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The report stated that investigators "did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected [the Clinton email investigation]," but added that “we were concerned about text messages exchanged by FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Special Counsel to the Deputy Director, that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations.”
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Gryphon66
The OIG doesnt not answer to the FBI or DOJ. Any criminal referral goes to Huber, the DOJ prosecutor from Utah. Policy violations go to the FBI since its a policy review of the agents actions. Any improper action by DOJ prosecutors that possibly violated policy goes to the DOJ for a policy review.
You up to speed now or do we need to explain it to you in another way for you to understand it?
As described in Chapter Seven of our report, the prosecutors concluded that the evidence did not support prosecution under any of these statutes for various reasons, including that former Secretary Clinton and her senior aides lacked the intent to communicate classified information on unclassified systems. Critical to their conclusion was that the emails in question lacked proper classification markings, that the senders often refrained from using specific classified facts or terms in emails and worded emails carefully in an attempt to “talk around” classified information, that the emails were sent to other government officials in furtherance of their official duties, and that former Secretary Clinton relied on the judgment of State Department employees to properly handle classified information, among other facts.
We further found that the statute that required the most complex analysis by the prosecutors was Section 793(f)(1), the “gross negligence” provision that has been the focus of much of the criticism of the declination decision. As we describe in Chapters Two and Seven of our report, the prosecutors analyzed the legislative history of Section 793(f)(1), relevant case law, and the Department’s prior interpretation of the statute. They concluded that Section 793(f)(1) likely required a state of mind that was “so gross as to almost suggest deliberate intention,” criminally reckless, or “something that falls just short of being willful,” as well as evidence that the individuals who sent emails containing classified information “knowingly” included or transferred such information onto unclassified systems.
The Midyear team concluded that such proof was lacking. We found that this interpretation of Section 793(f)(1) was consistent with the Department’s historical approach in prior cases under different leadership, including in the 2008 decision not to prosecute former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for mishandling classified documents.
We analyzed the Department’s declination decision according to the same analytical standard that we applied to other decisions made during the investigation. We did not substitute the OIG’s judgment for the judgments made by the Department, but rather sought to determine whether the decision was based on improper considerations, including political bias. We found no evidence that the conclusions by the prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations; rather, we determined that they were based on the prosecutors’ assessment of the facts, the law, and past Department practice. We therefore concluded that these were legal and policy judgments involving core prosecutorial discretion that were for the Department to make.
He further told us that it was
“completely logical” that Clinton’s attorneys would not consent to the FBI’s review
of the laptops given that the laptops contained privileged information related to the
attorneys’ representation of other clients. FBI Attorney 1 told us that she believed,
based on the representations of Clinton’s counsel, that the six laptops never
contained the full 62,320 emails and that they only contained copies of the 30,490
emails that had been produced to the State Department. She stated that, as a
result, she did not believe that it was necessary to review the six laptops, especially
given the privilege concerns.
originally posted by: carewemust
Just heard that the Inspector General declared that Hillary Clinton "ABUSED CHILDREN". Is that true? If so, pizzagate is real after all.
46m46 minutes ago
BREAKING: IG Report Confirms True Pundit BOMBSHELL on Hillary’s Emails; Details Comey Was Briefed on Clinton-Linked ‘Sex Crimes Against Children’ Evidence on Weiner Laptop
Keep in mind True Pundit broke this story on November 2, 2016. (That’s 21 months ago for those keeping score).
Now, today, the Inspector General confirmed the FBI knew there was evidence on Anthony Weiner’s laptop and Hillary Clinton’s emails linked to sex crimes against children.
And James Comey was briefed about it.
From our 2016 news breaking article:
New York Police Department detectives and prosecutors working an alleged underage sexting case against former Congressman Anthony Weiner have turned over a newly-found laptop he shared with wife Huma Abedin to the FBI with enough evidence “to put Hillary (Clinton) and her crew away for life,” NYPD sources told True Pundit.
The NYPD seized the computer from Weiner during a search warrant and detectives discovered a trove of over 500,000 emails to and from Hillary Clinton, Abedin and other insiders during her tenure as secretary of state. The content of those emails sparked the FBI to reopen its defunct email investigation into Clinton on Friday.
But new revelations on the contents of that laptop, according to law enforcement sources, implicate the Democratic presidential candidate, her subordinates, and even select elected officials in far more alleged serious crimes than mishandling classified and top secret emails, sources said. NYPD sources said these new emails include evidence linking Clinton herself and associates to:
Sex crimes with minors (children)
Pay to play through Clinton Foundation
Obstruction of justice
Other felony crimes
Now, today, sex crimes with minors is mentioned several times in the 500-page IG report.
Here is the first, where a FBI investigator testifies he debriefed Comey on the materials after being notified of the sex-crimes-linked intelligence from the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. Page 294:
Under the heading — “Hillary Clinton & Foundation Crime Against Children:”