Investigators continue to peel back the layers of corruption in James Comey’s FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton.
Millions of Americans believe the inquiry was rigged and that she escaped criminal prosecution because Comey covered it up for her.
Now a bombshell report has exposed James Comey’s secret, and it means bad news for Hillary Clinton.
When Comey held his famous July 5th, 2016 press conference where he cleared Clinton of criminal wrongdoing, he said her behavior was extremely careless but that it was not clear whether foreign governments had gained access to her private email server.
But that was not the truth.
Comey’s original memo contained five references to possible felonies and misdemeanors as well as the likelihood that foreign agents had hacked her server.
The Hill reports:
“Ex-FBI Director James Comey’s original statement closing out the probe into Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server was edited by subordinates to remove five separate references to terms like “grossly negligent” and to delete mention of evidence supporting felony and misdemeanor violations, according to copies of the full document.
Comey also originally concluded that it was “reasonably likely” that Clinton’s nonsecure private server was accessed or hacked by hostile actors though there was no evidence to prove it. But that passage was also changed to the much weaker “possible,” the memos show.
The full draft and edits were released on the website of Senate Homeland and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), providing the most complete public accounting to date of Comey’s draft and the subsequent edits.
The draft, released in full for the first time on Thursday, offers new details on the FBI’s Clinton investigation and controversial conclusion.
The Hill was first to report late last year that Comey originally concluded Clinton was “grossly negligent” – the statutory term supporting felony mishandling of classified information – when she and her aides transmitted 110 emails containing classified information through her nonsecure server but that subordinates edited the term to the lesser “extremely careless.”
The full draft, with edits, leaves little doubt that Comey originally wrote on May 2, 2016 that there was evidence that Clinton and top aides may have violated both felony and misdemeanor statutes, though he did not believe he could prove intent before a jury.”
The conduct of the FBI in the Clinton email case and Russia investigation is the real scandal.
Comey and his anti-Trump cabal rigged both inquiries.
They let Clinton skate off.
And they most likely used the fake news Fusion GPS Russia dossier to kick start the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign that morphed into the Mueller probe.
But thanks to dogged pursuit by Congressional Republicans, the bad actors at the top of the FBI will finally be held accountable.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.