Grassley, Graham Put Bill Barr on Notice – DOJ Can No Longer Use Mueller Probe as Excuse to Dodge Questions on Hillary’s Email Investigation
Top Senate Republicans are renewing their efforts to get to the bottom of the FBI’s [mis]handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server now that Mueller’s investigation has concluded.
Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump colluded with the Kremlin during the 2016 election also served as a way to block Congressional oversight into Obama’s and Clinton’s corruption.
Now that Rosenstein and Mueller can no longer run defense at the Justice Department, Republican Senate chairs of three very powerful committees are demanding Bill Barr look into the FBI’s sham ‘Midyear investigation.’
In a letter sent to Attorney General Bill Barr Tuesday, Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote that the Justice Department can no longer use Mueller’s investigation as an excuse to dodge oversight.
“Now that the Special Counsel’s investigation has concluded, we are unaware of any legitimate basis upon which the Department can refuse to answer the Judiciary Committee’s inquiries,” the GOP Senators wrote to Barr.
The GOP Senators previously requested information on a classified appendix to Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report that was released in June of 2018 titled, “A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election.”
“The classified appendix raises significant issues associated with the FBI’s failure to review certain highly classified information in support of its Midyear investigation,” the Senators wrote, referring to the code name the FBI gave to Hillary’s email investigation. “In particular, the Inspector General noted that it learned that the FBI acquired classified material that ‘may have included information potentially relevant to the Midyear investigation.’ The FBI even drafted a memorandum in May of 2016 stating that access to the information was ‘necessary to complete the investigation.’ However, that memorandum was never completed.”
The Inspector General’s report on former FBI Director James Comey was very damning for the bureau and stated that Comey was “insubordinate” and “affirmatively concealed” information from the Justice Department during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, however, it concluded that actions taken by the corrupt agents did not change the outcome of the Clinton email probe.
The same FBI agents who handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server with kid gloves, migrated over to Mueller’s probe to hunt down President Trump and his associates.
The FBI exonerated Hillary Clinton before interviewing 17 witnesses, including Hillary Clinton, handed out immunity like candy and claimed Hillary’s “intent” factored into whether she would be indicted or not.
Hillary Clinton destroyed evidence under subpoena — her aides took hammers to multiple Blackberries and used BleachBit to erase over 30,000 emails, yet she still has never been indicted.
“You mean like with a cloth?” Clinton previously said mocking a journalist who questioned whether she wiped her private server clean to avoid handing over damning emails to investigators.
Former FBI Counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok changed the language on Hillary’s exoneration letter from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” ultimately preventing the former Secretary of State from being charged under the Espionage Act.
Government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained a tranche of Hillary Clinton’s emails through a FOIA lawsuit that revealed classified information was found on her private server, including the name of a clandestine CIA agent.
Screenshot of letter to Bill Barr: