The November not-a-suprise, Loretta Lynch politicizes the FBI’s decision to follow new information on Hillary’s emails.
Bill had a nice chat with Loretta on the tarmac about grandkids, but the investigation on Hillary wasn’t brought up.
(What was that like? ‘Nice Grandkids you got there — it would be a shame if something were to happen to them.‘)
After that chat with Bill, Lynch had recused herself from the investigation.
Lynch tried to shield Hillary from the investigation probably because it’s well known that she would be the Attorney General under a Hillary Administration.
An astonishing confrontation between the attorney-general and the FBI director over Hillary Clinton’s emails was revealed Monday.
Sources told Reuters how James Comey, the FBI boss, challenged Loretta Lynch, the nation’s most senior prosecutor, over whether she was directing him to keep the bombshell discovery of new, ‘relevant’ emails secret from Congress.
The development was revealed by the news agency hours after the White House went out of its way to back Comey as a man of ‘integrity’ and rubbish Hillary Clinton’s attack on him.
It also slapped down claims by Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate leader, that Comey may have been breaking the Hatch act and influencing the election, saying the President did not believe he was doing such a thing.
The Comey-Lynch confrontation unfolded on Thursday, some time after Comey was fully briefed on the existence of the trove of emails uncovered by agents investigating Anthony Weiner’s sexting of a 15-year-old girl.
Lynch made it known that she thought his decision violated department policy, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.
As Comey and Lynch aides debated last Thursday whether alerting Congress about the emails would comply with longstanding Justice Department policy against announcing overt investigative steps that would influence an upcoming election, Comey asked whether he was being explicitly directed not to do so.
Lynch never gave Comey the order not to send the emails, a senior government official said.
For those of you waking from a coma, James Comey’s Letter was sent to Congress on Friday, Oct. 28, just 11 days before Election Day.
In an attempt to politicize the decision to investigate the new information relating to Hillary’s emails, the Department of (In)Justice tried to bully the FBI.
Lynch’s office informed the FBI on Thursday that sending the letter conflicted with a memo containing official guidance that is sent to all Justice Department employees during presidential election years, according to the official.
The memo instructs employees to ‘never select the timing of investigative steps… for the purpose of affecting any election.’
Read more: Daily Mail
Comey’s letter said that the FBI learned about the existence of emails that ‘may be pertinent’ to the Hillary server investigation.
What would happen if Comey didn’t send the letter to Congress and within the emails the FBI found evidence of ‘intent’ that he lacked in his earlier decision to not indict Hillary?
In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.
This incestuous little pool of political conspirators that close ranks and hand each other political favors needs to end.
It won’t end with Hillary.
She’s one of the ringleaders of that circus.