On Wednesday, Director of FBI, James Comey, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Comey strongly defended Wednesday his decision to alert Congress just days before the 2016 election about his agency’s investigation into emails potentially related to Hillary Clinton’s personal server, telling senators while the idea of impacting the election made him “mildly nauseous,” he would not change what he did.
FBI Director Comey stated the FBI was aware that Huma Abedin, long-time aide to Hillary Clinton, regulary sent classified emails to her husband, Anthony Weiner. In fact, even though he open and closed the case on two different occasions, he said the department could not find “intent.” The whole fiasco of course has led to Clinton and other Democrats blaming Clinton’s loss of the presidential election on Director Comey.
The fact of the matter is Clinton put our nation at risk. She used an unsecure server. A server she set up personally so she could use to send emails from an unsecured account to Clinton Foundation donors and others. This was more than just Comey saying that Clinton was “reckless”. Just ask Judicial Watch who discovered more emails with classified information sent from the unsecure server with an unsecured email.
H/T Conservative Tribune:
A new batch of emails sent or received through former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured email server by top aide Huma Abedin has been unearthed by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, and it revealed even more classified information passed through the server during Clinton’s time at the State Department than previously thought.
In addition, a jaw-droppingly ironic message involving a cybersecurity meeting with the woman who replaced Clinton in the Senate was included in the latest trove of messages, which was obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The emails included “894 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sent additional classified information through her unsecure clintonmail.com email account by top aide Huma Abedin,” according to a Judicial Watch news release.
“The Abedin emails also include repeated instances of Clinton’s detailed daily schedules being sent to top Clinton Foundation officials at unsecured email addresses,” the release added.
The new batch of emails also included 29 conversations that hadn’t been turned over to the State Department, bringing the grand total of emails not turned over to 317.
“These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, ‘as far as she knew,’ all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department,” Judicial Watch said.
Two of the new emails were redacted because they contained information that was classified. One, a Dec. 21, 2009, message forwarded by staffer Jake Sullivan, was redacted under a FOIA caveat exempting “(i)nformation specifically authorized by an executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy … Foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources.”
A message from three days later from Clinton was also released saying “Pls review the memcon of my call w FM Kouchener (sic) (Redacted),” indicating more classified material, apparently related to then-French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner.
Then there were emails from Abedin that revealed that scheduler Lona Valmoro forwarded the secretary of state’s schedule to Clinton Foundation officials, once again showing the blurred lines between the State Department and Hillary Clinton’s “charitable foundation.”
That was hardly the only appearance of the Clintons’ well-heeled slush-fund in the documents.
“On Jan. 17, 2010, five days after the massive Haitian earthquake, former Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper emails Hillary Clinton’s then-deputy chiefs of staff, Jake Sullivan and Huma Abedin, to ask if they can do a conference call to discuss Haiti,” Judicial Watch noted.
“Clinton Foundation officials Laura Graham and Doug Band are also provided the call-in information for the conference call. (Author Peter Schweizer would later describe in his book ‘Clinton Cash’ how the Obama administration, during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, allowed hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. taxpayer-funded reconstruction contracts for Haiti to flow through the Clinton Foundation.)”
And then there was the most darkly humorous of the emails — one in which Abedin reminded staff about a cybersecurity meeting with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrat who replaced Clinton in the Senate when she took the job at the State Department.
“These new emails show Hillary Clinton is a serial violator of various laws concerning the handling of classified material,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in the group’s news release. “The initial investigation into this criminal matter was compromised by (former President) Barack Obama’s corrupted FBI and Justice Department. This new information should spur new federal criminal investigations.”
Here’s Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton:
So once again, we have new classified email information that shows Hillary Clinton seriously violated the law. FBI Director Comey let her off the hook. There should have been a major criminal investigation into her lies and mishandling of information in front of a Grand Jury.
But according to information obtained by Judicial Watch there was a Grand Jury investigation into certain emails. Even though the Justice Department pressured Comey not to use the word “investigation”, and Clinton wouldn’t call it an investigation it in fact WAS an investigation into her emails.
However, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said he’s puzzled that the FBI revealed the grand jury action at this juncture.
“The FBI convened a grand jury to investigate Hillary Clinton in 2016. Why is this information being released only now?” said Fitton, whose group publicized the filing to reporters on Thursday. “And it is disturbing that the State Department, Justice Department and FBI are still trying to protect Hillary Clinton. President Trump needs to clean house at all these agencies.”
The problem is, we still have appointees, too many left over from the Obama administration. The FBI and Justice Department are still working to protect Hillary Clinton. Now, the FBI is even looking into emails of Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security. Let’s hope these nutjobs don’t give all these witnesses immunity agreements too.
We all know the decision to protect Hillary Clinton was a top down decision. No analysts or attorneys agreed with FBI Director Comey on his decision. But WHY didn’t we hear anything UNTIL NOW that they used a grand jury to subpoena Clinton emails? And if they had a grand jury, why didn’t they bring Hillary in front of it with grand jurors as well? Oh, that’s right all the witnesses got “immunity” and the devices and emails were submitted and screened by Clinton’s very own personal attorneys.
Paging FBI Assistant Director for the Counterintelligence Division E.W. Priestap? Let me give you a little clue….E.W. Priestap…came from the FBI Crime Division in Chicago in 1998 and was appointed by FBI Director James Comey. Seems to me Clinton, Obama and Priestap might have a few things in common or maybe Priestap like Huma also had a file called “life insurance.”
Here’s the full civil suit from Judicial Watch if your interested. Click here.
The real question now…
Did the change in the Presidency make a real difference in getting to the bottom of the Clinton email scandals or not? Or is the current bureacracy still the same old same old?
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