It’s no wonder the FBI is a depressing mess and Comey is scrambling to prop up the collapsing arm of the Justice Department. When your superiors are throwing counter intuitive roadblocks in your way while you are doing your job, it’s gonna create some problems.
The New York Post revealed this:
Senior Justice Department officials gave a “stand down” order to FBI investigators digging into the Clinton Foundation, according to a report.
The order was delivered in February — just as voting got under way in the Democratic presidential primary, a source told the Wall Street Journal.
“The message was, ‘We’re done here,’” a source told the paper, saying that prosecutors were not moved by the FBI’s presentation of evidence it had gathered to that point.
Soon after the presentation, Justice Department officials handed down the “stand down” message.
But the probe — which is still ongoing, according to FOX News — was kept alive by FBI agents intent on pursuing information gathered from two confidential informants, and a secret audio recording obtained in another public corruption investigation.
At the heart of the investigation were charges made in the 2015 book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” alleging favorable treatment at Hillary Clinton’s State Department for Clinton Foundation donors.
This report from Western Journalism also cited reports of the DOJ interfering with advancements in the investigations of the Clinton Foundation.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, multiple FBI investigators wanted to move forward with evidence they had obtained regarding the Clinton Foundation, including a secret recording of a suspect from a separate public-corruption case discussing alleged deals made by the Clintons.
However, these investigators hit major hurdles when the Justice Department and corruption prosecutors disagreed over the strength of the case, citing the fact that the person idenitifed in the recording did not work within the Clinton Foundation.
Senior officials at the FBI and the Justice Department reportedly directed the FBI investigators to stand down and not pursue the evidence further.
Change is coming! Soon there will be a new, law abiding Commander-in-Chief at the helm!