A few days before James Comey closed the Hillary Clinton email investigation for the second tim, he swore to Congress that the FBI had “reviewed all of the communications” discovered on a personal laptop used by Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.
Comey told Congress that “thanks to the wizardry of our technology,” the FBI was able to eliminate the vast majority of messages as “duplicates” of emails they’d previously seen. Tireless agents, he claimed, worked “night after night after night” to scrutinize all the remaining material.
This was a lie.
At the time everyone did wonder how the FBI had managed to go through all the “hundreds of thousands” of emails in a very short amount of time.
Now we know they didn’t.
To add to that, a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation states that “Most of the emails were never examined, even though they made up potentially 10 times the evidence of what was reviewed in the original year-long case that Comey closed back in July 2016″
The “extremely narrow” search that was eventually conducted, after more than a month of delays, uncovered even more classified material sent and/or received by Hillary Clinton through her unauthorized basement server, the official said.
This directly contradicts James Comey’s testimony. the emails included highly sensitive information dealing with Israel and the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas. Hillary, however, was never and still hasn’t been confronted with the sensitive new information and it was never at any stage analyzed for damage to national security.
It’s clear the unique classified material was improperly stored and transmitted on an unsecured device, But yet the FBI did not refer the matter to U.S. intelligence agencies to determine at all if national security had been compromised. Which is required under a federally mandated “damage assessment” directive.
An anonymous source spoke to RealClearInvestigations and told them The newly discovered classified material “was never previously sent out to the relevant original classification authorities for security review.”
One career FBI special agent involved in the case actually put in a complaint to New York colleagues that officials in Washington tried to “bury” the newly found evidence, which he believed contained the full archive of
If the FBI “soft-pedaled” the original investigation of Clinton’s emails, as some critics have said, it out-and-out suppressed the follow-up probe related to the laptop, sources for RealClearInvestigations said.
Michael Biasello, a 27-year veteran of the FBI has come forward and said: “There was no real investigation and no real search,” and “It was all just show — eyewash — to make it look like there was an investigation before the election.”