Oh, what a tangled web we weave…
Remember back in the day, during the long death march of the 2016 election, when then FBI Director James Comey came out and almost tearfully told us that after long months of diligent work and exhausting investigation, he’d finally determined that there was nothing to prosecute Hillary Clinton over so everyone should feel free to just get out there and vote for her? (Okay… he didn’t exactly say that, but you get the drift.) Turns out that the decision wasn’t all that laborious for him at all. In fact, he’d made the call months earlier but just didn’t bother to tell anyone. In fact, he’d made it before they were even done interviewing the witnesses. Our Katie Pavlich has the details at Town Hall.
According to new transcripts released by the Senate Judiciary Thursday afternoon, former FBI Director James Comey made the decision not to refer then Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for prosecution long before ever interviewing key witnesses. Members of the Committee allege Comey made the decision months before FBI agents were finished with the criminal investigation of her mishandling classified information during her time as Secretary of State.
The transcripts were revealed in a letter sent to current FBI Director Christopher Wray, in which lawmakers are demanding an explanation and more documents surrounding the case.
Comey had made the decision as early as April and even had a draft memo which he circulated around inside the department. The letter contains more revelations, such as the possibility that the FBI had agents working on doing interviews and gathering information who were unaware that a conclusion had already been reached and the outcome was a foregone conclusion.
“It is unclear whether the FBI agents actually investigating the case were aware that Mr. Comey had already decided on the investigation’s outcome while their work was ongoing. However, it appears that the answer to that question may be underneath some of the extensive redactions that the Department made to the transcripts,” the letter continues.
Is it just me, or does this revelation throw that infamous tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton into an even harsher light? Clearly the fix was in on this from the beginning. They couldn’t simply flush the investigation entirely in 2015 because it would have stunk to high heaven, but it seems clear that the end game was known long before Comey bothered to draft a memo.
Here’s one other question to ponder as we consider this story. Everything and everything going on inside the FBI over the course of the Russia, Russia, Russia investigation has somehow made it to a reporter from either the New York Times or the Washington Post as soon as a new rumor comes to light. It’s been a sideshow where we might as well have had a direct feed into the FBI offices running 24/7 on CSPAN. How is it that this little nugget never managed to see the light of day for more than a year?
Things that make you go “hmmm.”