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The State Department found that 38 people committed violations during its probe into failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email. From The Associated Press:
The investigation, launched more than three years ago, determined that those 38 people were “culpable” in 91 cases of sending classified information that ended up in Clinton’s personal email, according to a letter sent to Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley this week and released on Friday. The 38 are current and former State Department officials but were not identified.

We are in the middle of a media feeding frenzy over a supposed intelligence community whistleblower complaint on Trump's conversation last summer with the Ukrainian president. We know almost nothing about the complaint or the conversation, but that has not stopped a full-blown "we've got him now!" type joyfulness throughout the mainstream media and Never-Trump-land.

I haven't followed closely the saga of Joe Biden's alleged family conflicts in Ukraine and China when he was Vice President, but I'm aware that claims and counterclaims have been percolating through the mainstream and non-mainstream media and in the Democrat primary field. Being in the position of just hearing about it and seeing reactions, I'm a typical news consumer. And what I'm sensing, and have sensed for some time, is that Ukraine may be to Biden's campaign what emails were to Hillary's campaign. And China could get there too.

The Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee released pages of transcripts from their interview with ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page, which included admissions of the FBI beginning their Russian investigation with little evidence and an insurance policy in case now-President Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Page also confirmed the DOJ told the FBI not to charge Hillary in the email investigation.

A Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Royce Lamberth, has acknowledged in his ruling that Hillary's use of a private email server while in office is "one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency." Lamberth further ordered agencies to work with Judicial Watch and formulate a plan to determine whether or not Hillary's private email server was an intentional attempt to circumvent the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  He gave them 10 days to establish a discovery plan.

Real Clear Politics (RCP) is reporting that the vast bulk of Hillary-related emails found on disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner's laptop were not examined by the FBI.  This is in direct contradiction to former FBI chief James Comey's testimony to Congress. According to RCP, the FBI read only 3,000 of over 700,ooo of the emails found on Weiner's laptop, and these 3,000 emails were "hand-picked" by disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok.

The Department of Justice Inspector General has issued his report (pdf.) into the FBI/DOJ investigation of Hillary's email server and decision not to prosecute. Bottom line: Democrats got the narrative they wanted, that the FBI was not motivated by politics in exonerating Hillary, and that Comey made serious errors of judgment in his October 2016 disclosure to Congress. Yet the details show strong anti-Trump bias pervaded the FBI people involved.

The Hill has reported that the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees will interview three witnesses in June over the FBI's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email probe. They will interview "Bill Priestap, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, and Michael Steinbach, the former head of the FBI’s national security division," along with "John Giacalone, who preceded Steinbach as the bureau's top national security official and oversaw the first seven months of the Clinton probe."

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), head of the House Freedom Caucus, has sent a letter to Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to persuade him to look closer at documents recently uncovered about the texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. To Meadows, the documents appear to "suggest a concerning level of coordination between the Department of Justice and the FBI throughout crucial moments" during the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

Former FBI Director James Comey managed to do the impossible. He forged common ground between President Trump and members of failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's world. Hillary's associates have spoken out against Comey after reading parts of his book and watching his interviews. They've said he's no hero and feel disgusted that he admitted he allowed politics to drive his decisions.

Former FBI director James Comey's book reportedly includes unsubstantiated accusations against then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  He reportedly writes that he was aware of “'unverified' information discovered by the U.S. government in 2016 from a classified source [that] 'would undoubtedly have been used by political opponents to cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation'.” Comey's book also reportedly reveals that his firm belief that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election influenced his decision-making process and that his goal in his October announcement was to help ensure the legitimacy of her presidency.
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