In the public interest.
It should be noted that not all in the FBI and connected to the Deep State.
As a citizen learning about these matters one can see that there is a quagmire in Washington, perhaps that is why it is called ‘the swamp’. This is reflecting a lack of morals, ruthlessness and perhaps group think where they believe what they do is fine as power corrupts, ultimate power corrupts ultimately. This is why checks and balances are required and all must be held to account if democracy is to thrive and not be sidelined by so many vested interests often called ‘business as usual’.
May the FBI rediscover fidelity, bravery and integrity in revealing the truth and re-membering the founding father’s ethics and vision for the United States.
If corruption is not rooted out it only grows and this then leads to disrepute and public distrust. May the Department of Justice recognise the real justice as it turns inward to stand with the scales re-balancing to reveal truth, justice and the American Way. May it be a higher way.
Deep State: Were the Justice Department and FBI corrupted by their efforts to protect Hillary Clinton and her future chances at the presidency? Recent revelations suggest the answer is an unqualified yes, and now those who cooperated may soon feel the law’s sting for doing so.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe may be the worst off. In addition to possible charges for lying under oath for denying that he leaked information to the Wall Street Journal (in large part dfto answer swirling rumors in the journalistic community), it’s alleged that he ordered FBI agents working on the Clinton Foundation investigation to stand down.
Now, evidence suggests he told the FBI’s Washington field office to also “stand down” from its investigation of Clinton’s private-email server. That investigation followed a New York Times piece that appeared in 2015, detailing Hillary Clinton’s possible illegal use of an unsecured, home-brew email server for her official business as secretary of state. It appears to be a clear violation of the law.
“Multiple former FBI officials, along with a Congressional official, say that while there may have been internal squabbling over the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation at the time, there was allegedly another ‘stand-down’ order by McCabe regarding the opening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email for official government business,” wrote independent journalist Sarah Carter.
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That’s two stand-down orders, if you’re counting, that McCabe made. That he would intervene twice on behalf of Clinton suggests not an abundance of caution but that he had political qualms rather than merely procedural ones.
It’s a troubling question of political interference that that could deeply taint the FBI for years to come, and make doing its job all the much harder, particularly if it’s viewed as a politically-biased agency by a major part of the country.
But former FBI chief James Comey isn’t far behind McCabe.
Comey opposed the idea of a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s egregious misuse of her email system — which, intelligence experts say, likely exposed U.S. classified material to both the Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies — despite substantial evidence of a crime.
Why? Because, he wrote, the main reason for appointing a special counsel would have been because there were serious questions about then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s ability to be unbiased — especially after the unplanned, unrecorded and highly curious half-hour meeting she had with Bill Clinton while sitting in a jet plane at the Phoenix airport.
Comey, ever chivalrous, said naming a special counsel “would have been unfair to Hillary Clinton.”
But, as Aaron Klein of Breitbart news writes, “Comey, however hand no problem taking actions to ensure a special prosecutor in the case of Donald Trump and unsubstantiated claims of Russian collusion based in part on charges made inside a largely-discredited dossier financed by Clinton”s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.”
Exactly. One kind of justice for Hillary, another kind of justice for Trump.
This is the same man, by the way, said he shared memos of his conversations with a “friend” in order to ensure that they were made public — a prima facie violation of the law, given that those memos are not personal property, but belong to the FBI.
This was made even worse by this week’s revelation by Fox News that Comey’s “friend,” Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman, had been made a “Special Employee” at the FBI that gave him access to the building and, presumably, to Comey’s office.
This is far more real, and far more detailed, than any of the so far fanciful accounts of supposed Trump-Russian collusion, which is now nearing its second year of being investigated with no results.
Ironic, isn’t it, that the real “collusion” all along seems to be among those who are themselves investigating Trump.
Fortunately, the Justice Department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz has a team of investigators looking into not only McCabe’s lies, but also how the FBI conducted itself in the Clinton email server scandal. Horowitz’ group already issued a report on McCabe, and referred his case for possible prosecution. Next up: In May, it’s expected Horowitz will release a report on Clinton’s email server use.
Increasingly, the supposed case of “Trump-Russia collusion” is morphing into a case of “FBI-Justice Department-Clinton collusion.” With the many elements finally coming together just as the mid-term congressional elections get underway, we could be in for a bumpy ride this summer.
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