FBI reportedly skipped critical evidence in Hillary email case, then stonewalled reexamination

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In a piece that spoke of exposing “the bones of scandals past,” The Hill’s John Solomon reported that the FBI failed to pursue access to “highly classified” evidence in the Hillary Clinton email case.

Citing a staff memo from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., the award-winning investigative journalist reported the potentially critical evidence was skipped by a bureau being run at the time by former FBI director James Comey and former deputy director Andy McCabe — both men would later be fired from their positions.

It’s also worth noting that disgraced former agent Peter Strzok — who was also fired — headed up the Clinton investigation.

In what may be an effort to protect Clinton, the FBI willfully ignored highly classified evidence and stonewalled the Senate for a year on whether it intends to reexamine that evidence.

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The failure to look at the evidence back in 2016 occurred even though the agents believed access to the sensitive evidence was “necessary” to complete the investigation into Clinton’s improper transmission of classified emails — some top secret — on her unsecure private email server, the memos show.

To make matters worse, the Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) has known about that decision since at least 2018, thanks to the work of the DOJ’s internal watchdog, Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz, who provided DOJ leaders and Congress with a classified appendix explaining what happened.

 

Solomon added that even with Attorney General William Barr at the helm, Grassley and Johnson are having no luck in getting an answer on whether the FBI will look at the evidence skipped back in 2016.

Appearing Thursday night on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Solomon said it’s “unclear if it was a blunder or an intentional effort to bury evidence.”

“We don’t know the answer to that,” he said, before stressing again that Inspector General Michael Horowitz “identified this failure in the Clinton email case a year ago.”

“We’ve had two attorney generals since, Jeff Sessions and now Bill Barr,” Solomon told host Sean Hannity. “We’ve had [FBI Director] Chris Wray in charge all that time, and despite numerous letters from Sens. Grassley and Johnson, the Justice Department has yet to respond to let us know whether, even now after the fact, they went to look at this evidence the FBI agents themselves said was very important for them to see before they finished the Clinton email case.”

The investigative reporter said that the American public are being left in the dark and the Justice Department inaction here creates the perception of a “dual system of justice” in the country.

Investigative reporter Sara Carter also appeared on “Hannity” to say the evidence suggests a “two-tier justice system.”

“Had Hillary Clinton won the election, we probably would never know any of this ever happened,” Carter said. “That’s how frightening this is.”

It seems Americans have lost a lot of faith in the FBI given their actions under the Obama administration, and social media users are not only skeptical of the bureau but have little faith that we will ever see justice served here.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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