Fresh files acquired by Judicial Watch and the bombshell interview with ex – acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has illuminated a double standard strategy towards Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the part of high-ranking FBI officials.
“The FBI must be run outside of partisan political considerations – yet, examination of FBI conduct tied to questionable and deeply suspicious activities of the Clintons suggests a two tier approach”, states Wall Street analyst and investigative correspondent Charles Ortel, commenting on the Judicial Watch’s launch of the Clinton emailgate documents.
On 11 February, Judicial Watch (JW), a conservative watchdog group, indicated that it had acquired 215 pages of records from the US Department of Justice.
The documents suggested that ex – FBI General Counsel James Baker had outlined the federal agency’s Clinton email investigation with Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall. The Baker-Kendall email exchange followed then FBI chief James Comey’s 28 October 2016 announcement of the discovery of new emails on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, the husband of the Clinton campaign’s then vice president, Huma Abedin. Kendall collaborated with Baker and clicked at the FBI for its “tantalizingly ambiguous” statement.
“It is big news that, just days before the presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s personal lawyer pressured the top lawyer for the FBI on the infamous Weiner laptop emails”, expressed Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Earlier, Fox News turned the spotlight on Baker’s testimony, which mentioned that the ex – FBI general counsel had personally taken participated in securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on then Donald Trump aide Carter Page. Baker confessed that the practice was “unusual”.
The information attained by JW also made clear the apparent “quid pro quo” deal presented by the Obama administration. Ex – FBI attorney Lisa Page wrote on 13 October 2016 that US State Department officials had presented the FBI more legal attaché positions “if it would downgrade a redaction in an email found during the Hillary Clinton email investigation ‘from classified to something else'”.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) February 12, 2019
“The most significant set of issues I see from the latest JW release is that certain persons may have been acting on behalf of unknown interests to limit the potential damage of an FBI investigation by offering the FBI perceived benefits (additional foreign locations for FBI staff) if the FBI agreed to downgrade the status of certain emails found on the Weiner laptop”, Ortel stated commenting on the problem.
He highlighted that the latest hoard of information unveiled by JW should be analyzed in the context of:
FBI Vault files on likely mishandling of classified data by Hillary Clinton;
An FBI memo unveiled on 3 October 2016 and stating that some 340,000 emails on the Weiner laptop included “a significant number of emails between Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton”;
A warrant acquired 30 October 2016 to search the material of the Weiner/Abedin laptop;
And, lastly, US political commentator Paul Sperry’s investigations demonstrating that the FBI might have only assessed 3,077 out of hundreds of thousands of the aforesaid emails.
“What makes these revelations particularly significant is that they appear to have occurred in the heat and final moments of the 2016 general election campaign”, Ortel stressed, echoing Fitton.
Citing the obvious “quid pro quo deal” between the FBI and the State Department regarding the Clinton email case, the Wall Street analyst presumed that it could be likely be subject to three statutes, namely, 18 USC § 1510, Obstruction of a criminal Investigation; 18 USC § 1505, Obstruction of proceedings before departments, agencies, and committee; and 18 USC § 1519, Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations or bankruptcy.
Rosenstein’s Wire and 25th Amendment – McCabe:
Subsequently, Andrew McCabe, the ex – acting FBI director, unveiled in his interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes that after ex-FBI James Comey’s resignation, top administration officials very seriously talked about Donald Trump’s removal, based on CBS’ Scott Pelley, who shared sections from the dialogue on 14 February.
Particularly, McCabe detailed the meeting at the Justice Department that talked about “whether the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet could be brought together to remove the president under the 25th Amendment”.
In addition, the journalist observed that “it was also said at a previous time that the Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, offered to wear a wire into the White House to record potentially incriminating conversations with the president”.
Based on Pelley, this problem was reviewed “more than once and it was so serious that he took it to the lawyers at the FBI to discuss it.”
In September 2018, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a statement stating that he “never pursued or authorized recording the President, and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the President is absolutely false”.
The McCabe interview caused a thunderstorm of criticism from US President Donald Trump, who tweeted: “Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a ‘poor little Angel’ when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax – a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey. I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of ‘insurance policy’ in case I won”.
Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a “poor little Angel” when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax – a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey. I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of “insurance policy” in case I won….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2019
….Many of the top FBI brass were fired, forced to leave, or left. McCabe’s wife received BIG DOLLARS from Clinton people for her campaign – he gave Hillary a pass. McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2019
According to Ortel, the thickening storyline needs a thorough evaluation of all facts of obvious accord between Obama administration officials, the FBI and the “Clinton camp”.
“The timeline as Donald Trump surged to become the presumptive Republican nominee while concerns mounted about Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and regarding possible corruption, charity fraud, and money laundering via Clinton ‘charities’ needs to be fleshed out using the full resources of the FBI and other relevant investigative agencies, ideally as one or more grand juries are empaneled”, the Wall Street analyst emphasised.
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