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DOJ’s Internal Review to Dig into Allegations Hillary Email Investigation Was Improperly Conducted

DOJ’s Internal Review to Dig into Allegations Hillary Email Investigation Was Improperly Conducted

Comey under the microscope

Hillary’s email problems aren’t going away just because the election is over.

A watchdog within the Department of Justice announced Thursday it would be reviewing Director Comey’s investigation into Hillary’s use of a private email account and a homebrewed server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

The DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz indicated numerous “Chairmen and Ranking Members of Congressional oversight committees, various organizations, and members of the public” requested the review.

Unlike previous investigations, Director Comey’s role in inspecting Hillary’s emails will be reviewed.

This latest review will focus on five key areas:

Allegations that Department or FBI policies or procedures were not followed in connection with, or in actions leading up to or related to, the FBI Director’s public announcement on July 5, 2016, and the Director’s letters to Congress on October 28 and November 6, 2016, and that certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations;

Allegations that the FBI Deputy Director should have been recused from participating in certain investigative matters;

Allegations that the Department’s Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs improperly disclosed non-public information to the Clinton campaign and/or should have been recused from participating in certain matters;

Allegations that Department and FBI employees improperly disclosed non-public information; and

Allegations that decisions regarding the timing of the FBI’s release of certain Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents on October 30 and November 1, 2016, and the use of a Twitter account to publicize same, were influenced by improper considerations.

The investigation won’t nullify any FBI conclusions, says Horowitz. But if new evidence is found, it may be weighed accordingly.

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But if new evidence is found, it may be weighed accordingly.


If new evidence is found, it will be destroyed.

This is still Obama’s DOJ.

Nothing which happens before the 20th is of any value whatsoever.

    Mercyneal in reply to tom swift. | January 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    The investigation will go on long after Trump is inaugurated

      tom swift in reply to Mercyneal. | January 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Oh, brilliant. This way Obama gets his “team” on it, instead of Trump’s.

      No thanks. He had his eight years to foul things up. It’s time for him, his minions, and his crappy ideas to just go away.

      All of it.

    That does seem to be the case, doesn’t it. My favorite – and there are so many to choose from and the specifics may be slightly misstated here, is the granting of immunity to Hillary Clinton’s IT guy in exchange for his hard drive, which was immediately destroyed after it was obtained.

    Interesting that (apparently, as I didn’t watch the hearings) no one asked Jeff Sessions about pursuing the Clinton-state department email-server classified material matter during the hearings. I hope he follows up. It will be a real hornet’s nest if he does, but I believe it is important for the country to see just how genuinely corrupt many in our government are and equally important, that they lose their jobs, or are charged, if appropriate. There must be consequences and until there are, this sort of behavior will continue and get worse..

I hope the IG slow rolls the investigation for the next 8 days. Then the left might, just might, regret pushing the issue. Hillary and Bill just might as well. Certainly Loretta Lynch won’t come out smell like roses – more like what fertilizes them.

Before the election, lawyer Joe diGenova was making noises about some FBI agents getting preped to testify before Congress about shenanigans at DOJ. The biggest complaint was the top officials in DOJ were shielding Hillary Clinton by denying an investigating grand jury to issue subpoenas so the FBI could conduct a proper investigation. Without the subpoenas, the FBI was forced to make the ridiculous deals with Clinton staffers.
Once Trump won, this disappeared.

    tom swift in reply to Neo. | January 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Nothing’s disappeared. The rot is still there, it’s just keeping a low profile, hoping to be overlooked so that it can continue its job of subversion, ruin and decay.

Maybe Horowitz is a pre-Obama civil servant with some integrity who now feels free to open this can of worms. We will see what if anything comes of it.

The bottom line is that Hillary Clinton should have been in jail long before the Democratic convention. As Comey said in July she is guilty of crimes. Now Lynch would never prosecute whatever Comey said. He should have brought together the evidence and when Lynch sat on it he should have resigned publically and released the information.

Comey was in stuck with no good choice – for him or the country

a) Never before has a major political party nominated an unindicted criminal.
b) Comey was most likely fully aware of the hacking of the emails and the danger of having her as a president.

I think Comey thought he was coming up with a way to please both sides, first by refusing to indict when he should have, and then by making a public announcement when he probably shouldn’t have.

He was a bit too clever by half, and like most people who try to play a nasty situation by staying in the middle, now both sides are going to be glad to see him take the fall.

when you try to please both sides, you get run over n the middle.

unless this process also looks as that Lynch did, it’s, at best, a joke.

what we need is a special prosecutor to look at is tall.

or Congressional hearings that *aren’t* run by an idiot who can’t/won’t go for the kill. (no RINOs)

Hillary’s pick for AG was Jamie Gorelick, a woman IMO that should be tried for treason. IMO Lynch is probably as close to her as possible.

Comney stated that Hillary broke the law, but he wasn’t going to recommend prosecution. There is no excuse for not prosecuting her.