The release on Thursday of a long-awaited report from the U.S. Justice Department is being labeled a giant white-wash of the FBI and Justice Department shenanigans in attempting to help a presidential candidate while torpedoing her opponent with the aid of the denizens of the nation’s newsrooms.
As promised by the officials from the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz, a 500-page report based on the DOJ IG probe of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of the Hillary Clinton Email investigation was released on Thursday afternoon.
While the Inspector General Horowitz claims the FBI showed no bias, a reading of the report indicates the word biased used to describe the motives of many involved in both the Clinton “white-wash” and the Trump “witch hunt.” One startling fact that’s caused many to call the report itself biased is the irregular and specious procedures followed by federal investigators during the criminal probe of defeated-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s case when juxtaposed with the treatment President Donald Trump received before the election and after he was victorious.
For example, during the Hillary investigation, some of the key witnesses were never sequestered while their fellow witnesses were being interviewed by the interrogation team. Also, Hillary Clinton’s staffers were given full-immunity before they were questioned about the private-email-server and other allegations of misconduct. The Hillary Team was also given permission to destroy their laptop computers and cell phones.
On Thursday, while FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke about the IG’s findings of misconduct, political bias and lack of professionalism by some in the FBI, he is being accused by some law enforcement officials of contributing to the white-washing of an otherwise damning report.
One of the first people to be interviewed by the news media outlets that care about truth and honesty was a director of one of the nation’s most prolific watchdog groups known for its success in exposing government criminality, corruption and fraud.
Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton noted in his press briefing: “The IG report has destroyed the credibility of the Department of Justice and the FBI. It confirms what Judicial Watch has investigated and revealed for nearly two years. The Obama DOJ/FBI investigation of Clinton was rushed, half-baked, rigged, and irredeemably compromised by anti-Trump and pro-Clinton bias and actions. As Judicial Watch uncovered the Clinton email scandal, it is outrageous to see a politicized FBI and DOJ then so obviously refuse to uphold the rule of law.
Fitton added: The IG report details repeated DOJ/FBI deference to Hillary Clinton, her aides and their lawyers. Americans should examine the report and judge for themselves whether the over-the-top deference to Hillary Clinton can be explained as anything other than political, especially from agencies that at the same time were actively collaborating with the Clinton campaign’s Fusion GPS to spy on and target then-candidate Trump. The IG report details how at least five top FBI agents and lawyers exchanged pro-Clinton and anti-Trump communications. The IG shares the concerns of Judicial Watch and millions of Americans that this bias cast a cloud over the credibility of the Clinton email and Russia investigations.”
Judicial Watch investigators, including its Chief of Investigations Christopher Farrell, have revealed through their independent investigations and federal lawsuits, that presidential-wannabe Hillary Clinton knowingly and intentionally mishandled classified information while using a non-government email system to conduct government business.
“Will the Sessions Justice Department now do the right thing and conduct a Clinton email investigation properly? Or will it let James Comey and Loretta Lynch have the last word on Hillary Clinton’s evident email crimes?” asked Fitton.
Despite the spin and actual dishonest rantings of the Trump-hating news media elites, Fitton promised that investigators and attorneys from Judicial Watch will continue their search for the truth through continued FOIA lawsuits and investigations into the Clinton email scandal and the related Obama administration cover-up. While the report does mention the names of James Comey, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, Loretta Lynch, Rod Rosenstein and others, it fails to identify a number of FBI and DOJ men and women who had a hand in the Hillary Clinton sham-investigation and who were vocal about their wishing to stop a Trump presidency.
Horowitz previously released a report stating that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was dishonest with investigators about how sensitive information from the agency ended up in The Wall Street Journal in 2016, which was the basis for his termination and criminal referrals by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last May. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who met with former President Bill Clinton just days before Hillary’s FBI interview, was also a subject of Horowitz’s report
Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who was appointed by President Obama, has been investigating allegations of wrongdoing within the federal law-enforcement agencies since January 12, 2017. Horowitz opened a separate investigation into James Comey on April 20 over classified information stemming from his memo leaks.
Judicial Watch has numerous lawsuits and document productions regarding the issues raised by the IG, including the conduct of Andrew McCabe, the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting, the Strzok-Page communications, the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton, and DOJ collusion with the Clinton campaign.