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DOJ Official Involved With New Hillary Email Probe Close to Podesta

DOJ Official Involved With New Hillary Email Probe Close to Podesta

“Kept me out of jail.”

No wonder the Clintons get away with everything! They have people scattered across the government to help them out. It turns out Assistant Attorney Peter Kadzik at the Department of Justice is also extremely close to John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair.

Kadzik is also one of the DOJ attorneys involved with the reopening of Hillary’s email scandal after new evidence emerged on devices belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner.

Kadzik told Congress on Monday that the DOJ promises “quick work” on the new investigation:

“We assure you that the Department will continue to work closely with the FBI and together, dedicate all necessary resource and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible,” Kadzik wrote.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) called Kadzik “a messenger” and does not have have concerns “about any potential conflicts of interest.”

The Daily Caller notes that Kadzike is “not likely to be in the direct chain of command” during the investigation, but he does “have the power to deny a request for a special prosecutor.” He did just that last November when GOP lawmakers asked “to appoint a special counsel to lead the investigation.”

There are numerous connections that could set off red flags, most revealed by the Podesta email dumps from Wikileaks.

In one Wikileaks release, Podesta sent an email to President Barack Obama aide Cassandra Butts in 2008 about Kadzik, saying the lawyer “kept me out of jail” and the campaign should bring him on to help. Podesta did not specify which incident Kadzik kept him out of jail, but he represented Podesta during the Monica Lewinsky investigation after he “had made false statements to a grand jury impaneled by independent counsel Kenneth Starr.”

Kadzik also represented Marc Rich, who the IRS wanted for evading a $48 million tax bill and the government also believed he was involved “in illegal trading activity with nations that sponsored terrorism.” He “lobbied Podesta heavily,” who was President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff. An Oversight Committee report in 2002 concluded that Rich recruited Kadzik because of his connections to Podesta.

Clinton eventually pardoned Rich.

In 2014, Kadzik received the job as Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the DOJ and continued his friendship with Podesta.

He dined with the Podesta family the day after Hillary testified in front of the House Benghazi Committee and had another dinner at the home during the first FBI investigation. Kadzik also attended a birthday party for Podesta’s brother Tony. He even asked Podesta about setting up a job for his son on the Hillary campaign.

Kadzik’s biography says that “he led the successful effort to confirm Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates.” Lynch came under fire when she held a private meeting with President Clinton on a tarmac right before the FBI decided not to recommend the DOJ press charges against Hillary.

It just all seems too close for comfort.


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Gowdy and other leaders need to drag this guy before their committee ASAP. Put him on notice or force to recuse.

    Ghostrider in reply to snapper451. | November 1, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Based on the information we saw in several of the Wikileaks’s release of Podesta’s gmail messages where theses two guys talk about their dinner plans and their buddy buddy relationship, one would think he would recuse himself. The real irony in this is Obama and Lynch think we are all stupid; for goodness sake, this topic was viral last night on Reddit and CTR. The Clinton Campaign is arrogant and ridiculous beyond belief.

      Liberals do not recuse themselves unless for some reason it is in their personal best interests, which makes sense: Recusal is generally a self-enforcing moral obligation, and liberals impose moral obligations only on others.
      I saw this repeatedly over 40 years of trial work. Conservative jurors would confess during voir dire that they had a little bias and that there was a chance that, try as hard as they would, they may not be able to overcome that bias. Those jurors were routinely excused for cause. Liberal jurors, on the other hand, despite obvious bias (e.g. 5 personal lawsuits against banks, in a trial against a bank) would uniformly swear up and down that they had no bias, and that even if they did they were sure that they would overcome it and be completely fair to the bank being sued. Those jurors were uniformly not excluded for cause.
      For those folks, the end always justifies the means.

The Daily Caller notes that Kadzike … does “have the power to deny a request for a special prosecutor.”

Inappropriate conflict of interest, under the circumstances.

The sewage just keeps flowing from these people.

“It just all seems too close for comfort.”

No. I seems like an inbred Arkansas political tribe and their kissin’ cousins investigating and prosecuting each other.

Which is what it is…

JackRussellTerrierist | November 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm

This entire fiasco of discoveries reminds me of poisonous, gassy magma boiling up from under the earth’s surface, with huge pustules of sewage erupting above the earth’s entire surface at every turn.

Henry Hawkins | November 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Clinton, Inc. is like the KGB, CHAOS, and the Mafia all rolled into one.