Hillary Clinton is in political trouble and perhaps even legal trouble over her use of private e-mail accounts and bypassing government-issued accounts containing substantial amounts of information that belongs to the federal government. But ultimately, I don’t think this latest controversy will hurt her presidential ambitions. – Bob Beckel
Now that you are done laughing hysterically…
FoxNews.com reports that
A highly anticipated report from the Justice Department’s internal watchdog reportedly is expected to hit FBI leaders for moving too slowly to review a batch of Hillary Clinton emails discovered toward the end of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Offering a glimpse at the contents of the closely held inspector general review, The Associated Press cited people familiar with the findings in reporting Monday that the investigation would criticize the bureau for its handling of that incident.
It’s just one piece of the comprehensive report that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has compiled looking into the FBI and DOJ’s conduct during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The handling of that late-campaign email discovery, though, has long been a key issue for officials on both sides of the aisle.
Clinton has repeatedly blasted then-FBI Director James Comey for notifying Congress that he was revisiting the email probe less than two weeks before the election, claiming that announcement hurt her campaign in the final leg. But Republicans also want to know why the FBI waited weeks to act on those emails, which were discovered on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Some FBI officials, like then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, knew as early as September 2016 of the emails, but the bureau did not obtain a warrant to review them until the following month.
The IG report, which is examining a broad range of FBI actions during the email investigation, is expected to criticize officials, including Comey, for not moving fast enough to examine the email trove and for a weeks long delay in getting a warrant, sources told the AP.
Clinton supporters say the candidate’s name could have been cleared much faster if the FBI acted on the emails as soon as they knew about them. But Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, a Republican, also pressed the DOJ earlier this year for answers on that timeline.
There are suspicions about whether there was an effort to delay pursuing those Clinton files. The Washington Post first reported in January that Horowitz was investigating whether McCabe wanted to avoid taking action on the laptop findings until after the presidential election.
Horowitz announced last week that the draft report was finished in a letter to members of Congress. He did not say when the results of the review will be officially released to the FBI, DOJ and congressional committees.
This predicted report by the Inspector General really should not come as a surprise to anyone.
It has been known for quite a while now that the hierarchy of the FBI, Comey, McCabe, et al, were loyal to Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton.
As the rapidly escalating unraveling of the “Russia Probe” falsehood has demonstrated, the professional bureaucrats who served in the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Obama Administration were more interested in serving their bosses than in the cause of justice.
No only did they know of Hillary’s cavalier treatment of top-secret e-mails, they also knew that she used the Clinton Foundation as her and Bubba’s very own “Laundromat”, “cleaning up” copious donations from foreign powers who sought favorable treatment from the State Department under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
It is now very apparent that the corruption ran so deep in the Halls of Power during this time that they were all standing on their tippytoes trying to see above it.
It is also apparent that the DOJ and the FBI had no interest in investigating Hillary, as they were too busy playing footsie with Christopher Steele, Cody Shearer, and Richard Blumenthal in their mission to knock Donald J. Trump out of the Race for the Presidency.
The revelation of the content of the upcoming report by the Inspector General is just another brick in the bureaucratic wall of corruption that was the Department of Justice and the FBI during Obama’s time in office.
Now that Jeff Sessions, at the bequest of President Trump has asked for the IG to investigate the matter of Deep State Operation against Republican Candidate Trump, these previous investigations into Hillary’s e-mail usage should be evaluated in a new light, as well.
Hopefully, the report which is about to go public and the one about to be investigated will tie all of the Obama Administration ‘s Corruption together in a nice little bow, while ending a Special Counsel Investigation which should have never began in the first place.
Until He Comes,