STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Declaration of Hillary’s Innocence Jeopardizes FBI Credibility
By Daily Bell Staff - July 06, 2016

Bottom line: Hillary Clinton screwed up. She’s admitted this repeatedly. Other investigators have come to the same conclusion. If you want to criticize her for this, that’s fine. She deserves it. But there was no criminal intent and essentially no chance that a jury would have convicted her. We’ve known this for months now. Now we know it officially. –Mother Jones

There are those media outlets and individuals as we can see, above, that expected the FBI’s clearance of Hillary and believe it to be justified.

But there are others – a good many – that believe the US justice system itself has been compromised.

In particular, the FBI.

Over at the Washington Examiner, an article entitled “Republicans signal Clinton’s email controversy is only just beginning,” makes the latter case.

Here:

Sen. Ted Cruz questioned the “integrity” of the investigation that led to Clinton and her aides being cleared of criminal wrongdoing …

Republicans seemingly agreed Tuesday that FBI Director James Comey’s decision to conclude the Hillary Clinton email probe without recommending prosecution eroded the credibility of the Justice Department.

“Director Comey has rewritten a clearly worded federal criminal statute,” Cruz said in a statement. “In so doing, he has come dangerously close to saying that grossly negligent handling of classified information should not result in serious consequences for high-level officials.”

Cruz added that the FBI’s decision was “troubling” for the “rule of law.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan said that the FBI itself had done “damage” to the rule of law. He also said the FBI had set a “terrible precedent.”

The email accusations may have been resolved in Clinton’s favor but it may well be that Republicans will push for an “investigation of the investigation.”

Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants Comey to provide the evidence used to absolve Clinton.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, his House counterpart, wants Comey to explain what he meant by “extreme carelessness.”

The article goes on to mention Trump’s contention that the justice system is “rigged” to support the powerful.

Barack Obama himself continues to come under criticism for statements made supporting Clinton while the investigation was ongoing.

Meanwhile, The New York Post added its voice to the Washington Examiner.

The paper just posted an article entitled, “FBI boss’ outrageous double standard in letting Hillary skate.”

Here:

Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey painted a devastating picture of Hillary Clinton’s reckless lawbreaking with her emails and the damage it likely caused — but then recommended no charges against her. When it comes to the Clintons, say goodbye to the rule of law.

Comey said the bureau looked for evidence that “classified information was improperly stored or transmitted” on Clinton’s personal email servers, in violation of a “statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way.”

The Post points out that the FBI did in fact find evidence that “seems enough to convict (never mind indict).”

Why wouldn’t Comey indict? Because the Clintons are above the law, the Post suggests. It concludes as follows:

Comey just dealt a powerful blow to the public’s faith in the concept of equal justice. Hillary will now claim falsely she’s been exonerated — even though the FBI found her in violation of the law.

The FBI has increasingly struggled with negative media attention.  Notably, as the Washington Post reported in mid-2015, “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.”

Meanwhile alternative media outlets have accused the FBI of exploiting various terrorist attacks for public relations purposes. These accusations continue, though so far the FBI and mainstream media have formally ignored them.

Conclusion: The FBI has secretly expanded around the world even though its mission is supposed to be purely domestic. In this Internet era, its overreach and politicization – always visible – are more evident than ever. At some point it may be faced with considerable challenges to business-as-usual.

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  • r2bzjudge

    “Declaration of Hillary’s Innocence Jeopardizes FBI Credibility”

    Credibility has disappeared. Comey demonstrated that the FBI is untrustworthy.

  • michaelrivero

    I am shocked! The FBI had credibility?!?

    • Kernel01

      Federal Bureau of Incompetence (FBI).

      • paul crosley

        From the movie Hopscotch with Walter Matthau and Ned Beatty. Beatty playing a CIA director remarks that he knows what the FBI stands for “F**king Ballbusting Incompetents”!

        • Kernel01

          Hey, I like yours better!

      • Sven

        For Business Insiders

  • somatid

    Why would you think that an agency headed by a cross-dressing closet queen with a gambling addiction in debt to the Mob ever had any credibility?

  • Ian

    Shame on the chauvinist critics! Hilary Inc can do no wrong. And Bill wants to get back on Air Force 1.

