President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey because he was corrupt, and clearly favored Hillary Clinton.
And now an explosive revelation has leaked from the Clinton investigation proving — once again — that Comey protected Hillary from criminal charges for sending and receiving classified information on her private email server.
According to a bombshell report from The Hill’s John Solomon, Comey refused to hand over highly classified information regarding the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s emails.
Not only did he refuse to hand this information over, Comey also failed to even review it.
Solomon said that the evidence found on Clinton’s private email server — which was hidden in the basement of her mansion in New York — was so highly classified that only a small group of people had clearance to see it.
Here’s what Solomon reported:
A staff memo updating the two senators’ long-running probe discloses that the FBI — the version run in 2016 by the now-disgraced and fired James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok — failed to pursue access to “highly classified” evidence that could have resolved important questions.
The failure to look at the evidence back in 2016 occurred even though the agents believed access to the sensitive evidence was “necessary” to complete the investigation into Clinton’s improper transmission of classified emails — some top-secret — on her unsecure private email server, the memos show.
To make matters worse, the Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) has known about that decision since at least 2018, thanks to the work of the DOJ’s internal watchdog, Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz, who provided DOJ leaders and Congress with a classified appendix explaining what happened.
But Johnson and Grassley have been unable to get answers for a year, even from Attorney General William Barr, about whether the FBI intends to look at the critical evidence it skipped back in 2016.
“The Senate staff memo succinctly lays out just how egregious the FBI’s decision was in 2016,” Solomon continues.
The staff memo reveals: The inspector general’s “appendix raised a number of serious questions because, as explained on page 154 of the unclassified DOJ IG report, the FBI decided not to seek access to certain highly classified information potentially relevant to the investigation despite members of the FBI case team referring to the review as a ‘necessary’ part of the investigation.”
“As a result of the findings in that appendix, Senator Grassley wrote a classified letter to DOJ on October 17, 2018, which remains unanswered. On January 15, 2019, at Mr. Barr’s nomination hearing, Senator Grassley asked Mr. Barr if he would answer the letter, if confirmed, to which he attested, ‘Yes, Senator.’ On April 16, 2019, Senators Grassley, Johnson, and Graham sent a letter to Attorney General Barr reiterating the need for a written response to that letter.” the memo continues.
Solomon adds in his report:
The DOJ’s silence on the road that the FBI willfully chose not to take is all the more deafening given what we already know about the Clinton email case.
As I previously wrote, then-FBI Director Comey’s original draft findings in the Clinton case concluded her transmission of classified emails through an unsecure server was “grossly negligent,” the legal standard supporting a felony charge under the Espionage Act.
But the findings were edited and the term changed to “extremely careless,” and Comey chose on his own to announce on July 5, 2016, that he would not seek criminal charges, a decision that the DOJ’s IG concluded had wrongly usurped prosecutors’ authority to make charging decisions.
Comey was a corrupt official connected and involved with some of the most shocking actions taken against Trump regarding the Russia witch hunt.
So the fact that he may have broken the law to shield Clinton won’t surprise many.