By Deplorable Andrew Allen
The latest news – latest being Monday October 3rd – about Hillary’s server scandal is bookended by two interesting things. On one end, the FBI agreed to limit their own access to Clinton staffers’ laptops AND destroy those laptops after they were done with them. On the other, the reminder that not too long ago James Comey appeared before Congress and pretended that a bunch of junior FBI flunkies handed out immunity the way Oprah hands out stuff.
You Get Immunity! And You Get Immunity! And You Get Immunity!
I might have been born at night but I wasn’t born last night. There is no way James Comey wasn’t personally involved in every aspect of the Hillary-case given her stature as Democratic nominee for the Presidency, and the significant amount of media attention the case generated. In fact, how many times did some variation of the following phrase make the media rounds:
“sources say FBI Director Comey is personally involved in the Clinton investigation and is briefed on it every day”
So the idea that a bunch of Barney Fife rookies at FBI Headquarters felt they needed to act quickly so they cut immunity deals with just about everyone involved in the case is absurd. It’s also an insult to the 150 or so talented career FBI professionals that worked their rear ends off for Comey on this case.
James Comey knew about every single immunity deal offered. Period. An intrepid reporter could probably prove it via a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain a copy of Comey’s daily calendar and visitors list covering the period of the Clinton investigation.
That’s A Whole Lotta Yoga
Imagine you’ve committed a crime. Let’s say you stole shoes from a store. You made it home, and the police called you up and said they were investigating shoe theft. Then a detective showed up at your door asking if she could talk to you about the case.
“Sure detective,” you’d smile, “I’d be happy to turn over everything I have because just like every American I too want to get to the bottom of the shoe theft case. So I’m only going to let you look in the glovebox of my car and you can’t look at video footage from the store that was recorded between the hours of ten and two.”
That isn’t how it’s supposed to – or normally – goes down. But in the Hillary case, that’s what happened. Clinton insiders Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson told the FBI what could and could not be searched during the investigation. Specifically, the FBI wasn’t permitted to look at anything newer than January 31, 2015 on Mills’ and Samuelson’s laptops. That date is important.
Hillary’s email server became public knowledge after January 31, 2015. If evidence on those laptops indicated a deliberate effort to obstruct justice (i.e., by deleting emails, using BleachBit, etc.) it wouldn’t have been found if agents couldn’t look at anything newer than January 31, 2015. After all, there would have been no reason to delete 30,000 emails about yoga while the server was still a secret. Team Clinton’s panic to hide evidence didn’t begin until AFTER the server was found out about.
Personal Electronic Devices Lives Matter
It’s not just close associates that seem to drop like flies when they run afoul of the Clintons. Cell phones don’t seem to have great odds either – Hillary lost and/or destroyed at least a dozen of them during her tenure as Secretary of State. Add two laptops to the plastic-silicon blood bath.
Mills and Samuelson pulled a fast one. Instead of doing what Hillary did and having some staffer take a hammer to their laptops, they had the FBI perform the destruction for them. That way, they kept their noses clean. Their problem is now James Comey’s problem.
And Then There Was One
Now that practically everybody has immunity, evidence has been destroyed, and reports indicate that Comey received $6 million from the Clinton Foundation, the aftermath of the Hillary investigation reeks of malfeasance.
The only person that doesn’t have a get out of jail free card is James Comey and he might not be FBI Director after January 20, 2017.etc.
If Donald Trump is elected President, could his Attorney General indict Comey for obstruction of justice, or at minimum charge him with legal malpractice and strip him of his ability to practice law?
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