documents. Some pages that were technically released have their contents entirely redacted. Others are redacted
piecemeal so as to make them almost completely unreadable. The documents consist of summaries and notes from the
agency's long investigation into Clinton's private email server and whether she mishandled classified information.
FBI Agents Say Comey 'Stood In The Way' Of Clinton Email Investigation. FBI agents say the bureau is alarmed
over Director James Comey's decision to not suggest that the Justice Department prosecute Hillary Clinton over her
mishandling of classified information. According to an interview transcript given to The Daily Caller, provided by an
intermediary who spoke to two federal agents with the bureau last Friday, agents are frustrated by Comey's leadership.
"This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have been convened, but was not. That is appalling," an FBI special
agent who has worked public corruption and criminal cases said of the decision. "We talk about it in the office and
don't know how Comey can keep going."
Clinton Ran a "Shadow Government" Inside the State Department. We already knew — based upon FBI
director James Comey's egregious decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton or her aides for multiple felonies —
that there's one set of laws for the oligarchy and another for the little people. A tranche of FBI documents released
earlier today under FOIA request reveal that Hillary Clinton was also running a "shadow government" inside the State Department.
Challenges Media To Cover Story About FBI/State Department "Collusion". Donald Trump released a video statement this afternoon
[10/17/2016] about allegations contained in documents released by the FBI Monday morning suggesting that there was a "quid pro quo" between
the FBI and State Department to declassify a Benghazi-related email found on Hillary Clinton's private email server.
Clinton email saga: What you need to know about the latest revelations. The FBI released a batch of new
files from its investigation into Clinton's private email system on Monday [10/17/2016]. The most damaging aspect for
Clinton is an allegation from an unnamed FBI employee who claims that Patrick Kennedy, the State Department's under secretary
of state for management, reached out to the bureau in the summer of last year to ask for an email to be changed from
classified to unclassified as part of a "quid pro quo" (an exchange of goods or services). The email was in relation to
the 2012 attack on a US compound in Benghazi, Libya which left Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans
dead. The alleged deal would have allowed FBI agents to operate in more countries.
Clinton aide offered FBI a funding 'quid pro quo' if agents helped him bury a Benghazi email — 'never to be seen
again'. A senior State Department official pressured the FBI to declassify one of Hillary Clinton's emails
related to the Benghazi terror attack so he could use a loophole in the Freedom of Information Act to make sure it would
never see the light of day, according to notes from an FBI interview released Monday [10/17/2016]. State Department
Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy, the FBI file shows, discussed the possibility of approving the FBI's request
for funding 'to place more agents in countries where they are presently forbidden.' The FBI agent who interviewed him
during the investigation into classified documents housed on Clinton's now-infamous secrt email server called the proposal a
'quid pro quo.'
The Editor says...
Apparently there was something in that email message that Hillary Clinton wanted to permanently suppress — at the risk of committing
an act of bribery — and it had something to do with Benghazi.
official wanted FBI to alter findings in Clinton probe, documents allege. Documents have shown that a top State
Department official tried to change a key finding regarding Hillary Clinton's use of a private server. The
investigation continues to spell trouble for the presidential nominee.
Allege "Quid Pro Quo" Between FBI And State Over Altered 'Classified' Clinton Emails. About a week ago we wrote
about newly released FBI interviews with numerous references to State Department officials, including Patrick Kennedy,
applying pressure to subordinates to change classified email codes so they would be shielded from Congress and the public
(see "Two Boxes Of Hillary Emails Mysteriously Disappear").
of America — by the Clinton Campaign. While the American public is having their brains numbed by
endless retellings of Donald Trump's decades-old putatively unwanted sexual advances, the media is almost entirely, in many
cases deliberately, ignoring the far more significant revelations being made by WikiLeaks. What does the media
care? It doesn't affect them, just the common folk. And the disclosures might impede the coronation of
Queen Hillary. Many stories have drifted by almost without notice — including confirmation that the
president of the United States lied when he claimed he learned of Hillary Clinton's private email server only when the
public did. He had been communicating with her on it for over a year on multiple occasions under a pseudonym. (If a
President Trump had done such a thing, the cries for his impeachment would drown out the Super Bowl.) Andrew McCarthy has
cited this as the reason the FBI was prevented from recommending the prosecution of Clinton. To have done so would have
implicated the president himself.
confirms: Officials discussed deal to cover up Clinton emails. Newly released documents from the FBI's
year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton's server indicate a State Department official proposed a "quid pro quo" aimed at
getting the FBI to cover up classified emails discovered on Clinton's server. In return, an unnamed FBI official said
it might be open to a deal if the State Department could agree to boosting the FBI's presence in Iraq. The FBI notes
released Monday [10/17/2016] show that Patrick Kennedy, State's undersecretary for management, pressured the FBI to change
the classified markings on an email that had been upgraded to "secret."
FBI files contain allegations of 'quid pro quo' in Clinton's emails. FBI interview summaries and notes,
provided late Friday to the House Government Oversight and Intelligence Committees, contain allegations of a "quid pro quo"
between a senior State Department executive and FBI agents during the Hillary Clinton email investigation, two congressional
sources told Fox News. "This is a flashing red light of potential criminality," Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of
Utah, who has been briefed on the FBI interviews, told Fox News. He said "there was an alleged quid pro quo"
involving Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy and the FBI "over at least one classified email."
Attempted Hillary Email Coverup? A senior State Department official repeatedly pressed the FBI to change the
classification of emails stored on Hillary Clinton's private server, according to FBI interview summaries set to be released
in the coming days. Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary of state for management, discussed providing additional
overseas slots for the FBI in exchange for revisions to classifications of the sensitive emails. The 34 summaries,
known as FBI "302s," will be released in connection with a Freedom of Information Act request and after pressure from the
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Two additional 302s are being withheld because they contain
information classified at the Top Secret/SAP level.
Senior Clinton aide may have
tried to cut a deal with FBI agents. FBI interview summaries and notes, provided on Friday [10/14/2016] to the
House Government Oversight and Intelligence Committees, indicate that Senior Clinton aid Patrick Kennedy tried to make a deal
with FBI agents to reclassify emails that were marked as "classified," two congressional sources told Fox News.
"In return for altering the classification, the possibility of additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas was
discussed," Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who was briefed on the FBI interviews, told Fox News. Previously
this month, Fox News reported that Kennedy pressured his subordinates to change classified email codes in order to
hide them from congress.
should start demanding the resignation of FBI's James Comey and AG Loretta Lynch. In these last weeks of the
2016 presidential race, why not hit as hard as possible in all the ways that a Republican candidate is not supposed to hit?
[...] Publicly demand that FBI Director James Comey immediately resign his post and also call for the resignation of Attorney
General Loretta Lynch. Both of these people are despicable and shameless and reek of corruption. Or
U.S. Attorney: Agents See FBI Chief Comey as a 'Dirty Cop'. Comey maintained in July that he came to the
decision to recommend not indicting Clinton for the inclusion of classified material in 110 emails stored on a private
server based on an "entirely apolitical and professional" investigation despite conceding that others in a similar spot would
face "consequences" and that "evidence of potential violations" existed. He insisted then, "No outside influence of any
kind was brought to bear." But agents trained to sniff out malfeasance smell something rotten here. "When the
director said that it was a unanimous decision not to recommend prosecution, that was a lie," [Joseph] diGenova points out.
"In fact, the people involved in the case were outraged at his decision, which he made by himself. When people realized
that he was lying publicly about their role and when they knew he had approved of the destruction of laptops that were subject
to congressional subpoena, that flipped the switch."
Free the FBI 100!
[Scroll down] [O]ne anonymous insider said it was unanimous that Hillary should be prosecuted and a "high-ranking
official" said the "vast majority" felt that way. Whichever is accurate, there were more than a hundred agents and
analysts working with six lawyers on the case, but let's round that off to an even 100. What're we to do about all those
agents, analysts and lawyers who are not allowed to speak their minds and tell the American public they serve what they think
about what happened?
the FBI chief lie to Congress about the Hillary email probe? Congressional leaders investigating the FBI's suspiciously
inept investigation of ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails are turning their attention to FBI chief James Comey's
truthfulness. Did he mislead them? Did he perjure himself? Two days after clearing Clinton of criminal wrongdoing,
Comey went to Capitol Hill and explained his reasons for coming to that stunning conclusion. Testifying under oath, he claimed
to be an open book: "I think transparency matters tremendously." But he not only held back critical details about his
investigation, he repeatedly misrepresented his actions and findings.
Emails: Comey Lied And The Scandal Died. When FBI Director James Comey [...] made his statement about the
case in July, he painted a devastating portrait of Hillary Clinton's reckless use of a private email server while Secretary
of State. Clinton knew little to nothing about handling classified material. She sent and received top secret
information on an unsecured private email system and was otherwise extremely careless with national security secrets.
She likely exposed sensitive material to enemies, and hid thousands of work emails that were supposed to have been turned
over. And she or her top staff probably broke the law. Then, Comey simply shrugged his shoulders and said that
"no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case."
FBI Agents and DOJ Lawyers Were 'Floored' Hillary Wasn't Charged, Will Anyone Resign? A follow-up to Matt's
post, which covered a report that shouldn't go unnoticed, in spite of the Trump maelstrom dominating most headlines. In
short, two Fox News sources familiar with the federal criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton say career agents and
lawyers attached to the case were "floored" when FBI Director James Comey announced his decision not to recommend criminal
charges against the former Secretary of State in July. The "vast majority" of these people are said to believe that
based on the evidence they reviewed, an indictment was warranted.
Source: Majority Of Staff On Clinton Case Wanted Her Prosecuted. The decision at the FBI to not prosecute
Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information was solely from the top down, a source told Fox News.
"No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute — it was a
top-down decision," said the source who is described as an official close to the Clinton case.
Leaks Reveal Disgust With Politicization of Agency and DOJ. CTH readers will remember how far we researched the
transparent politicization of criminal cases as they related to the DOJ (Eric Holder and Tom Perez) in the Zimmerman
trial. Specifically how entities within the DOJ/FBI colluded with State Attorney Angela Corey about extracting then
hiding Trayvon Martin's phone metadata. That level of coordinated DOJ/FBI corruption only worsened with Darren Wilson
(Ferguson) and beyond. The same manipulative tentacles became more evident with the IRS targeting scandal and later the
email investigation into Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In essence, the bottom line is: the politicization
and weaponization of government has been going on for more than just a few years.
deals stopped FBI from investigating BleachBit use in Clinton email case. In a letter to Attorney General
Loretta Lynch Wednesday, four Republican committee chairmen demanded to know why Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, two
witnesses who also served as Clinton's personal attorneys, were granted such expansive protections despite the FBI's
awareness that they had participated in potentially illegal activities. For example, the FBI agreed to limit its search
to emails written after June 1, 2014, but before Feb. 1, 2015. By doing so, investigators were barred from
looking at emails authored around the time Mills and David Kendall, Clinton's lead attorney, held a pair of conference calls
with technology contractor Paul Combetta that immediately preceded his use of BleachBit to erase thousands of Clinton's emails.
the Fix Was In. With concerns about Hillary Clinton's health intensifying, Congress is poised to revisit the
FBI's investigation of her e-mail scandal. As the Washington Examiner's Byron York reports, the House Government
Oversight Committee chaired by Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) will begin hearings this week. The committee is especially
troubled by the facts that (a) unbeknownst to Congress, the Justice Department gave immunity to a key witness; yet,
(b) prosecutors and the FBI indulged that witness's refusal to answer critical questions. Specifically, Paul Combetta,
a technician at Platte River Networks (the Colorado firm retained by the Clintons to handle the private e-mail system), is the
person who destroyed Clinton's e-mails despite the fact that they were under congressional subpoena. Nevertheless, he
was permitted to invoke attorney-client privilege — not his own, mind you, but Mrs. Clinton's —
in declining to discuss any instructions he received before (and after) carrying out the mass deletion of tens of thousands of
Clinton e-mails, a task for which he used the "BleachBit" program in an effort to ensure that the deleted e-mails would be
FBI agents blast decision not to
indict Clinton. Agents and ranking officials in the Federal Bureau of Investigations overwhelmingly rejected
FBI chief James Comey's decision not to indict former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified
government documents on a private email server, bureau officials told Fox News. One source closely involved in the case
said agents and attorneys in the bureau were unanimously opposed to the decision not to indict Mrs. Clinton. The
announcement in July that the FBI would not recommend an indictment reportedly disgusted the team of investigators involved
in the case. "No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to
prosecute — it was a top-down decision," the source said.
and infuriating — FBI director's tortured interpretation of the law. As evidence mounts that the
Director of the FBI subverted justice, damaged the reputation of the Bureau and squandered the support of his agents, calls
for his resignation will surely escalate. Can there be any confidence in his future judgments and decisions, as long as
he continues to preside over the once-venerated Federal Bureau of Investigation? That is the plight James Comey now
faces in light of the exclusive story published by foxnews.com in which a person closely involved in the investigation of
Hillary Clinton's emails revealed that career FBI agents and attorneys who dedicated themselves to the year-long probe
unanimously believed she should have been criminally charged. More than 100 agents and analysts were assigned to
the case. They all thought Clinton committed crimes. And maybe Comey believed it, too. But he chose to ignore
both the evidence and the law. It is sad and confounding and infuriating, all at the same time.
FBI, DOJ agents wanted charges for Hillary over deleted emails. The decision to let Hillary Clinton off the
hook for mishandling classified information has roiled the FBI and Department of Justice, with one person closely involved in
the year-long probe telling FoxNews.com that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic
presidential nominee should have been charged. The source, who spoke to FoxNews.com on the condition of anonymity, said
FBI Director James Comey's dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General's office that
the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted.
Source: Majority Of Staff On Clinton Case Wanted Her Prosecuted. The decision at the FBI to not prosecute
Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information was solely from the top down, a source told Fox News.
"No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute — it was a
top-down decision," said the source who is described as an official close to the Clinton case. The FBI official said
that Director James Comey's announcement on July 5 angered and disgusted members of the investigative team which included
over 100 FBI agents and analysts worked who worked overtime with six DOJ attorneys from the department's National Security
Division and Counter Espionage Section.
Leaks Reveal Disgust With Politicization of Agency and DOJ. CTH readers will remember how far we researched the
transparent politicization of criminal cases as they related to the DOJ (Eric Holder and Tom Perez) in the Zimmerman
trial. Specifically how entities within the DOJ/FBI colluded with State Attorney Angela Corey about extracting then
hiding Trayvon Martin's phone metadata. That level of coordinated DOJ/FBI corruption only worsened with Darren Wilson
(Ferguson) and beyond. The same manipulative tentacles became more evident with the IRS targeting scandal and later the
email investigation into Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In essence, the bottom line is: the politicization
and weaponization of government has been going on for more than just a few years.
DOJ roiled by Comey, Lynch decision to let Clinton slide by on emails, says insider. The decision to let
Hillary Clinton off the hook for mishandling classified information has roiled the FBI and Department of Justice, with one
person closely involved in the year-long probe telling FoxNews.com that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously
believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged. The source, who spoke to FoxNews.com on the
condition of anonymity, said FBI Director James Comey's dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the
Attorney General's office that the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and
disgusted. More than 100 FBI agents and analysts worked around the clock with six attorneys from the DOJ's National
Security Division, Counter Espionage Section, to investigate the case.
Trump: A Hillary presidency means
the destruction of America. We said the same thing here yesterday. My only quibble would be that Hillary
doesn't have to be elected to turn America into a banana republic. She's already making it happen just by being around
and causing the criminal justice system to violate its usual procedures for her protection. We argued the day of the Comey
presser that Bananaville had opened for business — and that's just with the DOJ and the FBI giving Hillary special treatment.
One Way for the FBI to Regain Its Lost Reputation. Using federal agencies as tools of political oppression or
leftist activism is the best case yet simply abolishing the Department of Justice completely and devolving the enforcement of
all federal laws to the fifty state attorney general offices. In the same vein, one might think we should leave the FBI
only for the purpose of supporting state law enforcement efforts with technical support, but that was before the incredible
stream of new revelations, never volunteered by Comey and discovered only by insistent probing, that show intimate collusion
between the Clinton campaign and the FBI, with sleazy actions so blatantly bad that no serious person can doubt the wrongness
of it all. [...] If this presidential election is fixed by an utterly politicized FBI, then the reputation of that agency will
never recover. No serious American, in that case, should ever believe anything the FBI tells us about anything at all.
