AGENTS REPORTEDLY REVIEWED 650,000 EMAILS IN LESS THAN 9 DAYS FROM ANTHONY WEINER’S LAPTOP
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 6, 2016) — On Sunday FBI Director James B. Comey sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee stating that his agency’s conclusion as to whether or not there was enough evidence to consider criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her transmission of classified information om a private server while Secretary of State had “not changed” from his initial determination made last summer.
Comey’s unexpected communication to the committee dated October 28, 11 days before the 2016 general election, came as a surprise given that on July 5, he gave a press conference during which he said that no prosecutor “would bring such a case” against Clinton for mishandling classified information.
Pundits and some reporters have stated that the FBI’s function is not to decide whether or not a prosecutor would pursue charges, but rather, whether or not the agency believes the evidence it has gathered is sufficient to refer it to the U.S. Justice Department in order to convene a grand jury.
In July, Comey listed a litany of transgressions the FBI found, including that she and her aides were “extremely careless” with their handling of classified and other sensitive documents, a crime for which others with much less government experience are spending time in prison away from their families, including, in some cases, very young children.
How the emails ended up on Weiner’s computer is unknown. Following the October 28 letter, Weiner’s estranged wife, who is Clinton’s deputy campaign manager Huma Abedin, was not seen in public or at Clinton’s side on the campaign trail. She did, however, attend a Democrat fundraiser on Thursday evening in Washington, DC.
According to author Edward Klein, following Comey’s July announcement, resignation letters from frustrated FBI agents were submitted in significant numbers and Comey, perhaps out of a feeling of guilt, took advantage of the opportunity to reopen the investigation late last month.
On October 30, The Post & Email asked the FBI National Press Office whether or not it could confirm Klein’s report at the UK Daily Mail, to which we supplied the link. The response we received the following day was:
We have no comment.
FBI National Press Office
After Comey’s decision became public on Sunday, the Clinton campaign said it confirmed their contention that reopening the investigation would result in the same resolution as before. Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, said that “We have to focus on making the case as to why Hillary will be the best president between now and when the polls close on Tuesday, November 8.”
As might be expected, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump repeated a claim he made last week that a “constitutional crisis” will ensue if Clinton is elected given that she could be under continued investigation in connection with the Clinton Foundation, which failed to notify the U.S. State Department when it received donations, as Clinton had pledged it would do during her tenure at State.
The FBI’s probe of the foundation reportedly remains ongoing.
On Friday, TruePundit and former Navy Seal Erik Prince reported that the FBI was poised to serve search warrants in connection with a Clinton investigation allegedly involving money-laundering, human trafficking and exploitation, and “pay-to-play” schemes.
In seeking TruePundit’s reaction to Comey’s decision on Sunday, this writer found that it appears the website’s Twitter account has been suspended. Its owners, however, posted a press release of the news.
The FBI declined to take any action after an image of Obama’s purported long-form birth certificate was found to be a “computer-generated forgery” by a law enforcement investigation commissioned in September 2011 by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of its Cold Case Posse which remains active.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.