Tag Archives: Servergate

Early Comey draft admits Clinton violated 18 USC § 793

Source: The Hill

“An early draft of former FBI Director James Comey’s statement closing out the Hillary Clinton email case accused the former secretary of State of having been ‘grossly negligent’ in handling classified information, newly reported memos to Congress show. The tough language was changed to the much softer accusation that Clinton had been ‘extremely careless’ in her handling of classified information when Comey announced in July 2016 there would be no charges against her. The change is significant, since federal law states that gross negligence in handling the nation’s intelligence can be punished criminally with prison time or fines. Spokesmen for the FBI and Clinton did not immediately return phone calls or emails seeking comment.” (11/06/17)

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/358982-early-comey-memo-accused-clinton-of-gross-negligence-on-emails

Assange confirms that Trump campaign contractor sought help from WikiLeaks

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A data-mining firm that worked for Donald Trump’s election campaign made an approach to WikiLeaks, founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday. The statement followed a report in the Daily Beast that Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix made contact with Assange about the possible release of 33,000 of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. ‘I can confirm an approach by Cambridge Analytica [prior to November last year] and can confirm that it was rejected by WikiLeaks,’ Assange tweeted. He did not elaborate on the content of the request.” (10/26/17)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/26/julian-assange-confirms-cambridge-analytica-sought-wikileaks-help

Trump calls Comey’s treatment of Clinton email probe “obviously a fix,” calls for Justice Department to investigate

Source: Business Insider

“President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning saying the 2016 probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for her work as Secretary of State was ‘obviously a fix.’ … In a second post, Trump claimed that many people were not interviewed before Comey’s draft. He said the investigation was ‘obviously a fix’ and called on the Justice Department to investigate. On Monday, the FBI released a heavily redacted version of the letter Comey drafted before interviewing Clinton and other key witnesses in the 2016 probe, confirming earlier reports.” (10/18/17)

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-comeys-clinton-email-probe-a-fix-justice-department-to-investigate-2017-10

FBI releases early draft of Comey’s Clinton statement

Source: CNN

“The FBI posted a document Monday that suggests former FBI Director James Comey began drafting what became his infamous July 2016 statement about Hillary Clinton’s private server months ahead of time, releasing a heavily redacted copy of the exchange. The bureau posted the document to its ‘Vault’ Freedom of Information Act reading room, titled ‘Drafts of Director Comey’s July 5, 2016 Statement Regarding Email Server Investigation Part 01 of 01.’ The five-page document included a list of nearly 50 deleted pages and a mostly redacted email chain titled ‘Midyear Exam.'” (10/16/17)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/16/politics/comey-draft-clinton-statement/index.html

Newly released Clinton emails reveal more State Department pay to play, more mishandling of classified info

Source: New York Post

“Something else happened the week of Hillary Clinton’s book launch: the release of more ‘lost’ emails that further highlight her corrupt ways. The watchdogs at Judicial Watch shared 1,600 fresh emails released thanks to their Freedom of Information lawsuits — missives that Clinton & Co. failed to turn over from her private servers, but which the feds recovered from other sources. The emails contain new examples of the Clinton Foundation requesting and receiving State Department favors, plus more cases of classified information being sent through unsecure, non-state.gov accounts. This latest dump, notes Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, shows foundation honcho Doug Band working with Clinton aide Huma Abedin to get favors for donors, from visas to Cuba to meetings in Singapore.” (09/17/17)

http://nypost.com/2017/09/17/heres-more-evidence-team-hillary-tried-to-destroy/

MD: Judge orders bar investigation into deleted Clinton emails

Source: Fox News

“A Maryland county judge has ordered the state bar to investigate three lawyers accused of deleting thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Circuit Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. ruled Monday that the Attorney Grievance Commission and Office of Bar Counsel Maryland Office of Bar Counsel must look into complaints against Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson and David E. Kendall, citing ‘allegations of destroying evidence,’ according to the Washington Times.” (09/11/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/11/investigation-into-clinton-lawyers-accused-deleting-emails-is-ordered.html

GOP senators: Comey drafted statement clearing Clinton before her interview

Source: Politico

“Former FBI Director James Comey began drafting a statement rejecting the idea of criminal charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her private email account about two months or more before Clinton was interviewed in the FBI probe, according to partial transcripts of interviews released Thursday by two Republican senators. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham said they obtained the transcripts from the Office of Special Counsel, a government watchdog agency that launched an investigation into whether Comey’s actions violated a federal law against government employees engaging in political activity while on duty. … ‘Conclusion first, fact-gathering second—that’s no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy,’ Grassley and Graham wrote as they demanded all FBI records of the drafts Comey prepared as well as other materials related to the OSC probe.” (08/31/17)

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/31/fbi-comey-clinton-email-242213

FBI: Lack of public interest justifies withholding Clinton documents

Source: Fox News

“Hillary Clinton’s case isn’t interesting enough to the public to justify releasing the FBI’s files on her, the bureau said this week in rejecting an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have the former secretary of state punished for perjury. Ty Clevenger has been trying to get Mrs. Clinton and her personal attorneys disbarred for their handling of her official emails during her time as secretary of state. He’s met with resistance among lawyers, and now his request for information from the FBI’s files has been shot down. ‘You have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject,’ FBI records management section chief David M. Hardy told Mr. Clevenger in a letter Monday.” (08/29/17)

http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/08/29/fbi-says-lack-public-interest-hillary-emails-justifies-withholding-documents

Hack or leak: Who really stole the DNC files?

Source: The American Conservative
by Philip Giraldi

“The mantra in Washington, both within the media and the inside-the-beltway establishment, is that Russia actively ‘interfered’ in the election and may have changed the outcome, but that is largely speculative. Since the line between possibly influencing or favoring a certain outcome and interfering has been rather difficult to discern, Russiagate has evolved into a seemingly never-ending inquiry that will likely produce nothing in terms of indictable criminality among the Trumpsters. … Indeed, the process itself seems to be backwards. Unlikely to be revealed is how the whole affair became a national-security issue in the first place. Who exactly stole the files from the DNC server and the emails from John Podesta? It would seem to me that appreciating how the theft of the documents took place is crucial to understanding what has come to be called Russiagate.” (08/15/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/hack-or-leak-who-stole-the-dnc-files/

Federal judge orders US State Department to search for more Clinton Benghazi emails

Source: WMUR 9 News

“A federal judge has ordered the State Department to search for any additional Benghazi-related emails then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have sent or received from aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills or Jake Sullivan at their state.gov addresses. Judge Amit Mehta, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama, ruled that the State Department should search the state.gov emails as well, noting ‘this matter is a far cry from a typical FOIA case. Secretary Clinton used a private email server, located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as secretary of state.’ The judge has ordered a status report by September 22. The order, signed Tuesday, came after conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch’s lawsuit for Benghazi emails.” (08/10/17)

http://www.wmur.com/article/federal-judge-orders-state-department-to-search-for-more-clinton-benghazi-emails/11664266