Along with the EPA, IRS, NLRB, FDA ...
The FBI Now An Arm Of The Democratic Party? The FBI once was known as incorruptible, a legendary enforcer of
American law that fought traitors, spies, organized crime and government corruption with equal fervor and fearlessness.
Recent revelations about the FBI's moves during its investigation of Hillary Clinton's rogue email server suggest that that
FBI no longer exists.
agents are ready to revolt over the cozy Clinton probe. Veteran FBI agents say FBI Director James Comey has
permanently damaged the bureau's reputation for uncompromising investigations with his "cowardly" whitewash of former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information using an unauthorized private email server.
Feeling the heat from congressional critics, Comey last week argued that the case was investigated by career FBI agents, "So
if I blew it, they blew it, too." But agents say Comey tied investigators' hands by agreeing to unheard-of ground rules
and other demands by the lawyers for Clinton and her aides that limited their investigation.
Should Resign. But He Won't. In National Review, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy does for James
Comey something akin to what Comey did for Hillary Clinton in July. Just as Comey effectively indicted Clinton for
extreme carelessness in her email scandal but fell short of recommending referral to the Department of Justice in July,
McCarthy essentially indicts the FBI director for extreme incompetence in his handling of the investigation of the email
scandal but will not call Comey corrupt or call for his resignation. Yet the convincing case against Comey that
McCarthy makes proves the former and should compel the latter.
FBI's Defense of How the Clinton Interview Was Conducted Is Full of Holes. In a nutshell, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and the Justice Department permitted Hillary Clinton's aide Cheryl Mills — the subject of a criminal
investigation, who had been given immunity from prosecution despite strong evidence that she had lied to
investigators — to participate as a lawyer for Clinton, the principal subject of the same criminal
investigation. This unheard-of accommodation was made in violation not only of rudimentary investigative protocols and
attorney-ethics rules, but also of the federal criminal law. Yet, the FBI and the Justice Department, the nation's
chief enforcers of the federal criminal law, tell us they were powerless to object.
No More Accidental
Criminals. Hillary Clinton supporters should have a new appreciation for the legal concept of mens
rea — usually translated as "guilty mind" — because it saved her from federal prosecution for using
a personal email server as secretary of state. In recommending that the Justice Department not bring charges against
the former first lady, FBI Director James Comey differentiated her "extremely careless" handling of "very sensitive, highly
classified information" from other cases involving "intentional and willful mishandling." Not everyone gets the benefit
of such distinctions.
Email Case Got Reopened And James Comey Asked For Immunity. Trey Gowdy Says [...] No . Here we go again,
but this time it could be the end for both Hillary Clinton and FBI Director James Comey. James Comey, the current FBI
director that let Hillary off the hook for her clear violation of many laws with her email scandal, has now asked for
immunity from congress for his involvement in the scandal and the subsequent findings. What what!? Immunity?
That's right. What Comey is asking for is to be absolved of what he's done and anything that may happen in the future
from any further investigations. How does that not throw up the biggest red flag in American history?!
Nap: It Appears FBI Was Told to Exonerate Hillary 'at All Costs'. FBI documents related to the
investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server show an employee at Platte River Networks, the company that managed
the server, refer to the "Hillary cover-up." That unnamed employee apparently satisfied FBI agents with the explanation
that his 2014 email reference to the "cover-up" was merely a joke. Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "America's Newsroom"
today [9/26/2016] that he — like many Americans — is not satisfied with the FBI's investigation.
Used Agents As Pawns To Insulate Hillary, Aides & Clinton Foundation From Prosecutions. In mid-summer a wave of
panic and despair began to wash over key rank-and-file FBI agents who were doggedly working the Hillary Clinton
investigations. Agents reluctantly pondered a potential, brutal reality that was creeping into the fabric of the
high-profile case. What if their collective work wasn't meant to bring this case to a grand jury for indictments and
justice? What if they themselves, FBI agents sworn to uphold the law, were being used as intelligence pawns by superiors
and higher powers to actually shield Clinton and her inner circle from ever seeing a pair of handcuffs and a jail cell?
Gowdy to Comey: What more would Hillary Clinton have had to do to get you to prosecute her? Gowdy's point
[at a hearing in July] was simple: 18 U.S.C. 793(f), the statute that makes mishandling classified information a felony,
applies if the suspect showed "gross negligence" in how they handled the info. You don't need to show that they intended to
mishandle it in order to get a conviction. (Who besides an actual spy would intentionally mishandle state secrets?)
All you need to prove is that they were grossly deficient in their duty to handle the information responsibly. Which, very
clearly, was true in the case of Hillary "Private Server" Clinton. Comey, however, declined to charge her because, he said,
only once in the many decades since that law was passed has someone been charged under it. Supposedly it would be unfair
to prosecute Hillary for showing gross negligence when other people hadn't been prosecuted — never mind that, as a
cabinet official, her recklessness involved information at the highest levels of secrecy.
The Editor says...
I believe I can answer the parenthetical question above, "Who besides an actual spy would intentionally mishandle state secrets?"
There are several categories of malevolent actors who would tend to mishandle such information, including those who sell information
to the highest bidder, potential presidential candidates attempting to advance their careers, and outright traitors.
on Clinton email probe: 'Don't call us weasels'. FBI Director James Comey is passionately defending the
integrity of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email setup, arguing that critics are unfair to suggest that
agents were biased or succumbed to political pressure. "You can call us wrong, but don't call us weasels. We are
not weasels," Comey declared Wednesday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "We are honest people and ... whether or
not you agree with the result, this was done the way you want it to be done."
Comey rejects call to reopen Clinton email case, refuses to say she's truthful. FBI Director James Comey said
he's not going to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, telling Congress on Wednesday [9/28/2016] that none of the
recent revelations since he closed the case in July "would come near" to triggering that extraordinary step. He also refused to
say if he's investigating whether Mrs. Clinton lied in her testimony to Congress about her emails — but said they have
received referrals from Congress asking for a new probe. Appearing before Congress for yet another marathon session, Mr. Comey
was badgered by Republicans who said the more they see, the less they understand his decision to clear Mrs. Clinton of criminal
wrongdoing in her mishandling of classified information.
chief downplays immunity grants in Clinton email case. Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff,
was one of those who received limited "act of production" immunity as part of a deal under which she gave her laptop to
investigators. Agents found classified emails on Mills' hard drive. Aside from Mills, two other State Department
staffers, John Bentel and Heather Samuelson, were also given immunity agreements, along with Bryan Pagliano, Clinton's former
IT aide, and Paul Combetta, an employee at the company hired to manager her server.
Director James Comey Has His Glenn Beck Moment. Just how much Comey and the FBI punted on "EmailGate" has
become painfully obvious, as noted by former National Security Agency analyst John Schindler: "Redacted FBI documents
from that investigation, dumped on the Friday afternoon before the long Labor Day weekend, revealed that Hillary Clinton
either willfully lied to the Bureau, repeatedly, about her email habits as secretary of state, or she is far too dumb to be
our commander-in-chief. Worse, the FBI completely ignored the appearance of highly classified signals intelligence in
Hillary's email, including information lifted verbatim from above-Top Secret NSA reports back in 2011. This crime,
representing the worst compromise of classified information in EmailGate — that the public knows of, at
least — was somehow deemed so uninteresting that nobody at the FBI bothered to ask anybody on Team Clinton
James Comey Says About The Hillary Clinton Investigation Makes Any Sense. Rather than striking immunity deals
with virtually every person who had intimate knowledge of Hillary Clinton's illegal private server and emails, the Justice
Department would have saved everyone some time by offering Hillary protection instead. FBI Director James Comey, who
testified in front of two congressional committees this week, still maintains he was unable to recommend that the Justice
Department charge Clinton with mishandling classified documents because of insufficient evidence proving
"intent" — although the actions themselves are irrefutably illegal.
Comey: I Am a 'Deeply Flawed and Fallible Human Being' Who Did Not Stop Terrorists. FBI director James
Comey conceded that he is a "deeply flawed" person who failed to stop some terrorist attacks before they happened.
Comey made the admission while being interrogated Tuesday [9/27/2016] before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs. Comey faced pointed questions about recent terrorist shootings and bombings in the United States
and about his failure to recommend indictment for Hillary Clinton in her private server scandal. Comey is under fire in
the public for these failures, with Breitbart News recently reporting on his financial links to the Clinton Foundation.
The Editor says...
If Mr. Comey recognizes his shortcomings so vividly, as the rest of us have for several weeks, perhaps he should resign.
NSA analyst: FBI may reopen investigation if Clinton loses. The FBI could reopen its investigation into
Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information if she fails to win the November election, according to a former
National Security Agency analyst, especially in light of revelations made public in a Friday document dump by the agency.
Hillary's 'The FBI Has Exonerated Me' Claim. In point of fact, the FBI merely drew the conclusion that Clinton
should not be charged with a crime. Even if we assume for argument's sake that this was a valid conclusion (in
fact, it is hugely suspect), finding that someone should not be indicted is far from exoneration.
Email Lie Final Test for Tarnished MSM. That Barack Obama communicated in 2012 — under a redacted
pseudonym — with Hillary Clinton on the then secretary of State's permeable home-brew email server and then
claimed he did not know of that server's existence until it was reported in the press in 2014 is far more than the usual
politician's prevarication. Since the fish rots from the top — and in this case it stinks to high
heaven — the surfacing of this particular presidential lie calls to question the entire FBI inquiry into the
Clinton server, an investigation whose credibility was paper thin in the first place and has now completely vanished.
The FBI Investigation
of EmailGate Was a Sham. From the moment the EmailGate scandal went public more than a year ago, it was obvious
that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never had much enthusiasm for prosecuting Hillary Clinton or her friends.
Under President Obama, the FBI grew so politicized that it became impossible for the Bureau to do its job — at
least where high-ranking Democrats are concerned. As I observed in early July, when Director James Comey announced that
the FBI would not be seeking prosecution of anyone on Team Clinton over EmailGate, the Bureau had turned its back on its own
traditions of floating above partisan politics in the pursuit of justice. "Malfeasance by the FBI, its bending to
political winds, is a matter that should concern all Americans, regardless of their politics," I stated, noting that it's
never a healthy turn of events in a democracy when your secret police force gets tarnished by politics.
Justice Department's Hillary Investigation Reeks Of Corruption. According to an Associated Press report, the
Justice Department reached criminal immunity deals with three of Hillary Clinton's close advisers in exchange for
information — information that could normally be obtained through subpoenas or search warrants, or, perhaps,
simply by asking. I'm not a lawyer, so I'll assume someone somewhere has a perfectly rational, completely non-corrupt
explanation for why the FBI surrendered its leverage by granting immunity to Cheryl Mills and two other high ranking staff
members — all potential co-conspirators in a criminal case surrounding illegal servers and the mishandling of
classified emails. Question is: Does the Justice Department regularly grant immunity for mere cooperation?
Management with the FBI. Like everything touched by the Clintons, the FBI has now been compromised and
slimed. We saw it in FBI Director James Comey's absurd statement announcing Hillary Clinton's get-out-of-jail-free
pass. We saw it in the FBI's holiday weekend document dump of 302 interviews in the case. We saw it again again
late yesterday afternoon with more of the same. These Friday afternoon document dumps come straight from the scandal
management playbook perfected under the (Bill) Clinton administration. They remind us, in case any reminder was
necessary, of how much we have to look forward to in the event the Clintons return to the White House. I nevertheless
find it shocking that the FBI itself has now adopted the routine, acting as a party with much to be ashamed of. With
some 190 pages of interview notes to digest, the work isn't done yet.
did feds grant immunity to Hillary's 'highly improper' aide? If anyone would know Hillary consigliere Cheryl
Mills' reputation for obstructing investigations, it's FBI Director James Comey. He complained about her lack of
cooperation while probing Clinton scandals in the 1990s. Yet he agreed to give Mills immunity from prosecution in his
probe of Hillary's illegal e-mails as secretary of state, where Mills was chief of staff. As a Whitewater investigator
for the Senate in the mid-1990s, Comey sought information from Mills; but wouldn't you know, the then-deputy White House
counsel claimed a burglar stole her notes. Comey concluded that Hillary Clinton ordered Mills to block investigators.
The obstruction, the Senate committee found, included the "destruction of documents" and other "highly improper ... misconduct."
gave top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills immunity in email probe, rep says. Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff
Cheryl Mills and two other staffers were granted immunity as part of the now-closed FBI probe into the former secretary of
state's email practices, according to a top House Republican who questioned whether the numerous deals hindered the bureau's
ability to build a case. "This is beyond explanation," House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said
in a statement Friday. "The FBI was handing out immunity agreements like candy. I've lost confidence in this
investigation and I question the genuine effort in which it was carried out." The arrangements detailed by Chaffetz
bring the total number of publicly known immunity deals in the Clinton case to five.
Is the FBI Hiding? Ever since FBI Director James Comey announced on July 5 he was recommending that the
Department of Justice not seek charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a result of her failure to
safeguard state secrets during her time in office, many in Congress have had a nagging feeling that this was a political, not
a legal, decision. The publicly known evidence of Clinton's recklessness and willful failure to safeguard secrets was
overwhelming. The evidence of her lying under oath about whether she returned all her work-related emails that she had
taken from the State Department was profound and incontrovertible.
Judge: James Comey Was Determined "To Exonerate Hillary Clinton" and Shred the Rule of Law. Former First
Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can't remember certain details on her emails and on many issues she remains
evasive. On the other hand, for some observers, FBI director James Comey has clarified recent actions in regard to the
Democrats' presidential candidate. Comey released documents concerning Hillary Clinton's emails on September 2, the
afternoon before the Labor Day weekend, as Paul Ryan observed, the time when they were least likely to command attention.
Comey defended the action and told reporters the FBI released the documents when they were ready.
Let Comey Put a Criminal in the White House. [Scroll down] Hey, Jim. Something about your memo
doesn't ring true — and it's not just your prickly tone. I carried a Top Secret clearance for three decades
so I got all the briefings and I signed all the papers and I know [very] well that Hillary's grossly negligent handling of
classified information — which your investigation documented — is criminal. And somewhere in your
Washington-shrunken-soul, you do, too. What we'll call the revelation of the BleachBit Timeline gives you a shot at
redemption. The BleachBit Timeline documents obstruction of justice that you cannot ignore.
Official Admits to Congress: The Clinton Case Was 'Different in a Lot of Ways'. House Oversight Committee
member Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio got results Monday with his performance at a rare evening hearing to probe details of
the FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation, which did not result in an indictment. Just days after Breitbart News'
bombshell report on FBI Director James Comey's crony-capitalist financial relationships, including his links to the Clinton
Foundation, Jordan interrogated FBI acting assistant director for congressional affairs Jason Herring.
Case Against James Comey. Since taking office, Comey has repeatedly injected his views into executive branch
deliberations on issues such as sentencing reform and the roots of violence against police officers. He has undermined
key presidential priorities such as crafting a coherent federal policy on cybersecurity and encryption. Most recently,
he shattered longstanding precedent by publicly offering his own conclusions about the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's
email. (The FBI did not respond to a request for comment.) It would be difficult to argue — in terms
of temperament, manner, or motivation — that he is, or ever will be, the next J. Edgar Hoover. But
increasing numbers of critics believe he has displayed a worrying disregard for the rules and norms that have constrained all
but one of his predecessors, straying with blithe confidence — and with increasing regularity — across
the fine line that separates independence from unaccountability.
FBI Director James Comey's Clinton Foundation Connection. A review of FBI Director James Comey's professional
history and relationships shows that the Obama cabinet leader — now under fire for his handling of the
investigation of Hillary Clinton — is deeply entrenched in the big-money cronyism culture of Washington, D.C. His
personal and professional relationships — all undisclosed as he announced the Bureau would not prosecute
Clinton — reinforce bipartisan concerns that he may have politicized the criminal probe. These concerns
focus on millions of dollars that Comey accepted from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor, Comey's former membership on a
Clinton Foundation corporate partner's board, and his surprising financial relationship with his brother Peter Comey, who
works at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation's taxes.
