FBI Director James Comey did not trust Attorney General Loretta Lynch or senior officials at the Justice Department.
According to a new report published Saturday by the New York Times, Comey had very little trust in the senior officials over at the DoJ. He believed they might provide Hillary Clinton with political cover over her email server:
The Times described Comey’s “go-it-alone strategy” in the Clinton probe as coming mostly from his suspicions that Lynch and others at the Justice Dept. might seek to subtly downplay the Clinton investigation.
During a meeting in September 2015, Loretta Lynch called on James Comey to use the word “matter” instead of “investigation” when publicly discussing the case, three people who attended the meeting told the Times.
Regarding the Clinton email server scandal, we all knew something just wasn’t quite right about the whole matter. Lynch reportedly reasoned that the word “investigation” would raise a number of other questions. She also argued that the department should maintain its policy of not confirming investigations.
When James Comey said Hillary didn’t intentionally mishandle classified information, only that she was “extremely careless,” to the day he told congress that the Clinton email case had been re-opened it was clear to all who knew about the investigation that there was a lot of suspicious activity going on behind the scenes.
Now it has become known in a report by the New York Times, that Comey distrusted the Justice Department and especially Loretta Lynch the attorney general, who was his boss at the time.
Comey’s distrust of his boss, Loretta Lynch, the attorney general, was because Comey believed she had subtly helped play down the Clinton investigation.
There are many reasons why Comey felt this way.
The Hill reports on one of the key reasons:
After referring to the FBI the question of whether classified information had been improperly handled by Clinton through her use of a private server, a step toward a criminal investigation, The Justice Dept. clarified that it was not a “criminal referral.”
This also raised suspicions at the FBI, according to the Times. Clinton seized on the wording to say that what the FBI was “not a criminal investigation.”
This is around the time when Lynch was seen privately meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac when both their planes where parked near each other. Remember when many said she should recuse herself from the investigation, which she didn’t do.
Yet another reason Comey didn’t trust her. Now that new Clinton emails came to light from a different investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was married to Hillary’s aide Huma Abedin, Comey was in between a rock and hard place. He didn’t know how to proceed.
He finally came to the conclusion that he had to report that the Clinton email investigation had been re-opened, or else the FBI could be accused of withholding information. Although FBI Director Comey did the right thing, to this day no one has been charged in that case.
Thank God we elected Donald Trump over a career criminal. We chose a man who knows business, and knows negotiating, over a woman who takes bribes, slanders soldiers, and covers up illegal deaths. There is that to be grateful for, but we still have not seen justice for the American people regarding Hillary’s mishandling of classified information.