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The Clinton-Comey Controversy Continues — Who is to Blame?
The Conservative Zone
September 13, 2017
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are members of the committee tasked with investigating President Donald J. Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
On August 30, 2016, they sent a letter to the current FBI Director Christopher Wray, requesting any additional documentation related to the former FBI Director’s intent to exonerate Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The following day, the committee decided to make the letter to FBI Director Wray available to the public.
Transcripts reviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee reveal that former FBI Director James Comey began drafting an exoneration statement in the Clinton email investigation before the FBI had interviewed key witnesses. Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, requested all records relating to the drafting of the statement as the committee continues to review the circumstances surrounding Comey’s removal from the Bureau.
“Conclusion first, fact-gathering second—that’s no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy,” the senators wrote in a letter today to the FBI. — Grassley/Graham News Release and Transcripts
Comey Planned to Exonerate Clinton
According to the United States Office of the Special Counsel, evidence suggests that James Comey had every intention of exonerating Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email system even before the probe into her actions was complete.
Senators Graham (R-SC) and Grassley (R-IA) addressed this in their letter to Wray. In their letter, they stated that Comey made the decision to absolve Secretary Clinton in April or early May of 2016, which was well in advance of the FBI agents’ completion of the investigation.
Furthermore, Comey circulated a draft of his statement to an élite group of senior FBI leadership early on.
Comey made the decision to absolve Secretary Clinton of her alleged mistreatment of classified information prior to even interviewing Clinton herself, or 16 other key witnesses like John Bentel, Justin Cooper, Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson and Bryan Pagliano: All of which had personal knowledge of Secretary Clinton’s private email server.
Moreover, these witnesses included individuals who assisted her with building and administering this non-government server. According to former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy, Comey was not calling the shots, he was just the ‘face’ of the investigation.
Attorney McCarthy Blames Obama, Not Comey
McCarthy states that the fact that Comey had already prepared a statement letting Clinton off the hook more than two months prior to his public announcement, should not be a surprise: McCarthy went on to say that Comey was just following the defense strategy that President Obama set in motion in April of 2016.
The Cover Up
With the help of the Democratic-Media Complex, the narrative that Secretary Clinton could not be convicted without evidence of malicious intent was broadcast throughout the nation. All the while, barriers were placed in front of investigators in an attempt to obstruct the evidence-gathering process.
Other tactics used by the Obama Justice Department include the following:
- Cutting incomprehensible immunity deals.
- Disallowing key areas of inquiry.
- Refusing to use the grand jury as a means to compel evidence.
- Neglecting to charge witnesses who made false statements deliberately.
- Failing to squeeze witnesses who made false statements.
- Creating an attorney-client privilege between subjects of the investigation by permitting one subject to act as an attorney for another subject.
- Limiting the investigators’ ability to search computers.
- Destroying physical evidence, including laptops.
This most recent evidence makes it clear that Trump supporters were right on track, and it is time for the Justice Department to conduct a full-scale investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal – this time without rewriting the rules in the process.
Read the whole article HERE. (all emphasis mine)
Well, golly gee. Which “Deplorable” didn’t see this coming? Every time Obama opened his mouth on a particular topics, especially the topic of Clinton, he made sure there was an underlying command involving his expected action/reaction. Comey caved pure and simple, but then so have others on capitol hill who dealt with the subversive and often illegal activities of Obama while he was in office.
Should Comey be held responsible – of course. BUT so should more than half of congress, elected officials, and non-elected officials who caved to save themselves and their incomes. However, the ONE MOST RESPONSIBLE besides Clinton may never see the inside of a federal courthouse either. THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.
It is in Trump’s court now but many citizens want to get this all in court (not piddling around in congress or within agencies) and settled so that everyone can move on to continue to rebuild what Obama pretty much destroyed during his two terms in office.