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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.
While his wife was taking money from Clinton operative Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and while the FBI was investigating McAuliffe for taking foreign cash from a major Clinton Foundation donor, Andrew McCabe told WFO SAC: "Please do not open a case" on the Clinton Foundation.
Around the same time DOJ Official Kadzik briefed Yates and Lynch on the Clinton email investigation in 2015, he sought a job with Hillary Clinton campaign for his son in 2015
originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: Gryphon66
LOL, boy the creek under the bridge is crowded today eh?
Lots of spin posts today following the msm shills for Hillary.
originally posted by: RickinVa
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: face23785
I actually agree that Clinton clearly mishandled classified information, that she knew that at least some of the communications constituted mishandling of classified information and of course, that she lied about it.
We also know now that Powell did similar. I wonder what's going on with the new administration? Donald Trump is using an insecure personal phone. Kushner and others are known to use encrypted apps which could violate record keeping regs. It's strongly suspected that John Kelly's phone was hacked and there was a DHS report last year that found evidence of IMSI catchers in multiple DC locations, including near the White House.
Got any proof that Powell did similar?
Other than the emails that were retro actively classified after being in the government archives, available to the public for years? Those emails?
In undertaking our analysis, our task was made significantly more difficult because of text and instant messages exchanged on FBI devices and systems by five FBI employees involved in the Midyear investigation. These messages reflected political opinions in support of former Secretary Clinton and against her then political opponent, Donald Trump. Some of these text messages and instant messages mixed political commentary with discussions about the Midyear investigation, and raised concerns that political bias may have impacted investigative decisions.
In particular, 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.