On May 9th, 2017, James Comey was fired as director of the FBI due to his botched investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server.
But while Comey argued he fulfilled his commitments under the direction of his title, new evidence says otherwise.
In fact, new evidence points fingers at Comey himself for covering for the former Secretary of State—and potentially sabotaging the investigation.
According to a document, the FBI assessed last year that it was “reasonably likely” that Hillary Clinton’s email server was hacked by a foreign operative.
But thanks to former FBI Director Comey, that statement was watered down and swapped out for lies that would ensure Hillary Clinton would walk free.
The Daily Caller reported:
The edit was revealed on Thursday in a letter sent by Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Ron Johnson to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The change is one of several made in May 2016 to Comey’s so-called exoneration statement in the Clinton case.
“The edits to Director Comey’s public statement, made months prior to the conclusion of the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s conduct, had a significant impact on the FBI’s public evaluation of the implications of her actions,” Johnson wrote to Wray.
He noted the recent revelations about Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was a central figure in both the Clinton email probe and Trump investigations. Strzok was discovered to have sent anti-Trump and pro-Clinton text messages to FBI lawyer Lisa Page while he was overseeing both investigations.
Strzok conducted the most important interviews in the Clinton investigation. He interviewed Clinton herself on July 2, 2016 and also met with the Democrat’s top aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.
Strzok is also believed to have softened some of the language in Comey’s statement. CNN has reported that he removed the legalistic term “grossly negligent” and replaced it with “extremely careless.” Gross negligence in the handling of classified material is a crime.
The edits to Comey’s statement “raise profound questions about the FBI’s role and possible interference in the 2016 presidential election and the role of the same agents in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump,” Johnson wrote to Wray.
In addition to softening his claim regarding potential hacking of the server, Comey also removed language from the document that suggested Hillary and her aides broke federal law.
Comey never revealed to the public any indications of negligence or mishandling of public information.
The Daily Caller continued:
The rough draft stated that the private server violated “the statute proscribing gross negligence in the handling of classified information” as well as of the statute regarding “misdemeanor mishandling” of classified information.
Comey’s public statement made no mention of gross negligence or misdemeanor mishandling. The final copy stated that “although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, my judgement is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
Due to his gross mishandling of Clinton’s case, Comey was dishonorably fired by President Trump—but further repercussions may need to be made due to this new information.
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