While the media is focusing all their attention on a witch-hunt looking to find anything that even sounds like collusion between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign, evidence of collusion of another sort keeps coming to light. Strangely, that evidence always comes back to one name; Clinton. All the proof suggests that Hillary Clinton colluded in one way or another.
Evidence has recently come to light that Hillary’s State Department colluded with the New York Times to respond to negative press. There’s evidence that the Hillary campaign colluded with Russian individuals to prepare a dossier to smear Donald Trump with. Recently, even more evidence has come to light that Hillary Clinton received special treatment from the Federal Bureau of Investigations concerning her use of a private email server and the flow of CLASSIFIED documents through that server.
Republicans on congressional committees claim that they have found yet MORE evidence of contradictions and double standards concerning the investigation of Hillary’s private email server. These are not just ‘anonymous sources’ making claims concerning information they may not be privy to; these claims have real weight behind them.
These investigators claim that they have found written evidence that the FBI believed there was sufficient evidence that Hillary Clinton broke the law when she and top aides (such as Huma Abedin) sent classified information through Hillary Clinton’s unsecured private email server. The evidence includes passages in documents written by the FBI and its employees saying that the “sheer volume” of documents with classified information that went through Hillary’s server was proof on its own of criminality on the part of Hillary Clinton.
The Congress members also found further evidence of false statements made by a key witness in the case. It’s strange that the Federal Bureau of Investigations never pursued this witness, especially as Robert Mueller is currently busy assailing people like Michael Flynn for ‘false statements’ made to the FBI.
Congress members and investigators suggested that the witness, whose name is redacted from documents, was the employee of a computer firm that assisted the Hillary Clinton in maintaining her private email server, and who made false statements concerning how the server wound up being erased after its data was subpoenaed.
Investigators also found that the Federal Bureau of Investigations began drafting a statement exonerating Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing well before the completion of their investigation. The statement was drafted before the FBI interviewed over a dozen witnesses, and well before they received all the information from active subpoenas. Among those witnesses were Hillary Clinton herself, as well as the IT employee who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails shortly after they had been subpoenaed by Congress.
But the investigation does not end there. During a December 21, 2017 closed-door briefing by the current FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe, McCabe confirmed that the bureau broke with normal procedure. Normally in an investigation, field officers investigate possible crimes committed in their localities. During the investigation into Clinton’s email server, however, investigation decisions and charging decisions were made by a small group of high-ranking FBI employees in Washington, D.C.
Normally, it is FBI field agents who decide how to investigate crimes committed local to them, and then these agents recommend (or don’t recommend) charges to the hierarchy. In the case of Clinton’s email server, the FBI hierarchy pulled a ‘special,’ an FBI term for investigations completely controlled by the FBI hierarchy.
The FBI refused to provide any comment on the information McCabe shared with Congress. Republicans on the committee, however, had plenty to say.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, said that “this as an effort to pre-bake the cake, pre-bake the outcome,” continuing on to say that “Hillary Clinton obviously benefited from people taking actions to ensure she wasn’t held accountable.”
Indeed, Representative Gaetz seems to be on the money with his interpretation of events. Former FBI director James Comey admitted that he himself made the decision to not seek criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. Further, he says he made the decision without any input from the Department of Justice, another departure from normal procedures.
Comey justifies this decision by claiming that he feared any involvement from the Department of Justice might taint the findings, thanks to the ‘impromptu’ meeting between Attorney-General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton during the closing days of the investigation.
The whole investigation seems to have been designed to ensure Hillary Clinton did not get charged for her mishandling of classified information, and Democrats have been making excuses for her ever since. Most interesting of all, however, is the false standard the FBI and Department of Justice held to concerning charging Hillary.
Charging an individual with crimes committed to reckless handling of classified information does not require ‘malice aforethought’ or intent of any kind. It only requires evidence that the information was mishandled. Further, Hillary Clinton, who is allegedly a former lawyer with a law degree from an Ivy League law school, knows better, and even if she didn’t know how to handle classified information before becoming Secretary of State, her thrice-yearly briefings on the handling of classified information would’ve been informative enough.
The more time goes by, the more obvious it becomes that Hillary Clinton is guilty of multiple crimes, and that she simply wasn’t charged due to her political connections. The Clinton family remains a shining example of how there are two standards in the United States: one for the everyday person, and a much more lenient standard for the politically connected.