The Senate Judiciary Committee has discovered FBI transcripts that reveal former FBI-Director Comey was ready and prepared to completely exonerate Hillary Clinton way before the investigation had concluded, before key interviews with most of the witnesses had occurred, before they had interviewed Hillary Clinton, and before the Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting took place which was the excuse for Comey’s public exoneration of Hillary Clinton.
Grassley and Graham say they have transcripts of two FBI officials saying Comey was prepared to exonerate Clinton BEFORE FBI interviewed her
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 31, 2017
In a letter to the new FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, the senate judiciary committee lays out the case for how Comey mothballed any real investigation into Hillary Clinton and had a ‘Conclusion first, fact-gathering second-that’s no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy.’
In an interview with Office of Special Counsel (OSC) with then-Director Corney’s Chief of Staff, Jim Rybicki, Rybicki reveals that Comey had already decided to exonerate Hillary Clinton back in April or early May of 2016, long before most of the pertinent interviews had taken place.
Part of the transcript with Rybicki’s interview with OSC reads:
Q: And so at that point in time, whether it was April or early
May, the team hadn’t yet interviewed Secretary Clinton –
Q: – but was there – I guess, based on what you’re saying, it
sounds like there was an idea of where the outcome of the
investigation was going to go?
A: Sure. There was a – right, there was – based on – [redacted
Principal Deputy General Counsel of National Security and Cyberlaw, Trisha Anderson also revealed in an interview with the OSC that Comey was planning to make
a public statement about the outcome of the Clinton investigation back in early May of 2016, again before most important interviews had taken place.
Q: So moving along to the first public statement on the case or
Director Corney’s first statement the July 5, 2016 statement. When
did you first learn that Director Corney was planning to make
some kind of public statement about the outcome of the Clinton
A: The idea, I’m not entirely sure exactly when the idea of the
public statement um first emerged. Um it was, I just, I can’t put
precise timeframe on it um but [redaction]. And then I believe it
was in early May of 2016 that the Director himself wrote a draft
of that statement …
Comey had already concluded the result of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton without interviewing Clinton, her top aides, or the computer specialist that set up her computer server, including Paul Combetta, Cheryl Mills, and Bryan Pagliano.
The letter from the Judiciary Committee says:
These individuals had intimate and personal knowledge relating to Secretary Clinton’s non-government server, including helping her build and administer the device. Yet, it appears that the following key FBI interviews had not yet occurred when Mr. Corney began drafting his exoneration statement:
1. May 3, 2016 – Paul Combetta
2. May 12, 2016- Sean Misko
3. May 17, 2016- Unnamed CIA
4. May 19, 2016- Unnamed CIA
5. May 24, 2016 – Heather Samuelson
6. May 26, 2016 – Marcel Lehel (aka
7. May 28, 2016 – Cheryl Mills
8. June 3, 2016- Charlie Wisecarver
9. June 10, 2016 – John Bentel
10. June 15, 2016 – Lewis Lukens
11. June 21, 2016 – Justin Cooper
12. June 21, 2016- Unnamed State
Dept. Employee 7
13. June 21, 2016 – Bryan Pagliano
14. June 21, 2016 – Purcell Lee
15. June 23, 2016-Monica Hanley
16. June 29, 2016 – Hannah Richert
17. July 2, 2016 – Hillary Clinton
The FBI is strictly investigation agency, the FBI does not prosecute anyone so why was Comey drafting a public statement on the Hillary Clinton investigation? On who’s authority did he believe he had the standing to make such a public statement? The FBI is only suppose to gather evidence for the prosecutors over at the Department of Justice.
Comey and Lynch should be investigated for obstruction of justice immediately.