‘When will the Sessions DOJ and Wray FBI finally begin a honest investigation of Hillary Clinton’s national security crimes?’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) A review by Judicial Watch of 424 pages of FBI records released under the Freedom of Information Act uncovered even more shocking details about the cover-up behind Hillary Clinton’s unsecured emails.
The emails show that it was disgraced counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok who initially drafted a letter that then-FBI director James Comey sent to Congress revealing the discovery of Clinton emails on the computer of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Weiner—then the estranged husband of Clinton’s personal assistant and campaign vice-chair, Huma Abedin, is currently serving a 21-month sentence in federal prison after sending sexually suggestive photographs of himself to a 15-year-old girl.
The re-opening of the Clinton email investigation shortly before the November election drew criticism from both sides and became a convenient scapegoat for Democrats to explain Clinton’s campaign failure.
The FBI discovered the cache of about 140,000 emails with possible connection to the Clinton case on Sept. 26, 2016. FBI second-in-command Andrew McCabe was made aware of them two days later. However, the agency sat on the information for a month before re-opening the closed investigation out of fear that doing so after the election might cast a pall over Clinton’s impending victory.
In August 2018, Real Clear Investigations reported that only 3,077 of the 694,000 total emails on Weiner’s laptop were reviewed by the FBI in a “single, 12-hour spurt” the day before Comey again cleared Clinton of any wrongdoing—the weekend before the presidential election.
The latest Judicial Watch review confirmed that Comey effectively lied to Congress when he issued a Nov. 6 letter stating that the FBI had reviewed all the Clinton-related communications and found nothing new to justify further investigation.
“These new documents provide more details of the corrupt and dishonest FBI investigation of the incredible revelations that Clinton’s classified and other emails were present on Anthony Weiner’s laptop,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a press release.
“When will the Sessions DOJ and Wray FBI finally begin a honest investigation of Hillary Clinton’s national security crimes?”
Other recent reports have revealed that Clinton’s private server—the focal point of the investigation—was likely hacked by the Chinese, including many e-mails marked classified. Although the FBI’s own Inspector General’s office flagged the concern, the FBI again did nothing about it. The FBI continues to dispute having found any evidence that the server was compromised, although Comey has admitted that it likely was.
Comey, McCabe and Strzok were all subsequently fired for exhibiting bias and unprofessional conduct—although Comey’s firing has been a focal point in Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice in his own investigation over Russian collusion.