Despite the fact that the Obama Justice Department through Loretta Lynch claimed it would bow to the FBI’s finding in the Clinton email investigation, testimony released from Lisa Page shows that was a lie.
Forget the fact that James Comey lied about the number of emails ‘investigated,’ and that the amount of classified ones were much higher than reported.
Page testified that Espionage charges against the former Secretary of State regarding crimes committed when Clinton sent and received classified information on her unauthorized private email server ‘were not blown over.’
Rather, the Justice Department shut the suggestion of ‘gross negligence” down, basically saying that they would not prosecute those charges.
Think about that for a minute.
“Newly released transcripts from Page’s private testimony in front of a joint task force of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in July 2018 sheds new light on the internal discussions about an investigation into Clinton’s emails.
“This goes back to the FBI’s “Midyear Exam” investigation, which looked into whether Clinton committed crimes when she sent and received classified information on her unauthorized private email server while serving as secretary of state.
“Comey cleared Clinton of all charges in a press conference on July 5, 2016.”
Americans now know that was bogus. Clinton’s actions warranted an indictment, despite the legalese spouted by bureaucrats.
Page told congress members that the FBI “did not blow over gross negligence.”
Responding to a question from Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, Page testified the FBI, including Comey, believed Clinton may have committed gross negligence.
“We, in fact — and, in fact, the Director — because, on its face, it did seem like, well, maybe there’s a potential here for this to be the charge. And we had multiple conversations, multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence,” she said.
But, the DOJ halted that quickly.
“The Justice Department’s assessment was that it was both constitutionally vague, so that they did not actually feel that they could permissibly bring that charge.”
“The specific statute being referenced, 18 U.S. Code § 793, deals in part with “gross negligence” in the handling of national defense information, which Clinton came under scrutiny for possibly violating.
“Page said Comey and the FBI spoke with DOJ about a gross negligence charge for Clinton multiple times, but that the DOJ consistently pushed back on it.”
“We had multiple conversations with the Justice Department about bringing a gross negligence charge. And that’s, as I said, the advice that we got from the Department was that they did not think — that it was constitutionally vague and not sustainable,” she said.
Ratcliffe got to the heart of the matter:
“When you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: ‘You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to,’” he said.
Page replied, “That’s correct.”
Page claimed the DOJ said “the ‘gross negligence’ standard in 793(f), it was their assessment that it was unconstitutionally vague.”
When asked if she knew why DOJ believed that, Page responded, “I really don’t know… I am confident that it was based on their own research in consultation with others, but I don’t have personal knowledge about what the Department did in order to come to that conclusion.”
Page is an adept liar. She carried on an affair with chief-set-up player Peter Strzok, the lead investigator in the Clinton case.
“The thousands of text messages that they sent back and forth about the Clinton and Trump-Russia investigations raised questions of bias, and Mueller eventually removed Strzok from the special counsel investigation. Strzok was also fired by the FBI.
“Page’s testimony raises further questions related to the decision not to charge Clinton with any crimes, including gross negligence, following a lengthy FBI investigation into her email practices that potentially put classified information at risk.
“After the revelation that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton on a Phoenix tarmac in June 2016, while Hillary Clinton was running for president, Lynch refused to recuse herself from the case while also saying she would accept Comey’s decision on what charges to bring against Clinton.
“But Page’s testimony indicates that DOJ had shut the door on gross negligence.
Comey gave an infamous press conference on July 5, 2016, where he listed Clinton’s numerous missteps, including the fact that 110 emails in 52 email chains contained classified information at the time they were sent or received by Clinton.”
Of course, ‘missteps’ are not the same, and since nearly 50 percent of her emails dealt with classified information, why wasn’t she charged with lying to congress?
At the time, Andy McCarthy wrote, “According to Director James Comey, Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code … and, in essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute.”
Americans also recently learned that a chart had been shared inside the FBI which did not include “gross negligence” on the list of potential criminal violations that Clinton could’ve been charged with.
So, someone is lying again… maybe Page?
“In front of Congress last year, an email containing the chart was reportedly shown to the assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division Bill Priestap. He testified that he didn’t know why the email said, “DOJ not willing to charge this.”
“Page’s testimony indicates that the decision not to charge Clinton with gross negligence came directly from the DOJ.
“Priestap also testified that “if there is a Federal criminal statute still on the books, then, you know — and we think there may or might be a violation of that, we still have to work to uncover whether, in fact, there was.”
“Page testified that the DOJ pushed back on the FBI’s desire to explore the gross negligence charge.
“The hundreds of pages of newly released Page testimony are just the latest peek into the investigations surrounding Hillary Clinton and President Trump. Testimony from Bruce Ohr, a high-ranking DOJ official connected to dossier author Christopher Steele and whose wife worked at Fusion GPS, was released last week.”
But the question still remains… where are the indictments for these cheating, fink liars?