From b at MOA:
“The Wall Street Journal today added to its so far excellent reporting on the Clinton issues by revealing the much bigger story behind it: ‘FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe – Laptop may contain thousands of messages sent to or from Mrs. Clinton’s private server’ (open copy here).
According to the reporting, based on FBI sources, FBI agents in New York and elsewhere have been looking into the Clinton Foundation for several months. They suspect that this “charity” was selling political favors by then Secretary of State Clinton in exchange for donations that personally benefited the Clinton family.
The Justice Department blocked further aggressive investigations into the issue, allegedly because of the ongoing election. A high FBI official, Andrew McCabe, also showed disinterest in a further pursuit of the issue. McCabe’s wife had just tried to get elected as state senator and had receive a campaign donation of nearly $500,000 from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton friend and at times board member of the Clinton Foundation. The FBI agents pursuing the investigation into the Clinton Foundation were not amused.
The separate investigation into former Congressman Weiner for sexual contacts with minors was looking for pedophile stuff on Weiner’s electronic devices. It didn’t find any as far as we can tell, but found some 650,000 emails archived on a laptop.
Several thousand of these emails were sent or received by Weiner’s spouse, the intimate Clinton aide Huma Abedin. They came through Clinton’s private email server. At least some of these thousands of emails are likely copies of those that were deleted from Clinton’s server when the (separate) investigation into it started. They may be evidence that Clinton sent and received classified documents through her unsecured system. Some of these emails may also contain serious dirt related to the Clinton Foundation. (It is highly likely that at least some FBI agents know “unofficially” what these emails contain. Legally they could not look at them without a warrant which they only got today.)
Thus we have three ongoing FBI investigations:
- into Clinton’s private email-server used illegally for official State Department business;
- into the Clinton Foundation and its role in peddling political influence in exchange for donations;
- into the personal conduct of Anthony Weiner.
One of b’s later links went to: ‘Aide Said He Was Running ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’ in New WikiLeaks Dump’, abcnews
“A 12-page memo written by a former aide to President Bill Clinton illustrates how he and other advisers raised millions of dollars for the Clinton Foundation and the Clintons after they left the White House, according to a new batch of emails released by WikiLeaks.”
(Chelsea comes out a a good guy in part, but this is sick Slick Willie stuff:)
“Moreover, the memo revealed that Laureate International Universities, a for-profit school, was paying Bill Clinton $3.5 million annually to serve as its honorary chairman.” How many other boards does he sit on honorarily?
From one of my faves, Renee Parsons, whose title and image I’ve appropriated:
“Since the Wikileaks emails were not a total surprise [wd here: not total, but stunning in their breadth of corruption in six different directions], it would now appear that the real October Surprise is FBI Director James B. Comey’s dramatic turn-around announcement on October 28th that the Clinton email investigation was being re-opened due to new information as a result of its investigation into Carlos Danger.
[Carlos Danger turns out to be a John Oliver schtick in which he does a Weiner impression.)
“Comey, who reportedly had been privately criticized by disgruntled agents in his department for the dismissal of felony charges against Clinton, informed pertinent Congressional Committee Chairs and ranking Democrats of the renewed investigation in an unusual letter on Friday. Acknowledging that the agency had previously “completed its investigation,” Comey said that “due to recent developments” the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” Comey continued that after having been briefed by the FBI’s investigative team, he “agreed that the FBI should take proper investigative steps” to “determine whether they (the emails) contain classified information.”
To put the current crisis in context, several days after the FBI’s original announcement in July, Rep. Curt Gowdy’s (R-SC) conducted a vigorous cross examination of Comey that was devastating to the FBI’s “no charge” determination and its no proof of intent determination that was, in turn, irreparably damaging to Secretary Clinton’s credibility. In other words, backed into a corner by Gowdy, Comey confirmed that Clinton had misrepresented the facts. Comey’s responses should have been front page headlines but received barely a ripple from the MSM which Wikileaks confirmed takes its marching orders from the DNC.” [snip]
“Immediately after the July announcement when Clinton drew the Home Free card, Comey was the object of much Democratic adulation and praise for his exemplary record and trustworthiness. However, over the weekend, the Clinton campaign launched a ferocious attack giving its media benefactors and Democratic bigwigs the green light to dump on Comey with an arsenal of steamrollers. In keeping with the Democratic strategy of irrational verbal assaults, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nv) wrote asserting Comey’s violation of the Hatch Act which “bars FBI officials from using their official authority to influence an election” while former DNC Chair Howard Dean declared that “Comey put himself on the same side as Putin.”
While US law bans foreign government interference in our elections, where is the outrage for Israel’s heavy hand manipulation of American electoral and policy decisions over the last twenty years?
Inexplicably there has been no hint by Democrats that Anthony Weiner may be responsible for providing the FBI with the latest batch of emails, late breaking news is that Weiner, who is looking at a possible fifteen years in the slammer, is ‘cooperating’ with the FBI and might have traded his wife’s emails for a deal.”
Who let the dogs out? Clintonistas let the dogs out!
That ‘Weiner cooperating’ rumor: all roads I could find led to Farks News; this is the Boston Herald’s version. A few new and relevant contributions by media; some you’ll know already just from WikiLeaks’ feed, but now because: Comey…the miaow is coming further out of the bag. The visuals add to the exposés, of course.
CNN, by the way, has ‘severed’ their relationship with Donna Brazille after seeing evidence that she’d leaked a third debate question to the Queen of Diamonds.
Highlighted: ‘Key is the development of a single record for a voter that aggregates all that is known about them. In 2016 smart phones will be used to identify, meet, and update profiles on the voter.” (dynamic volunteers can thus target their concerns, yada, yada)
far bigger bucks’ worth of ‘in-kind’ contributions than ‘private jet scam’; remember, money is fungible, and it’s illegal not to report it.