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Comey FBI Willfully Ignored “Highly Classified” Hillary Clinton Emails; Barr Radio Silent

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President Obama’s FBI, ran by disgraced former director James Comey, knew about – but purposefully ignored – “highly classified” evidence in the Hillary Clinton email investigation before they downgraded their initial assessment of her crime from a felony to a “grossly negligent” mistake.

As The Hill‘s John Solomon reports, a Senate staff memo updating an ongoing inquiry by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) reveals that the FBI decided to back off their pursuit of this damning evidence “even though the agents believed access to the sensitive evidence was “necessary” to complete the investigation,” writes Solomon.

James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok

What’s worse, Trump’s DOJ has known about this egregious failure of justice since at least 2018 thanks to a classified report by the agency’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who explained what happened in a briefing.

But Johnson and Grassley have been unable to get answers for a year, even from Attorney General William Barr, about whether the FBI intends to look at the critical evidence it skipped back in 2016.

The Senate staff memo succinctly lays out just how egregious the FBI’s decision was in 2016.

The inspector general’s “appendix raised a number of serious questions because, as explained on page 154 of the unclassified DOJ IG report, the FBI decided not to seek access to certain highly classified information potentially relevant to the investigation despite members of the FBI case team referring to the review as a ‘necessary’ part of the investigation,” the Senate staff wrote. –The Hill

“As a result of the findings in that appendix, Senator Grassley wrote a classified letter to DOJ on October 17, 2018, which remains unanswered. On January 15, 2019, at Mr. Barr’s nomination hearing, Senator Grassley asked Mr. Barr if he would answer the letter, if confirmed, to which he attested, ‘Yes, Senator.’ On April 16, 2019, Senators Grassley, Johnson, and Graham sent a letter to Attorney General Barr reiterating the need for a written response to that letter,” reads the note.

Now-fired FBI agent Peter Strzok (who is now suing the DOJ over his ouster) was responsible for downgrading the language regarding Clinton’s conduct from the criminal charge of “gross negligence” to “extremely careless.”

“Gross negligence” is a legal term of art in criminal law often associated with recklessness. According to Black’s Law Dictionary, gross negligence is “A severe degree of negligence taken as reckless disregard,” and “Blatant indifference to one’s legal duty, other’s safety, or their rights.” “Extremely careless,” on the other hand, is not a legal term of art – and is why Clinton got off scot-free.

18 U.S. Code § 793 “Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information” specifically uses the phrase “gross negligence.” Had Obama’s FBI used the phrase, they would have essentially declared that Hillary had broken the law.

Perhaps the FBI decided not to pursue Hillary’s “highly classified” evidence in order to avoid having to stick with “gross negligence.”

Notably, FBI General Counsel James Baker thought Clinton should face criminal prosecution, but was talked out of it at the last minute.

Meanwhile, there’s no doubt that the FBI’s anti-Trump / pro-Clinton bias played a role in their decisions.

And in a passage that often gets overlooked by reporters and pundits alike, IG Horowitz concluded in his final report about the Clinton email caper that the anti-Trump biases that FBI agent Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page expressed in text messages may have affected their decision-making to focus more urgently on the now disproven Trump-Russia collusion allegations rather than to finish work on the former secretary of state’s email problems, an investigation code-named Midyear.

“In assessing the decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead … we were particularly concerned about text messages sent by Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions they made were impacted by bias or improper considerations,” the Justice’s watchdog wrote.

So the FBI’s chief lawyer originally thought Clinton should be indicted, and the bureau wrote a draft supporting the felony standard, but then walked back its decision. And agents focused more on unsubstantiated Trump collusion than Clinton emails in what the IG feared might be a sign of bias. –The Hill

And now Attorney General Bill Barr seems to be taking his sweet time formulating an answer as to what happened, and more importantly – what will come of this. We’re not holding our breath.

via zerohedge

36 COMMENTS

  1. Something must be “Lost in the Translation” here regarding the nomenclature of the Highly Classified
    memos that Hillary was sending here and there without a care in the World as to who might be hacking her “Bathroom server” !Wasn’t it the Biased Peter Strzok who was heading up the investigation into the mishandling of those same emails that changed the Crime to “Grossly
    Negligent” handling of the same e mails thereby cancelling and removing any ability to Criminally Prosecute Hillary ! Wow ,I guess that Justice really isn’t Blind however She may need Glasses to see this whole situation hasn’t gone away, it just needs some “Fresh pairs of Eyes” to examine it !
    I hope Attorney General Barr Has the proper Microscope to see the light here and take the necessary steps to rid this Corrupt Cabal from the FBI and whatever other so called “Intelligence Agencies” were involved in this “Protection Scheme” and whatever other underhanded “Law Bending” issues that were neatly covered up and Lied about !

