Skip to comments.THE CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL AND THE FBI’S INVESTIGATION OF IT An Interim Report
Posted on 02/07/2018 2:58:54 PM PST by smileyface
Executive Summary Given the recent interest in Congresss and this Committees oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the FBIs investigation of classified information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons private email server, this interim majority staff report serves as an update on actions we have taken and what we have learned to date. As the Committee continues to investigate, Chairman Johnson has requested additional documents and materials from the Justice Department. The FBI is the nations premier law enforcement agency, and it is crucial that the public has full faith and confidence in its integrity and impartiality. Unfortunately, a number of actions taken by high-level FBI officials have legitimately called both into question.
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THE CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL AND THE FBIS
INVESTIGATION OF IT
An Interim Report
A Majority Staff Report of the
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
United States Senate
Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman
We should all recognize the harm done to our rule of law when crimes go unpunished
because government officials look the other way for the wealthy, famous, or powerful.
Americans rightly expect a single and impartial system of justice for all, not one for the wellconnected
and a separate one for everyone else.
The information available to the Committee at this time raises serious questions about
how the FBI applied the rule of law in its investigation of classified information on Secretary
Clintons private email server. We know that:
The FBI did not use a grand jury to compel testimony and obtain the vast majority of
evidence, choosing instead to offer immunity deals and allow fact witnesses to join key
There were substantial edits to Director Comeys public statement that served to
downplay the severity of Secretary Clintons actions, and that the first draft of the memo
was distributed for editing two months before key witnesses were interviewed.
Director Comey stated that he had not consulted with the Justice Department or White
House, when text messages suggest otherwise.106 We have text messages in which two
key investigators discuss an insurance policy against the risk of a Trump presidency,
and OUR task.107
Messages discuss unfinished business, an investigation leading to impeachment, and
my gut sense and concern theres no big there there.108
Senior FBI officialslikely including Deputy Director McCabe knew about newly
discovered emails on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner for almost a month before
Director Comey notified Congress.
Over the period of at least four months, the FBI did not recover five months worth of
text messages requested by DOJ OIG and two Senate committees; however, when
pressed, DOJ OIG was able to recover missing texts in less than one week.
Taken together, this information warrants further inquiry. While some may discount the
investigation for political reasons, we all have a great interest in ensuring the public has
confidence in the integrity and independence of the FBI, the preeminent law enforcement agency
in the world. Unlike prosecutors or inspectors general, the primary goal of congressional
oversight is full transparency in order to promote public awareness and confidence in federal
agencies. For these reasons, our important work will continue.
Even if we don’t know about it yet... I hope that the email investigation has been officially re-opened. We don’t need the time limits running out. Hillary has to be charged and sent to trial. The same goes for all the other scandals.
Too bad we don’t have an AG.
Lanny Davis on Hannity said “FBI said Cankles’ server/emails were never hacked.”
Can anyone confirm this?
Not that I am aware of, it is my understanding that the FBI could not prove the server was hacked, but believed it likely the server was hacked.
That perp walk is going to be a real Conga line.
When the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said on Tuesday that his investigators had no direct evidence that Hillary Clintons email account had been successfully hacked, both private experts and federal investigators immediately understood his meaning: It very likely had been breached, but the intruders were far too skilled to leave evidence of their work.
Mr. Comey described, in fairly blistering terms, a set of email practices that left Mrs. Clintons systems wide open to Russian and Chinese hackers, and an array of others. She had no full-time cybersecurity professional monitoring her system. She took her BlackBerry everywhere she went, sending and receiving work-related emails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Her use of a personal email domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent.
Just finished reading Time to turn over to GJ or DA
Answer: Hillary's server was HACKED, Christopher Stevens' plans and whereabouts became known.. The rest is history. Have they found the MISSING EMAILS on Hillary's server from the weeks leading up to Benghazi and shortly thereafter?? Hmmmm???
What difference, at this point, does it make?
> Hillary’s server was HACKED, Christopher Stevens’ plans and whereabouts became known..
Could be. Wouldn’t surprise me at all!
9. On June 10, 2016, the FBI and Justice Department agreed to immunize key figures in the investigation, including Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson.54 These agreements included side deals that required the FBI to destroy evidence on computer devices turned over to the FBI.55 A more rigorous investigation might have utilized its full authority (including use of an empaneled grand jury) to compel testimony and obtain evidence.
WHO signed off on this???
I just read this entire report. It is devastating to the FBI, the DOJ, and even alludes to Obama’s involvement. This will stir up some shinola!
1. Obama knew he was corresponding to his SOS on an insecure server.
2. Obama used an email alias to hide his identity.
3. Clinton communicated state security secrets on the insecure server when on foreign soil.
4. FBI destroyed evidence.
5. Clinton not under oath when she was interviewed.
6. No tapes of interview made.
7. FBI illegally decided on their own that she wouldn’t be prosecuted. That decision has to be made by DOJ.
8. Cheryl Mills illegally immunized as Clinton’s lawyer when she wasn’t.
On and on and on.
Lock her up. Forever.
It’s purpose WAS to be hacked, for pay-to-play.
DNC, DCCC and John Podesta’s account is all I’m aware of.
From the report:
12. On November 3, 2016, Page wrote to Strzok, The nyt [sic] probability numbers are
dropping every day. Im scared for our organization.86 This is likely a reference to
the New York Times presidential election forecast, which gave Secretary Clinton as
high as a 93 percent chance of winning on October 25, before dropping to an 85
percent change as of November 3.87
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