(National Sentinel) The Swamp: If you needed another reason to support President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to “drain the swamp” in D.C., or another reason to hate what our government has turned into in general, here you go.
As noted by The Washington Times, a Democratic attorney now working for the Senate Judiciary Committee as it probes former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s alleged efforts to influence former FBI Director James Comey to downplay the investigation into Hillary Clinton for her improper use of a private email server had a part in editing Lynch’s talking points after she met with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac in Phoenix.
The paper noted in its online edition:
Mr. Clinton and Ms. Lynch met in what the two insist was a chance social encounter at the airport in Phoenix in June 2016 — just hours before the Obama Department of Justice weighed in on whether Mrs. Clinton had revealed classified information while secretary of state by using a private email account. That private meeting sparked a wave of FOIA requests by Judicial Watch, the American Center for Law, and others — which produced 413 pages of documents, including email correspondence — released earlier this week.
On Wednesday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that former Justice Department attorney Paige Herwig, who was on the airplane when Mr. Clinton and Ms. Lynch met and later drafted the department’s media talking points, is now serving as counsel for Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to her LinkedIn profile and other sources.
Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the Clinton email investigation, suggesting it made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s impartiality. Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton in the midst of last year’s chaotic presidential election.
You’ll notice that Lynch’s interference in Comey’s investigation didn’t cause him to leak memos to the press in the hopes it would trigger a special counsel appointment — like he said he did in the case of Trump — but hey, they don’t call them “double standards” for nothing.
The point is, it’s a joke to rely on the stinking swamp to police itself, because of the incestuous nature of the place. Everyone literally knows everyone else — their secrets, their dirty laundry, their lies, their behind-the-scenes cover — which makes it impossible to hold anyone to account.
That’s why it is vitally important to support the president in his efforts to clean the place up.
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