The Clinton email scandal was hurried away by the leftist media, but there is still more to uncover. At the end of January 2016, a “mysterious visitor” showed up unannounced at the Washington D.C. headquarters of the FBI “to present evidence of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of classified documents by putting them on an unclassified email system.”
The visit raises concerns that it directly caused the high profile departure of a top ranking FBI agent centrally involved at the core of the Clinton server investigation. John Giacalone suddenly quit a month later.
A “male visitor” was described in declassified official Federal Bureau of Investigation documents as “a long-time government employee [who] had previously worked for many years at the Department of State.” Hillary had been in charge of the State Department.
He brought with him a batch of documents.
“He had sent evidence of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of classified documents to the FBI director earlier in January 2016, but when he called to confirm receipt, he could not do so and therefore wanted to walk in to make sure that the information was received by the right people at the FBI, specifically the ‘task force’ working on the Clinton email scandal.”
He brought along a copy of his “résumé and a U.S. Foreign Service Employee Evaluation Report to prove his bona fides.”
Well before the election debates got started, top justice officials had seen “crucial evidence” that “Clinton mishandled vast amounts of classified government information and had done so repeatedly since Jan. 21, 2009, through Dec. 5, 2014.” Maybe even after that.
The inspector general (IG) in charge of the intelligence community issued a report on July 6, 2015. Four days later, the FBI opened a full-scale investigation into the “mishandling of classified information” by Hillary Clinton and her key assistants.
John Giacalone had a long and illustrious career with the FBI and was admired by his fellow agents at the Washington, D.C., headquarters. He held the high-level post of executive assistant director from June 2014 until February 2016 when he suddenly walked away in disgust.
“Giacalone was a true heavyweight agent at FBI. In fact, he likely should have been running the entire show.”
After his team uncovered what appeared to be hard evidence of “a serious felony crime,” suddenly the whole investigation went “sideways.” Recently uncovered documents strongly suggest that “Giacalone may have exhausted his tolerance for a rigged inquiry late in January 2016.”
Documents posted in recent weeks by the FBI, on the site where they publish approved FOIA requested materials, includes a report of the intriguing contact. The name of the reporter was removed.
The record of the event wasn’t written up until Feb. 22, 2016, 26 days after it happened. Copies of the report were sent to “Jonathan C. Moffa, Peter P. Strzok II, and a fourth unidentified person.”
According to Judge Andrew Napolitano, “Giacalone retired in February 2016 in part because he was concerned the investigation was never given adequate resources including subpoena powers.”
“The reason for the “sideways” comment must have been Giacalone’s realization that DOJ and FBI senior management had decided that the investigation would not work in tandem with a federal grand jury.
That is nearly fatal to any government criminal case. In criminal cases, the FBI and the DOJ cannot issue subpoenas for testimony or for tangible things; only grand juries can.”
Whoever the visitor from the state department was, he had high-security clearance. The declassified report notes, the individual “did not go into detail as to what the evidence was, as he had provided other typed documents explaining the evidence to the unclassified level he could.
He offered to be interviewed in a SCIF [Secure Compartmented Information Facility] so he could talk at a higher classification level to further explain other evidence he had.”
The log states, “all of the documents provided by [the visitor] are being attached for further review by the appropriate personnel reviewing this matter.”
Another factor in Giacalone’s decision could be that the materials hand-delivered were intentionally withheld from him when Director Comey got them in the mail, the first time they were sent.
When Giacalone walked away, Comey gave his job to Andrew McCabe. Andy “was overseeing personnel decisions, including assigning agents to the Clinton investigation team, at the FBI’s Washington D.C.’s field office when his wife began her 2015 campaign.
His wife lost the election after spending an estimated $1.8 million on the Senate run. $700,000 of that money came from “important Clinton family insider” Terry McAuliffe.
According to one FBI insider, the McAuliffe-generated campaign funds may have ultimately bought Clinton some strategic breathing room.
One of the agents on the investigation was disappointed that Hillary walked Scot free said, “McCabe was one of the few people who backed Comey’s decision not to refer Hillary Clinton to the Justice Department for indictment.
McCabe and Comey are both lawyers. They aren’t street agents. They’re more political. We wanted her (Clinton) indicted. They did not.”
Three months later, Comey promoted McCabe to FBI Deputy Director in February 2016.
“The promotion helped fill a very large void created by the retirement of John Giacalone, who was the supervisor of the bureau’s National Security Branch and also the FBI brains and genesis behind the Clinton email and private server investigation.”