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Thursday, June 14, 2018
DOJ Watchdog Report to Shine Light on FBI Handling of Clinton Case
article appeared in Breitbart on June 13th
By Kristina Wong
The Justice Department Inspector General’s long-awaited
report on the Obama DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of
the Hillary Clinton email server investigation is set to be released Thursday,
and will likely spark new questions over whether she should be prosecuted.
Loretta Lynch and James Comey
The report is
expected to address controversial decisions made at the highest echelons within
the Obama DOJ and the FBI, including by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch,
fired FBI Director James Comey, fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and
other former and current senior officials.
“We’re going to find
out exactly how compromised the FBI and DOJ were. We’ll have some insights
there as it relates to the mangling of the Clinton email investigation and the
corruption associated with that cover up,” said Tom Fitton, president of the
conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch.
“I think we’re going
to get additional details that will probably be devastating to anyone who
frankly has been defending the Obama DOJ/FBI conduct. There’s a reason Comey
got a book out early,” Fitton said.
The report is
expected to address Lynch’s private tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton on
June 27, 2016, just eight days before FBI Director James Comey announced that
the FBI concluded that Clinton should not face any charges. It is also expected
to address Comey’s decision to make a public announcement about the FBI’s conclusion
on the case, which Clinton has partially blamed for her election loss.
The report will also
likely examine when Comey concluded Clinton should not be recommended for
prosecution. The former FBI director drafted and passed around an exoneration
of Clinton statement several months before he announced his decision.
But perhaps most
significantly, it will also examine how Comey came to his conclusion — which
could have major repercussions for Clinton, since it potentially allowed her to
avoid felony charges.
Hillary and Comey
“Hillary Clinton may
get some satisfaction of criticism of James Comey or his handling of her case
and publicity around it. But it’s going to put the focus back on the Justice
Department as to what it’s going to do about the Clinton email issue,” Fitton
Comey had argued that
Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling classified information on her
server, although in an earlier statement draft, he had used the words “grossly
negligent” — a phrase that could have held legal repercussions.
He argued that
Clinton showed no “criminal intent.”
prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, senior contribution for National Review, has argued
that Clinton’s intent should not have mattered. In a column last year, he wrote:
Prosecutors are not required to prove motive. The question is whether
she knew classified information would end up on the server, and her set-up made
This line of reasoning is fatuous — and it’s another instance of the
Justice Department adopting Clinton campaign cant. Petreaus shared his classified
diaries with a single person, a paramour who actually had a security clearance
(albeit not one high enough to view what she was shown). Clinton’s offense was
more extensive in duration and seriousness.
Fitton predicted the
DOJ IG’s report will put pressure on the Justice Department as to whether they
will endorse Comey’s decision.
“The IG I’m sure is
going to reaffirm the conclusion that most of us have, that Hillary Clinton got
an improper get-out-of-free jail card from the Obama administration, and the
challenge for the FBI and the Justice Department now is are they going to
endorse that?” Fitton said.