August 27, 2018

Comey’s Calamity: He Last-Ditch Attempt to Cover for Hillary STILL Couldn’t Push Her Over the Finish Line

We now have a better idea of the quandary then-FBI director James Comey faced in September and October of 2016.

In late September, agents discovered hundreds of thousands of emails relating to Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department on the computer of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, who was Mrs. Clinton’s trusted aide.

It is now clear that the top dogs at the FBI tried to run out the clock until Election Day without revealing those emails’ existence.

Comey concluded shortly before Election Day that the stall-ball strategy wasn’t going to work. So he revealed that the FBI had found the emails before agent-whistleblowers could.

Having thus taken control of the narrative with a compliant Hillary-sympathetic media, he announced only days later that FBI agents had somehow managed to review hundreds of thousands of emails and had found nothing incriminating, nothing that was classified, and nothing which compromised national security.

Paul Sperry, in a very long, please read-the-whole-thing investigative report at Real Clear Investigations reported late last week that the key statements in Comey’s all-clear announcement were brazen lies:

Despite Comey Assurances, Vast Bulk of Weiner Laptop Emails Were Never Examined

… Comey later told Congress that “thanks to the wizardry of our technology,” the FBI was able to eliminate the vast majority of messages as “duplicates” of emails they’d previously seen. Tireless agents, he claimed, then worked “night after night after night” to scrutinize the remaining material.

But virtually none of his account was true, a growing body of evidence reveals.

In fact, a technical glitch prevented FBI technicians from accurately comparing the new emails with the old emails. Only 3,077 of the 694,000 emails were directly reviewed for classified or incriminating information. Three FBI officials completed that work in a single 12-hour spurt the day before Comey again cleared Clinton of criminal charges.

… even the “extremely narrow” search that was finally conducted, after more than a month of delay, uncovered more classified material sent and/or received by Clinton through her unauthorized basement server,

… Although the FBI’s New York office first pointed headquarters to the large new volume of evidence on Sept. 28, 2016, supervising agent Peter Strzok, who was fired on Aug. 10 for sending anti-Trump texts and other misconduct, did not try to obtain a warrant to search the huge cache of emails until Oct. 30, 2016. Violating department policy, he edited the warrant affidavit on his home email account, bypassing the FBI system for recording such government business. He also began drafting a second exoneration statement before conducting the search.

… the evidence shows Comey and his inner circle acted only after worried agents and prosecutors in New York forced their hand. At the prodding of Attorney General Lynch, they then worked to reduce and rush through, rather than carefully examine, potentially damaging new evidence.

It’s impossible to understate the importance of Sperry’s findings.

Mrs. Clinton’s excuse-makers have blamed Comey’a conduct during the 2016 campaign’s final weeks for her loss. It is now clear that what Comey really did (which Lynch’s help) is save her from the pre-election humiliation she deserved, and in doing so tipped the scales in her favor.

The fact that Mrs. Clinton still managed to lose doesn’t alter that historical fact. What it does is reinforce the related historical fact that all the actions of Deep Staters who favored Mrs. Clinton failed to fully compensate up for the shortcomings of the worst and most corrupt presidential candidate in my lifetime, and probably in U.S. history.

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