Director Comey refused to testify on Clinton emails. FBI Director James Comey refused to appear before the House
Oversight Committee on Monday [9/12/2016] despite receiving an invitation to testify about the bureau's reluctance to disclose
thousands of pages of evidence compiled in its year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email use.
Hillary, Laws Are like Cobwebs. [Scroll down] What are Americans to think now about the FBI? It seems
that the most prestigious law-enforcement institutions in the country have been thoroughly compromised by the Left; the DOJ
since Obama took office and refused to prosecute the Black Panthers for voter intimidation and its refusal to reveal the
facts of the Fast and Furious scheme that sent thousands of guns into Mexico, a perverse attempt to undermine our Second
Amendment. The FBI's "investigation" into Hillary's private server and deleted emails was obviously a sham, not a real
investigation at all. The notes of her short interview at which she was not even placed under oath, are a joke, the
final confirmation of the sham theory. People are currently incarcerated for miniscule violations compared to Clinton's
multiple subversions of the law.
defends Clinton private email server investigation in FBI memo. In the wake of fierce criticism over the
investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server and release of related documents, FBI Director James Comey issued an
internal memo Wednesday to employees regarding the agency's "commitment to transparency" while also taking time to hit back
at critics. Comey defended the bureau's release on Friday of documents from the Clinton server investigation, writing
"we don't play games." "I almost ordered the material held until Tuesday because I knew we would take all kinds of grief
for releasing it before a holiday weekend, but my judgment was that we had promised transparency and it would be game-playing
to withhold it from the public just to avoid folks saying stuff about us," Comey wrote.
director defends Clinton email decision in memo to employees. FBI Director James Comey defended the work of his
agents Wednesday [9/7/2016] in a memo to staff, arguing the decision to spare Hillary Clinton and her aides from prosecution
for their mistreatment of classified information was not a difficult one. "I have no patience for suggestions that we
conducted ourselves as anything but what we are — honest, competent, and independent," Comey wrote in the memo,
first obtained by CNN. "Those suggesting that we are 'political' or part of some 'fix' either don't know us, or they are
full of baloney (and maybe some of both)." The FBI director faced renewed criticism Friday after his agency published a
scathing 58-page summary of the Clinton email investigation just hours before the Labor Day weekend commenced.
Comey Should Resign Now for the Good of the Country. If were I an FBI agent, I would despise James Comey. He has humiliated the
FBI and all its employees. The institution will never be the same, at least not for decades to come. The FBI is no longer an instrument
of justice. It is the reverse. It is an obfuscater of justice and an enabler of the rich and powerful. [...] If he doesn't resign, I
predict he will soon have a full-scale mutiny on his hands from within the ranks of the FBI. Rumors have already surfaced. That
humiliation, institutionally and personally, is too great for honorable men and women to take. And there are many honorable men and women
in the ranks of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
director James Comey defends bureau's decision not to recommend criminal charges against Clinton over long-running email
scandal. FBI Director James Comey has defended the agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email
server. In an internal memo, Comey said the bureau was right not to recommend criminal charges and to release documents
summarizing Clinton's FBI interview. He wrote: 'The case itself was not a cliff-hanger, despite all the chest-beating
by people no longer in government, there really wasn't a prosecutable case.
How the FBI went
easy on Hillary Clinton. It's clear now the FBI conducted a sweetheart investigation into Hillary Clinton's
email shenanigans that appears to have been fixed from the start to go nowhere. Far from exonerating Clinton, the nearly
60 pages of documents expose both the systematic destruction of subpoenaed evidence by Clinton's aides and the curious
lack of interest by investigators in recovering it. Agents also failed to resolve unanswered questions, reconcile
contradictory testimony or sweat uncooperative witnesses. Comey declared the investigation free of undue influence
three days after his agents interviewed Clinton at FBI headquarters under special terms. What's more, Comey made the
two FBI agents who interviewed Clinton — along with all agents and forensic analysts involved in the so-called
investigation — sign non-disclosure agreements gagging them from talking about the case even with other employees.
managers instructed to exonerate Hillary Clinton. The interrogation was in some respects standard and in others very
troubling. It was standard in that she was confronted with emails she had sent or received and was asked whether she recalled
them, and her judgment about them was challenged. The FBI was looking for gross negligence in her behavior about securing state
secrets. The failure to secure state secrets that have been entrusted to one for safekeeping is known as espionage, and espionage
is the rare federal crime that does not require prosecutors to prove the defendant's intent. They need only prove the defendant's
He's toast! FBI director to be fired?
I've spent about half of my career in public relations. And if you've ever worked in the field, you know that on the
first day, they show you where your desk and the coffee machine are. And on the second day, they teach you all about
"taking out the trash." That's an old industry trick PR professionals have been using for decades. When you have
bad — or potentially embarrassing — news, you put it out late on a Friday afternoon, when many
journalists have left for the weekend and news organizations are running on skeleton crews. It's designed to minimize
press coverage, at least as much as possible in today's 24-hour news cycle.
FBI Director Acting Like Arm of Clinton's Campaign. [Scroll down] Among the revelations on Friday
[9/2/2016] were that Clinton used up to 13 different mobile devices to send email and her aides destroyed some of them with
hammers. "There's so much to say about the FBI's conduct here," Halperin said. "Those who are skeptical about how
he's done this, look at the Friday release. The guy's not had a press conference. He talks about transparency.
I've become increasingly critical of him. I know he's got a sterling reputation." "Not anymore with me. This
was pathetic," Scarborough said.
302 Report Proves Complicity in Clinton Email Scandal. [T]here is no indication that in the course of the
interview, FBI agents once asked the former secretary of state about emails to and from Clinton aides regarding Clinton
Foundation business. Clinton's lawyers deliberately withheld these emails from the public and forced the FBI to recover
them. They clearly demonstrate Clinton's motive in setting up the server, thereby intentionally endangering the
classified material that she and her cohorts knew would inevitably be sent through it. This motive and intent is
further demonstrated by Clinton's obfuscations, lies, and destruction of evidence that followed in the course of over a
year. FBI agents never inquired about any of it during the interview.
the Lies: They've Turned Us Into a Rotting Banana Republic. The newly-released FBI documents on the
investigation of Hillary Clinton make it clear beyond argument that the fix was in and that the FBI never had any intention
of recommending that she should be prosecuted for her crimes. That is very hard to write. I have had very good
friends among the agents of the FBI, men of unshakeable dedication to the fair enforcement of the law. But that is no
longer the FBI's goal, as just a few references to the documents published last week reveal. First, you had to notice
that the FBI agreed that there would be no videotape of its interview of Clinton. Not only would there not be a
videotape, but no court reporter would be present to record a transcript. That itself is highly unusual, but
there is far more, and far worse.
FBI barely asked Hillary about intent. Remember when James Comey announced that he would recommend no
prosecution for Hillary Clinton for transmitting classified information through an unauthorized private e-mail system?
The FBI director declared that the former Secretary of State and her inner circle acted "extremely careless" in handling
classified material, but that the FBI found no malicious intent. "All the cases prosecuted," Comey intoned, "involved
some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials
exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States;
or efforts to obstruct justice." Comey concluded, "We do not see those things here."
Improper: FBI Interviewed Hillary With Her "Fixer" Cheryl Mills By Her Side. Many of the stories we
covered today show issues with Hillary Clinton, but this one also raises a question as to what the FBI was doing by allowing
this, when they knew Mills was a potential witness, even a potential defendant.
FBI Found Ample Evidence That Clinton Violated Federal Records Act. FBI investigators compiled enough evidence
during their investigation of Hillary Clinton's rogue email server to show that the former secretary of state violated
federal records-keeping laws. She was also informed in 2009, her first year in office, that she had an obligation under
the Federal Records Act to forward her State Department work emails to the agency's record preservation system. But,
according to the news website Circa, Clinton opted against that option because she wanted control over "sensitive" messages.
Disappointing: The FBI's Conduct of the Interview with Hillary Clinton. Hillary's lies are to be
expected, and so are no longer disappointing or surprising. But we still have the capacity to be appalled and
shocked — and that should be fully directed at the FBI. The records of Hillary's FBI interview were released
yesterday and written about here on Victory Girls. Hillary's answers to questions ranged from: I don't know, I
don't recall, I bumped my head, I lost my Blackberry, to the IPad malfunctioned a lot which required my staff to go the Apple
Store to get me a new one, five separate times. The shocking part about these answers is the apparent acceptance of the
superficial responses and complete lack of follow through from the questioners. How completely disappointing.
It's almost as if they didn't want to find anything.
Impeach James Comey. For the sake of the nation, to
preserve the Rule of Law, the corrupt crony-protecting cover-up apparatchik James Comey must be impeached. Even if he cannot be
removed from office, his reputation should be blackened forever with an impeachment from the House. [...] America will not survive
Congress' failure to punish such an obviously corrupt individual for failing in his most basic and most important function — patrolling
govermnent [sic] officials for corruption and safeguarding America's secrets. The FBI is, after all, the nation's counter-intelligence
service, the service charged (more than any other) with protecting American secrets from foreign pilferage. If he gives a Secretary
of State license to flout the law for her own self-serving interests of keeping her emails about her Foundation, speaking gigs, and other
sundry forms of bribery from a public with the right to specifically know such things, then he is unfit to hold any position of trust in
the American government, and completely unfit to lead the FBI.
Perry calls on FBI director to resign over lack of Clinton indictment. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)
on Wednesday [8/31/2016] called on FBI Director James Comey to resign over his recommendation not to press federal charges
against Hillary Clinton for her use of a personal server while secretary of State. The demand from Perry, who suggested
Comey might have a political motivation for going soft on Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is a step across a
line that no other prominent Republican has so far been willing to take.
Corrupt and Shameful Conduct Revealed. James Comey's rationale for not referring Hillary Clinton's email crimes
to the Justice Department rested almost entirely on a single, quite thin, legal and ethical plank, which was that she did not
act intentionally when she sent and received classified emails over her home-brew server. Though his argument for
deferring prosecution was mostly specious, it did contain at least a shred of credibility in that as Comey described the
situation to the American public and Congress, Hillary had no motive to intentionally put American national security at
risk. However, the recent evidentiary revelation (many would say confirmation) that Hillary established the server with
the deliberate intent of shielding her illicit influence-peddling for her family "Foundation" while secretary of state shows
that the issue of her motivation could not be seen by any "reasonable" prosecutor as exculpatory. Comey's refusal to
recommend prosecution, while knowing these facts at the time, proves he was not reasonable, and also that he is incompetent
and culpable for not doing so.
newly discovered emails raise questions about Comey's report. The news shows reported yesterday [8/23/2016]
that the FBI discovered 14,900 emails that Hillary had not turned over to the State Department. This news again focuses
attention on the July 5, 2016 report by FBI Director Comey that no criminal charges be pursued against Hillary, although he
criticized her handling of the emails as "extremely careless." In his report, Comey said there were "several thousand
work-related emails" that Hillary did not turn over to the State Department. The question is, are those "several
thousand" part of the 14,900, and if so, why didn't Comey say on July 5 that there were 14,900 emails not turned over to the
State Department and further explain the nature of the balance of the "several thousand emails"? It again raises the issue
of Hillary's intent in using a private server.
legal error undermines law enforcement with 'Clinton Defense'. As I read the recent comments of FBI Director
James Comey regarding his recommendation not to pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over the use of a private
email server, I naturally wondered why an investigator was making final judgments on the interpretation of the law when that
function has always been assigned first to the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney. In doing so, he ignored one
statute (18 USC 793 (f) related to gross negligence — see the recent The Hill article on the execution of an
Iranian spy) — apparently disregarded the knowing destruction of government documents, and then, perhaps of equal legal
concern, he added the wrong mental state to the statute prohibiting knowing removal of classified documents with intent to retain
them at an unauthorized location. (18 USC 1924).
FBI Always Gets Its Man (or Woman) and May Still Get Hillary Yet. A month has passed since FBI Director James
Comey ripped into Hillary Clinton for the "extremely careless" way she handled classified emails while she was secretary of
state, but stopped short of recommending that criminal charges be brought against her. However, that doesn't mean
Hillary is out of the FBI woods. According to a source close to Comey, Hillary is still the target of an active FBI
criminal investigation, but this time around, the media aren't paying much attention.
She Should Have Faced the Music. You know why Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted. FBI Director
James Comey laid out the factual predicate in his press conference annoucning his findings and his recommendation against
prosecution. Forrmer Attorney General Michael Mukasey concisely explains the legal basis for concluding that Comey
erred in the brief interview below with AEI's Marc Thiessen. [...] Like everything the Clintons touch, the case of Clinton's
email server leaves a lasting stain — in this case, among other things, on the integry of the FBI.
NSA Snitch Unleashes Unfathomable Blow On Hillary! Hillary's scandal has been blown wide open! The media
was in an uproar about Trump's remarks over Russia hacking Hillary's server, meanwhile, while no one was paying any
attention, this whistle-blower from the NSA let out a deadly secret, that has the potential to DESTROY Hillary and anything
that stands in her path. Looks as if the NSA is good for something other than unnecessary spying on Americans.
They can also retrieve say... 30,000 deleted emails deleted by Clinton. Why then did the FBI not take advantage of this
Alphabet Soup Corruption.
Clinton's conduct has been described as "extremely careless" and yet neither Comey nor progressive legal gymnasts have been able to
explain why that's not synonymous with the statute's standard of "gross negligence" for indictments — as if the adverb "extremely"
is not a synonym for the adjective "gross," or the adjective "careless" is not equivalent to the noun "negligence." In other
words, Comey laid out a case for wrongdoing but then erroneously reinterpreted the law to largely exonerate Clinton, the all but
certain Democratic nominee for president. His conclusions followed the bizarre meeting on the Phoenix airport tarmac between
the private jets of Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. The two allegedly serendipitously met
and yet ordered the private meeting to be kept from the media. Surely two Ivy League trained lawyers know that the spouse of
someone under investigation does not consult privately with the principle prosecuting attorney in an ongoing case.
The Hillary Standard:
Findings and Why It's Not All About Hillary. [Scroll down] Any federal employee is now free, despite what
the law may say, to make personal arrangements to communicate the public's business using private servers, administrators,
accounts and devices. They may send and receive classified material using these servers, even in hostile territory
subject to hacking by sophisticated adversaries. They may routinely destroy the public-owned records they create —
some of them permanently — and, if their actions are discovered, they may provide false public statements about their
content. They are free to violate public records law and fail to turn over public records upon request (making Freedom of
Information law meaningless and toothless). And prosecutors will view questionable acts in the most innocent light and one
that's the most favorable to the subject of the investigation. Unless they can find what they term "clear evidence" of
"intent to violate laws," you're off the hook!
Hillary's Email Server Simply a Cover Up for The Biggest Washington Scandal Ever? Given the evidence and the explanation from FBI
Director James Comey, it sure seems like the case against Hillary Clinton is a slam dunk. She failed to properly secure classified
information. She communicated classified information using an unsecure channel. She lied about it. She destroyed evidence.
She obstructed justice. So, why wasn't Hillary indicted for these crimes? It's pretty obvious when you really think about it.
Agents In Clinton Investigation Have All Been Gagged With A "Very, Very Unusual" NDA. FBI agents involved in
the probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails were required to sign unusually-extensive nondisclosure
agreements — forcing them into silence unless they're called to testify in the matter. FBI insiders surmised
there may have been an 'inside deal.' "This is very, very unusual," said an unnamed, retired FBI chief, cited by the
New York Post. "I've never signed one, never circulated one to others." According to the Post's
anonymous 'sources,' these "Case Briefing Acknowledgement" forms went beyond the nondisclosure agreements agents initially
sign in order to gain security clearance. "I have never heard of such a form," an FBI agent currently on the job told
the Post. "Sounds strange." But suspicions didn't stop there.
Comey failed to indict because he didn't want to 'change the course of American political history'. Charles Krauthammer told viewers
Thursday [7/14/2016] on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that FBI director James Comey decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton because he "didn't
want to be remembered as the guy who changed the course of American political history." "She would have been out of the race. The entire
campaign would have been upended," the syndicated columnist said.
really happened at Comey's press conference? What really happened at FBI director James Comey's press conference this week?
