BUT WILL IT HAPPEN?
by Sharon Rondeau
One of Hannity’s guests for the segment, journalist Sara A. Carter, asserted that she, too, has been speaking directly with FBI agents claiming to have knowledge of actions taken by the agency’s upper management in the course of the Hillary Clinton private server probe.
While Obama’s Secretary of State, Clinton had sent classified emails over the unsecured, private server using a non-governmental email address which were almost certainly breached by foreign-government actors.
The investigation, deemed “Mid-Year Exam” by the agency, ended in July 2016 when then-Director James B. Comey assumed the lead role in delivering the news to the public that in the FBI’s view, “no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case.”
Prior to Comey’s announcement, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had said that the Justice Department would accept the FBI’s decision.
Last week, Hannity said that as many as 28 FBI agents “want to be subpoenaed” to testify to Congress as to their knowledge of how the Clinton probe was handled. On May 22, The Daily Caller reported that FBI agents have requested subpoenas because they believe their careers will be destroyed by high-ranking supervisors if they come forward as whistleblowers.
Since early last year, several congressional committees have been investigating the Clinton probe, allegations of “collusion” between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russians, and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Carter has reported that the Justice Department’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, has produced a several-hundred-page report on the email investigation which is “extremely long and thorough.” Its release to the public has been delayed several times.
On Wednesday, parts of the report were allegedly leaked to ABC News, which reported that “The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has concluded that James Comey defied authority at times during his tenure as FBI director, according to sources familiar with a draft report on the matter.”
Lynch and former FBI Deputy Director are also faulted for failing to follow protocols, according to ABC.
Carter has reported that her sources have told her that FBI and DOJ officials currently reviewing the IG’s report are seeking to “slow-roll” its eventual release to the public and likely making significant redactions to it.
On Wednesday Hannity and another guest, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joseph DiGenova, faulted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for allegedly delaying the report’s release.
DiGenova opined that Comey, McCabe and Rosenstein constitute “a bunch of dirty cops” who were intent on exonerating Clinton despite her mishandling of classified information, which federal statute deems to be a national security concern.