  • Praetor

    Purely domestic, mission! Just as the CIA is purely Foreign, mission!

    Well, what can you say about all of this. Say this, when you see those signs in the streets, the ones that say ‘No Justice, No Peace’, I agree with that statement!

    There should be no peace till this system of corruption is thrown in the dustbin of history. The U.S. citizen had better pull it head out. Because, no peace means war!!!

  • DonRL

    I don’t think Hillary was declared to be innocent. They only declined to charge her for her crimes. Maybe Comey was afraid for his life.

    • JimSmith

      Wise man maybe.

      • DonRL

        Yea, maybe?

    • Dimitri Ledkovsky

      She WAS found to have exhibited poor judgement !!! Who needs a POTUS with poor judgment in matters of national security? This murderous woman has already done enough international damage as Sec. of State. These are the points that the political class needs to level against her, and loudly.

  • JimSmith

    The FBI has officially become an instrument of the corrupt Obamanation. It needs to be taken out with the rest of the Ovomit trash once Trump takes office.

  • lynncar47

    On it’s face, whatever Comey said about Hillary’s reckless handling of classified material is enough to indict anyone. It’s bizarre how he came to the conclusion that any rational prosecutor would not take the case to court. Since when does the FBI (or any other law enforcement agency) hand down recommendations of how the Justice Department should handle criminal cases in court? They either indict or not. Whatever negative connotation Comey’s words had about Hillary will be forgotten by the end of the week. All anyone will remember is she didn’t get indicted, and is therefor innocent. The Progressive Socialists that run our government today have their “Elites” just like the Communist Party does. Both their elites are bullet proof.

    • Steven Hotho

      I wondered the same thing. Does the Justice Department or any prosecutor rely solely on an investigation to determine an indictment or prosecution? Certainly, it would be heavily weighed, but, in this case, the investigator laid out the grounds for prosecution and, then, refused to pull the trigger. Interesting!

    • concerndcitizen

      This isn’t over. It’ll be fun to watch the scrambling when a few of the juicy emails hacked from her server get leaked.

  • lynncar47

    Furthermore, the Progressive Socialists are counting on the majority of American voters having cotton for brains. It took them 60 years of incremental Federal indoctrination of our children, but the fruits of their efforts are plainly evident.

  • Bolt Upright

    pfssst….Comey took the heat off of Lynch. She would have NEVER prosecuted.

  • Arik schoessow

    Let’s wait for Comey to resign in a month, that would be the most in-your-face move possible, going along with the whole theme of this investigation.

  • RJ O’Guillory

    …drag all of them out of their cushy offices and planes..charge them all with treason…convict them and start hanging them from lamp poles across the country…
    RJ O’Guillory

  • rahrog

    Comey’s cute dance is just another example of how USfedgov has devolved into a criminal enterprise.
    I keep hoping the American people (are there any left?) will wake up to this painful fact, and take appropriate action.
    The People must use their rights as free humans to lead their states to DECLARE INDEPENDENCE from the federal government. Let those who wish to remain in that system remain in that system. For those who seek liberty: SECEDE…SECEDE…SECEDE!!!

  • scpatriot

    Trump was right the system is rigged! Clinton and the rest of the elites are above the law. It’s time we change the government. The government works for the citizens and not the other way around.

  • Reasoniam

    You know what’s next after the third box of liberty fails…

  • MetaCynic

    If we read Comey’s announcement between the lines, it’s obvious that he thinks she is as guilty as can be. The thresh hold for violating this handling of state secrets law is quite low. Intention cannot enter into consideration of guilt or innocence. There is no doubt that carelessness in the handling of state secrets qualifies as a felony under the law.

    However, Comey is correct. No reasonable prosecutor would pursue the Clinton crime family. What reasonable prosecutor would want to be suicided?

  • Bruce C.

    If either the Attorney General or the FBI director failed to “acquit”
    Clinton it is entirely possible that they would have been severely
    punished in some way. Most people sense that, which is probably the most disturbing thing about the situation.

