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Administration: Comey fired because of handling of Clinton email investigation

Featured image The reason the Trump administration is giving for the firing of James Comey is that the newly confirmed Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein recommended it. Upon taking office, Rosenstein reviewed the matter of Comey’s fitness and concluded that he needed to go. Rosenstein states his reasoning for this conclusion in a memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. You can read the memo here, along with Sessions’ letter to President Trump »

Weiner raised again

Featured image Democrats think they have a bone to pick with FBI Director James Comey. They are angry with Comey for disclosing to the appropriate members of Congress the reopening in late October of what Hillary Clinton was pleased to call the FBI’s “security review” of her email set-up. In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey revisited the circumstances involving Huma Abedin and Anthony (“Not Again!”) Weiner. In response to a »

Review this

Featured image Hillary Clinton insisted on calling the FBI investigation into the private email system she established to conduct official business as Secretary of State a “security review.” She elaborated: “[T]here are lots of those that are conducted in our government all the time and you don’t hear about most of them.” Well, of course, as with all things Clintonian, the words are terms of art. It depends on the meaning of »

Justice Department IG to review Comey’s handling of Clinton probe [UPDATED]

Featured image The Justice Department’s inspector general will review aspects of the conduct of FBI director James Comey as it related to the probe of Hillary Clinton’s email practices. The review won’t encompass Comey’s decision not to seek prosecution of Clinton, nor will it extend to Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s conduct. The inquiry, therefore, is stacked in favor of the Democrats and their talking points. The suspicion will be that it is »

Ongoing whining about Comey extends to Lynch

Featured image Still bitter about James Comey’s role in the presidential election, the Washington Post wonders why Attorney General Lynch didn’t stop the FBI director from sending his letter to Congress announcing that the Clinton email investigation had been reopened. Post reporter Sari Horwitz sees Lynch’s non-intervention as part of a pattern of failure by the Attorney General “to navigate the unusually ugly politics of 2016.” There isn’t much question about which »

Podesta to “victory” party crowd: Go home and get a good night’s sleep

Featured image They will go home, but they won’t get much sleep. Hillary is going to take heat for sending Podesta out, rather than appearing herself. I don’t blame her, though. She must be devastated beyond our ability to comprehend. Assuming she loses, Hillary will, I hope, give a gracious concession speech tomorrow. If she doesn’t, then she can fairly be criticized. Trump needs to be gracious too. There shouldn’t be any »

Mop secret

Featured image On Sunday the New York Post ran Paul Sperry’s column on yet another wrinkle in the Clinton email saga with the tabloid “Mop secret.” As the column’s headline explains, “Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials.” Clinton’s maid is one Marina Santos. The kicker, of course, is that Santos doesn’t have a security clearance. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Clinton didn’t mean to betray the United »

Comey Won’t Recommend Prosecution. So What?

Featured image As Paul noted earlier today, FBI Director James Comey has notified Congress that the agency has completed its review of the Weiner laptop emails. Comey said that this means the FBI’s investigation is finished, and he hasn’t changed his view, expressed in July, that criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton is not warranted. I agree with everything Paul says, in particular his observation that, given Comey’s importation of an impossibly high »

Comey stands by his decision not to prosecute Clinton

Featured image James Comey has told Congress that, having reviewed the emails the FBI recently obtained, he has not changed his opinion that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be prosecuted. “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July,” Comey said in the letter to top Republicans on the House Oversight Committee. This result seemed inevitable to me. The conclusions Comey expressed in July were based on his »

Top Dems Knew Hillary’s Illegal Server Could Be Fatal

Featured image We wrote here about the Wikileaks-released email in which Neera Tanden told John Podesta what she thought about Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server: Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered? Like whole thing is fucking insane. At that time, we did not have John Podesta’s response, but I wrote that “I would guess it was »

Bret Baier corrects

Featured image Bret Baier opened this past Wednesday night’s edition of Special Report with several scoops on the progress of the FBI investigations of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Baier slightly expanded on his scoops in an interview with Brit Hume on On the Record, the video and transcript of which are posted here. I posted the video of Baier reporting his scoops in “Analyze this.” Paul Mirengoff commented on Baier’s »

Hillary sent classified information to Chelsea

Featured image Politico reports that Hillary Clinton sent her daughter Chelsea an email message that contains information the State Department deems classified. The email, part of a new batch released today, originated with White House Deputy National Security Adviser Michael Froman and was forwarded to the former secretary of state by her policy aide Jake Sullivan. Hillary Clinton sent it along to her daughter’s email account with the notation: “See below.” The »

Analyze this

Featured image Bret Baier opened last night’s edition of Special Report with several scoops on the progress of the FBI investigations of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation (video below). Baier slightly expanded on his scoops in an interview with Brit Hume on On the Record, the video and transcript of which are posted here. Paul Mirengoff comments on Baier’s report in the adjacent post. RealClearPolitics extracts the five points in Baier’s »

High-ranking DOJ official offered “heads up” to Podesta on Clinton emails

Featured image Last night, I wrote about the infamous Marc Rich pardon — the subject this week of an FBI document release. This morning, Scott wrote about the connection between the Rich pardon and Peter Kadzik, the assistant attorney general who wrote to Congress the other day about the current investigation into the newly discovered Huma Abedin emails. The connection is direct: Kadzik was a lobbyist who pushed for the Rich pardon. »

How Comey looks to a man without integrity

Featured image Former Attorney General Eric Holder is unhappy that James Comey informed Congress that the investigation of Hillary Clinton has been reopened. Holder expresses his displeasure in the Washington Post. Nowhere in Holder’s article does he address Comey’s stated reason for providing Congress with this information — namely, that Comey was obligated to correct his previous statement that the investigation was closed. But then, being honest with Congress never mattered to »

Did DOJ and FBI Blow Off Democratic Senators?

Featured image On Saturday, four Democratic Senators sent a letter addressed jointly to Loretta Lynch and James Comey, on the newly-discovered Hillary Clinton emails. They recited Democratic Party talking points and demanded fast action from the agencies. I haven’t seen the actual letter, but this description seems quite complete: Four Democrats in the Senate on Saturday sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey requesting a range »

Democrats on Comey, historical edition

Featured image Communists taught the world the wonder-working powers of party discipline, but they have nothing on the Democrat/Media Axis (video below). Where have you gone, Joe Stalin? Via David Rutz/Washington Free Beacon. »