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I just seen this here.
But first, background. In the last post titled The Battleground States Edition, I wrote as follows:
Another thread that we have been following is this “tug of war” between the DOJ and the FBI. Last time we checked in, we observed that both Mr. Comey and Mrs Lynch were both being supported by the POTUS.
The situation has clarified now, since Obama has come out on the side of theAG Lorreta Lynch. Here is that post: (see here)
But, but, but…
This simple situation has just become more complicated. It would appear that the AG, one Loretta Lynch has not been completely forthcoming. Here is that post: (see here)
Just to remind those whose memories seem so conveniently to fail, Comey is the FBI director, not a Justice Department prosecutor, much less the attorney general. The FBI is not supposed to exercise prosecutorial discretion. The FBI is not supposed to decide whether the subject of a criminal investigation gets indicted. The FBI, moreover, is not obligated to make recommendations about prosecution at all; its recommendations, if it chooses to make them, are not binding on the Justice Department; and when it does make recommendations, it does so behind closed doors, not on the public record.
Yet, in the Clinton e-mails investigation, it was Comey who made the decision not to indict Clinton. Comey, furthermore, made the decision in the form of a public recommendation. In effect, it became The Decision because Attorney General Loretta Lynch had disgraced herself by furtively meeting with Mrs. Clinton’s husband a few days before Comey announced his recommendation. Comey, therefore, gave Mrs. Clinton a twofer: an unheard-of public proclamation that she should not be indicted by the head of the investigative agency; and a means of taking Lynch off the hook, which allowed the decision against prosecution to be portrayed as a careful weighing of evidence rather than a corrupt deal cooked up in the back of a plane parked on a remote tarmac. Now, suddenly, Mrs. Clinton is worried about law-enforcement interference in politics.
So those are the FACTS.
And here is the problem: (see here)
Start with Attorney General Loretta Lynch. A cavalcade of former Justice heavyweights are now assailing FBI director James Comey for reopening the Clinton email file, and Justice sources are leaking that the director went rogue despite Ms. Lynch’s counsel not to alert Congress so close to an election.
But Mr. Comey works for the Attorney General. If she thinks Mr. Comey was breaking Justice rules by sending Friday’s letter to Congress, then she had every right to order him not do so. If Mr. Comey sent the letter anyway, and he didn’t resign, Ms. Lynch could then ask President Obama to fire him.
Our guess is that she didn’t order Mr. Comey not to send the letter precisely because she feared Mr. Comey would resign—and cause an even bigger political storm. But the worst approach is to let a subordinate do something you believe is wrong and then whisper afterwards that you told him not to. The phrase for that is political cowardice.
Some would say “political cowardice” other would say “conspiracy to obstruct justice”, but hey, I’m not the attorney.
So where does that leave us. We see that The Bamster is trapped. He can’t make a move, since whatever he does, he will undermine his own position. Remember, regardless of whether The Donald wins, the investigations WILL commence. And that could really take a toll on the golf time that the former POTUS is looking forward to after his 8 year SLOG of taking care of the peoples business.
The thread of Obama taking emergency measures and suspending the election if SickHillary “steps aside” is receding… (see here)
Besides, the Bamster can’t pardon himself.
All he can do is “take the fi’th”, like his AG in the Iran Cash Giveaway scandal. (see here)
So that was then and this is now…
Here is the latest: (see here)
It would now appear as if the FBI Agents are holding both Director Comey’s and Obama’s feet to the fire.
In the below post we read the following… which I am reposting…
FOR THE RECORD
Secret Recordings Fueled Mutinous FBI Investigation of Clintons Despite DOJ Orders To “Stand Down”
It’s looking increasingly like there is an ongoing mutiny underway within the FBI as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that, according to “officials at multiple agencies”, FBI agents felt they had adequate evidence, including “secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation”, to pursue an investigation of the Clinton Foundation but were repeatedly obstructed by officials at the Department of Justice.
Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation fueled an internal battle between FBI agents who wanted to pursue the case and corruption prosecutors who viewed the statements as worthless hearsay, people familiar with the matter said.
The roots of the dispute lie in a disagreement over the strength of the case, these people said, which broadly centered on whether Clinton Foundation contributors received favorable treatment from the State Department under Hillary Clinton.
Senior officials in the Justice Department and the FBI didn’t think much of the evidence, while investigators believed they had promising leads their bosses wouldn’t let them pursue, they said.