    AG Lynch was given a way out by recusing herself and thereby deferring to the FBI’s decision. That put all the pressure on Comey. He stated the facts as he saw them, but granted her exceptional immunity. Most people know they would have been treated differently.

  • Jim Kluttz

    The FBI’s origins date to 1908 when a force of agents was organized by Attorney General Charles Bonaparte and President Theodore Roosevelt, both progressives I understand. The idea was to centralize federal law enforcement and turn it over to technocrats to replace the political enforcement that pertained until that time. I suppose that it did not occur to them that since the government is political, everything it does is political. The FBI, being part of government is therefore political. What’s the surprise?

  • Kernel01

    Hillary cannot be indicted, because she’s already indyked.

  • FreeOregon

    What credibility?

    Do we need secret police if we eschew violence and punishment as the means we choose for goal alignment?

  • Sven

    Protest America, by leaving it.

    • NARF

      and go where? some place were you stand out as the “foreigner” ? you`ll be dead in 10 minutes when the s–t show finally breaks…

  • Ernie Hopkins

    Amazing the FBI now decides whether or not to prosecute. Let’s get rid of the AG and save some $

  • windsor1

    The FBI is a bureaucratic government hierarchy. Pre 911, agents became aware of foreign flight trainees who wanted to learn to fly but not land big planes. The FBI hierarchy told agents to back off. In the 1993 WTC the FBI was caught setting up a Muslim to take the fall the bombing. He became suspicious and taped the conversations he had with FBI agents .The fall guy was told harmless powder would be substituted for explosive material. He became suspicious and recorded all conversations with FBI agents. (http://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/28/nyregion/tapes-depict-proposal-to-thwart-bomb-used-in-trade-center-blast.html?pagewanted=all). The list goes on and on. Here you have a federal police agency staffed by bureaucrats who have ambitions and want to climb the ladder.
    If you are in any corporate environment, especially a gov’t bureaucracy, the ticket to success is to make your boss look exceptional. Now, here you have a federal agency reporting to a corrupt and criminal government. How can you possibly expect the people to rise to the top, if they are hardcore constitutionalists and sticklers for the letter of the law, when the government itself demands moral flexibility and obedience to a corrupt system. The two are mutually exclusive.
    The FBI knows Hillary better than Hillary herself. They do not need to read books by secret service agents to learn about her character. They have seen Hillary callously dispatch the Whitehouse Travel Service. They too know that Hillary is the anointed one and an indictment would not sit well with her handlers. FBI officials know that an indictment would go nowhere because the Commander in Chief could simply issue a pardon. Why jeprodize a career for doing the right thing in a tight job market.
    People seem to think that police agencies exist there to protect the public. It should be clear in today’s world that the police are there to protect the interests of the ruling class and if they happen to help you in the process, it is a coincidence.
    The typical American lives in a world of media spin and leftist hype. He/she cannot understand the significance of this situation, as it will get not get the mind numbing repetition that Caitlin Jenner or Kim Kardashian receives. As long as Bubba can collect his food stamps, keep his guns, and gets to watch lots of sports his world rocks.
    Anyone with an IQ over 50 could have predicted this outcome the day Hillary threw her hat in the ring. As Lorena Hemsley once said only little people “pay taxes”. The same can be said for justice.
    By the way here’s a trick question for Bubba “Do you think that Bill talked about the FBI investigation and possible indictment when he “accidentally” bumped into AG Loretta Lynch or did they talk sports?

  • Westcoastliberal

    How can Hitlery maintain her security clearance after this? Who in their right mind would trust her with anything sensitive, especially if lives depend on it remaining secret.

    • concerndcitizen

      How does Obama have a security clearance? Any normal person with ties to communists and convicted terrorists and someone using a stolen SSN would never get any level of security clearance.

      • John Lewis

        It should be obvious. “Our” government is a complete fraud, it represents only the interests of the domestic and international elites and crime families who control it. It is merely a mirage, our “representatives” are puppets meant to convince the typical citizen that we have a functioning constitutional republic.

  • NARF

    Just stunning what we are watching….a complete break down in ethics and trust. It will soon be war….not against another Nation(though that will follow)…but the US people against their Government!

