One of the most dangerous results of the Obama administration has been the politicization of the federal bureaucracy.
From Lois Lerner and the gang at the IRS, the EPA pushing the Global Warming Hoax, Homeland Security’s corruption of immigration law, and the Justice Department’s racially skewed law enforcement , it seems that every agency and department in the executive branch has been injected with leftist politics.
The respect of the FBI has been tarnished as never before over the handling of the criminal investigation of Hillary’s email debacle. The FBI colluded with the Justice Department and the Clintons to avoid the prosecution of Hillary and her aids for what is obviously obstruction of justice.
“They understood there was no real jeopardy: The Justice Department would abide the most outlandish legal theories if that’s what it took to avoid filing charges.”
Yes, the Fix Was In
Why else were Mrs. Clinton and her aides so willing to submit to FBI questioning?
From The National Review: By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY, September 13, 2016, @ANDREWCMCCARTHY
With concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health intensifying, Congress is poised to revisit the FBI’s investigation of her e-mail scandal. As the Washington Examiner’s Byron York reports, the House Government Oversight Committee chaired by Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) will begin hearings this week.
The committee is especially troubled by the facts that (a) unbeknownst to Congress, the Justice Department gave immunity to a key witness; yet, (b) prosecutors and the FBI indulged that witness’s refusal to answer critical questions. Specifically, Paul Combetta, a technician at Platte River Networks (the Colorado firm retained by the Clintons to handle the private e-mail system), is the person who destroyed Clinton’s e-mails despite the fact that they were under congressional subpoena. Nevertheless, he was permitted to invoke attorney-client privilege — not his own, mind you, but Mrs. Clinton’s – in declining to discuss any instructions he received before (and after) carrying out the mass deletion of tens of thousands of Clinton e-mails, a task for which he used the “BleachBit” program in an effort to ensure that the deleted e-mails would be irretrievably lost.
For months, in the course of pointing out that only the Justice Department, not the FBI, has authority to confer immunity on witnesses, I have been raising questions about (a) who in the investigation has been given immunity, and (b) exactly what kind of immunity — statutory? transactional? conditional? I have also tried to highlight the dubious basis (to be charitable) for claiming attorney-client privilege. These remain important issues, and it’s good that the committee plans to probe them.
I also hope, though, that the committee will investigate a more fundamental matter: Why was Hillary Clinton so willing to speak with the FBI?
Why were her aides, deeply implicated in Clinton’s conduct, so willing to submit to FBI interviews? Even Cheryl Mills, who reportedly had refused to cooperate in a State Department inspector-general investigation of the Clinton e-mail system’s undermining of federal law, was entirely comfortable answering the FBI’s questions — at least to the extent the Obama Justice Department allowed questions to be asked.
Mrs. Clinton, Cheryl Mills, and other members of the Clinton inner circle knew about the unauthorized e-mail set-up and its inevitable flouting of government classified-information, recordkeeping, and public-disclosure laws. They took actions that exposed them, at least theoretically, to the very real potential of criminal prosecution. Yet, they all appear to have spoken voluntarily with the FBI.
This virtually never happens in a federal criminal investigation.