There are still mysteries surrounding the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
Why wasn’t she prosecuted, and will she ever be?
Now the FBI provided an answer that will shock you.
Former FBI Director James Comey announced in early July 2016 that Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges. Many thought that decision was made after reviewing all the evidence.
But it turns out that was not the case.
New information released by the Senate Judiciary Committee reveals Comey made up his mind months in advance not to recommend charges against Clinton.
“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.
“According to the unredacted portions of the transcripts, it appears that in April or early May of 2016, Mr. Comey had already decided he would issue a statement exonerating Secretary Clinton. That was long before FBI agents finished their work. Mr. Comey even circulated an early draft statement to select members of senior FBI leadership. The outcome of an investigation should not be prejudged while FBI agents are still hard at work trying to gather the facts,” the letter, signed by Chairman Chuck Grassley and Committee member Lindsey Graham states. “Conclusion first, fact-gathering second—that’s no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy.”
“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.”
When Comey made his announcement, Trump tweeted that this was an example of a rigged system.
FBI director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security. No charges. Wow! #RiggedSystem
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2016
He had no idea how right he was.
Comey had his mind made up not to charge Clinton.
And it would have been grounds for Trump to fire Comey when he took office.
It was one swamp creature looking out for another.
As much as the media tried to make the Comey firing controversial, it was an example of Trump draining the swamp.