Just so we’re clear, apparently, you can’t lie to the FBI, but the FBI can lie to you.
Case in point, disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, whose pants should be on fire right about now, thanks to his endless parade of lies.
For example, look at the tarmac meeting between Lynch and Clinton that we were told was “happenstance.”
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch just released 29 pages of documents received from the FBI regarding the infamous and suspicious “chance” meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport in June of 2016.
Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI and the Justice Department for any documents related to the Clinton/Lynch meeting — followed by lawsuits when those requests went unfulfilled. Initially, the FBI claimed there were no such documents in its possession.
It was only after the Justice Department responded to a similar document request from the watchdog group that it was revealed the FBI did, in fact, possess the documents that Judicial Watch had demanded. The FBI documents originally denied as even existing have finally been released, albeit in a heavily redacted format.
From what can be gleaned from the visible portions of the documents, it is apparent the FBI was far more concerned with how the media was reporting the Clinton/Lynch meeting to the general public — and what their coordinated response should be — than any sort of impropriety or inherent conflict of interest that the meeting represented.
A number of articles were passed around between several officials — most of whom’s names were redacted — but one article, in particular, seemed to elicit a significant response from the FBI.
In an exclusive interview with the Observer, that unnamed person revealed to be an anonymous security agent who was on the ground and present for the Clinton/Lynch meeting, shared his/her version of the events that transpired.
The FBI quickly surmised that the anonymous source was most likely a member of the Phoenix Police Department who had been part of the local security detail tasked with providing protection for Lynch. In the released documents, one unidentified FBI official made it clear that contact had been made with the department to “stem any further damage.”
Another replied, “We need to find that guy and bring him or her before a supervisor,” — likely to be punished for revealing details of the security protocols.
Still, another stated that they were trying to identify the individual so they could ensure the person “never works in any detail” in the future.
These disclosures lead to the distressing conclusion that the Hillary Clinton investigation was a sham from the very beginning. In fact, when Clinton was finally interviewed by the FBI on July 2, 2016, she was not under oath and there was no recording of the meeting. Several weeks earlier, before the FBI had interviewed Clinton or 17 key witnesses in the investigation, then FBI Director James Comey had already begun drafting her exoneration statement.
These unusual procedures were denounced by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) in a joint statement. According to the Senators, “Conclusion first, fact-gathering second—that’s no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy.”
Of course, the Senators are right as the FBI’s handling of this matter was atrocious. A mere three days after the inadequate interview of Clinton, Comey announced that she would not be indicted despite what many legal analysts believe was her clear violations of federal law.
Evidently, the FBI, under the direction of James Comey, had no intention of ever truly investigating Hillary Clinton and bringing charges against her. If there was ever an issue that needed a Special Counsel investigation, it is not “Russian collusion,” but the Justice Department’s collusion with Hillary Clinton.