Polls show 56% of Americans disagreed with the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server to transmit classified intelligence.
But why did the FBI take a dive on the case?
A former federal prosecutor just let the cat out of the bag on this pressing question.
When FBI Director James Comey laid out his reasons why he did not believe Hillary Clinton’s conduct rose to that of of a criminal offense, he created more questions than answers.
Some – like Congressman Trey Gowdy – argued Comey rewrote the law when he claimed you needed to establish “intent”.
Others pointed to the statements Clinton made under penalty of perjury that she had turned over all work related emails and had neither sent nor received classified intelligence.
Both of those statements were lies.
Some wondered what the rank-and-file FBI agents thought of the Director’s decision.
After all, it’s their work that is compromised when higher-ups decide laws don’t apply to the powerful.
In an interview with the American Spectator, former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova claimed there is an open revolt against the Director, whom many believe is “a dirty cop”.
The American Spectator reports:
“I know that inside the FBI there is a revolt,” Joseph diGenova tells The American Spectator. “There is a revolt against the director. The people inside the bureau believe the director is a dirty cop. They believe that he threw the [Hillary Clinton email] case. They do not know what he was promised in return. But the people inside the bureau who were involved in the case and who knew about the case are talking to former FBI people expressing their disgust at the conduct of the director.”
The loss of faith in the bureau chief stems in part from a dishonest rendering of the decision not to indict Mrs. Clinton as unanimous rather than unilateral and in part from the bureau’s decision to destroy evidence in the case and grant blanket immunity to Clinton underlings for no possible prosecutorial purpose.
“There is a consensus among the employees that the director has lost all credibility and that he cannot lead the bureau,” diGenova explains. “They are comparing him to L. Patrick Gray, the disgraced former FBI director who threw Watergate papers into the Potomac River. The resistance to the director has made the agency incapable of action. It has been described to me as a depression within the agency unlike anything that anyone has ever seen within the bureau. The director’s public explanation for the unorthodox investigation are viewed by people in the bureau as sophomoric and embarrassing.”
DiGenova also explains many agents working the case wanted to bring charges against Clinton, and says Comey’s claim the decision was unanimous is a “lie”.
From the start of the investigation, many believed it was a rigged endeavor designed to clear Hillary.
Obama endorsed her to succeed him and she stood a good chance of winning the election and becoming President.
There was immense pressure on Comey to go with decision to not charge Hillary and work backwards to manipulate the facts to fit the desired outcome.
When the decision was announced not to charge her, Trump immediately tweeted that the system was rigged.
FBI director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security. No charges. Wow! #RiggedSystem
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2016
And it looks like Director Comey was at the core of the rigged system.