The Department of Justice Inspector General is about to release its report on the Clinton email scandal and according to sources the report will say at least 28 FBI agents are eager to testify before Congress on the Hillary Clinton investigation and FBI investigation into President Trump.
The report covers from when the New York Times first revealed that the FBI was investigating Clinton’s private emails sent on servers reserved for official governmental work in Spring of 2015. Federal law was broken when those emails were not preserved on State Department servers.
Six months passed when the senior FBI agent in charge of the investigation of those actions retired. John Giacalone former chief of the New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., field offices and chief of the FBI National Security Branch resigned because he thought the investigation was going “sideways” meaning nowhere by design. Giacalone oversaw the first seven months of the Clinton probe.
The investigation dragged on in secret while at the same time Trump began to rise in the Republican presidential primaries. During that time, Giacalone’s successors realized that the goal of FBI leadership was not to determine if there was enough evidence to indict Clinton but to exonerate her.
Clinton excused her lack of memory during FBI interviews by vaguely claiming a head injury she had suffered. As a result, they sought to obtain her medical records for verification of that injury. Though the agents prepared the proper paperwork for that request, Director Comey himself denied it on July 4.
After some agents sought to bypass Comey, he headed them off with a press conference on July 5 to announce that Clinton would not be indicted.
Fast forward to today and House Republicans are ready to interview three witnesses later this month regarding the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
The Hill reports that Bill Priestap, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, and Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI’s national security division, will testify shortly as soon as the DOJ’s Inspector General’s report is released in a few days.
Priestap was personally responsible for changing the wording in the James Comey’s July 2016 speech, specifically removing the word “President” and replacing it with “another senior government official.”
Joe DiGenova, a former federal prosecutor, has maintained close contact with multiple rank and file FBI agents and a counter-intelligence consultant who conducted an interview with an acting special agent of the FBI’s Washington Field Office (WFO).
According to DiGenova, many agents at the Washington Field Office are sick over the damage James Comey and Andrew McCabe caused to the bureau. He said these agents want to be subpoenaed by Congress.
“There are agents all over this country who love the bureau and are sickened by [James] Comey’s behavior and [Andrew] McCabe and [Eric] Holder and [Loretta] Lynch and the thugs like [John] Brennan–who despise the fact that the bureau was used as a tool of political intelligence by the Obama administration thugs,” said DiGenova.
The agents want to be subpoenaed because potential government whistleblowers fear that legal retaliation from the bureau would financially ruin them through attorneys’ fees. If suspended by Congress, those legal fees are paid by the government.
But the story doesn’t end with Comey and McCabe. Three months after Comey announced that Clinton would not be indicted and only weeks before Trump became president, it was revealed that Barack Obama had regularly communicated with Clinton via her personal email servers about classified matters. Something he had denied to a CBS reporter just weeks earlier.
Perhaps these agents can help answer some troubling questions. Was Obama so fearful of Donald Trump being elected that he ordered the FBI to exonerate Clinton? Was he afraid of the possibility of being called as a defense witness if she faced a criminal trial?
Regardless of the answers to those questions the fact that FBI agents are asking to be called to testify speaks volumes. As DiGenova said:
“I don’t blame the agents one bit. I think that the FBI is in a freefall. James Comey has destroyed the institution he claims to love. And it is beyond a doubt that it is going to take a decade to restore public confidence because of Comey and Clapper and Brennan and Obama and Lynch.”
Indeed, who can blame these brave agents? Our national law enforcement agency has become so politicized that any Special Agent who blows the whistle will be vilified. It’s a pattern that must be broken.
~ American Liberty Report