When former FBI Director James Comey initially cleared Hillary Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing over her email scandal, Americans immediately smelled a rat.
Clinton’s criminal conduct was obvious for all to see.
Now Hillary Clinton got the bad news from the FBI that she was dreading.
Millions of Americans did not believe the Clinton email investigation was conducted on the up-and-up.
Skeptical people clearly saw Comey going through the motions.
Clinton’s aides were interviewed with their lawyers present.
Hillary’s Fourth of July weekend interview was a perfunctory exercise conducted just so Comey could check a box to cover his backside.
And Comey even wrote a draft statement clearing Clinton of any wrongdoing months before the FBI interviewed the former Secretary of State.
The investigation was a sham that Comey ran only because he thought Clinton would win the election and the FBI Director did not want her victory tainted in any way.
In his famous press conference clearing Clinton, Comey claimed this case wasn’t even a close call.
“At the end of the day, 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,” Comey later wrote in an internal memo to FBI employees. “The hard part was whether to offer unprecedented transparency about our thinking.”
This was a lie.
Even Comey’s handpicked leadership team disagreed with him.
James Baker was the former FBI general counsel.
Baker was reassigned as part of broad FBI housecleaning to remove Deep State operatives that were sabotaging the Trump administration.
Baker is also under criminal investigation for illegal leaks to the fake news media.
But even one of Comey’s top lieutenants testified to Congress last October that Clinton should have been charged with a crime.
“My original belief … after having conducted the investigation and towards the end of it, then sitting down and reading a binder of her materials, I thought that it was alarming, appalling, whatever words I said, and argued with others about why they thought she shouldn’t be charged,” Baker testified to Congress in a closed-door interview.
Comey fudged the reasons he allowed Clinton to escape criminal prosecution.
In the initial statement, Comey described Clinton as acting grossly negligent.
He changed that to “extremely careless” because if he described her as acting grossly negligent her conduct would have risen to the standard of being punishable by jail time.
“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Comey stated in his July 5 press conference.
The Clinton email investigation was a sham.
Everyone – even high-level FBI officials hostile to Donald Trump and loyal to James Comey – knew that Clinton’s conduct warranted prosecution.
Clinton only skated by because James Comey could not distinguish between his duties as FBI Director and his partisan hatred for Donald Trump.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.