The Senate Homeland Security Committee is renewing interest in former FBI Director James Comey. Newly released documents show that Comey and other agents went to great lengths to ensure Clinton would escape prosecution. The shocking details spell more trouble for all parties.
According to Fox News, Comey approved several edits to his initial statement on the email probe. Each change to the memo significantly reduced Clinton’s criminal liability for her actions. Comey subsequently used the edited statement to essentially clear Hillary of any wrongdoing.
In a first draft, Comey suggested that it was “reasonably likely” that “hostile actors” gained access to the then-Secretary of State’s private server. Instead of likely, the updated draft said only that it’s “possible” someone gained access.
Additionally, as we recently noted, the phrase “extremely careless” took the place of “grossly negligent,” in Comey’s draft. Last week, investigations revealed that Peter Strzok, who worked on the Clinton probe, made that edit. Robert Mueller fired Strzok from his team for sending anti-Trump texts and he is now under investigation himself.
Committee Chairman Ron Johnson sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray that highlighted the multiple changes. Sharing his concern over the edits, the chairman said the original statement “could be read as a finding of criminality in Secretary Clinton’s handling of classified material.”
Investigating the Investigators
This latest news comes as Mueller, the FBI, and DOJ are under the microscope. In fact, Congressman Trey Gowdy is investigating the actions of both agencies, along with Clinton and Comey. Not to mention, after nearly a year of investigating President Trump, Mueller has turned up zero evidence to prove collusion with Russia.
Moreover, the special counsel’s team is chock full of Clinton supporters. And, there is the anti-Trump bias that exudes from the pores of Obama holdovers at the DOJ and FBI. Realistically, the only proof of collusion that currently exists implicates Hillary Clinton. Chairman Johnson as much as confirms that in his letter to Wray.
“This effort, seen in light of the personal animus toward then-candidate Trump by senior FBI agents leading the Clinton investigation and their apparent desire to create an ‘insurance policy’ against Mr. Trump’s election, raise profound questions about the FBI’s role and possible interference in the 2016 presidential election…” Johnson said.