Opinion| Mark Sidney| Now, can you imagine my shock upon reading a report that suggests that the Obama DOJ ‘Tried Repeatedly To Kill FBI’s Clinton Foundation Investigation”?
I mean, who in their right mind would think that the DOJ and FBI, under Obama’s leadership, would become weaponized against their opponents, and then use those same institutions to shield their ‘partners in crime,’ so to speak?
Answer: anyone and everyone who is paying attention to what has been going on during the Obama years!
Chuck Ross, writing for The Daily Caller, put together a super report about the allegations. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting parts:
“Senior-level Justice Department officials pushed back heavily on an ongoing FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a bombshell report from The Wall Street Journal.
The newspaper laid out numerous examples, based on law enforcement sources, of senior DOJ officials intervening to quash the probe.
Prosecutors with the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York — which Loretta Lynch led before taking over as attorney general last year — refused to allow FBI investigators probing the Clinton family charity to review emails found on devices turned over this year by two of Clinton’s lawyers during the separate investigation into the mishandling of classified information on Clinton’s private email system.
The rationale, according to The Journal, was that the devices were covered by partial immunity and limited-use agreements that the Clinton lawyers — Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson — agreed to with the DOJ. Information recovered from the laptops could only be used in the email investigation and not in others.
As part of the immunity agreement, the FBI and Justice Department agreed to destroy Mills’ and Samuelson’s devices, a revelation that sparked outrage from congressional Republicans when it was announced earlier this month.”
Now, can you imagine that? Who would have ever thought that the woman who had a secret meeting on the tarmac with the Husband of the woman she was supposed to be investigating, would do something like that?
I’m sure Bill and Loretta met to ‘talk about their grandchildren.’ These people think we are stupid and the mainstream media must too, because they are the ones who swallow and regurgitate the story to the few people who still trust them.
The DC goes one to report: “The DOJ refused to grant the FBI the power to issue subpoenas or conduct formal interviews. It also refused to convene a grand jury to weigh evidence in the case.
More pushback occurred in August, when a senior DOJ official contacted the FBI’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, to voice his displeasure that New York field office agents were continuing the investigation even though the DOJ had declined to provide investigative support.
The official was “very pissed off” that the FBI was continuing its efforts, according to The Journal.
The call occurred on Aug. 12, a day after CNN reported details of FBI-DOJ discord over whether to investigate the Clinton Foundation. It was also a day after Pollock reported that an investigation was underway.
McCabe figures prominently in The Journal’s reporting and in the overlapping Clintonworld investigations.
It was revealed last week that McCabe’s wife, Jill, received nearly $470,000 in contributions to a Virginia state senate campaign last year from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s super PAC.
McAuliffe is a close Clinton ally and is the subject of a separate FBI investigation.
According to The Journal, McCabe refocused the Clinton Foundation investigation a week after FBI director James Comey announced in early July that he would recommend to the Justice Department that charges not be filed against Clinton for mishandling classified information in her emails.
The charity probe would be led by the FBI’s New York office with help from the Little Rock office, according to The Journal. FBI field offices in Los Angeles and Washington were also involved in the Clinton Foundation investigation.
The Los Angeles office subpoena bank records related to the Clinton Foundation after obtaining information during a separate public corruption case. The office in Washington was investigating McAuliffe’s financial relationships from before he joined the Clinton Foundation as a board member.”
Well, well, well, it’s as if everything the TV and print media have been telling us this entire time has been a complete and total lie.
And the Democrats and their surrogates in the media refuse to even so much as acknowledge even a whiff of wrongdoing by the Obama administration.
*Some edits were made.
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