  2. “Trump’s DOJ has known about this egregious failure of justice since at least 2018”
    Conservative and honest FBI officials and employees are confirming the new director is about as bad as the old directors . . .
    The current head of the FBI is still trying desperately to hide what the FBI has done to the American public, and furiously working behind the scenes to keep evidence from seeing the light of day.
    He has stalled, slow-walked, and simply refused to cooperate.
    Christopher Wray should be fired and brought up on charges of his own . . .

    • Gerry G — we Gerrys think alike. I have been saying wray is no better than comey and should be gone for over 6 months now. You are exactly right in your assessment of him. I’m not so sure barr is any better. He talks a tough show but we have seen zero action even with all the evidence in plain sight.

  3. I hope there is a way for her to be brought back up for all of this because we should NOT have laws for the dirty rich and the peons her and her game of outlaws should face prison time and a very long time

  4. “Follow the money”. James Comey had a reported net worth of $13,000,000. That represents his entire life’s work. Comey earned $6,000,000 of that money – almost half – in one year working for Lockheed Martin. That was the same year that Lockheed Martin was “awarded” several huge government contracts signed off on by then Secretary of Take Hillary Clinton. The next year Comey went back into government service. WHY would anyone quit a job where they made $6,000,000 in a year to go back to a $200,000 +/- job the next year? Look at James Comey’s involvement with HSBC Bank when they were busted for laundering billions of dollars worth of drug cartel and terrorist money. All the top people at HSBC got off with a slap on the wrist – the Clintons walked away with $85,000,000 in contributions from HSBC “account holders”. What makes this more interesting is the way that HSBC laundered all of that money was to “filter” it through phony accounts – set up with information gathered from former real account holders. So where did all that money the Clintons received really come from? Again “Follow the money”.

  5. How this is handled by the DOJ, will determine the future of the USA. There is to be ONE set of laws for ALL the people. On the surface it truly appears to me, that from Obama on down through his cronies, Lynch and Yates, at the DOJ, Comey and what now also appears to be Wrey, at the FBI, Brennen, at the CIA, Fitzpatrick at the State Dept. need to be indicted, tried and if convicted of treason and an attempted Coup D’ etat, they should all be put to death. If anyone reading this tried to pursue what these people tried to accomplish, they, I can guarantee, would be executed. That is how you save a nation, it’s Constitution, it’s Bill Of Rights, and the only True Democracy the world has ever known.
    If on the other hand, they walk, look out for a Revolution that can and will most likely take place. Then who will have there blood on there hands.

    • so true Robert , we would put to death for treason and every American weather they hate or love trump should be up in arms because no matter how much hate there is for trump we need justice for all and trying to overthrow an election is treason . Why does any American weather they be democrat or republican want to protect Comey and the Clinton’s and the rest of their gang from the law , does anyone out there think these high profile crooks would go out of their way to help the average American escape justice .

      • These hi-profile crooks would be the first to put us in prison, who are you kidding. There are two rules in America, one for them and one for us and although it may be shown, and in the case of Hillary Clinton it already has been, our FBI Director, Wrey, is doing his best to cover the FBI and see that no harm comes to anyone in his agency and by doing that he will cover everyone that was in the Obama administration. I don’t believe there will be a single person ever charged with a crime, although there may be wrong doing listed against them the Democrats will just contend that it is Republican mischief and Obama will pretend that nothing ever happened in his administration.

        • Pretty obvious why the Democrats in DC have been pushing so hard and constantly on Trump. In my opinion they ALL had their hands in the till and for years were covering for each other. The few who weren’t on the take, so to speak, needed to be shielded from the criminal activities of all the others. Those screaming, finger pointing, Democrats have a much larger and more serious reason to get rid of Trump. Those screaming the loudest have the most to be nervous about. And already alot of them have, and are, found to have committed criminal fraud while in office. And these are not small amounts of money they have embezzled
          They don’t just dislike Trump, they are scared to death of what he and his people are going to find on the whole lot of them. Their bank accounts and their family members bank accounts are busting at the seams from stolen, illegal money.