  • disqussted999

    FBI = For the Benefit of Insiders…or = Fraternity for Botched (Insider) Investigations…or, perhaps more cynically = F the Book Idiots

    Having said that, it’s clear to me that Comey essentially came out and said that Hitlery is GUILTY AS CHARGED, but was told to stand down by the Deep State. It would be hard enough to have to deal with the psychopathic Clinton Crime Family, let alone with the Global Crime Family that obviously wants Hitlery in office, where she can rubber stamp the neocons’ continued warmongering and the banksters’ continued sucking dry the remaining value in the world’s paper currencies. She’ll no doubt continue to enrich them both at the expense of the financial and probably physical health of the working class (and their freedoms) that she continues to pretend she cares about…but then that’s what psychopaths do.

  • Pilgrim

    Bottom line, the cartel who pull the strings behind the scenes desperately want someone with baggage as president so they can keep him/her on their reservation. A dummy with strings. Trump is not such a puppet. Obama is and Hiliary is.

    Which is why they pulled her through the birth canal of this episode to preserve her to be their bitch as potus.

    She didn’t pull this off by making threats or buying people off. She knew exactly who to pledge fealty to in order to put this behind her.

    Hiliary is a compromised asset beholden to the kingmakers. You can expect the NWO to be expedited if she gets the top slut.

  • Pilgrim

    There isn’t a spook agency anywhere that can or will trust a “president” Hiliary with state secrets. If she wins the top slot (no pun intended) hers will be the first administration in history run entirely by the bureaucracy with only a figure-head as POTUS (who will have plausible deniability on just about everything).

  • Pilgrim

    Before the founding of our nation, the order of the day throughout history was the powerful ruling over the vulnerable. The consolidation of arms over the disarmed.

    You and I have front-row seats to the dismantling of the first and only experiment in history where the governing body was denied the vices they were organized to defeat.

    Now that we know the entire FBI is Clinton’s bitch, the criminals are in charge of law enforcement.

  • Pater Tenebrarum

    People have been sent to jail for far less serious violations of their security clearance. It seems pretty clear that normally, an indictment would have been a foregone conclusion. In fact, Comey himself revealed this by noting that “just because we are letting her off the hook, doesn’t mean we’ll let others get off this lightly too” (I’m paraphrasing). One problem is that all other people with such clearance who received top secret material from her non-government sanctioned server would have to be indicted as well – for not saying anything about it to the relevant authorities! Comey would not only have to take down Clinton – he’d have to take down half her circle of acquaintances, all of whom are assorted establishment cronies and Deep State minions. It would be quite the circus, extremely entertaining. In that sense it is a pity he didn’t do it, but it was of course crystal clear that she would never be indicted. The Clinton and Bush crime families are the closest thing the US has to feudal overlords.

  • Randy

    It certainly does look like the FBI is doing all that it can to discredit itself, doesn’t it? This case only serves to underscore what I have been saying for many years now, that the ENTIRE legal system is nothing but a sham, a scam, a fraud and even WORSE, if there is anything worse than those words. If Comey can temporarily remove the dentures from the legal system just so Shitlery will not be bitten too hard on her ample butt by it, then why can’t everybody else get the same treatment? Is she some kind of royalty? A blue blood? Her poop doesn’t stink? Herewith, I post my paper Pulling the Teeth Out of the Mouth of the Legal System.

    Pulling
    the Teeth out of the Mouth of the Legal System

    Not
    many people realize that the legal system is a complete scam, and
    even fewer realize that it has teeth which can be easily pulled out,
    quite easily, in fact. The forceps that are used for this task come
    straight out of the legal system itself, believe it or not! These
    forceps come in various sizes, shapes and styles, but they all do the
    exact same job. They expose the contradictions and hypocrisies of
    the legal system, as well as the crimes that the legal system commits
    in order to function. All that one has to do to identify these
    forceps, and then use them, is to thoroughly read and understand a
    few key elements of the legal system, such as its basic premise for
    existence and from where it derives its authority. There are a few
    more which will be touched on as you read further. And as more and
    more of these tools are learned, much confidence in using them will
    be gained.

