**Written by Doug Powers
“There is a time to laugh and a time not to laugh, and this is not one of them.” – Inspector Clouseau
At the New York Post, Paul Sperry lays out a long and damning trail about a James Comey-led FBI “investigation” of Hillary Clinton that was either botched or willfully glossed over. Here’s just part of it:
It’s bad enough that FBI Director James Comey agreed to pass out immunity deals like candy to material witnesses and potential targets of his investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server.
But now we learn that some of them were immunized despite lying to Comey’s investigators.
In the latest bombshell from Congress’ probe into what’s looking more and more like an FBI whitewash (or coverup) of criminal behavior by the Democratic nominee and her aides, the Denver-based tech who destroyed subpoenaed emails from Clinton’s server allegedly lied to FBI agents after he got an immunity deal.
That’s normally a felony. As a federal prosecutor, Comey tossed Martha Stewart in jail for it and helped convict Scooter Libby for it as well. Yet the key Clinton witness still maintained his protection from criminal prosecution.
With Comey’s blessing, Obama prosecutors cut the deal with the email administrator, Paul Combetta, in 2015 in exchange for his full cooperation and honest testimony. But the House Judiciary Committee revealed Wednesday that he falsely told agents in a Feb. 18 interview that he had no knowledge that emails he bleached from the server were under congressional orders to be preserved as evidence.
In a second interview on May 3, Combetta admitted he in fact did know. But he still refused to reveal what he discussed with Clinton’s former aides and lawyer during a 2014 conference call about deleting the emails.
Another panel member, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), established that former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills also lied when she told agents she had no idea Clinton maintained a private email server. She once sent the server administrator a message asking “is server ok” after emails she sent Clinton kept bouncing back. Yet Mills continued to get immunity as well.
Comey said he looked “very hard” but couldn’t make an obstruction case “against any of the subjects we looked at.” He claimed not to have the evidence.
Lots more here.
At Wednesday’s hearing, Comey again acted more like a Clinton defense attorney than the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Here are some examples.
Rep. Trey Gowdy cut to the core of the problem, and it’s that Comey keeps saying he couldn’t prove intent, but that those witnesses who knew of Hillary’s intent were given immunity by the DOJ:
When Comey announced the findings of the FBI’s investigation, remember when he said he could find no precedent for recommending the prosecution of Clinton for what she did? Of course Comey couldn’t find a precedent for that, because everything, from Team Hillary’s actions to the FBI’s investigation of her, set a precedent. But don’t take my word for it:
— PaleoHorse (@PaleoHorse) September 28, 2016
Comey also testified that it was the U.S. Justice Department, headed up by Loretta Lynch, that gave immunity to Hillary’s top aide Cheryl Mills. And that all leads back to this:
There was no need to do it again. Once was enough.
**Written by Doug Powers