Hillary Clinton Crimes 'Chart' Covered Up By Obama FBI, FOIA Docs Reveal
The report obtained evidence that federal agency created a 'chart' of Clinton's offenses
The top echelons of the Obama FBI went to extreme lengths to justify not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton for mistreating classified information, according to Judicial Watch.
The report obtained evidence that federal agency created a 'chart' of Clinton's offenses, but was covered up.
A recent court-ordered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed the emails, an application that had been previously ignored.
FBI emails show the Bureau desperately trying to protect Hillary Clinton's reputation in the run-up to the 2016 election.
Then FBI Director James Comey sent a letter Congress announcing an initial review of hundreds of thousands of conceivably classified emails discovered on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop.
But disgraced former agent Peter Strzok jumped in by emailing Comey.
Via Judicial Watch:
[Redacted] writes: I am still working on an additional page for these TPs that consist of a chart of the statutory violations considered during the investigation, and the reasons for the recommendation not to prosecute, hopefully in non-lawyer friendly terms …
Strzok forwards to Page, Jonathan Moffa, and others: I have redlined some points. Broadly, I have some concerns about asking some our [sic] senior field folks to get into the business of briefing this case, particularly when we have the D’s [Comey’s] statement as a kind of stand-alone document.
In my opinion, there’s too much nuance, detail, and potential for missteps. But I get they may likely be asked for comment.
[Redacted] writes to Strzok, Page, and others: The DD [Andrew McCabe] will need to approve these before they are pushed out to anyone.
At the end of last week, he wasn’t inclined to send them to anyone. But, it’s great to have them on the shelf in case they’re needed.
[Redacted] writes to Strzok and Page: I’m really not sure why they continued working on these [talking points]. In the morning, I’ll make sure Andy [McCabe] tells Mike [Kortan] to keep these in his pocket. I guess Andy just didn’t ever have a moment to turn these off with Mike like he said he would.
Wow, looks like James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton long before the investigation was over...and so much more. A rigged system!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2017
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Page replies: Yes, agree that this is not a good idea.
But neither the chart revealing the full scope of Hillary Clinton’s potential crimes or the drafts from the FBI has ever been released.
On May 15, 2016 - James Rybicki sent Bill Priestap, McCabe, Lisa Page amongst others an email with the subject “Request from the Director.”
Comey requested a list of all cases charged in the last 20 years where the “gravamen of the charge was mishandling classified information.”
“It should be in chart form with: (1) case name, (2) a short summary for content (3) charges brought, and (4) charge of conviction,” Rybicki wrote.
A July 22, 2016 email exchange between Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and other FBI and DOJ officials show that Beth Wilkinson, a lawyer for several of Hillary Clinton’s aides, demanded a conference call with the FBI/DOJ and that she was “haranguing” the FBI/DOJ about the return of laptops in the FBI’s possession:
A Wilkinson Walsh attorney, emails [Redacted] FBI National Security Division Officials: We wanted to follow up on our conversation from a few days ago.
We would like to schedule a time to speak with both you and [Redacted] early next week. Is there a time on Monday or Tuesday that could work on your end?
[Redacted] FBI National Security Division official writes: In the meantime, I’ll tell Hal that we will certainly schedule a call and will get back to him as to timing.
Since he knows Beth [Wilkinson] personally, it could be useful to have Jim on the phone if she is going to be haranguing us re: the laptops.
[Redacted] FBI Office of the General Counsel writes: More…I guess this is [Redacted’s] rationale for why we need to have the GC on the call to discuss the fact that we will be following all of our legal obligations and FBI policies/procedures with regard to the disposition of the materials in this case.
Strzok writes: You are perfectly competent to speak to the legal obligations and FBI policy/procedures. We should NOT be treating opposing counsel this way. We would not in any other case.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the FBI hiding a chart detailing Hillary Clinton’s violations of the law:
“Judicial Watch caught the FBI in another cover-up to protect Hillary Clinton. These records show that the FBI is hiding a chart detailing possible violations of law by Hillary Clinton and the supposed reasons she was not prosecuted.”
In December, Comey acknowledged in closed-door testimony, that as of July 2016, investigators "didn't know whether we had anything" implicating Trump in inappropriate Russia collusion, and that "in fact, when I was fired as director [in May 2017], I still didn't know whether there was anything to it."