After giving a textbook case of why Hillary Clinton should be charged, he surprised everyone by saying she should not. Did he simply
blow it? Did he wimp out, knowing the wrath he would face? Unquestionably, Hillary committed offenses for which the average
Joe would be arrested. Was he blackmailed or bought off? Was he politically motivated? There's truth somewhere in or around
Comey Ran True to Form.
When President Obama in 2013 named James Comey to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the president must have sensed
that he had picked someone who could be trusted to have his back, even if Mr. Comey had served in the George W. Bush
administration. This week, Mr. Obama's bet paid off when the G-man let Hillary Clinton skate.
FBI Exonerated Clinton, But The Public Hasn't. If Hillary Clinton and her supporters figured that the email
scandal had finally been put to rest when the FBI recommended that no charges be filed, they got several bits of unwelcome
news this week. Not least of which is a new poll showing Hillary's support sagging in the wake of the FBI's decision.
The Editor says...
No, Hillary Clinton has not been exonerated in any way.
Reasonable Prosecutor Would Bring Such a Case? A good investigation should leave no doubt in anyone's mind that
the template provided and the process followed were thorough and complete. Having briefed my findings, conclusions, and
recommendations to senior leaders, I found FBI director Comey's conclusion statement to be simply bizarre. "Although
there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is
that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case." This statement defies logic and the available information in the
public domain. There should have been sufficient evidence for any prosecutor to charge Hillary Clinton on violating a
number of statutes. If a real investigation had been performed, the Findings and Facts would have demonstrated clearly
which violations of the statutes, directly and tangential, were attributable to her mishandling of classified information.
They would have been unambiguous, and the preponderance of the information would have outlined those easily proven and documented
violations of the statutes.
interview. It now appears that those in charge of the justice system have decided to allow guilt or innocence
to be decided by the vagaries of the election process for selected powerful people. [...] People continue to attempt to place
James Comey in a positive light, but the bottom line is that he is as corrupt as all the other agency heads in the Obama
government. [...] Comey's complicity in this abuse of power and his contempt for the oath he swore to uphold the Constitution
is exemplified by his staging of the charade called the Hillary Clinton FBI interview.
Trustworthy Executive Branch Requires a Trustworthy President. With a presidential election four months away
and with two cases of executive discretion just out of the news, it may be a good time to reflect on the nature of
presidential power. The first case concerns a lack of executive discretion: last week the Supreme Court unanimously
vacated the conviction of Robert McDonnell on corruption charges, finding that federal prosecutors had indicted the former
governor of Virginia under an unacceptably broad interpretation of the term "official acts" used in federal legislation to
define the crime of bribery. And the second case concerns an abundance of executive discretion: the FBI's decision
not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server as secretary of state, making the narrow semantic
distinction between her "extremely careless" behavior and the "gross negligence" required for criminal prosecution.
and the Will to Power. Just how was this so-called "investigation" into Hillary's private server and her missing
and deleted emails conducted? Did anyone at the FBI or the DOJ really care that she sent all manner of national security
information via unsecured servers or was it a pseudoinvestigation? [...] One possible scenario: there never was an
investigation at all. From the outset, the administration, the DOJ and the FBI knew it was a can of worms that
must not be opened. So they simulated an investigation when there was none. For months we have been hearing
that there were 150 agents working on it. But Comey said there were "fifteen or twenty." None have
come forward as yet. None have resigned in protest of clearing a guilty target as some of the "leaks" suggested they
would. Was the inquiry a sham for public consumption? Possibly. We learned Thursday [7/7/2016] that
Hillary was not put under oath for her "interview" with the FBI last Saturday. Comey did not attend that interview
and there is no recording nor is there a transcript.
Hillary decision requires "the willing suspension of disbelief". As [FBI Director James] Comey went through the litany of Hillary's
misdeeds, lies, defalcations of duty, extreme carelessness, cunning and risks to national security, Comey made the case for any of a series of
charges against Hillary. Then, with the reputation of the FBI about to be vindicated, Comey dropped the dreaded "however." In House
testimony, Comey again confirmed every factual point demanding prosecution, yet defended his decision not to recommend charges because he was
treating Hillary just like he would any other citizen. Can anyone seriously claim, as Comey has, that Hillary was treated as any other citizen
would? It's laughable and requires the suspension of disbelief. Either Comey is the dumbest person on earth, or he thinks we are.
lawbreaker 'too big to jail'. James Comey continues to supply the champagne at Hillary Clinton's headquarters,
after making sure she wouldn't have to spend Election Night in a 5 by 7 jail cell. That wouldn't be big enough to
accommodate her pants suits. Mr. Comey continues to shred what's left of his reputation as a fearless tough guy eager
to do the right thing. His diagnosis of Hillary's character and competence stopped just short of doing anything about her
breaking of the law. President Obama says Hillary would be the most qualified president since Thomas Jefferson, greater
than Madison, Monroe, Lincoln, the two Roosevelts and presumably even his own magnificent self. But Mr. Comey says
Hillary was nevertheless not "sophisticated" enough to know that she shouldn't put the nation's security secrets at the mercy
of Russian and Chinese hackers.
Law Is Dying because Morality Is Dying. I don't think Comey's presser heralds the end of law in the U.S., but
he surely did put another nail in the coffin. Like the Supreme Court rulings on abortion and marriage, few should be
surprised at this outcome. America has been on a long, ugly road when it comes to law and justice, reason and logic,
morality and truth.
Implies Comey is a Liar. Hillary Clinton still denied in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday that
she ever sent or received classified information on her private email server, despite FBI Director James Comey's recent
statements to the contrary. Blitzer pointed out that Comey did say there were 110 emails that contained classified
information on her server. "But, the FBI director did say about 110 emails were classified, various forms of
classification," Blitzer said. "Even if they had not been marked, he said someone in your position as Secretary of
State should have known better. Here is the question — should you have known better?" Clinton did not
give a straight answer and shifted the focus to the people she was communicating with over email. She said that since
they did not think the information was classified, she had no reason to believe it was.
How can someone "unwittingly" make the same mistake 110 times?
Clinton says she relied on State staff for classification
decisions. Hillary Clinton disputed a scathing assessment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that she was "extremely careless"
with classified government secrets, saying on Friday [7/8/2016] she relied on the judgement of her subordinates at the U.S. State Department.
After maintaining for more than a year that she did not send or receive classified information through her unauthorised private email system, she
acknowledged in a string of interviews on Friday she may have at least unwittingly done so, three days after the FBI concluded this happened
at least 110 times.
'extremely careless' individuals who faced charges. Hillary Clinton may not have faced criminal charges for her
"extremely careless" treatment of classified information, but other government officials who mishandled sensitive secrets
have suffered severe consequences. FBI Director James Comey indicated this week that he declined to recommend an
indictment against the former secretary of state because his team found scant evidence of her intent to break the law,
despite the series of misstatements she made regarding her private email network. The legal community has since
commenced a heated debate over the question of whether intent is a requirement for criminal charges involving the improper
storage of classified documents.
Key Takeaways From FBI Director's Hearing on Clinton Email Use. [#2] [Jason] Chaffetz plans to file a referral to the
FBI to look into whether she lied to Congress under oath. While questioning Comey on Clinton's statements regarding her handling
of classified information, Chayetz asked Comey if the FBI looked into whether the former secretary of state lied under oath about
receiving and sending classified information. During an October hearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Rep. Jim
Jordan, R-Ohio, asked Clinton about classified information sent in emails stored on her server. "There was nothing marked
classified on my emails, either sent or received," Clinton told Jordan during the hearing. Comey told Chaffetz that, although
he was aware of Clinton's exchange with Jordan, the FBI hadn't investigated whether she lied under oath because the agency never received
a referral to do so from Congress. Chayetz confirmed the committee would send a referral to the FBI to probe Clinton's testimony.
House dodges on possible Clinton email hack. The White House's top spokesman sidestepped a question about
whether President Obama is concerned that Hillary Clinton may have exposed sensitive information to foreign hackers while
using a private email server as secretary of state. In explaining his decision not to pursue criminal charges against
Clinton, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday [7/6/2016] that there is a possibility that hostile actors could have invaded
her email communications on her private server. Asked about the vulnerability caused by Clinton's email server, White
House press secretary Josh Earnest only repeated Comey's findings.
Shredded James Comey's Case for Hillary Clinton. Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government
Reform turned in a strong performance on Thursday as they dismantled FBI director James Comey's arguments against prosecuting
former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was a fine moment for committee chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz
(R-UT) — and perhaps the finest moment ever for Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who has come in for criticism here
and elsewhere for mishandling the media in the Benghazi investigation. Crucially, Chaffetz established at the outset
that Clinton had lied to Gowdy and the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October 2015, and revealed that the House
intended to refer her to the Department of Justice for investigation for perjury.
A theory. Why did he do it? FBI Director James Comey spent 14 minutes laying out an unassailable case for
prosecuting Hillary Clinton for the mishandling of classified material. Then at literally the last minute, he
recommended against prosecution. This is baffling. Under the statute (18 U.S.C. section 793(f)), it's a
felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or "through gross negligence." The evidence, as outlined by
Comey, is overwhelming. Clinton either sent or received 110 emails in 52 chains containing material that was
classified at the time. Eight of these chains contained information that was top secret. A few of the
classified emails were so marked, contrary to Clinton's assertion that there were none. These were stored on a home
server that was even less secure than a normal Gmail account. Her communications were quite possibly compromised by
hostile powers, thus jeopardizing American national security.
FBI Director James Comey Blinking "C-O-E-R-C-I-O-N"? The evidence we have discussed here in specific instances
of criminal and terrorist incidence, has continually led us to believe there is an ideological shadow war within our current
U.S. government. IRS targeting, DOJ racial emphasis, the rise of the CRS, Jonathan Gruber ("grubering"), Benghazi
aftermath, executive orders classified as "executive action", Fort Hood terrorist attack framework/narrative, Philadelphia
Naval Yard attack, San Bernardino terrorist attack and subsequent leaks, Dangerous political correctness, damaging rules of
engagement, Orlando terrorist attack etc. In essence, the White House and appointed upper level administration cabinet
officials (writ large) on one side, and those tasked with trying to maintain law, order and national security on the other.
Any 'Reasonable' Prosecutor, Damage to National Security Would Outweigh 'Extremely Careless' Hillary's (Largely Irrelevant)
Intent. After masterfully marshaling facts that showed Hillary Clinton was grossly negligent in mishandling the
nation's defense secrets — i.e., after demonstrating that she was patently indictable for a felony violation of
federal law — Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey recommended against prosecution.
His rationale is even more difficult to justify on close examination than it appeared at first blush.
You're the Fool.". On Thursday [7/7/2016] FBI Director James Comey appeared before the House Oversight
Committee regarding his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton for use of a private email server while Secretary of
State. And it didn't go well. Comey made news Tuesday [7/5/2016] when he recommended no charges against Clinton despite
calling her "extremely careless." The decision enraged Republicans who lashed out at Comey during the hearing Thursday.
Mark Levin called him "the biggest politician in the room" and a "fool." Rightfully so. [Audio clip]
More Than Carelessness.
In the wake of FBI director James Comey's blistering public condemnation of Hillary Clinton's handling of secure materials as
Secretary of State, most of Clinton's defenders — and even her critics — are treating this as a story
about judgment, or, echoing Comey, "carelessness." For Democrats, the story is that she was sloppy, she apologized, and it's
time to move on. For Republicans, it's that she showed such reckless disregard for the rules that she is unfit to serve as
President. The debate over her transgressions is one of degree, not kind. But this narrow focus on the extent of
Clinton's carelessness in handling classified information — and whether classified materials were properly marked,
and whether they should have been classified in the first place — obscures what is surely a more important question:
Why did she go to such great lengths to set up a private email server in the first place — and then, once it became
public, order her attorneys to wipe the server before turning it over to the FBI? One reason is that a level of secrecy and
deceit may be necessary to grease the wheels of the sophisticated enterprise Walter Russell Mead has called the Clinton
Machine — the international, multimillion dollar operation that dispenses patronage, rewards loyalists, and
sustains the ultimate power couple's permanent campaign.
panels to grill FBI on Clinton. Furious congressional Republicans are launching a multipronged attack against
the FBI and Hillary Clinton. A total of five congressional committees will either hold hearings with high-profile law
enforcement officials over the next week or have already begun inquiries to the FBI about its investigation of the former
secretary of State. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for Clinton to be barred from the intelligence briefings
typically given to presidential nominees and said that State Department officials should be subjected to administrative
penalties for support of the former secretary's use of a private email server. Senate GOP leaders, meanwhile, are
pushing for the FBI to release the transcript of its 3½-hour interview with Clinton over the July Fourth weekend.
chief's testimony about Clinton emails torpedoes the bureau's reputation. There is the bipartisan pretense that
the FBI is the only government agency in Washington that is above reproach. Yet, this is the agency that collaborated
with Lois Lerner and the IRS in an effort to criminally prosecute opponents of Barack Obama. Then, unsurprisingly, this
same FBI (and Justice Department) found nothing worth prosecuting in their own blatant malfeasance. Again, this is the
same FBI whose Keystone Cops approach to counter-terrorism failed to prevent eminently preventable terrorist acts ranging
from the Boston Marathon bombing to the Orlando massacre. In fact, we now know that an FBI supervisor actually told one
Florida police department investigating Omar Mateen, "We do NOT believe he is a terrorist" [Emphasis in original] How does
an agency with this sort of record escape accountability? Quite simply, by doing favors for the likes of Hillary Clinton
and Barack Obama.
Department to restart internal review of Clinton's email use. The U.S. Department of State will restart its
internal investigation into former chief Hillary Clinton's email use, now that Justice officials have declined to pursue
charges against the Democratic presidential candidate. "Given the Department of Justice has now made its announcement,
the State Department intends to conduct its internal review," spokesman John Kirby said in a statement Thursday [7/7/2016].
Pros Question Decision Not to Charge Hillary Clinton. This week, FBI Director James Comey testified that
Hillary Clinton and her aides had compromised classified information in an extremely careless fashion, exposed it to hostile
adversaries, violated public records law, destroyed public documents (some permanently, so that they cannot be forensically
recovered) and that Clinton made repeated false statements in public about her actions. But, he concluded, no charges
should be filed. Clinton apparently told the FBI she didn't understand classified markings and all the technology at
issue, and that she didn't know she was doing anything wrong. And the FBI takes her at her word. Comey is
well-respected by politicians in both political parties and by many within his own ranks. But there is new dissent
after his Clinton decision, which some FBI insiders found baffling and contrary to normal practices.
Thug-ocracy. [Scroll down] The law is for the
Dirt People and it will be enforced by the Cloud People, but, the Cloud People will do as they please. There's another
way to look at it. That is, the ruling class has lost control of the reigns and they can no longer police
themselves. Hillary Clinton has no business being president. It's absurd even without the massive corruption and
criminality. Hillary's crowning achievement was marrying Bill Clinton 50 years ago. Even a deeply corrupt and
incompetent ruling class should be able to filter out the likes of Hillary Clinton. The fact that they cannot bring
themselves to flush her from the system when they have an iron clad criminal case against her is ominous. There's
another angle here. The whole "Arkanside" thing is a fun gag, but it does appear that the ruling class is playing much
tougher with one another. Judge Roberts was either blackmailed or threatened into reversing his opinion on
ObamaCare. That's incandescently obvious. FBI Director Comey's erratic performance yesterday suggests there's
more here than just a man suddenly changing his mind about law enforcement. He has prosecuted many others for these
exact same crimes. A lesson of history is that when ruling elites become unstable, they become thuggish.
Cornyn demands DOJ hand over Clinton FBI interview transcript. In a letter sent to Lynch, the Texas senator urged the
department to release both the FBI's report on Clinton's use of a private email server for official business when secretary of state,
and the transcript of the three-and-a-half hour interview conducted with Clinton by the FBI on July 2. "The American people
deserve the facts underlying former-Secretary Clinton's FBI interview to evaluate the Department of Justice's conclusions and the
public statements that the former-Secretary Clinton and her supporters have made regarding her use of a personal email system and
her egregious handling of classified information," Cornyn wrote.
decision seen as lifeline for those facing similar charges. FBI Director James Comey recommended Tuesday that
no charges be filed against Clinton or her team for their handling of classified information while she was secretary of
state, even though she was "extremely careless" in using a private email address and servers. Attorney General Loretta
Lynch announced Wednesday [7/6/2016] that she agreed with Comey's assessment. Lawyers who specialize in representing government
and military officials who've had security clearances revoked said Comey's recommendation offered them a new tactic in
seeking to rehabilitate their clients, especially if Clinton is elected president in November.