  6. I hope the night in shining armor William Barr has not joined the ranks of the resistance because it is a very well paying money machine . I had a lot of hope that Barr could not be influenced and would bring out the truth but it seems like anyone that resists the left wing politicians and the Clinton money machine has a strange way of turning up dead . If all of this evidence is available to the general public about the conspiracy and wrong doings of the Clinton gang then why the hell are they breathing one more breath of free air when Barr should be prosecuting these criminals.

    • Barr is one of those folks who doesn’t “tell the enemy we’re coming”. Hang in there – he, Durham, and Horowitz will get to the bottom of it all. When their reports are released there will be indictments – the first step to H*e*l*l for all involved.

    • Barr was the AG during the Ruby Ridge Murders and the Waco, TX arson of the Branch Davidians who posed no danger to anyone. I, for one, think nothing will happen to these dirtbags. Just sayin’ people don’t change but times do.

  7. This one is simple. Very single FBI person involved in the investigation is immediately fire. Not demoted not warned fired. Then every single manager, director or supervisor is charged with criminal aiding in the transfer and sale of government classified secrets. Then the investigation is reinstated with the intent to find what the prior agents hide. Anything found puts that fired agent in jail.

    Clean house

  8. If nothing is done about these injustices there needs to be martial law, the UN kicked out of America as we do not need ‘peace keeping forces’ herding us into concentration camps, a full domestic military incursion to maintain order while the Deep State is rounded up, and it is in the tens of thousands, do not kind yourself, the people in question arrested, tried in military court and sentenced to whatever that sentence might be based on the charge and justice carried out. Only then will this be remedied and I do not believe Trump even wants this as he is one of the 1% or fancies himself as such. This has to be ‘by the people, of the people, and for the people.’ The time for faith in others to do the right thing has come to pass. It’s time for us to do the right thing. ‘US’ is the ‘United States’. No more waiting.

  9. The REAL question which keeps popping up in my mind is “had this been Donald Trump, WHAT WOULD THE OUTCOME HAVE BEEN”????? Somehow I believe they would have locked him up and thrown away the key !!!!!

  10. I really believe NO matter how much evidence is against comey, clinton, obama or any of the rest –NOTHING — will be done about it. There will be no indictments except for maybe a small time scapegoat to appease the American people brought against any of these criminals. There is no true justice in this country — just double standards and a whole bunch of corruption and hypocrisy. The social visit(which was labeled as an investigation) the fbi did with the witch will just fade away as will all the evidence. I believe (my opinion) the horowitz report will amount to the mueller 3-ring circus and barr will act on nothing. Meanwhile wray sits at the head of the fbi doing his best to cover-up, stonewall, stall and delete any evidence against the fbi.

  11. There are photos of four people displayed at the beginning of this article. Three of them were once exalted members of the FBI, the fourth photo is of a woman who obviously believes, as if cast in concrete, that “Anything goes”, that she is omnipotent, and can conduct any activity which otherwise would cause any other American citizen to be guilty of treachery to the United States of America.
    Justice, in the cases of all of them, apparently can only be executed at the speed of a prehistoric Glacier. In the interim, they are free to complicate the processes they deserve, while progress for justice cannot move more slowly.

  12. There is a pattern here.
    One trait of a sane person is flexibility of mind & heart. Mental-emotional ridgidity is a trait of mental illness.

    What the Left, criminals, mentally ill & Islam all have in common, & makes them actual allies:

    Narcissism has been an epidemic on the Left from the start. If you are involved with a narcissist it will destroy you (PTSD) unless you know all the sneaky tricks & lies & how to deal wIth them, if you are forced to, as in politics.

    YouTube has –

    Narc ology unscripted,

    Michele Lee Nieves, (esp. Leaving A Narcissist: Biggest & Most Common Mistake),

    Surviving Narcissism,

    Why You Are Lonely. Stefan Molyneux,

    Alice in Wonderland & Thru The Looking Glass, Lewis Carol.

    JIHADIST PSYCHOPATH: How He Is Charming, Seducing & Devouring Us. JAMIE GLAZOV.

    TIPPING POINTS: How to Topple the Lefts House of Cards. LIZ WHEELER (news & commentary, OAN Network.)

    MAKING LOVE GREAT AGAIN: The New Road to Reviving Romance & Winning at Relationships. DEANNA LORRAINE.

