Thursday, July 7, 2016
Comey’s first brush with them came when Bill Clinton was president. Looking to get back into government after a stint in private practice, Comey signed on as deputy special counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee. In 1996, after months of work, Comey came to some damning conclusions
Hillary Clinton was personally involved in mishandling documents and had ordered others to block investigators as they pursued their case. Worse, her behavior fit into a pattern of concealment.
She and her husband had tried to hide their roles in two other matters under investigation by law enforcement. Taken together, the interference by White House officials, which included destruction of documents, amounted to “far more than just aggressive lawyering or political naiveté,” Comey and his fellow investigators concluded. It constituted “a highly improper pattern of deliberate misconduct.”
Comey parlayed the Whitewater job into top posts in Virginia and New York, returning to Manhattan in 2002 to be the top federal prosecutor there. One of his first cases as a line attorney in the same office 15 years earlier had been the successful prosecution of Marc Rich, a wealthy international financier, for tax evasion. But on his last day as President in 2001, Bill Clinton pardoned Rich. “I was stunned,” Comey later told Congress. As top U.S. prosecutor in New York in 2002, appointed by George W. Bush, Comey inherited the criminal probe into the Rich pardon and 175 others Clinton had made at the 11th hour.
Despite evidence that several pardon recipients, including Rich, had connections to donations to Bill Clinton’s presidential library and Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, Comey found no criminal wrongdoing.
He was careful not to let the investigation be used for political purposes by either party. When pressed for details in one case, he said, “I can’t really go into it because it was an investigation that didn’t result in charges. That may be a frustrating answer, but that’s the one I’m compelled to give.”
Comey Has a Long History of Letting The Clintons Off The Hook
Posted by G.A. Casebeer
The Bern Report
Today, millions of Americans watched in utter disbelief as the director of the FBI, the most powerful law enforcement body in the nation, said that no charges would be recommended in regards to Hillary Clinton’s home-brewed email server setup.
The facts were there. The damning evidence was there. What wasn’t there was someone willing to uphold the law. But this isn’t the first time that Comey has let the Clintons slide. Back in 2002, James B. Comey, was the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York and was investigating a case involving the Clintons and suddenly, with very little explanation closed the case.
The case was concerning the infamous New Square Four, who were convicted of bilking the government out of tens of millions of dollars. Where the Clintons come in is that former President Bill Clinton reduced the sentences of the four Hasidic Jews from New Square, in Rockland County north of New York City. The move was controversial because Hillary Clinton had campaigned in the Hasidic Village, on the suggestion of her staff, The campaigning in fact did pay off as she grabbed 1,400 votes compared to 12 votes for her opponent Rick Lazio.
An investigation into the New Square Four case was announced in 2001 by Mary Jo White of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan although at the end of a 15 month investigation, James Comey said:
”The investigation was closed because we thoroughly investigated and determined it wasn’t appropriate to bring charges against anybody in the case,” Mr. Comey said at a news conference on an unrelated case. ”I can’t really go into it because it was an investigation that didn’t result in charges. That may be a frustrating answer, but that’s the one I’m compelled to give.”
While Comey was an attorney in Manhattan he’s successfully prosecuted Marc Rich, a wealthy international financier, for tax evasion. On Clinton’s last day in office in 2001 he pardoned Rich, much to the dismay of many that were close to the case, including Comey. Said Comey in 2001, “I was stunned.”
Comey was now the top prosecutor in New York after being appointed by George W. Bush and as an incoming gift was now in charge of the criminal investigation into the 176 last minute pardons that Bill Clinton had made as he was walking out of the White House.
Many of the pardon recipients, including Rich, had donated to Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign and also to Clinton’s presidential library and allegedly in exchange were granted pardons. But despite the evidence, Comey surprisingly found no criminal wrongdoing.
Today we watched Comey let them off the hook again even as he read a laundry list of improprieties that the FBI found. I’ve seen all over the internet that this guy is a straight shooter and that he takes his job seriously, he even said himself today that no one affected this investigation in any way. But it is hard not to come to the conclusion that there is more to Comey and the Clintons than we are being told.
James Comey is the clinton's ACE IN THE HOlE.
He is corrupt just like the clintons.
Comey was appointed by obama because he and the clintons knew Comey would again let the Clinton's off the hook.
Comey is straight shooter and takes his job seriously because he shoots down every criminal investigation about the clintons and takes these opportunities to corrupt the judicial system seriously.