The bias at the top of the FBI has been exposed once again — and once again, it all ties straight back to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The former FBI General Counsel James Baker, a top lawyer involved in the investigaton into Hillary’s email servers, believed that criminal charges should have been filed against her during the 2016 presidential campaign — but was “talked out of it” by disgraced FBI Director James Comey.
For two years, Comey’s decision not to press charges on Hillary for her illegal email server has been questioned by critics, including President Donald Trump. Now we know that Comey was making the decisions himself, and was overruling his subordinates.
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Additionally, Comey also bypassed the Department of Justice (DOJ) on his way to making the July 5, 2016 announcement that Hillary wouldn’t be charged. The decision that was heavily criticized by the inspector general of the DOJ.
At the time, the public thought his subordinates were unquestionably behind him.
Turns out that has been a lie all along.
Yet, Baker’s testimony to the House of Representatives never released publicly… until now.
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Baker was questioned by a former federal prosecutor, who asked, “I have reason to believe that you originally believed it was appropriate to charge Hillary Clinton with regard to violations of law — various laws, with regard to mishandling of classified information. Is that accurate?”
“Yes,” Baker said in testimony reviewed by The Hill. And he wasn’t alone.
Numerous FBI agents and lawyers argued that Hillary should be criminally charged — only to be overruled by Comey.
“My original belief after — well, after having conducted the investigation and towards the end of it, then sitting down and reading a binder of her materials — I thought that it was alarming, appalling, whatever words I said, and argued with others about why they thought she shouldn’t be charge,” Baker said.
When did he finally change his mind? “Pretty late in the process, because we were arguing about it, I think, up until the end,” Baker admitted.
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This unreleased statement then begs the question: Who else disagreed with Comey?
How many FBI agents and lawyers thought that the Hillary email investigation should have led to her facing indictment and criminal charges?
The investigation wrapped up in abrupt fashion during the 2016 presidential election, and the lingering conclusion is marred in secrecy it seems.
It seems Comey — not FBI investigators working for him — was the reason why Hillary was never locked up.
—The Horn editorial team