Despite clear signals from the Justice Department to abandon the Clinton Foundation inquiries, many FBI agents refused to stand down. Then, earlier this year in February 2016, the FBI presented initial evidence at a meeting with Leslie Caldwell, the head of the DOJ’s criminal division, after which agents were delivered a clear message that “we’re done here.” But, as the WSJ points out, DOJ became increasing frustrated with FBI agents that were “disregarding or disobeying their instructions” which subsequently prompted an emphatic “stand down” message from the DOJ to “all the offices involved.”
As 2015 came to a close, the FBI and Justice Department had a general understanding that neither side would take major action on Clinton Foundation matters without meeting and discussing it first. In February, a meeting was held in Washington among FBI officials, public-integrity prosecutors and Leslie Caldwell, the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division. Prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York—Mr. Capers’ office—didn’t attend, these people said.
The public-integrity prosecutors weren’t impressed with the FBI presentation, people familiar with the discussion said. “The message was, ‘We’re done here,’ ” a person familiar with the matter said.
Justice Department officials became increasingly frustrated that the agents seemed to be disregarding or disobeying their instructions.
Following the February meeting, officials at Justice Department headquarters sent a message to all the offices involved to “stand down,’’ a person familiar with the matter said.
The FBI had secretly recorded conversations of a suspect in a public-corruption case talking about alleged deals the Clintons made, these people said. The agents listening to the recordings couldn’t tell from the conversations if what the suspect was describing was accurate, but it was, they thought, worth checking out.
Despite the warnings, FBI agents continued to press forward leading to a tense August 12th call between a “senior DOJ official” and the FBI deputy director, Andrew McCabe, which ended abruptly when McCabe bluntly asked “are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?”
In subsequent conversations with the Justice Department, Mr. Capers told officials in Washington that the FBI agents on the case “won’t let it go,” these people said.
As a result of those complaints, these people said, a senior Justice Department official called the FBI deputy director, Mr. McCabe, on Aug. 12 to say the agents in New York seemed to be disregarding or disobeying their instructions, these people said. The conversation was a tense one, they said, and at one point Mr. McCabe asked, “Are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?’’ The senior Justice Department official replied: ”Of course not.”
With that, it seems that we’re starting to get a little more insight into why the FBI didn’t “follow protocol” by alerting the DOJ before sending their most recent letter to Congress announcing the re-opening of Hillary’s email investigation.
Meanwhile, Fox News reported earlier this evening that “sources” claim to have an “avalanche of evidence” in their case against Hillary and that “barring obstruction” they would continue to push for an indictment. The next 5 days should be very interesting.
UPDATE 1: 06:00 3 November 2016
The saga continues… (see here)
In the latest installment of the SERVERGATE/FBI/DOJ/POTUS scandal, we find out the following important information:
Here are the key highlights from his report, as summarized by Real Clear Politics:
- The Clinton Foundation investigation is far more expansive than anybody has reported so far and has been going on for more than a year.
- The laptops of Clinton aides Cherryl Mills and Heather Samuelson have not been destroyed, and agents are currently combing through them. The investigation has interviewed several people twice, and plans to interview some for a third time.
- Agents have found emails believed to have originated on Hillary Clinton’s secret server on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. They say the emails are not duplicates and could potentially be classified in nature.
- Sources within the FBI have told him that an indictment is “likely” in the case of pay-for-play at the Clinton Foundation, “barring some obstruction in some way” from the Justice Department.
- FBI sources say with 99% accuracy that Hillary Clinton’s server has been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, and that information had been taken from it.
When reading above, please remember this: over at the WikiLeaks document disclosures, there are emails where staff members of the Clinton Foundation, State Department and Justice Department are ACTIVELY COLLUDING (CONSPIRING) to DESTROY MATERIAL EVIDENCE.
Yet all the focus is on an investigation (5 separate ones in FACT) that has been ongoing for at least one year and if any one of these sub-investigations bear any fruit, it will not be before the November 8 Presidential Vote. But for the “conspiring to destroy evidence” as per WikiLeaks, the search warrants could have been issued last p.m. and the FBI could already have the originals and the perpetrators in it’s custody.
Call me a “conspiracy theorist” but it would appear that the fire trucks are being sent to put out a fire at a bungalow owned by Hillary in Queens, while the BIG F***ING FIRE is destroying all the material evidence in Hillary’s Manhattan coop.
Anyone else think this is strange, or is it just me?