(National Sentinel) Obama administration: Whether it was on purpose, due to incompetence or a byproduct of massive political interference — or a combination of all of those things — newly released documents pertaining to the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in handling highly classified information show the bureau botched it big time.
As reported by Fox News, the FBI’s probe was codenamed “Midyear Exam” and contained “Grand Jury” information, intimating that at least some investigators believed it to be serious enough it would eventually warrant prosecution:
Some 42 pages of highly redacted documents from the FBI’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of highly classified materials paint a picture of a serious, but flawed investigation hindered by a lack of cooperation, according to a key watchdog group.
One redacted exchange reveals a back and forth subpoena response to the FBI from one of Mrs. Clinton’s private attorneys, Katherine Turner, a partner at Washington DC powerhouse firm Williams & Connolly. In the document, Turner agreed to turn over one of Mrs. Clinton’s non-secure Apple iPads and two of her BlackBerrys to the FBI.
But neither smartphone received from the law firm contain SIM cards or Secure Digital (SD) cards, and a total of 13 mobile devices identified by the FBI as potentially using clintonemail.com email addresses were never located by Williams & Connelly.
“We are presuming there are still 13 devices at issue,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Fox News. “The new records show how badly the Obama Justice Department and FBI mishandled the Clinton email investigation. They get the equivalent of wiped phones from the Clinton lawyers and do nothing?”
You may recall that Clinton often tasked aides including Monica Hanley with supplying her during her tenure as secretary of state with non-secure BlackBerrys she could use for all of her government work. You may also recall that a number of these devices wound up falling prey to hammers — destruction ordered by longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin after Clinton’s home-brew servers went down or upon news that Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal’s email was hacked in 2013 by “Guccifer” — Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar.
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Fox News noted further:
Nearly a year has passed since [fired FBI Director James] Comey’s then-boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, held her infamous tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton in Phoenix, Arizona. Eight days later, Comey announced on July 5, 2016, that “regarding the handling of classified information, our judgement is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case [against Clinton].”
The latest document dump by the FBI only adds to the mystery: A whopping 325 pages are cited as “total deleted pages,” and the 42 pages that were released are only readable in parts and include 177 redactions. The redactions include those made citing Freedom of Information Act exemptions under (b) (7) (e) in which the information is denied because revelations could “disclose investigation techniques.”
In all the talk about Trump-Russia “collusion,” we merely wanted to remind readers that collusion occurred within the Obama administration on many levels in its attempt to keep Hillary Clinton out of jail and on the campaign trail — where they expected her to win — at all costs. Including the cost of the FBI’s reputation and integrity.
But look, the FBI and the Justice Department are filled with smart careerists who know how to conduct investigations; to believe they were too incompetent to bring charges against a woman who was so obviously guilty of violating just about every statute governing the handling of classified information is absurd.
They were stonewalled every step of the way by Obama, Hillary and their court jester appointees.