    THE HISTORY OF JIHAD from Mohammed to ISIS. ROBERT SPENCER.

    See also: Bill Warner, politicalislam.com

  13. Pretty obvious why the Democrats in DC have been pushing so hard and constantly on Trump. In my opinion they ALL had their hands in the till and for years were covering for each other. The few who weren’t on the take, so to speak, needed to be shielded from the criminal activities of all the others. Those screaming, finger pointing, Democrats have a much larger and more serious reason to get rid of Trump. Those screaming the loudest have the most to be nervous about. And already alot of them have, and are, found to have committed criminal fraud while in office. And these are not small amounts of money they have embezzled
    They don’t just dislike Trump, they are scared to death of what he and his people are going to find on the whole lot of them. Their bank accounts and their family members bank accounts are busting at the seams from stolen, illegal money.

  14. Of course Comey hid the real evidence and so did the WIESSMAN REPORT….
    When I was a prosecutor in Phoenix – I came across the murguia’s….All of them are POS’s and should be investigated immediately….
    The dems allowed the companies to leave and actually paid and aided their move….It’s the dems loading up the courts with judges – lawyers and trash….
    It’s the dems loading up the electoral college with their people…
    It’s the dems going to other countries and seeking donations from their cartel brothers….
    It’s the dems making deal under the radar with other countries…..You a**holes better look at the social security and medicare rolls FIRST – since ya’ll have been giving it to EVERY ILLEGAL THAT ENTERS THE COUNTRY……

  15. Fucking disgrace . They screw the American citizens and these whores get off with murder . Talking about murder who killed Epstein ? FBI sucks dojo sucks etc etc . I served in Korea war what a waste of lives and my Time to see my country so Fu $&*up by these dirt bags . I have lost my respect for my country because these shit bags that are running our criminal departments are the REAL corrupt criminals . All we get is bullshit . Their going to bring the criminals to justice bullshit . They catch a guy with pot and slam his ass in Jail . Why don’t they take the laws and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine. President pedo’s , sec of state theif and lier fbi corruption what else do we have . I could go on but no one gives a shit . Good night, poor people who pay taxes get in up their butts as$&*….

  16. Just think…none of those leftist Democrats had decent parents that brought them up right. It’s obvious they weren’t taught anything at. All about morals, character, or honesty. They all lie, which also makes all of them thieves. They have no morals, so naturally they have very questionable character traits. Love and respect of country and those who put the ultimate on the line for our well being definitely were not included in their upbringing. So just how were they raised to be this far off of the normal mark??? What kind of parents did they have for Pete’s sake? I mean who on God’s green earth would put the safety and lives of their own citizens in jeopardy for criminals of other countries? I mean there is a serious brain malfunction with those in Congress doing this. And worse, it’s contagious! They are like children playing follow the leader…who can be the most stupid, say the most stupid thing, do the most stupid thing? That’s all fine and dandy you democratic hypocrites, but when it comes to inflicting harm such as rape and murder on children it’s time those of us who still use our logic do something about it! Stand up for our selves and our children because those elected to represent us will not! It’s time we started flouting our agendas around and DEMANDING ACTION or get out of office! We need our loud protests heard as we walk down the streets and picket the liberal media’s. Just because i, myself am sick of the no accounts!

  17. Based on everything that has transpired so far and the extent and depth of the Deep State corruption in virtually all of our government and cultural institutions, it us almost certain that nothing big in terms of the meeting justuce justice will occur. I hope and pray we are both wrong, and that a miracle takes place soon, but we have waited far too long for justice to prevail. It is true that “Justice delayed is justice denied”. But INHO, “Justice delayed too long is Justice GONE!!”

  18. Bush Boy Barr is waiting for the election. He’s stalling everything but talking a good game. If Trump loses, Bush Boy Barr is not going to prosecute any of his pals in the Obama Clinton Cabal. If Trump wins, Bush Boy Barr will be fired and replaced by someone who is not a member of the Obama Clinton Cabal.

  19. I can only think that Mr Barr has put Come’s mis handling of Hillaries email on the back burner, not only because of it being difficult to prove, but because there is more to come? I think Mr Barr is trying to put everything together so he makes one big splash of indictments. But who am I to know, what really bothers me is the fact that Kerry has not been indicted for interferience with the Iran dealing Trump was dealing with? That to me was a simple deal to me??

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