Intend to Ask for 'the Clinton Deal'. Attorneys for people who allegedly mishandled classified information say
the outcome of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton could be good news for their clients. Though many see a
double standard in FBI Director James Comey's decision not to recommend charges against the former secretary of state who
used a personal and unsecured email system for official business, others see possibilities. Mark Zaid, a defense
attorney for national security whistleblowers and people accused of mishandling secrets, says he plans to ask for "the
Clinton deal" in the future. And Zaid says he probably can get it.
Clinton, James Comey and the Department of Political Justice. Is it worth impairing the reputation of the FBI
and the Department of Justice to save Hillary Clinton from a deserved criminal prosecution by playing word games? What
has become of the rule of law — no one is beneath its protections or above its requirements — when the
American public can witness a game of political musical chairs orchestrated by Bill Clinton at an airport in a bizarre ruse
to remove the criminal investigation of his wife from those legally responsible for making decisions about it?
'FBI primary' is over: Hillary dodged criminal charges for one simple reason. Hillary Clinton likely dodged criminal
charges Tuesday [7/5/2016] for a simple reason: the bar for bringing criminal charges against a politician, particularly a high
public official, is so much higher than they are for anyone else. [...] The reputational loss public officials face from criminal charges
can be so great that prosecutors feel that they need to be sure of a conviction before going forward. For someone running for
president, such as Hillary, that loss of reputation would be tremendous. — It isn't as if she will be able to pick right
back up where she is now in the 2020 presidential race. So much of debate during this election has been over a different standard
applying to the Clintons.
Clinton (and her aides) should never have a security clearance again. FBI Director James Comey dropped a bombshell Tuesday, and as
a result, is testifying before Congress on Thursday [7/7/2016]. While admitting Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" in handling highly
classified information, and then outlining the ways in which she was extreme in her carelessness with highly classified information,
Comey announced that the FBI recommends no charges against her.
and Comey Clinton Email Comments Sound Eerily Similar. Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh argued that the fix was always in to
protect Hillary on EmailGate and presented a video montage comparing comments made by President Barack Obama in April regarding the
investigation to the statement made by FBI Director James Comey during his press conference on Tuesday [7/5/2016].
Hurd Slams Dems At Hearing
On Clinton Email. An angry and frustrated Congressman Will Hurd got his chance to question FBI Director James
Comey about the investigation in to Hillary Clinton's email server during a hearing before the U.S. House Oversight Committee
Thursday Morning [7/7/2016]. "I'm offended" Hurd said, opening his time for questions — after listening to
Democrat after Democrat on the Committee use their time to question Comey instead make long statements casting questions over
the investigation as nothing more than "political theater."
Comey: Hillary Clinton not 'sophisticated enough' to understand classified markings. FBI Director James
Comey said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may not have been "sophisticated enough" to understand the
classified markings on emails she sent and received, which explains why she didn't know she was breaking the letter of the
law. Under intense questioning from Republicans, Mr. Comey said Mrs. Clinton's public explanations of her
behavior were not true. But he said his investigators couldn't find evidence that Mrs. Clinton intended to break
the law, which he said is the key to making a criminal case.
testifies Clinton email claims 'not true' at heated Hill hearing. FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday
that Hillary Clinton's claims — some made under oath — about her use of a private email server were
"not true," fueling Republican questions about whether in doing so she committed a felony. In a wide-ranging appearance
before the House oversight committee, Comey also said Clinton's email practices put America's secrets at risk and her actions
constituted the "definition of carelessness." At the same time, Comey staunchly defended the bureau's decision not to
pursue charges. He also said, "We have no basis to conclude that [Clinton] lied to the FBI."
Director: Clinton Gave Non-Cleared Individuals Access to Classified Information. Hillary Clinton gave
people without a security clearance access to her private server that contained classified information, FBI director James
Comey told a congressional panel on Thursday [7/7/2016]. The FBI director said between two and 10 individuals without
clearances had access to the server, including Clinton's attorneys who sorted her emails before they were turned over to the
State Department. Comey was testifying before the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee regarding his
announcement on Tuesday that he would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton or her aides related to the
mishandling of classified information on the private email server.
'Did Hillary Clinton Do Anything Wrong?' Comey: 'What Do You Mean by Wrong?'. Did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
break the law? Did she lie to the FBI? Did she lie under oath? Did she do anything wrong? Rep. Jason Chaffetz
(R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, put those questions to FBI Director James Comey at Thursday's
[7/7/2016] hearing. Comey said he has "no basis" to conclude that Clinton lied to the FBI. He said he was "not qualified"
to say if Clinton lied to the public. He said in his judgment, Hillary Clinton did not break the law in connection with her use of a
personal email server.
Clinton Was NOT Placed Under Oath During FBI Interview, Which Was Not Transcribed. The American public will not
be able to read a transcript of Hillary Clinton's recent interview with the FBI because the bureau did not transcribe it, FBI
Director James Comey told Congress on Thursday. Clinton was also not placed under oath during the interview, which was
conducted Saturday at FBI headquarters. The three-and-a-half hour session was also not recorded, Comey told Florida
Rep. John Mica during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
Director James Comey Testifies To Congress — Clinton Never Questioned Under Oath. During FBI
Director James Comey testimony today he stunningly revealed the July 3rd, 2016 interview with Secretary Hillary Clinton was
not conducted under oath, was not recorded, there is no transcript of her question and answer session, he was not present, and he
did not talk to all of the questioning agents.
threaten perjury probe of Hillary Clinton over congressional testimony that 'nothing marked classified' was on her email
server. The Republican chairman of a powerful congressional committee said Thursday [7/7/2016] that he will ask
the FBI for a new criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's classified email scandal, focusing on the possibility that she
perjured herself in sworn testimony to Congress. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight
and Government Reform Committee, asked FBI Director James Comey whether he had cause to charge her for lying in a statement
she made to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan during a 2015 hearing on the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. 'There was nothing marked
classified on my emails, either sent or received,' Clinton said at the time. Comey said in a hearing Thursday that the
FBI had not investigated whether that statement was true, despite finding three documents with classification markings among
the messages on her private server.
makes his mark: Leads Senate push to strip Hillary of security clearance. Republicans officially
petitioned the administration Thursday to deny Hillary Clinton access to secret information as Democrats' presidential
nominee, and some GOP lawmakers said if the intelligence community won't do it, they'll pass a bill to do it
themselves. The White House has said it won't deny Mrs. Clinton access, saying it is a tradition for both the
Republican and Democratic presidential nominees to be briefed so they can effect an orderly transition if they are
elected. But Republicans said Mrs. Clinton's behavior with her private email server while secretary of state was
so egregious that it should trump tradition and cost her the chance to see secret, sensitive material. They cited FBI
Director James Comey's admonition that while Mrs. Clinton's behavior wasn't criminal, it was "extremely careless" and
would likely result in sanctions that could include loss of security privileges.
Email Scandal: It's Far From Over. The FBI's refusal to recommend an indictment is obviously a huge win
for Clinton. But her reluctance to take a victory lap is instructive. She knows she will continue to face
withering attacks — attacks she cannot wave off as ridiculous conspiracy theories. After all, FBI Director
James Comey publicly shredded all the defenses Hillary used for the past year.
Scandal: Clinton Wins A Battle, But Did She Lose The War? Hillary Clinton partisans might want to re-cork those champagne
bottles after FBI Director James Comey let her off the legal hook for her reckless use of an unsecured email system while secretary of state.
The reaction to Comey's decision from otherwise erstwhile friends has been vicious. While protecting Clinton from being charged with any crime,
Comey made it painfully obvious to anyone but the most blinkered Hillary supporter that she has been lying about her email set-up for more than a year,
that she recklessly exposed national security secrets to prying eyes, and that the whole affair calls her qualifications for being president into question.
Resignations: Where Are They? Roughly 150 FBI agents were assigned to the Hillary Clinton email
case. It was a criminal investigation to determine if the Secretary of State violated any laws when she a) installed an
unauthorized email server in her home, b) conducted State business on that server, c) sent and received classified
information on that server, and d) stored classified information on that server. If it was determined that any of the
above were crimes, then a criminal indictment would apply. Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey, announced that no charges
would be sought. Where are the FBI agent resignations?
FBI Helped Convict Navy Reservist who "Handled Classified Materials Inappropriately". Illustrating that FBI
Director James Comey is a liar and a fraud, his agency helped convict a Navy reservist last summer of the same crime that he
just cleared Hillary Clinton of committing. In that case the reservist from northern California got criminally
charged — as per FBI recommendation — for having classified material on personal electronic devices
that weren't authorized by the government to contain such information. The FBI investigation didn't reveal evidence
that the reservist intended to distribute classified information to unauthorized personnel, so he was just being "extremely
careless" like Clinton and her top aides. Similar offenses, vastly different outcome. The key factor, of course,
is that one subject is a regular Joe without Clinton-like political connections. His name is Bryan H. Nishimura and
last July he pleaded guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials after the FBI found such materials
were copied and stored in at least one "unauthorized and unclassified system." Clinton had droves of classified and top
secret materials in an "unauthorized and unclassified system."
in Your FBI. FBI Director James Comey officially announced yesterday the findings of his agency's extensive
criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of an unauthorized, secret, private email server. He basically
confirmed that everything Hillary has said since the discovery of the email server has been a blatant lie. Yes, she
repeatedly sent confidential, Top Secret, and Above Top Secret correspondence on an unsecured system. In fact, her
"security" was less than that which would have been provided by a free gmail account. Hillary lied about wanting the
system strictly for "convenience" (not wanting to carry two devices), she lied about turning over all required State
Department emails, she lied about not having destroyed official documents, and she could not demonstrate that her system
hadn't been hacked by foreign enemies (which Comey conceded was likely) thereby putting lives, policy, and our national
security at risk.
Morality In Hillary's Moral Universe? [Scroll down] Yet how can Clinton keep her security clearance now
that she's found to have been reckless with national secrets? I don't know how that's possible, which makes running for
president somewhat difficult. Obama has endorsed her and campaigned for her. And he hasn't demanded the head of
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who met secretly with Bill Clinton in a private plane where they talked, Lynch said,
"primarily" of grandchildren and golf. Any young federal prosecutor who'd meet privately with the spouse of someone
under federal investigation would be fired. Any young foreign service officer who'd dare put government secrets on a
private basement email server — where they could easily be hacked by Russian, Chinese or other intelligence
services — would be dismissed, if not prosecuted. And they'd never be able to keep their security
clearance. But Clinton will keep hers.
Clinton: The OJ Simpson of National Security Violations. Although it was announced Tuesday that she escaped an
F.B.I. indictment, everyone knows Hillary is guilty of putting her personal paranoia above her country's security, guilty of putting
her secrecy above the lives and safety of agents in the field, guilty of the kind of crimes only Democrats protected by Social Justice
Warriors can get away with. Oddly enough it was the corrupt man who handed Hillary her Get Out of Jail Free card, F.B.I.
Director James Comey, who proved her guilt just before handing her that card. What's so fascinating about all of this is
that the one and only time I started to believe Hillary might be brought to justice was during Comey's statement late Tuesday
morning. For about 20 minutes, as he laid out the case against her, a case as open and shut as that 20 year-old DNA
evidence, he made it sound as though he had no choice but to indict. But in the end, Comey was just trolling and things
were returned to their natural state when he announced she was free to become president of the United States.
Clinton email talking points that were debunked by the FBI. FBI Director James Comey's announcement Tuesday
that he would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her "extremely careless" handling of classified
information rankled Republicans who were hoping the Justice Department would indict the presumptive Democratic nominee.
"Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our
judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey said of his decision not to recommend an indictment
to prosecutors at the Justice Department.
Comey Statement Creates a Number of Issues For The Story Clinton Has Been Telling About Server. Washington
Post's Chris Cillizza notes FBI director James Comey "directly disputed" several statements Hillary Clinton has made in the
past about the private server she maintained during her tenure at the State Department. "He directly disputed the fact
that she said she had never sent or received a classified e-mail," Cillizza said Tuesday on MSNBC. "He directly disputed the
idea that it is possible that her account has been attacked. He directly disputed the idea that her lawyers and she had
deleted only those e-mails that were personal, entirely personal in nature, saying they had found e-mails that contained sort
of professional information in there as well." "What James Comey did today creates a number of issues for the story
she's been telling about her e-mail server for the last 15 months," Cillizza added. [Video clip]
Bernie Just Lost The FBI Primary; Today Proves He Was Right About The Rigged System. Donald Trump comments on
the end of what he called the "FBI Primary," saying that Bernie Sanders has so far refused to drop out of the race for the
Democratic nomination in hopes that Clinton might be indicted. He says that the FBI's recommendation not to indict proves
Sanders was right when he said the Democratic primary was "rigged." "Today is the best evidence ever that we have seen
that our system is totally, absolutely rigged," Trump said at a rally in North Carolina.
Can Hillary Survive?
[Scroll down] In essence, Comey said today that if American voters are dumb enough to elect as president a woman who
was "extremely careless" in handling "very sensitive, highly classified information," so that it is "possible that hostile
actors gained access to" her email account, and then lied repeatedly and shamelessly about what she had done, it's on the
voters. I suspect that Comey thinks he has done what he can or should do to blow the whistle on Hillary. What
will the political impact be? By rights, it should be devastating. If the Director of the FBI made similar
findings about another candidate — Donald Trump, for example — it would be considered the end of that
Lynch, James Comey Set To Testify Before Congress About Email Investigation. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and
FBI director James Comey will testify in front of Congress, two House committee chairmen announced Wednesday [7/6/2015].
Comey will appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday specifically to discuss the FBI's
Clinton email investigation, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz said. And according to Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte,
Lynch will appear next Tuesday, July 12, at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
More Ways Hillary Clinton Committed Perjury at Benghazi Committee. Hillary Clinton appears to have perjured
herself before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in at least three ways: first, by stating that she had turned
over "all my work related emails" from her private email server to the government; second, by insisting there was "nothing
marked classified on my e-mails"; and third, by telling the committee that her attorneys "went through every single e-mail."
FBI director James Comey's statement Tuesday [7/5/2016] suggests none of those statements were true. On Tuesday, Breitbart
News published the relevant portion of the transcript of Clinton's testimony dealing with the question of whether she had turned
over her work-related emails. The other two instances in which Clinton perjured herself arose in her statements to
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
Did the FBI just sink Clinton over
emails? The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state has
concluded with a recommendation that she not face criminal charges. While the fevered dreams of some on the right (and
left) that Mrs Clinton would be frog-marched from campaign stage to jail cell have been dashed, the presumptive Democratic
nominee's political pain is far from over. But how bad is it, exactly? Here are some reasons why it could be a
grievous wound — or nothing but a scratch.
Speaker Paul Ryan calls for blocking Hillary's access to classified information. House Speaker Paul Ryan is
calling on the nation's spy chief to strip Hillary Clinton of her access to classified government information because of the
way she mishandled classified information laid out by FBI director James Comey. Ryan, who receives top level information
as speaker and who got classified briefings as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate in 2012, said Clinton should have
her access to classified information stripped because of her actions. 'Comey said short of prosecution some kind of
administration action should occur bringing consequences. I think the DNI, the director of national intelligence,
should block her access to classified information given how recklessly she handled this during the presidential campaign,'
Congress could strip Clinton of access to classified material. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Wednesday [7/6/2016] that
Congress could step in and try to deny Hillary Clinton access to classified information during the presidential campaign, if the Obama
administration doesn't take that step itself. Given that the FBI found Mrs. Clinton "careless" in handling top secret
information, Mr. Ryan said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should deny her the regular intelligence briefings a
party's presidential and vice presidential nominees get. But he said if Mr. Clapper doesn't do that, Congress could step in.
The Editor says...
What's he trying to say? Does this mean Hillary still has her own clandestine email server?
Characterizes Clinton FBI Investigation As Sexist Attack. Just hours after the FBI recommended Hillary Clinton
not be criminally charged by the DOJ, CNN was already dredging up sympathy for Hillary. On CNN Tonight July 5,
anchor Don Lemon repeatedly brought up Clinton's gender in an attempt to show that Clinton was somehow getting harsher treatment
than she would if she was a man. Lemon began by comparing the hearing to "fireworks," claiming that "the men at the top"
were trying to keep Clinton from becoming President[.]
Watch Statement on Decision by FBI Director James Comey Not to Recommend Indictment of Hillary Clinton. FBI
Director James Comey detailed Hillary Clinton's massive destruction of government records and grossly negligent handling of
classified information. Frankly, there's a disconnect between Comey's devastating findings and his weak recommendation
not to prosecute Hillary Clinton. Federal prosecutors, independent of politics, need to consider whether to pursue the
potential violations of law confirmed by the FBI.
baffling rescue of Hillary is turning America into a banana republic. Maybe FBI chief James Comey didn't want
to hand the 2016 presidential election to the erratic Donald Trump when he decided not to recommend any charges against
Hillary Clinton for her insanely dumb and so obviously improper use of a private e-mail server to receive top-secret
documents as President Obama's secretary of state. Or maybe, in some odd way, this longtime gumshoe really believes
that what Clinton did — sending and receiving sensitive information on a private and very hackable e-mail
account — isn't so bad and thus doesn't deserve to be addressed with even a slap-on-the-wrist charge like a
misdemeanor. Either way, by ignoring the findings of his agents — which have been documented on these pages,
and which he documented in a bizarre press conference Tuesday — Comey has done his best to move rule of law in
this country one big step closer to that of a banana republic.
FBI director Comey [will] be in the hot seat as House GOP prepares to grill official who recommended letting Hillary
off. FBI director James Comey, who had Hillary Clinton's fate in his hands as the person who led the
determination of whether to recommend prosecution, now will have to answer for his decision before Congress. The House
Oversight Committee will hold a hearing Thursday where Comey will testify, a GOP aide confirmed. House Speaker Paul
Ryan said Tuesday night [7/5/2016] that, 'We're going to have hearings' into the matter. 'There are a lot of
unanswered questions here ... that need to get answers,' he told Fox News' Megyn Kelly.
'We Have Gone to Great Lengths to Avoid the Appearance of Interfering' With FBI's Clinton-Email Probe. No one
at the White House knew that FBI Director James Comey was going to speak on Tuesday [7/5/2016], never mind what he'd say,
White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Tuesday. "With regard to a reaction from the White House, I don't
have an official reaction to share," he said. "The reason for that is simply that, while the FBI is completing their
investigation, the career prosecutors at the Department of Justice still have to make a final determination about how and
whether to proceed.
Cruz Drops Truth Bomb After FBI Decision on Hillary Clinton. Today, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a
statement regarding FBI Director Comey's decision not to charge Hillary Clinton with criminal wrong doing even with clear
evidence she broke the law. [...] ["]If we are to remain a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world, it is
incumbent upon us to ensure that we remain a nation of laws, and that our laws apply equally and fairly to us all.
Under President Obama, we have seen the most politicized Department of Justice in history; I very much hope that politicization
has not similarly corrupted the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I join my Senate Judiciary colleagues, including Chairman
Grassley, in calling for public transparency of, and full access to, all the information that the FBI used to come to today's
What FBI's Comey could
not say — but Rashi did. Let's read between the lines on what Comey could not say, but perhaps
wanted to say:
• Anybody else would have been prosecuted. But for Hillary and the rest of the
Clintons, the rules do not apply.
• I am FBI. That's big. But the White House is bigger and
that's who's boss.
• I tried my best, but nobody has a chance against a system run by corrupt
• The system is rigged. So rigged that even the FBI can't get out from under.
• Liberals run the show. It's their world and we are only visiting as their uninvited guests.
They can do with us whatever they want.
• Mr. and Mrs. America: Get used to the idea that
the most corrupt politician ever may be your next president.
Yesterday [7/5/2016], the Director of the FBI offered 15 of the most puzzling minutes in the history of American law
enforcement. James Comey spent the first 12 minutes or so laying out a devastating case dismantling Hillary Clinton's
email defense. Then, in a whiplash-inducing change of narrative, he announced that "no reasonable prosecutor" would
bring the case he had just outlined, an assertion that was contradicted within hours by luminaries including former US
Attorney (and Mayor) Rudy Giuliani and James Kallstrom, former head of the FBI's New York office. How can we possibly
explain the FBI Director deliberately inducing mass cognitive dissonance?
Editorial: Comey Refused to Press Charges to Spare Us President Trump. In a scathing Wall Street
Journal editorial, the newspaper coined a new term for FBI Director James Comey's decision not to recommend charges
against Hillary Clinton — They called it "Jim Comey's Clinton Standard." The editorial board ripped apart Comey's
rationale for not pursuing charges based on Clinton's "reckless conduct" which included sending classified emails, and using
her email extensively in regions with hostile actors. But, probably most shocking, at the end of the piece, the board
asserts that Comey may have dodged the indictment to spare us all a President Donald Trump.
Explanation Americans Deserve From FBI on Clinton's Server Use. "I am confident that I never sent or received
any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received." That is what former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton told reporters last July. At least we now know that was not true. [...] Eight of these communications
contained "top secret" information, and 37 contained "secret" information, while the remainder contained "confidential"
information. While stating that the bureau's investigation did not uncover evidence of intentional mishandling of
classified information or of disloyalty or an attempt to obstruct justice, Comey's remarks reflected the FBI's conclusions
that Clinton's conduct was hardly in keeping with her previous statement that she took "classified information very seriously."
I Don't Get It.
I'm on vacation but I had to watch FBI Director Comey's statement. I was not surprised that he opted not to recommend
prosecution. I was surprised by his explanation. [...] He began by saying intent didn't matter under the law. But
even so, do we believe that she didn't intend to set up the server? Do we believe that she didn't intend to put her
privacy and political security above national security? She'd been warned about the server and did it anyway.
I'm obviously no lawyer but that looks like intentionality and willfulness to me. As for the strength of the evidence
... what more evidence do you need? There were not one but apparently several unsecured servers set up and
paid for by Mrs. Clinton to house and transmit classified information.
Needs To Learn From Clinton Email Whitewash. If anyone still thought the law actually applies to the powerful
as well as the powerless, that a semblance of justice still remained in the country founded upon the principle of equal
justice for all, surely those illusions were dashed for good on Tuesday when FBI Director James Comey announced that neither
Hillary Clinton nor anyone else would be charged in the State Department email scandal. If anyone, especially those who
remain anti-Trump, thought an indictment might save the nation from the churning tornado that is Hillary Clinton, that maybe
she'd be replaced by a slightly more palatable Democratic candidate, the finality of Tuesday's news should settle the matter
Lawlessness. Surprise, surprise: President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. He
wants someone to follow him who will protect his disastrous legacy. He couldn't have made a better choice. "I
know how hard this job can be. That's why I know Hillary will be so good at it," he explained. He provided plenty
of joke lines for the late night shows. But he made clear that he won't remain on the sidelines during the campaign:
joint political appearances are now being planned. None of this should surprise anyone. It won't be the first
time an incumbent attempted to help elect his successor. But never before has the conflict been so great, with the
current president presiding over a criminal investigation of his party's presumptive nominee.
Teflon Hillary Standard. FBI Director James Comey told us Monday what many of us have already known and long
suspected: Hillary Clinton serially lied about her homeland security-jeopardizing homebrew email server, and the Obama
administration is letting her get away with it. After Comey hammered the final nail in the classified-information
coffin, the enabler in chief promptly whisked Clinton out of D.C. on his taxpayer-subsidized winged chariot for a joint
campaign event in North Carolina and plopped her in front of a lectern carrying the presidential seal — where she
stood and hurled her invective against GOP presidential rival Donald Trump, whom she called "unqualified and temperamentally
unfit" to occupy the White House.
Proves Hillary Clinton Committed Perjury Before Benghazi Committee. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
testified under oath before the House Select Committee on Benghazi last October that she had turned over "all my work related
emails" from her private email server to the State Department. But on Tuesday, FBI director James Comey revealed that
the agency had found "several thousand" work-related emails Clinton had not turned over, including three that included
information that had been classified at the time that they had been sent.
Comey indicts Clinton character, competence. [Scroll down] So Hillary skates? Not hardly. In
fact, this could be the worst outcome possible. Had a recommendation for indictment come down, it would not have slowed
Hillary's march to the nomination. Democrats have demonstrated they will support her no matter what. And had
actual charges been filed, the process is so slow that she would probably not have faced significant court proceedings before
the election. If the topic ever arose on the campaign trail, she would have said it was an ongoing process in the hands
of her attorneys and declined to comment. Instead she is left with an investigation that found her perilously
incompetent, calling into question her fitness for office.
Limbaugh: Hillary escaping charges shows 'institutions crumbling before our very eyes'. Mr. Comey
said just after 11 a.m. EST. that "no reasonable prosecutor" would seek charges against the former secretary of state,
despite calling her "extremely careless" with the nation's most important intelligence documents. [...] "If you want to be
depressed, look, I understand it," the conservative said. "[...] He lays out all the violations. He lays out all the
irregularities. He lays out all the problems, and there are a lot of people in jail for doing exactly what he's
exonerated Hillary Clinton for today."
Levin slams FBI, Justice: Clinton would've been a 'slam dunk case'. Conservative radio host Mark Levin
slammed the FBI on Tuesday for not recommending the Justice Department take up what he said would have been an easy case
against Hillary Clinton. "They found several thousand emails that were not disclosed to the FBI," Levin said on LevinTV
Tuesday night. "You know what I call that? A cover up. She intended to cover up, she intended to unravel
the security system that was put into place. It's worse than gross negligence. This is a slam dunk prosecution.
This is a slam dunk case."
Comey Takes a Dive. The FBI today officially becoming a willing Soviet-Stasi stooge and tool, even if under
duress, brings home how fast things can change in a volatile political environment. I judge 2016 as being as dangerous
as 1860 or 1913. In European terms, a "Night of Long Knives" is now not an impossibility. Fast and Furious (300+ dead,
no repercussions, media holding) emboldened them to betray Benghazi station, to write it off and lie about it, (no
repercussions, media holding). Now the perception, real or imagined, is that even the FBI has been forced to toe the party
line. No spin can erase this. Bill Clinton meets Loretta Lynch in the "secret" Godfather tarmac rendezvous, then
FBI director damns but refuses to pursue Hillary. Loretta Lynch, who worked for the Clinton's law firm, before Bill
appointed her US Attorney in New York, which set her up to become Attorney General, which Obama appointed her for.
Obama, who appointed FBI Director Bill Comey. Director Bill Comey, who just made the FBI case to send her up for life,
and then, blinking "t-o-r-t-u-r-e", Honest Bill said, "but... she skates anyway." The intended and received message to the
masses is that the gangsters are now firmly in charge, and nobody can or will stop them. They have all the power.
Even the backing of the liberal media.
email claims collapse under FBI probe. Key assertions by Hillary Clinton in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny.
without charges, FBI rebuke leaves a heavy political cloud over Clinton. Even as Comey lifted a legal cloud by
announcing that the FBI would not recommend criminal charges, he systematically obliterated many of the key defenses Clinton
and her advisers have offered to reassure the public in the 15 months since the discovery that she used a private email
system. For instance, Clinton had insisted that she did not send or receive classified materials, but Comey said the
FBI found that 110 of her emails contained classified information.
Appears Damage is Being Done to the Rule of Law'. [Scroll down] House Rules Committee Chairman Pete
Sessions (R-Texas) called the decision "unsurprising," yet something that "serves as yet another reminder that the integrity
of this investigation has been politicized from start to finish." "Instead of creating certainty and instilling faith
in our justice system, the Director's statement only raised more questions about the process," Sessions said. "The
FBI's report found that Mrs. Clinton used not one but multiple private servers, transmitted 110 emails that were
classified at the time, and deleted 'personal' emails that contained professional and most likely sensitive information.
Despite these facts, the FBI still concluded that Mrs. Clinton did not break the law or, at the bare minimum, know that
her actions were completely irresponsible."
Comey Actually Destroy Hillary Clinton by 'Exonerating' Her? I may be alone in saying this, but when the
proverbial dust settles, James Comey may have hurt Hillary Clinton more than he helped her in his statement Tuesday
[7/5/2016] concerning the Grand Email Controversy. He may have let her off the hook legally, but personally he has left
the putative Democratic candidate scarred almost beyond recognition. By getting out in front of the Justice Department,
the FBI director, speaking publicly in an admittedly unusual fashion, was able to frame the case in a manner that Attorney
General Loretta Lynch in all probability never would have.
AG Mike Mukasey: 'Intent' Is Irrelevant, Hillary Clinton's 'Gross Negligence' Violated Text of Secrecy Law.
Mike Mukasey, who served as Attorney General from 2007 to 2009, says FBI Director James Comey wrongly excused Hillary Clinton
during his press-conference by wrongly claiming that any prosecution requires strong evidence that she had the intent to
violate classification laws. But the law requires that cops and prosecutors show mere "gross negligence," Mukasey wrote
in a Wall Street Journal column, titled "Clinton Makes the FBI's Least-Wanted List." Moreover, Comey effectively showed
during his prosecution-style press conference that Hillary Clinton's reckless use of her unprotected home-brew email network
meets that "gross negligence" test for federal prosecution, Mukasey argues.
This Is a Shameful Day for Our Country, No Matter Your Political Beliefs. Carly Fiorina slammed FBI Director
James Comey's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime, calling it a "blow to the very heart of our
democracy." The former Republican candidate wrote that the FBI "admitted" that Clinton "endangered the American
people — and confirmed that the worst things any of us imagined about Hillary's email server were true."
Giuliani: "Today Hillary Clinton Was Put Way Above The Law". The reactions to the FBI's shocking announcement in which
it announced it would not seek charges against Hillary Clinton are coming in fast and furious, with House Speaker Paul Ryan announcing
moments ago that, at least in his view, Trump was spot on when he tweeted over the holiday weekend that the system is rigged when he said
that the FBI's decision not to suggest the Department of Justice brings charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "defies
Clinton Case, Obama Administration Nullifies 6 Criminal Laws. When the Obama Administration, on July 5th, ruled
that in regard to Hillary Clinton's privatized email system while she was Secretary of State, "Our judgment is that no reasonable
prosecutor would bring such a case" to a grand jury, because "We cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges,"
they ignored the following six U.S. criminal laws, each of which undeniably describes very well what she did: [Beginning with]
18 U.S. Code § 2232 — Destruction or removal of property to prevent seizure.
Clinton gets her way — again. Let's be honest: Nobody every really believed that the Obama
administration was going to indict Hillary Clinton. We all knew that it would do everything possible to avoid
prosecution. [...] The American people are correct to be outraged by the Obama administration doing everything it can to
protect her on her way to being coronated as our next president.
director: Clinton and aides were obligated to protect classified data even if not marked. In his 15
minute condemnation of Hillary Rodham Clinton's "extremely careless" handling of emails while she was Obama's secretary of
state, FBI director James Comey said the Clinton and her aides were obligated by law to protect classified information even
if it wasn't labeled as such. In short, Hillary and her cronies, who of course are so much smarter than us,
should have known better, Comey said.
The Man James Comey Indicted Over A 21-Word Email. In April, 2003, investment banker Frank Quattrone was indicted on
charges of obstruction of justice by then-U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York James Comey for one email sent to
employees. Quattrone voiced his discontent with Comey's recent announcement regarding Democratic presidential candidate
Hillary Clinton's personal email server.
Grossly Negligent Hillary Is Sprung By The DOJ. If Donald Trump doesn't start using "Grossly Negligent" in
addition to his "Crooked" descriptor of Hillary, he'll be missing a strong point to be used against her and will be passing
up a ripe target that the DOJ itself has placed on her chest. When the Department of Justice representative, in this
case James Comey, the Director of the FBI, describes a presidential candidate that has undergone deep, extensive investigation
as being "Grossly Negligent", he has hung her politically in the eyes of any citizen paying attention to current events. In an
age of constant and increasing terrorist attacks on America, who in their right mind would want a "Grossly Negligent" president?
Hails 'Momentous Day' for Hillary with No Indictment; The 'Cloud Is Lifted' for Her, Obama. In the moments
following FBI Director James Comey's announcement on Tuesday [7/6/2016] that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges for her
private e-mail servers scandal, the cast assembled by ABC News hailed the "extraordinary decision" as "a momentous day" signaling
that "a cloud is lifted" for Clinton to continue on with the presidential race and President Obama to give his own thoughts on the
matter. Senior Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas dubbed Comey's recommendation an "extraordinary decision" and blistering
for Clinton but emphasized the early spin that "they looked at precedent and found no case like it where prosecutors would have
went [sic] for it and did not believe the Justice Department would have gone for it."
Big to Jail: Hillary Clinton Not Charged by FBI. It was always pretty obvious that Hillary Clinton would
get off without any charged from the FBI. With Obama and Loretta Lynch fixing the "investigation" you knew that Hillary
Clinton would never be prosecuted. It's the Clinton way. They are above the law, unlike the rest of us.
Today, despite admitting Hillary Clinton had at least 36 classified e-mails on her unsecure e-mail server, Commie Comey let
her off the hook. Hillary Clnton is just too big to jail.
Discouraging': Giuliani Says Comey Made 'Special Exception for the Clintons'. Former New York City Mayor Rudy
Giuliani explained this afternoon why FBI Director James Comey made a "special exception" in recommending no charges against
Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney
who worked with Comey, said that Clinton violated federal statute 18 U.S.C., §793-F by mishandling classified
information on her unsecured server. [Video clip]
Why Comey Blinked.
FBI Director Comey indicted Hillary Clinton in the court of public opinion by laying out before the TV cameras, step by step,
her gross negligence in handling classified material, including Top Secret information that would compromise our national
security if made accessible to our enemies. He told us Clinton sent classified information over servers not as safe as
a simple gmail account. He told us it is impossible for the FBI to ascertain what foreign hostile actors may have
accessed her account, but there is good evidence to believe that the information was hacked. [...] And then, in an act of
great cynicism, FBI Director Comey looked the American people directly in the eye and told us that no reasonable prosecutor
would bring a case against Hillary Clinton.
DOJ Prosecuted More Gov. Officials For Leaking Classified Info Than Past Admins Combined. Barack Obama's
Justice Department has prosecuted more government officials for alleged leaks of information under the World War I era
Espionage Act than all his predecessors combined — yet Hillary Clinton managed to avoid becoming part of that statistic
Tuesday morning [7/5/2016]. FBI Director James Comey decided the bureau would urge that charges not be brought against
former Secretary of State Clinton for her mishandling of classified information on her private email servers.
Comey and the Road to Tyranny. [Scroll down] There are other circumstances that cast suspicion on Comey's
decision. Is it a coincidence that Obama endorsed Hillary a month before Comey's announcement? Or that Hillary in
March confidently predicted she wouldn't be indicted? Or that a few days before the announcement AG Loretta Lynch had a
tête-à-tête with Bill Clinton, something she knew was inappropriate, but meaningless if the decision had
already been made? Or that Lynch's pledge to follow the FBI's recommendation was empty if she already knew what the
recommendation would be? Or that Hillary and Obama had scheduled their first joint campaign appearance on the same day
of the announcement? You don't have to be a grassy-knoll obsessive to smell something fishy, particularly give the
25-year history of Clintonian skullduggery, lies, and manipulation of the law.
cleared on email scandal by FBI — despite sending and receiving top-secret information on a server which was
'possibly' hacked by America's enemies. FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that the FBI will not
recommend federal prosecution of Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server to store what turned out to be
thousands of classified documents in her emails. The U.S. Justice Department has the final say, but Attorney General
Loretta Lynch said last week that she 'fully expects' to act on whatever the FBI recommends. The FBI doesn't expect any
criminal charges to result, Comey said. 'We are expressing to the Department of Justice our view that no charges are
appropriate in this case,' he said.
Editor Spins: 'Hard for Anybody to Agree' That 'The System Is Rigged' After Today. Reacting to FBI Director
James Comey's announcement on Tuesday that he has not recommended charges against Hillary Clinton for her private e-mail
servers scandal, MSNBC and NBC News senior political editor Beth Fouhy decried the idea that anyone should still be arguing
that "the system is rigged" now that Comey revealed Clinton won't face charges. Fouhy was speaking live on MSNBC to
host Tamron Hall when she prefaced one of many comments she made during the hour about how she doesn't think "Bernie Sanders
supporters are going to make a big issue of this, but Republicans certainly will" because "[l]egally, yes, she's out of the
woods, she is not out of the woods politically on this at all."
Frightening Political Fix. Today we have witnessed a most frightening manifestation of the corruption of our
political system. Doubly frightening because of what it augurs for all our futures if Hillary Clinton should prevail in
the November elections. [...] We knew they could fix the Department of Justice; we suspected they could fix the FBI. What we
didn't know was that the fixes would be this transparent: the secret meeting with a chief culprit and the DOJ head; the next
day announcement by Justice that the Clinton bribery investigations would be postponed until well after the election; the
suspiciously brief FBI interrogation of the former Secretary of State who during her entire tenure had recklessly breached
national security protocols, deleted 30,000 emails; burned her government schedules; put top secret information onto a
hackable server in violation of federal law; and topping it all the failure of the FBI director after enumerating her
reckless acts to recommend a prosecution — all within a single week, and just in time for the Democrats' nominating
convention. It was, all in all, the most breathtaking fix in American history.
Why Comey's Statement
is Actually the Best Outcome. [FBI Director James] Comey stated that she had broken the law and outlined how
she had. The world knows now irrefutably that Clinton broke security laws. They know that while she did not do so
intentionally, that even the FBI has stated that her actions as a very high ranking official in our country were "Grossly
Negligent". At the same time that Comey passed the buck on indicting Clinton and even went so far as to not recommend it,
he has destroyed a good portion of her credibility. What can be said about the capability of a presidential candidate when
they can't even handle emails properly — something that is day one kind of stuff. Clinton has been judged many
times in her capacity and many times has the verdict been that she lacks competency and temperament to be our president.
This is just one more in a long line of Clinton's proven blunders.
Comey Lied and He Should Resign Today. The Director of the FBI just stood up and told America that nobody at
the Department of Justice knew what he was about to recommend. He said that President Obama didn't know. He said
he was being "unusually transparent" in his remarks. He lied through his teeth and should resign today.
Yes, Queen Hillary Broke The Law. No, She Won't Be Prosecuted. Just days after the Attorney General of
the United States Loretta Lynch held a secret meeting aboard a plane with former President Bill Clinton — whose
wife was under FBI investigation; just the day after Hillary leaked that she'd want Lynch for her own administration; just
hours after the President of the United States Barack Obama flew Hillary — still under FBI investigation —
down to North Carolina on Air Force One; just two hours before Obama was to open his campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton,
FBI Director James Comey announced that while Hillary Clinton had clearly engaged in criminal activity worthy of prosecution,
he had recommended that she not be prosecuted.
Not Charging Hillary Sets 'Terrible Precedent'. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that with the FBI's
decision not to recommend charges for Hillary Clinton over her private email server, it appears damage is being done to the
rule of law." "While I respect the law enforcement professionals at the FBI, this announcement defies explanation.
No one should be above the law," Ryan said. "But based upon the director's own statement, it appears damage is being
done to the rule of law."
Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook. There is no way of getting around this: According to
Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required
for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified
information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she
transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director
Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was "extremely careless" and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely
led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services. Yet,
Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no intent to
harm the United States. In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an
intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having
a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to
safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of
serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things
that happen due to gross negligence.
FBI Recommends No Charges Against Hillary Clinton. The FBI will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary
Clinton for activities related to her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, FBI Director James
Comey said Tuesday. Comey said Clinton had engaged in "extremely careless" behavior but that "no charges are appropriate."
Comey spoke just three days after the FBI had interviewed Clinton. The decision removes what could have put Clinton in a
nearly impossible situation — even for the Clintons: Running for president while under indictment.
Clinton's email problems might be even worse than we thought. FBI Director James B. Comey dismantled large
portions of Clinton's long-told story about her private server and what she sent or received on it during a stirring 15-minute
news conference, after which he took no questions. While Comey exonerated Clinton, legally speaking, he provided huge
amounts of fodder that could badly hamstring her in the court of public opinion. Most importantly, Comey said the FBI
found 110 emails on Clinton's server that were classified at the time they were sent or received. That stands
in direct contradiction to Clinton's repeated insistence she never sent or received any classified emails. And it even
stands in contrast to her amended statement that she never knowingly sent or received any classified information.
recommends no criminal charges in Clinton email probe. FBI Director James B. Comey said Tuesday that his agency
will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server as secretary of state but called
Clinton and her staff "extremely careless" in handling classified material. The announcement was stunning both for the level
of detail Comey provided about an investigation that he ultimately believes should conclude without charges, and for the fact that
the FBI director publicized his guidance before federal prosecutors had reached a final determination.
Dept Spox Confronted on FBI Findings: Is There 'Lax Culture' on Classified Material? State Department
spokesman John Kirby got confronted by a number of reporters at today's briefing after the FBI concluded from its Hillary
Clinton investigation there was a carelessness at State when it came to classified material. One reporter asked if
Kirby agrees with James Comey's assessment that State was "extremely careless." Kirby said "we're always looking for
ways to improve," but objected to the idea there is a "lax culture" at the department. The reporter followed up,
"How many hundreds would you need to be lax, in your opinion?" Kirby dodged the question.
Everything Hillary Said About Emails Was a Lie. But No Prosecution. FBI director James Comey announced on
Tuesday morning that he would not be recommending that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for
mis-handling classified information. But in the course of his presentation, he demonstrated that literally everything
she and her campaign had told America about her email servers was a complete lie. [...] If anything demonstrates intent, it
is surely Clinton's repeated evasion of the law, and her constant lies and cover-ups. But the Department of Justice
will certainly decline to prosecute, meaning that only the voters can keep Hillary Clinton out of office.
FBI Says Hillary Clinton
Claim on Reading Emails Was False. The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email uncovered evidence that
her spokesman gave reporters false information in 2015 about the process lawyers used to sort personal emails prior to
deletion. Clinton press secretary Nick Merrill previously told TIME that her attorneys had individually read every
email to determine if it was a government document or personal correspondence. "Every one of the more than 60,000
emails were read. Period," Merrill wrote in one email to a TIME reporter dated March 14, 2015. The FBI
concluded that this claim was false.
receives a political indictment, if not a formal one. Hillary Clinton dodged a fatal bullet to her presidential
aspirations on Tuesday, avoiding a federal criminal indictment recommendation from the FBI over her handling of top-secret
information while secretary of state. But much of what originally elevated a story over her private e-mail use into
national controversy was reinforced in a statement by FBI director James Comey, when he cast Clinton and her aides as
"extremely careless" in their digital handling of classified material, both at home and abroad.
Hillary Clinton Broke the Law, We Just Don't Really Care. The FBI inquiry into the Clinton email scandal came
to an ignoble end Tuesday in a manner that few could have predicted: one of the nation's highest-ranking civilian law
enforcement officers laying out for a full ten minutes all the evidence indicating that a Secretary of State broke the law,
followed by the Shyamalanian twist that he didn't believe said Secretary should be prosecuted. And yes, by any
straightforward interpretation, Hillary Clinton broke the law. The law bans negligently hosting classified information
in an unauthorized location. By FBI Director James B. Comey's account, Clinton stored information on her private email
server that any State employee — let alone the Department head — would have known immediately known was
highly-classified top secret information. More to the point, despite Clinton's frequent protestations to the contrary,
he confirmed that some of those emails were indeed marked classified at the time.
Hillary Clinton may not get off scot-free
after all. Hillary Clinton won't face criminal charges for what FBI Director James Comey described as "extremely
careless" handling of classified information, but she might not be entirely out of the woods. "To be clear, this is not
to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences," Comey told
reporters on Tuesday [7/5/2016]. "To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative
sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now."
The Day the Rule
of Law Died. And so once again the leading crime family in America skates, thumbing its nose at the rule of law
as an earnest but politically clueless FBI director stands before the nation to repeat the well-worn Clinton mantra of
"insufficient evidence," and to attribute to Hillary another shopworn cliche that the Clintons habitually use in their
defense: sloppiness. In other words, it was a judgment call by James Comey. After laying out clear proof that
Mrs. Clinton violated both the letter and the spirit of the law, he essentially punted by saying this is not the kind
of case a reasonable prosecutor would make. Of course it isn't — not if that prosecutor wants to both keep
his job and stay above ground.
supporters melt down over FBI's Clinton decision. It's not only Donald Trump and Republicans expressing their
indignation at the FBI's decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified materials
on a private email server. The Tuesday announcement also set off a torrent of anger and frustration among some of
Bernie Sanders' most diehard supporters, a vocal minority who have been agitating for an indictment of the former secretary
of state in the hopes it would vault the Vermont senator to the Democratic nomination.
Hillary skates! FBI Director James Comey just addressed the nation for 15 minutes, announcing the conclusions
of the Bureau's investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server. Despite lots of critical references to her
practices, the FBI is not recommending prosecution by the Justice Department.
Comey: Clinton 'extremely careless' about emails, but bureau will not advise criminal charges. FBI
Director James Comey announced Tuesday [7/5/2016] that despite evidence Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" in her handling of
classified emails on a private server, the bureau will not recommend to the Department of Justice that criminal charges be brought
against the former secretary of state. "Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey said.
demand FBI release investigative files on Hillary Clinton. Top Republicans said Tuesday that the FBI needs to
release details of its investigative files on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if it wants voters to accept its
conclusion that her carelessness with top secret information doesn't rise to the level of a prosecutable crime. House
Speaker Paul D. Ryan said FBI Director James Comey's decision not to recommend prosecution "defies explanation," and Senate
Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Mr. Comey needs to do more to convince Americans he made the right call.
The FBI releases embarrassing documents on Friday afternoons:
Recap and overview:
Clinton the 'Congenital Liar'. [Scroll down] So what
did we learn last weekend? From the sketchy FBI report, which was the result of a referral from the U.S. intelligence community inspector
general, it's notable that Clinton claimed she "could not recall," "did not recall," "did not remember" and "had no recollection" 41 times
during the interview. It's also apparent that Clinton ordered her emails erased after the first reports became public that she'd been
conducting State Department business via an illegal and unsecure email server. "[Redacted] indicated he believed he had an [embarrassing]
moment and sometime between March 25-31, 2015 deleted the Clinton archive mailbox from the [Platte River Networks] server and used
BleachBit to delete the exported .PST files he had created on the server system containing Clinton's emails." Her obfuscating attorneys,
Cheryl Mills, David Kendall and Heather Samuelson, claimed they had no knowledge of Clinton's private email server until after she left the
State Department, but Clinton insisted in the FBI interview that it was "common knowledge" and that she "could not recall anyone raising
concerns with her regarding the sensitivity of the information she received at her email address." When asked what criteria they used
to determine which communications they would destroy, Mills, Kendall and Samuelson exercised "assertion of privilege" and declined to give
investigators the email addresses and keywords on which they searched.
Friday on My Mind.
Late this past Friday afternoon [9/23/2016] the FBI conducted its second document dump in the Clinton email case. To
those paying attention it has become clear that the case has compromised the FBI and destroyed the reputation of FBI Director
of James Comey. These Friday afternoon document dumps come straight from the scandal management playbook perfected
under the (Bill) Clinton administration. They remind us, in case any reminder was necessary, of how much we have to
look forward to in the event the Clintons return to the White House. I nevertheless find it shocking that the FBI
itself has now adopted the routine, acting as a party with much to be ashamed of.
doc dump on email case reveals role of 'confidential' Clinton aide. The details were contained in the latest
document dump of FBI files on Clinton's personal email use. The FBI chose late Friday afternoon [9/23/2016] to release
nearly 200 highly redacted pages of so-called "302" files from the bureau's investigation, a release that quickly became
overshadowed by the impending presidential debate Monday. But the files included new details of the tech intervention
by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and Clinton Foundation official Justin Cooper — and a third individual, a Hillary
Clinton aide named Monica Hanley.
