It has been obvious to this observer, and to any reasonably neutral observer who has followed and understood the issues and the the evidence (as it was revealed) that Madam Former Secretary of State Felonia Von Pantsuit had committed serious crimes in her failure to safeguard our Republic’s Secrets, means, and methods. The actual sworn testimony that documents this failure of the Justice Department is now a matter of public record.
By John Sexton, HotAir
According to Page, the FBI discussed charging Clinton for behaving with gross negligence, but the DOJ said no. From the Washington Examiner:
Page said Comey and the FBI spoke with DOJ about a gross negligence charge for Clinton multiple times, but that the DOJ consistently pushed back on it. “We had multiple conversations with the Justice Department about bringing a gross negligence charge. And that’s, as I said, the advice that we got from the Department was that they did not think — that it was constitutionally vague and not sustainable,” she said.
Ratcliffe asked if the decision not to charge Clinton with gross negligence was a direct order from the DOJ. “When you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: ‘You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to,’” he said.
Page responded: “That’s correct.”
So, before Fomer Director Comey held is press conference clearing Madam Former Secretary of State Felonia Von Pantsuit, while laying out a case that would have resulted in any normal citizen with such exalted clearances being imprisoned for the rest of their natural life, he and his bureau had been directed by the DoJ not to prosecute for gross negligence.
It makes a big difference whether the change of heart came from the FBI or the DOJ. Why? Because former FBI Director Comey said the reason he gave a statement without clearing it first with the DOJ is that he wasn’t sure AG Loretta Lynch could be trusted. Part of that distrust was based on the tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton but part of it was based on Lynch’s insistence that Comey refer to the investigation into Clinton as a “matter” rather than an investigation. That just happened to line up with the messaging being put out at the time by the Clinton camp.
Lynch never recused herself from the investigation but after the tarmac meeting she agreed to accept whatever recommendation the FBI made about whether or not to prosecute Hillary. What we found out later is that [that] was a hollow promise because, according to texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Lynch already knew the FBI was not going to recommend charges. And now it turns out that it was the DOJ that toldthe FBI to forget about charging Hillary even as some at the FBI thought it was warranted.
So to sum this up, Lynch was clearly in the bag for Clinton from the start, so much so that even Comey could see it.
And yet rather than air the issue and let the chips fall where they might, he went along.
- wrongdoing, especially by a public official.