The Senate Judiciary Committee has uncovered documents suggesting James Comey wanted to clear Hillary early on in his investigation into her emails.
In fact, he drafted a memo doing just that before he interviewed 17 key witnesses.
One of those witnesses Comey didn’t talk to first?
Sen. Charles E. Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham wrote to FBI Director Chris Wray asking for information related to Mr. Comey’s announcement, saying they’ve reviewed partially redacted interview transcripts that indicate Mr. Comey was drafting a statement on the closure of the case months before the July 5, 2016, announcement.
In a departure from typical federal law enforcement protocol, Mr. Comey announced that no criminal charges would be sought against Mrs. Clinton because — although she had been “extremely careless” in her handling of sensitive national security information — investigators couldn’t prove that it was intentional.
The transcripts cited by the Republican lawmakers indicate that a draft statement about the conclusion of the investigation was being circulated among a select group of FBI officials as early as April 2016. The senators said that was before as many as 17 key witnesses were interviewed by the FBI. Mrs. Clinton was interviewed on July 2.
“Conclusion first, fact-gathering second — that’s no way to run an investigation,” the senators wrote in a letter sent Thursday to Mr. Wray. “The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy.”
Fox And Friends summed up the situation in this video:
Senators claim Comey drafted Clinton’s exoneration statement before interviewing key witnesses pic.twitter.com/WaLM9zVac9
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) September 1, 2017
From the video:
Jay Sekulow: “Here’s the fact: the fact is that evidently, he already made up his mind three months before the investigation reallgot underway. So this whole thing was a fraud on the American people.“
Here’s the full video of Jay Sekulow on Hannity, hosted by Kim Guilfoyle:
The Hillary investigation was a fraud on the American people!