Biggest Bombshells In FBI's Clinton Investigation Notes. The FBI released 189 pages of notes late Friday [9/23/2016]
from 46 interviews it conducted as part of its Hillary Clinton email investigation. The documents provide new information
about questionable activity on the part of Clinton aides and computer technicians who managed her private email server. The
notes also reveal new details about Clinton's and President Obama's email practices.
things we learned from Clinton's FBI files. A 189-page summary of interviews conducted in the year-long
investigation of Hillary Clinton's private server shed new light on the shifting stories Clinton's aides told agents.
The report, which was made public Friday evening [9/23/2016], came on the heels of House Republicans' revelation that three additional
witnesses had received immunity agreements from the Justice Department, bringing the total number of witnesses who were
shielded from prosecution to five. Here are 27 new details that emerged from the latest FBI documents.
Clinton and the FBI. [Scroll down] In the strange world of espionage prosecution, this denial of intent is an admission of guilt,
as it is profoundly the job of the secretary of state to recognize state secrets and to keep them in their secure government-protected
venues, and the grossly negligent failure to do so is criminal. The FBI notes of the interrogation recount that Clinton professed
serious memory lapses 39 times. She also professed ignorance over what "C" means in the margin of a government document.
"C" in the margin means "confidential," which is one of the three levels of federal state secrets. The other two levels are
"secret" and "top secret." Under federal law, Clinton was required to keep in secure government venues all documents in those three
categories. The FBI found that she had failed to do so hundreds of times.
on FBI's Clinton Email Report. Charles Krauthammer reacted to the FBI release of investigative documents on
Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, saying he was struck by the "brazenness" of Clinton's lying. "I think
what's striking about what came out today is the brazenness. I mean, everyone knows she lies. William Safire
wrote 20 years ago that she was a congenital liar. So we've had 20 years of lies in the interim."
Hillary' nickname isn't going away. Donald Trump likes to call his opponent, Hillary Clinton, "Crooked
Hillary." There's even a #CrookedHillary hashtag on Twitter. Meanwhile, Hillary seems to be doing her best to make that
nickname stick. The latest example came in a Labor Day Weekend document dump by the FBI. (Federal agencies dump embarrassing
material in public on Friday afternoons when they want to ensure it gets as little attention as possible. That goes double for the
Friday before a long-weekend holiday.) But the non-redacted parts of the Bureau's heavily-redacted report were bad enough that they'll
still get some traction.
FBI Director Acting Like Arm of Clinton's Campaign. [Scroll down] "There's so much to say about the
FBI's conduct here," Halperin said. "Those who are skeptical about how he's done this, look at the Friday
release. The guy's not had a press conference. He talks about transparency. I've become increasingly
critical of him. I know he's got a sterling reputation." "Not anymore with me. This was pathetic," Scarborough
said. "To release this on a Friday as if he's an arm of the Clinton campaign, I'm just stunned, because there's a lot
of information in here that's of great public interest," Halperin said. "And if you really cared about transparency,
you would say to yourself, is the best time to release this, to get a full public hearing, on Friday before Labor Day?
No, it's not."
Questions Regarding Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, and the FBI's Labor Day Document Dump. If Hillary gets away with this, blame the
FBI, DOJ, the total lack of regard for the rule of law, but most of all, blame American citizens. If the American people are so asleep at the
wheel that they elect a criminal to office, they deserve what they get.
FBI fragments, a question: Did Team Clinton destroy evidence under subpoena? The incomplete records of
the Hillary Clinton email investigation released by the FBI raise questions about the conduct not only of Clinton but of her
top aides and the staffers working under their direction. Perhaps the most serious is whether the Clinton team
destroyed evidence which they were under legal order to save and produce to congressional investigators.
The 12 juiciest
bits from the FBI's Clinton report. On at least two occasions when Hillary Clinton changed electronic devices
as secretary of state, the outgoing mobile devices met a violent end on the other side of a hammer or got broken in
half. At other moments, two of Clinton's top aides recalled that the retiring devices' whereabouts would often be a
mystery. And elsewhere in the FBI's report of its investigation and its interview with Clinton that was released
publicly Friday, Clinton demonstrated a willingness to defer to others on matters of classified material, claiming on
multiple occasions that she could neither recall receiving training or, in one particular instance, responding that she did
not know that "(C)" markings in an email chain denoted confidential material.
Data Dump Shows Clinton is Criminal and Clueless. Today [9/2/2016], on the Friday afternoon before the long
Labor Day weekend, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released documents on its investigation of Hillary Clinton and her
mishandling of email while she was secretary of state. The Friday afternoon data dump is a venerable Washington
cliché, a shady way to bury a story that the bureaucracy doesn't want covered in depth, but even by Beltway standards
this was a shocker. [...] To be fair, a good amount of today's release has been redacted. The original documents were
classified at the Secret/Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals level, and to make it Unclassified about a third of the text has
been cut out. But what's there is awful enough for Team Clinton.
Laptop of Archived Emails Is Missing — Where It Is — Nobody Knows. Hillary Clinton's
staff made sure that FOIA requests for her emails were rejected but they didn't care what happened to her many devices once
she was done with them. The laptop and thumb drive used to archive her emails were mailed and are missing. Worse
yet, Hillary's closest aides said her devices often went missing when she was done with them. The emails on the laptop
were archived by an assistant for her husband according to the FBI in their investigative report released Friday [9/2/2016],
during the FBI Labor Day dump. Someone in the report told the agency that he deleted the emails but didn't wipe the hard
drive. Who knows about the thumb drive. It has since come out that it is likely a man named Justin Cooper who
erased the emails and mailed the devices. The emails are likely recoverable under these circumstances. It hasn't
been seen since it was mailed.
Clinton's email archives lost in the mail during back-up: FBI. Two archives containing Hillary Clinton's
emails from her tenure as secretary of state were misplaced shortly after it was revealed that the Democratic presidential
nominee used a personal account for official government business, according to notes from the FBI's investigation into the
matter. The archives were created in spring 2013 by Monica Hanley, a former aide, and were stored on an Apple MacBook
laptop and a USB stick for the purpose of having a collection of the emails on file at Mrs. Clinton's residences
in both New York and Washington, D.C.
reveal Hillary was sent 'phishing' email with porn links and 'dark web browser' was used to access another account. An
unknown individual used an anonymous web browsing tool often used to access the dark web to get into an email account on the Clinton
family server, the FBI revealed on Friday [9/2/2016]. Meanwhile, in another incident, top aide Huma Abedin revealed to an
unidentified person that Clinton had fears she had been hacked after she received a phishing email. The FBI disclosed the
incidents, in a report on Clinton's handling of classified information on Friday.
things I learned from the FBI report on Hillary Clinton's private email server. I went through the report,
highlighting things I either found interesting or didn't know. My notes — in the chronological order I made
them while going through the report — are below. I don't pretend that this is a comprehensive recording of
all that we didn't (or did) know about Clinton's decision to set up a private email server and exclusively use it for
her electronic correspondence while serving as the nation's top diplomat. This is just one man's observations.
releases Hillary Clinton email investigation documents. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her staffers
employed an informal and sometimes haphazard system for exchanging and storing sensitive information and were at times either
unaware or unconcerned with State Department policy, documents from an FBI investigation into her private email server system
show. The documents reveal a myriad of new details about the email set-up and show that investigators found multiple
attempts by hackers to access Clinton's system — a series of personal devices and servers that the Democratic
presidential candidate told investigators she used as a matter of convenience while she was secretary of state.
Clinton's Mind-Boggling FBI Interview — What Was Cheryl Mills Doing There? David [French] notes
that, at the same time the Democrats' Janus-faced presidential nominee was outwardly taking the position that she "want[ed]
the public to see my email," she was having her minions frantically purge her emails behind the scenes. I'd add that
this was five months before she feigned ignorance when Fox News's Ed Henry pressed her on whether she'd "tried to wipe the
entire server ... so there could be no email — no personal, no official." [...] But we now know, as the FBI notes
recount, she had the server purged with a sophisticated software program, BleachBit, which eventually made it extraordinarily
difficult for the FBI to recover her emails, several thousand of which were successfully destroyed.
Offer Closer Look at Hillary Clinton Email Inquiry. F.B.I. officials questioned Hillary Clinton extensively
about her judgment in using her private email system to discuss classified drone strikes and in allowing aides to destroy
large numbers of emails, before ultimately deciding she should not face criminal charges, according to investigative
documents released Friday [9/2/2016]. The documents provided a number of new details about Mrs. Clinton's private
server, including what appeared to be a frantic effort by a computer specialist to delete an archive of her emails even after
a congressional committee had requested they be preserved.
Hillary Clinton Lost Cell Phones with Classified Emails. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost several
mobile telephones carrying e-mails from her private server during her time in office, according to newly-released FBI
documents on the investigation into her mishandling of classified information. "[Huma] Abedin and [former Clinton aide
Monica] Hanley indicated the whereabouts of Clinton's [mobile] devices would frequently become unknown once she transitioned
to a new device," one report indicates.
holiday weekend document drop is devastating to Hillary. The decision to wait for late Friday on Labor Day
weekend to release the FBI's investigation notes of Hillary Clinton's email practices offers further evidence of the
politicization of the agency. As the United States slides into a banana republic, we now know that a political thumb is
on the scale at the two most feared federal agencies: the IRS and the FBI. Still, one can understand why the Hillary
faction wanted to obscure the documents, for they contain toxic revelations that disqualify Hillary Clinton from the presidency.
Interview Catches Hillary Clinton In Multiple Lies. The FBI just released notes from its July 2 interview with
Hillary Clinton about her use of a private, unsecured email server during her tenure as secretary of State. Their findings
don't look good for Clinton. Days after the interview, which was not recorded, FBI director James Comey publicly held a press
conference urging the Department of Justice not to press any criminal charges against Clinton, despite her "extremely careless"
handling of classified information. In the FBI report, Clinton made statements that appear to either contradict her earlier
remarks about the email scandal or to be flat-out lies.
Report Reveals Clinton Didn't Know What 'C' in Emails Meant. The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday [9/2/2016]
released notes from its 3½ hour interview with Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server while she was
secretary of state. The agency released 58 pages of emails from Clinton, of which 14 were redacted due to their sensitive
nature. Judicial Watch director of investigations Chris Farrell called the timing of the FBI release "classic Washington D.C.
style" and is disappointed at the agency's approach.
files show Clinton claimed ignorance on classification. The document dump also revealed the gaps that remain in
the record. Not only were numerous sections — and entire pages — redacted, but the files showed
the FBI could not obtain 13 Clinton mobile devices that may have been used to send emails from her personal email address, in
addition to two iPads. And they showed Clinton claiming she could not recall numerous details. But perhaps most
striking were Clinton's repeated statements regarding her grasp of the classification process. In response to the
release, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus said Clinton's claims suggest she either is "incompetent" or "lied."
files show agents focused Clinton interview questions on 'top secret' emails. The 11-page FBI summary released Friday
[9/2/2016] of Hillary Clinton's July 2 interview in the criminal email investigation shows bureau agents focused their questions
to her on the 22 "Top Secret" emails considered too damaging to national security to make public. These emails contained some of
the U.S. government's most closely held secrets, known as Special Access Programs (SAP), as first reported by Fox News. Though
the summary is heavily redacted, it shows FBI agents asked Clinton about an Afghan national identified as "Salehi," who appeared in
her emails, which included a discussion of a New York Times report about his alleged ties to the CIA.
Releases Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Files. On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its
interview with Hillary Clinton regarding the former Secretary of State's handling of classified information. [...] The documents
reveal that, during her time in office, Clinton lost several mobile telephones carrying e-mails from her private server.
Clinton's top-aide Huma Abedin and former Clinton aide Monica Hanley indicated, according to the report, that "the whereabouts
of Clinton's [mobile] devices would frequently become unknown once she transitioned to a new device." Abedin also admitted
that the former Secretary of State was accustomed to using the 8th floor balcony of the State Department building to check
her emails — despite knowing she was not allowed to use her mobile devices in her office, the files reveal.
Friday Afternoon FBI Clinton Document Dump is [Unfair]. Friday afternoon [9/2/2016] just as everybody was
getting ready to leave for the long holiday weekend, why of course, the FBI decided to release the damning files from their
Hillary Clinton investigation! [...] Despite the overall inconvenience/bitterness from us journalists, today's document dump
ensures that pretty much no one from the public will focus their attention on what the FBI found — including
revelations about how Clinton apparently doesn't remembering going through training regarding the handling of classified information
or — how she didn't know that "C" meant classified. By Tuesday, all of that will be old news. This isn't
the first time that the FBI's timing as it relates to the Clinton investigation has drawn scrutiny.
Clinton Is Even More Dishonest than You Thought. Today, the Friday before Labor Day, the FBI has released
detailed interview notes from its investigation of Hillary Clinton's email practices. The Washington Post says
the notes don't contain any "major revelations," but it's wrong. Very wrong. The notes reveal the stunning
breadth of Hillary Clinton's dishonesty and deception. First, and most importantly, it's plain that her team began
systematically wiping the server only after news broke of its existence: [...] Second, her own response was
extraordinarily cynical. Three weeks after she tweeted that she wanted the public to see her emails, the purge
began. Publicly, she called for transparency. Privately, her team is frantically destroying messages.
Careless" Hillary Lost Up To A DOZEN Cell Phones With Classified Information On Them. Mrs. Clinton used
nearly a dozen smart phones during her tenure as Secretary of State. According to now-breaking revelations, some of
those phones went missing. Who might have them? Nobody knows. Clinton staffers disposed of some of the
phones by merely "smashing them with a hammer" — a direct violation of government security protocols. When
the FBI asked to be given the multiple phone devices, Clinton's office was only able to hand over two phones.
Email Scandal: A Catalog Of Lame Excuses From The FBI Report. The FBI report on its investigation into
Hillary Clinton's use of emails, which it released publicly on Friday [9/2/2016], might not contain any smoking guns, but it
does reveal the lengths to which Clinton will go to deny responsibility or cover up an obvious lie, even if it makes her look
like an ignorant fool. Clinton's attempts to avoid responsibility became particularly strained when the topic turned to
classified material she said never showed up on her email server. The report is replete with so many different attempts
to duck blame that we thought it would be helpful to categorize them.
email investigation: FBI notes reveal laptop and thumb drive are missing. A Clinton Foundation laptop and
a thumb drive used to archive Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state are missing, according to FBI
notes released on Friday [9/2/2016]. The phrase "Clinton could not recall" litters the summary of the FBI's investigation,
which concluded in July that she should not face charges. Amid fierce Republican criticism of the Democratic presidential
candidate, the party's nominee, Donald Trump released a statement which said "Hillary Clinton's answers to the FBI about her
private email server defy belief" and added that he did not "understand how she was able to get away from prosecution".
Clinton 'couldn't recall' answers to FBI questions about secret server because of concussion — and didn't know what
'classified' markings were, agency reveals. Hillary Clinton told the FBI she could not recall answers to some
of their questions about her secret server scandal because she had been concussed in 2012. The extraordinary disclosure was
made as the FBI published details of its agents' interview with the former secretary of state which was conducted days before
the agency's director ruled out any charges against her. Agents noted that Clinton could not recall being trained to
handle classified materials as secretary of state, and had no memory of anyone raising concerns about the sensitive information
she received at her private address. The Democratic presidential nominee also 'did not recall receiving any emails she
thought should not be on an unclassified system,' the FBI's report declared.
The Editor says...
Wow, what a relief. She's not greedy and corrupt after all — just profoundly incompetent and monumentally stupid!
told FBI she was 'not concerned' about sending classified emails. Hillary Clinton didn't know how secret
information got to be classified, she told the FBI in her interview earlier this summer, according to documents released
Friday — showing a striking lack of awareness for someone at the highest reaches of government. Asked
specifically about several emails that were marked classified at the time she handled them, Mrs. Clinton said told
investigators she was "not concerned," saying she doubted the information really needed to be kept secret. As State
Department secretary, Mrs. Clinton was one of the small number of officials who hold original classification authority,
meaning they can unilaterally deem information secret. But Mrs. Clinton told FBI investigators she couldn't recall
how often she used it, nor whether she was even trained.
Hillary Clinton's cloud of corruption
Barack H. Obama's cloud of corruption
Hillary Clinton's email scandal
Hillary Clinton's Benghazi scandal
Hillary Clinton's other scandals
Loretta Lynch and the politicized Department of Justice
Eric Holder and the politicized Department of Justice
Which party has a "culture of corruption?"