“This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have convened but was not. That is appalling.”
That was an FBI special agent coming forward in the Daily Caller explaining not just the illegal work of Hillary Clinton housing classified information on her private email system, but the cover-up engaged by the Justice Department that let her off the hook.
The unnamed agent, who has worked on public corruption and criminal cases, may remind readers of the famous Deep Throat of the Watergate scandal. FBI official Mark Felt provided the information that led reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to expose the conspiracy that resulted in an obstruction of justice impeachment charge being prepared against Richard Nixon and then a prompt resignation when the White House tapes were going to be made available to Congress.
Now, once again, a high government official, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, had a private email server that stored classified information that was exposed. Congress issued the subpoena on March 4, 2015 for the entirety of Clinton’s emails. A WikiLeaks report tells us same day the subpoena was issued, State Department officials were openly discussing which emails to delete. Clinton had the perfect opportunity to destroy evidence, and she did. It was just weeks before the email hard copies were destroyed with Bleachbit and March 10, 2015, Clinton revealed at a press conference she had deleted about 32,000 emails.
The Justice Department even cut a side deal granting immunity to Clinton staffers Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson where investigators actually agreed not to look at any emails from after Jan. 31, 2015 — and then unbelievably agreed to destroy the computers after the search was complete, leaving no possibility of reclaiming any evidence at a later date.
Now, FBI agents are coming forward, fuming that the head of the FBI, James Comey, let Clinton skate after obstructing the investigation into her server. “We talk about it in the office and don’t know how Comey can keep going,” the unnamed special is quoted as saying in the Daily Caller story, adding, “We didn’t search their house. We always search the house. The search should not just have been for private electronics, which contained classified material, but even for printouts of such material… There should have been a complete search of their residence. That the FBI did not seize devices is unbelievable. The FBI even seizes devices that have been set on fire.”
Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova told the American Spectator the FBI agents had confirmed to him that the decision not to prosecute Clinton was Comey’s, not the agents on the investigation: “When the director said that it was a unanimous decision not to recommend prosecution, that was a lie. In fact, the people involved in the case were outraged at his decision, which he made by himself.”
diGenova added that the destruction of evidence subject to Congressional subpoena was the straw that broke the camel’s back: “When people realized that he was lying publicly about their role and when they knew he had approved of the destruction of laptops that were subject to congressional subpoena, that flipped the switch.”
The law 18 U.S. Code § 1519 , entitled “Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy,” states that destruction of evidence under Congressional subpoena is illegal. That statute states, “Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.”
Meaning, not just Clinton and her staff, but the federal agents responsible for destroying emails on behalf of Clinton — to help her get off the hook — may also have been in violation of the law. The FBI could have turned those emails over to Congress on behalf of the subpoena.
The problem is not just Hillary Clinton. The royalty status she has created has seeped into the Justice Department and the FBI, effectively allowing her to be above the law with every institution in her pocket. The latest hits coming out of WikiLeaks and then FBI agents coming forward prove that FBI Director James Comey acted equally as deceitfully in an attempt to save Clinton from her own illicit activity.
But to Clinton, a Yale Law School graduate, the law means apparently means nothing, because she is above the law. And thanks to Comey and the now stained Justice Department, the American people will never have any assurance of the administration of justice under an elected Clinton administration.
We could be on the verge of electing a criminal who believes she is above the law to be our nation’s top law enforcement officer. What could go wrong?