Transcripts Declassified! Obama DOJ Ordered FBI ‘Don’t Charge Hillary With Gross Negligence’!
Victor Davis Hanson says Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s huge team at the Department of Justice used almost as many resources as Mueller and found that the FBI and DOJ had deluded a FISA court in order to spy on an American citizen, who just happened to be a low-level Trump aide.
It incidentally also discovered that a foreign national Christopher Steele had peddled junk opposition research that was gobbled up by Obama-administration intelligence agencies in an effort to spy on Page and thus the Trump campaign. Through the “two-hop” rule, a warrant allows spying on an individual, and on anyone that individual has contacted, and additionally on anyone those secondary people have contacted. Further, the warrant allows investigators to look back in time, going back years.
In short, in today’s climate, one could argue that Team Obama functionaries, even in retirement, sought to influence the 2016 election by slandering Trump, and his holdover appointees have kept up their obsessions in order to affect the 2020 election.It is the moment we all knew would happen, and now we know for a fact that Obama Colluded with his DOJ to make sure Hillary was not criminally charged by the FBI concerning her private email server!
No sooner were Democrats’ Trump-Russia collusion charges debunked than they began to claim that Trump will do again in 2020 what Robert Mueller found he did not do in 2016: rig the election.
Then, there’s the Mueller testimony:
After 22 months, nearly 500 subpoenas, and somewhere around $35 million in costs, special counsel Robert Mueller’s much praised progressive “all-star” team of lawyers and investigators found no evidence that Donald Trump had colluded with the Russians.
Trump did not warp the 2016 election, and so he had not unfairly defeated the supposed sure-winner Hillary Clinton. But again those who have investigated and attacked Trump nonstop probably are seeking to do in 2020 what they falsely accused Trump of doing in 2016.
If anyone should have found “collusion,” it was certainly the Mueller zealots, then de facto ramrodded by current MSNBC partisan “legal” analyst Andrew Weissmann. (How odd that John Brennan, James Clapper, Andrew McCabe, and Andrew Weissmann leak to MSNBC and CNN and then, in the out-phase of their perpetually revolving-door careers, end up rewarded by their receptacles as paid TV analysts).
In the end, the “hunter-killer team” imploded.
Tweeting an excerpt of the transcripts of Page’s testimony, Ratcliffe wrote:
“Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information.”
Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information. pic.twitter.com/KPQKINBtrB
— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) March 13, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee members have released the transcript of Page’s testimony in front of the committee last year and it contained several major revelations. You will remember at the time, that a lot of Republicans praised Page for being so forthcoming! Well, this would be why!
One of the bigger revelations was that Page, revealed that the infamous “insurance policy” text message was referring to the Russia investigation.
“During her interview with the Judiciary Committee in July 2018, Page was questioned at length about that text — and essentially confirmed this referred to the Russia investigation while explaining that officials were proceeding with caution, concerned about the implications of the case while not wanting to go at ‘total breakneck speed’ and risk burning sources as they presumed Trump wouldn’t be elected anyway,” Fox News reported. “Further, she confirmed investigators only had a ‘paucity’ of evidence at the start.”
Page also revealed that the decision to not charge Hillary Clinton with ‘felony gross negligence’ in her email scandal came at the sole direction of the Obama Justice Department.
“We did not blow over gross negligence. We, in fact and, in fact, the Director because on its face, it did seem like, well, maybe there’s a potential here for this to be the charge,” Page said. “And we had multiple conversations, multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence.”
Page continued: “And the Justice Department’s assessment was that it was both constitutionally vague, so that they did not actually feel that they could permissibly bring that charge, and also that it had either never been done or had only been done once like 99 years ago. And so they did not feel that they could sustain a charge.”
“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,” Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) said to Page.
“That’s correct,” Page responded.
This is the smoking gun folks. Liberals can no longer claim that Hillary was investigated and found innocent. She was found guilty, and the Obama administration covered it all up, for political gain.
Page and Peter Strzok, who both hated then-candidate Donald Trump and were pro-Hillary Clinton, were also involved in the FBI’s initial counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.
As we un-peel these latest documents, we get closer and closer to the fact that the only collusion going on was at the behest of the Democrats!