Under Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the Department of Justice has been weaponized into a political apparatus for Democrats.
The latest example is that Loretta Lynch tried to pressure FBI Director James Comey from informing Congress he had reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
But it’s just the tip of the iceberg in the plot to protect Hillary Clinton.
The FBI is pursuing multiple investigations into Hillary Clinton and her associates.
The Bureau is digging into pay-for-play allegations involving the Clinton Foundation.
And there is a probe into top Clinton confidant, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and his role as a lobbyist.
FBI agents were shocked that after they presented their findings to high ranking officials at the Department of Justice in order to make the case for an aggressive investigation, officials threw cold water on their findings and were overly dismissive.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“That was one of the weirdest meetings I’ve ever been to,” one participant told others afterward, according to people familiar with the matter.
Anticorruption prosecutors at the Justice Department told the FBI at the meeting they wouldn’t authorize more aggressive investigative techniques, such as subpoenas, formal witness interviews, or grand-jury activity. But the FBI officials believed they were well within their authority to pursue the leads and methods already under way, these people said.”
The Journal also notes senior Justice Department officials complained to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe about agents investigating the Clinton Foundations:
“According to a person familiar with the probes, on Aug. 12, a senior Justice Department official called Mr. McCabe to voice his displeasure at finding that New York FBI agents were still openly pursuing the Clinton Foundation probe during the election season. Mr. McCabe said agents still had the authority to pursue the issue as long as they didn’t use overt methods requiring Justice Department approvals.
“The Justice Department official was “very pissed off,” according to one person close to Mr. McCabe, and pressed him to explain why the FBI was still chasing a matter the department considered dormant. Others said the Justice Department was simply trying to make sure FBI agents were following longstanding policy not to make overt investigative moves that could be seen as trying to influence an election. Those rules discourage investigators from making any such moves before a primary or general election, and, at a minimum, checking with anticorruption prosecutors before doing so.
“Are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?” Mr. McCabe asked, according to people familiar with the conversation. After a pause, the official replied, “Of course not,” these people said.”
While that may sound like the Obama bureaucrat backed off in his threats, other lower ranking FBI officials believe the Justice Department gave a “stand down” order.
The Journal also reports:
“Others further down the FBI chain of command, however, said agents were given a much starker instruction on the case: “Stand down.” When agents questioned why they weren’t allowed to take more aggressive steps, they said they were told the order had come from the deputy director—Mr. McCabe.”
The investigations into Hillary Clinton have been tainted by dirty politics from day one.
Obama interfered in the investigation by proclaiming – without evidence and before all the findings were complete – that Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong.
And when Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton aboard her government airplane, many believed they discussed how Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges for her behavior.
But as the lid has been peeled off in this story, the level of corruption and amount of pressure put on the FBI not to investigate the Clintons is shocking.
It reveals an administration consumed with the pursuit of power, willing to sacrifice the rule of law and independence of the investigative process to allow their favored candidate to win an election.