Robert Mueller’s special counsel has all the signs of a witch hunt – in that while the counsel was authorized to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of Donald Trump,” none of the dozens of charges and indictments resulting from it have been for collusion or election interference. If no evidence was found for what was being investigated, and instead Mueller moved to dig for any other dirt he could, how could this not be a witch hunt?
The “witch hunt” characterization is even more appropriate when you compare how the FBI behaved when tasked with investigating Hillary Clinton (when they were over her illegal private email server). Former FBI head James Comey admitted to making last minute changes to the statement he made exonerating Hillary at the conclusion of his investigation to make the language indicate less guilt and wrongdoing on Hillary’s part (as people have gone to jail for doing less than Hillary).
After the FBI’s investigation into Hillary’s emails ended, According to the Washington Examiner:
A number of FBI agents are skeptical of the decision to close the investigation into Clinton’s emails without recommending criminal charges. They told the New York Post that they “believe there was an inside deal put in place after Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with President Bill Clinton just days ahead of the FBI’s announcement that its year-long probe had ended.”
And now nearly three years later, we’re learning that the Department of Justice reached an agreement with Hillary’s lawyers to block the FBI access to the Clinton Foundation’s emails. According to Fox News:
The Justice Department “negotiated” an agreement with Hillary Clinton’s legal team that ensured the FBI did not have access to emails on her private servers relating to the Clinton Foundation, former FBI special agent Peter Strzok testified during a closed-door appearance before the House Judiciary Committee last summer, according to a newly released transcript.
“We were not [given access to Clinton-Foundation related emails]. We did not have access,” Strzok said. “My recollection is that the access to those emails were based on consent that was negotiated between the Department of Justice attorneys and counsel for Clinton.”
Strzok, in case you’ve forgotten, is the controversial FBI agent who was sending texts to his mistress Lisa Page about thwarting the Trump presidency while he was still working on the Hillary email probe. Like 33,000 of Hillary’s emails, thousands of Strzok’s went missing once he was under the spotlight (what a coincidence!).
This all raises the question of why Hillary Clinton (through her lawyers) was in a position where they were negotiating with the DOJ over what evidence they’d hand over in an investigation. Who knew that when the FBI wanted to seize your emails you got the chance to appeal? (Unfortunately for you the reader, you do not).
Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until 2017 and is now a Fox News contributor, said the arrangement signaled that agents wanted willful blindness.
“What’s bizarre about this, is in any other situation, there’s no possible way they would allow the potential perpetrator to self-select what the FBI gets to see,” Chaffetz said, noting that the FBI was aware that the servers contained classified information in unclassified settings. “The FBI should be the one to sort through those emails — not the Clinton attorneys.”
One can only wonder why Hillary simply didn’t BleachBit those emails too, as she had 33,000 others.