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"We looked at it very hard to see if there was criminal obstruction of justice," Comey said at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, under questioning by Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
"We looked at it very hard. We could not make an obstruction case against any of the subjects we looked at," Comey said. He did not identify those whose conduct the FBI investigated for potential obstruction.
An FBI report released earlier this month showed five attorneys accompanied Clinton to her interview, Mills, David Kendall, Kathleen Turner, a lawyer whose name was redacted from the released report and Heather Samuelson, who was also interviewed as a witness in the email probe.
The FBI director also explained publicly for the first time a grant of immunity prosecutors gave to Mills to gain access to her laptop. (Similar immunity was also granted to Samuelson.)
"It was not personal immunity for her the immunity was we will not use directly against you anything we recover on this laptop. It’s a fairly common tool in criminal investigations," said Comey, who was a longtime federal prosecutor and spent time in the private sector before taking the top FBI job. "The FBI's judgment was we need to get to that laptop. We need to see what it is. This investigation’s been going on for a year and this was in the negotiation a tool that her lawyer asked for that the Department of justice granted so we could get the laptop."
"Well, it’s a lawyer's laptop. So, having done this for many, many years, a grand jury subpoena for a lawyer’s laptop would likely entangle us in litigation over privilege for a very long time," Comey said. "And so, by June of this year, I wanted that laptop our lawyers wanted that laptop. And the best way to get it was through negotiation."
Comey EXPOSED: FBI Director Received millions from Clinton Foundation
Who Is Peter Comey?
When our source called the Chinatown offices of D.C. law firm DLA Piper and asked for “Peter Comey,” a receptionist immediately put him through to Comey’s direct line. But Peter Comey is not featured on the DLA Piper website. Peter Comey serves as “Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas” for DLA Piper.
James Comey was not questioned about his relationship with Peter Comey in his confirmation hearing.
DLA Piper is the firm that performed the independent audit of the Clinton Foundation in November during Clinton-World’s first big push to put the email scandal behind them.
DLA Piper’s employees taken as a whole represent a major Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign donation bloc and Clinton Foundation donation base.
DLA Piper ranks #5 on Hillary Clinton’s all-time career Top Contributors list, just ahead of Goldman Sachs.
NEW YORK – The Fox television affiliate in Denver has hired a reporter to cover politics, including Monday night’s presidential election debate, without disclosing he is a former speechwriter and transition team member for President Bill Clinton who apparently has had a role in covering up Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information.
The hiring of Andy Boian by KDVR-TV was announced Friday in a report by the station.
In August 2015, Boian appeared on the Fox News show “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren in his capacity as founder and CEO of the Denver-based crisis management firm Dovetail Solutions.
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His firm represented Platte River Networks, the Internet technology company that began managing Clinton’s State Department server Aug. 12, 2013, about five months after Clinton left office.
“The job of an IT company in the capacity of Platte River is to literally manage and protect that data. We don’t look at the data,” Boian told “On the Record.”
On Sept. 23, an FBI “document dump” of 189 pages of evidence included an email documenting that an unnamed employee at Platte River Networks sent a work ticket that referenced the “Hilary [sic] coverup [sic] operation,” after the Clintons asked Platte River to modify her email system so it would automatically delete messages after 60 days.”
On Sept. 20, the Denver Post reported Paul Combetta, a computer specialist with Platte River Networks who worked with Clinton’s staff while she was secretary of state, had posted a message on Reddit in July and December of 2014 asking for technical advice regarding how to strip from classified emails the email address of an unnamed “VERY VIP” client from email archives.
The revelation that strongly suggests Boian not truthful in 2015 when he insisted to news media that his client Platte River Networks did not handle classified emails when dealing with Clinton’s private email server.
Very very interesting. When you're having a hard time making sure the news stays in your corner, do everything you can to place someone in theirs:
These columns have long opposed the appointment of special prosecutors, but that depends on the ability of established legal officers to do their jobs without political favor. Mr. Comey’s handling of the Clinton case understandably makes Americans wonder if their government can be trusted to perform this duty. On the evidence of the FBI’s special treat for Mrs. Clinton and her aides, they are right to wonder.