The patented Clinton Teflon Coating© has allowed decades of corruption to go unpunished. The private e-mail server is just one of the many illegal operations that should’ve brought them down, and thanks to some “irregularities” found in the FBI’s mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s basement-brew server, perhaps the chickens have finally come home to roost.
The Hill reports:
For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State and her top aides transmitted classified information through her insecure private email server, lawmakers and investigators told The Hill.
That evidence includes passages in FBI documents stating the “sheer volume” of classified information that flowed through Clinton’s insecure emails was proof of criminality as well as an admission of false statements by one key witness in the case, the investigators said.
Clinton employed a tech specialist who used Bleach Bit to wipe her server clean — and not “with a cloth,” like she said playing dumb. That happened in March 2015 after a congressional subpoena was issued for the contents. The unidentified tech lied to the FBI, claiming he did no such thing. Almost a year later, he had an “oh shit moment” and suddenly remembered. What’s more interesting, then-FBI Director James Comey was in the process of writing Clinton’s exoneration statement when the lie was uncovered. The employee was given immunity and Comey released the statement anyway.
The Hill notes, “Lying to the FBI is a federal felony, a crime that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn recently pleaded guilty to. But the FBI decided not to pursue criminal charges against the witness, and instead gave the technician an immunity deal so he could correct his story, congressional investigators said.”
So, Obama’s FBI had a felon in their sites and let him off the hook, which makes the next revelation even more interesting. “A small group in Washington” was responsible for protecting Clinton and not the FBI’s field agents, which is the norm. The Hill continues:
The investigators also confirmed that the FBI began drafting a statement exonerating Clinton of any crimes while evidence responsive to subpoenas was still outstanding and before agents had interviewed more than a dozen key witnesses.
Those witnesses included Clinton and the computer firm employee who permanently erased her email archives just days after the emails were subpoenaed by Congress, the investigators said.
Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee who attended a Dec. 21 closed-door briefing by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe say the bureau official confirmed that the investigation and charging decisions were controlled by a small group in Washington headquarters rather [than] the normal process of allowing field offices to investigate possible criminality in their localities. The Clinton email server in question was based in New York.
In normal FBI cases, field offices where crimes are believed to have been committed investigate the evidence and then recommend to bureau hierarchy whether to pursue charges with prosecutors. In this case, the bureau hierarchy controlled both the investigation and the charging decision from Washington, a scenario known in FBI parlance as a “special,” the lawmakers said.
Committee Republicans believe the FBI under Obama and the direction of Comey “rigged the outcome to clear Clinton,” The Hill notes.
“This was an effort to pre-bake the cake, pre-bake the outcome,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said. “Hillary Clinton obviously benefited from people taking actions to ensure she wasn’t held accountable.”
The story of her life.