ELDER PATRIOT – With each passing day comes a new revelation about how fired F.B.I. Director James Comey made up his own rules regarding the handling of evidence and the deposing of witnesses.
In plain English Comey manipulated, ignored and destroyed evidence to arrive at what outcome he thought best (for him?) or the outcome desired by his political superiors.
Comey inexplicably gave immunity to every Clinton confidant questioned during the course of her email investigation and even allowed them to destroy their communication devices.
He allowed Clinton to maintain control over her infamous server for months after it should’ve been seized for evidence and he then allowed her attorneys to decide which emails they would turn over to F.B.I. investigators after which he allowed Mrs. Clinton’s legal team to scrub the server before providing it to the F.B.I.’s forensic investigators.
He refused to recommend indicting Mrs. Clinton because, in his view, she exhibited no intent. That would’ve been a hard proof to make in court but it did serve to protect Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and perhaps Obama’s entire Department of Justice, from having to explain why they dismissed an F.B.I. referral to do so.
Now, evidence is mounting that Comey has once again unlawfully mishandled classified documents that are pertinent to a different investigation – this one into Comey himself.
Government watchdog Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton announced on Friday that his organization has filed suit against the Justice Department after they failed to respond to multiple FOIA requests. See Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-01189).
According to its website Judicial Watch is pursuing six FOIA lawsuits:
“see here, here, here, here, here and here) related to the surveillance and unmasking President Trump’s associates during the FBI’s investigation of potential Russian involvement and the subsequent leaking of information about that investigation to the media.)
Having to sue to get a document leaked to The New York Times is a scandal. The memo should be released forthwith, and, frankly, the president can and should order its immediate release.
But the lawsuit was only one of several significant actions we took this week. Yesterday we sent acting FBI Director Andrew G. McCabe a letter reminding him about the FBI’s legal obligation under the Federal Records Act (FRA) to recover records removed from the agency, including Comey’s memos apparently taken by Comey when he left the FBI and subsequently leaked to the media.
Because of his own actions, Comey is now facing even greater criminal liability than Hillary Clinton did because there is no one in position between the F.B.I. and President Trump to protect him from prosecution in the same way Comey was for Hillary Clinton.
Comey bet on the wrong horse to win the presidential election. Had Hillary won there’s no doubt Comey’s unlawful excusing of Mrs. Clinton violation of the Espionage Act (and whatever other evidence of criminal activity and government corruption was on her server) would’ve been buried forever.
Perhaps Comey’s desire to protect his job status was the reason he decided to give Hillary a pass for her crimes and was driven by believing the same polls that had been manipulated to persuade the people to vote for her.
Wouldn’t that be Schadenfreude?