Loretta is accusing someone ELSE of politicized decisions? Funny!
Loretta tried to shield Hillary from all this … unpleasantness. But Comey wasn’t willing to step and fetch for her. And now Team Hillary is scrambling.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch advised and objected against FBI Director James Comey’s move to send a letter to Congress to inform them about the reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Lynch argued to Comey that he should follow the Justice Department’s practice of not taking actions that could influence the outcome of a presidential election, The New Yorker reported on Saturday.
Comey broke from Lynch, who objected to the move along with the Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and independently sent the letter to Congress on Friday, dropping the bombshell about the restarted investigation based on newly discovered emails, rocking Clinton’s campaign.
Comey’s supporters argue that he had to break away from Lynch and act independently on the issue due to her compromising herself when she had an impromptu visit with former president Bill Clinton late into the investigation earlier this year.
…The massive amount of new emails were discovered on a laptop shared by Abedin and her estranged husband, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
The laptop is said to have contained ‘tens-of-thousands of emails,’ a senior law enforcement official told Fox News on Saturday, and the FBI restarted the Clinton investigation because the new emails were ‘pertinent.’
Comey also sent a separate memo to staffers explaining his decision, noting the bureau would not ordinarily inform Congress about its ongoing investigations, but said he felt he needed to do so amid the looming election.
In the internal memo obtained by Fox News, notes he felt an ‘obligation’ to inform lawmakers about the investigation given he had testified repeatedly in recent months that the investigation was completed.
‘Of course we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed,’ Comey wrote in the memo.
‘I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record.’ —Daily Mail
Comey sent the letter to heads of the of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, Judiciary Committees and two Appropriations subcommittees that deal with justice issues, as well as the House’s Oversight Committee and the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee.
‘Although the FBI cannot yet access whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts,’ he wrote.
Hillary’s team complains that they didn’t play by (Eric Holder’s) rules. Yet they want it both ways. It is said there are tens of thousands of emails. And Hillary is demanding that the investigation be rushed and that information be given out ‘right away’.
This is the same woman who, in her final debate with Trump, offhandedly let slip the American response time to a nuclear attack.
For all we know, some of those emails could have classified markings. They could have sensitive information.
This is standard Clintonian attack the messenger stuff. You will remember how she attacked Monica Lewinsky for claiming to have seen Bill naked. It would be MORE surprising if she DIDN’T try to do it.
Here she is ‘demanding answers’.
Hey Hillary. ClashDaily and others have already dealt with your ‘Clinton Defense’ on this issue.
You tell us the American public deserves answers. They ALSO deserve to have someone acting in the name of those Americans to produce work-related email when subpoenaed… rather than destroying them.
This mess you’re looking at?
YOU Built that.