Attorney General, Loretta Lynch Issued Dire Warning to FBI Director, James Comey Before He Re-Launched The Clinton Email Investigation:
BY JASON HOWERTON
Attorney General Loretta Lynch and senior officials at the U.S. Department of Justice reportedly made it “abundantly clear” to FBI Director James Comey that they didn’t want him to inform Congress of the agency’s relaunched investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email use.
Lynch objected to the disclosure and urged him to follow DOJ protocol to avoid actions that could influence the outcome of a presidential election, ABC News reported, citing sources with knowledge of the situation.
Comey didn’t listen.
The Hillary Clinton campaign was blindsided on Friday by the letter Comey sent to Congress, which revealed new emails had been uncovered that appear to be “pertinent” to their investigation. The new evidence was reportedly found during the FBI’s investigation into disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal. Officialsseized electronic devices belonging to Weiner and his wife, longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Read the letter Comey sent to lawmakers below:
The FBI director is an employee of the Justice Department, therefore, he surely knew directly defying Lynch would be a bold — and even risky — move.
An unidentified source told ABC News some officials felt the disclosure was uncalled for because “no one knows if ”there is any 'there' there" yet. Comey argued he felt an obligation to inform Congress because he had testified that the investigation had been completed.
FBI Director James Comey –
The Clinton campaign has attempted to put the burden onto the FBI to disclose more information on the materials they are examining.
“It’s extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election,” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement. “The Director owes it to the American people to immediately provide full details of what he is now examining. We are confident this will not produce any conclusions different f rom the one the FBI reached in July.”
Clinton echoed Podesta’s statementthe day before, claiming she had no idea what new information the FBI might be reviewing.
“Right now, your guess is as good as mine — and I don’t think that’s good enough,” she told reporters during a late press conference on Friday.
Clinton faces fresh scrutiny over her controversial private email use just 11 days from Election Day.
One doesn't fully grasp the full and complete gravamen of what exactly is going on in this story until you get some insight into this question:
Who is James Comey?:
Comey was the United States Deputy Attorney General from December 2003 to August 2005, serving in President George W. Bush's administration. As Deputy Attorney General, Comey was the second-highest-ranking official in theUnited States Department of Justice(DOJ), and ran the day-to-day operations of the Department. He was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from January 2002 to December 2003, before becoming the U.S. Deputy Attorney General.
In December 2003, as U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Comey appointed the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, Illinois, a close friend and former colleaguePatrick Fitzgerald, as Special Counsel to head the CIA Leak Grand Jury Investigation, after Attorney General John Ashcroft recusedhimself.
In August 2005, Comey left the DOJ and became General Counsel and Senior Vice President ofLockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2010, he became General Counsel atBridgewater Associates, based in Westport, Connecticut. In early 2013, he left Bridgewater to become a Senior Research Scholar and a Hertog Fellow on National Security Law at Columbia Law School in New York City. He served on the Board of Directors ofHSBC Holdings until July 2013.
In September 2013, Comey was appointed Director of the FBI by President Barack Obama.
For his treacherous violation of protocol, insubordination, and defiance, Comey most certainly will be asked for his resignation within a week or two of the election.
However, the fact is he won't give a shit because he'll be rewarded for the same things that will get him fired.
If he hasn't been paid already, he'll get a hefty sum and a position somewhere worth at least twice the salary that he’s getting now.
That's how it's done...
Presumably he'll fade from the spotlight of the rich and infamous and live comfortably ever after.
I'm certain that there is more to this story than what I've been able to cobble together here.
So many more questions to get asked and answered.
However, you now have a much more detailed and comprehensive look at what party loyalty, money, and, yes, racism can do at the highest levels of our government.
There's a book and a movie in here somewhere.....