According to a report, issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), on Friday, April 13, 2018, Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director at the time, received a phone call on August 12, 2016, less than three months before the presidential election, from the Obama Justice Department. During this call, he was apparently pressured to shut down the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation, an organization that some critics allege was used as a multi-million dollar pay-for-play operation to buy access to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
(Of course, President Obama and/or Attorney General Loretta Lynch and/or FBI Director James Comey would have no knowledge of any of this. We’ll see.)
This report also detailed how McCabe had “lacked candor,” even under oath, on four occasions, that dealt with a leak to the Wall Street Journal. For this misconduct the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility recommended that McCabe be fired, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions did on January 29, 2018.
However, the OIG also reports that the FBI was investigating the Clinton Foundation in 2016, an election year involving Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
She already was being investigated for her illicit use of a private email server, by McCabe and other FBI agents, when she was Secretary of State under President Obama.
The OIG report states, “McCabe told the OIG that on August 12, 2016, he received a telephone call from the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General (PADAG) regarding the FBI’s handling of the Clinton Foundation Investigation.
“McCabe said that PADAG expressed concerns about FBI agents taking overt steps in the Clinton Foundation Investigation during the presidential campaign.
(Translation: They expressed concerns that the FBI was actually investigating the Clinton Foundation.)
“According to McCabe, he pushed back, asking ‘are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?’
“McCabe told us that the conversation was ‘very dramatic’ and he never had a similar confrontation like the PADAG call with a high level Department official in his entire FBI career.”
Why is a top official from the Obama Justice Department apparently pressuring the then Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to shut down the Bureau’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation?
Remember that James Comey, the FBI Director at the time, has since said, “The FBI drove this investigation and we did it in a competent and independent way. I would bet my life on that.” (I hope you are “in good hands” Mr. Comey! If you know what I mean!) It is almost comical, the indignation expressed by Mr. Comey, regarding what he felt were inappropriate practices and requests by President trump, when it has become apparent that the Obama administration routinely directed the FBI in an effort to promote its own interests.
Commenting on the matter, J. Christian Adams, an attorney who formerly served (2005-2008) in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, said, “This is a top-level DOJ official who called the FBI and said shut down the Hillary Clinton (Clinton Foundation) investigation.”
“What kind of Justice Department do we have, that a couple weeks before the election, that presidential political appointees are calling the No. 2 guy at the FBI, essentially saying, give Hillary a pass?” said Adams. “That’s in the OIG report! That’s the real bombshell!”
(And you know that if the No. 2 guy at the FBI is involved then so is the No. 1 guy! Right Mr. Comey? Would you like to adjust any of your comments about “inappropriate” requests coming from The White House Mr. Comey? I guess the level of “inappropriateness” depends on whose side you’re on, right Mr. Comey?)
The Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General serves under the deputy attorney general. In 2016, the deputy attorney general was Sally Yates.
(Ah yes, Sally Yates. The one who foolishly trashed her own career thinking that “the swamp” could protect her in her defiance of President Trump. She was wrong. She ended up being one of the earlier ones to be “drained.”)
She was fired by President Trump on Jan. 30, 2017 because she refused to enforce the administration’s policy on limiting immigration from certain countries.
The Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General in 2016 was Bill Baer. Baer was initially selected by President Barack Obama in 2012 to serve as assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division.
Do these people realize how tired the law abiding, hard-working, people of this country are with this legal double standard? Are there two sets of laws or do our laws apply to everyone? If it is “the swamp’s” intention that we have a two-tiered system of justice, our country is in real trouble. Otherwise, some of these people need to be charged with crimes, prosecuted, and serve time in prison. Period.
Thank you to CNSNews.com and Michael W. Chapman for some information that appears in this article.