    The
    legal system from its very beginnings, when the King’s Court was seen
    as becoming too corrupted to function properly as a place where
    people could get their due justice when they had been wronged, has
    been nothing but a huge scam. Not even the men who spoke so
    eloquently on behalf of the plaintiffs and defendants way back then
    ever saw that the legal system would be its own undoing one day! But
    that time has indeed come upon us now, and all that we have to do is
    open our eyes and greet it like a brand new day dawning upon us, with
    a cheery grin and a song in our heart.

    The
    various policing agencies are a rather easy set of teeth to yank
    right out of that meat grinding maw of the extremely ugly beast we
    call the legal system. One way is to get into the record the fact
    that “witnesses” for the State enjoy being able to lie
    while under oath without any fear at all of perjury charges being
    filed against them. This is supposedly allowed under the guise of it
    furthering the interests of justice! Just HOW are the interests of
    justice served by certain people being allowed to lie while under an
    oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
    That’s not justice at all, that’s criminal collusion to say the
    least! It makes a complete mockery of that oath! If this fact seems
    too incredible to believe, all one has to do is make a test by
    firstly reading Terry Reed’s book, Compromised; Bush, Clinton and the
    CIA. And then ask a lieyer (without telling him/her that you are
    onto their scam) if that is true or not. If they say that it’s a
    lie, then bring up the fact that that very thing happened in Reed’s
    case, and ask them how they can reconcile the two things. You see,
    ALL good attorneys always know the answers to their questions BEFORE
    they ask them! Unless it is one that comes out of some testimony,
    the answers of which will be verified later on to make sure that the
    truth was being told.

    Another
    pair of pliers that can be used is to show a conflict of interest
    with any of the actors involved. These so-called judges are a good
    place to start, since they are all just Executive Administrators who
    do not even swear a proper oath of office before they begin hearing
    cases. And they never disclose the fact that they are actually
    acting as the lead prosecutor in any case. These EAs take a portion
    of the proceeds of a court case in the form of a payment into their
    retirement account. In “income tax” cases, they can get a
    cash payment of ten thousand dollars upon a conviction!! Isn’t that
    a conflict of interest there? Do the arresting officers get any kind
    of a perk or bonus from their actions? Or does their department?
    Isn’t that biased policing?

    After
    many years of study of the legal system and its machinations,
    something was suddenly realized. It is the incontrovertible fact
    that the entire legal system runs on fraud of one kind or another.
    And since fraud is a crime, exposing it for the whole world to see,
    negates any pretense that it is an honest system and one has to
    endure it. Let us look at the definition of just two words now, and
    see how they fit into this tool box of ways to beat the legal system
    at its own game, shall we? The first one is the word contract. It
    is defined in any law dictionary as having five essential elements to
    it, and the violation of even just one of them to any degree then
    renders the whole thing void. Those five elements are competent
    parties, subject matter, a legal consideration, mutuality of
    agreement and mutuality of obligation. Notice now that these are
    given in terms of absolutes, meaning that there is no lee way at all
    in any of them. They are either there or they are not. For how can
    anyone measure how much deviation from them can occur before the
    alleged contract is finally vacated? That is a very deadly arrow to
    pull from our quiver. Another word is fraud. According to several
    court cases, fraud vitiates all that it comes into contact with.
    Fraud just touching something renders that thing completely
    contaminated and of no further concern to us. How can it be
    otherwise? If it is some other way, once again, what is that
    measuring instrument which we use to mete out the appropriate amount
    of fraud to make sure that we get just the right amount?

    Any
    alleged contract can be vacated for fraud, threat, duress, coercion,
    mistake, illegality, immorality, impossibility, insanity or minority
    of age. Another tool in this box is The Seven Elements of
    Jurisdiction. One can easily find them by just the most cursory look
    around a law library or online. The Void for Vagueness Doctrine has
    been used many times to yank whole sets of legal system teeth in one
    fell swoop, as well as proof of a mistaken identity. So you see now,
    the entire legal system is just riddled with holes, some of them big
    enough to sail large ships through three abreast with plenty of room
    left over. Other holes may not look to be so cavernous at first
    glance, but all holes leak something. And once a small leak has
    begun, it can turn into a major spill very quickly. Now some people
    may not like to remove those chains of the legal system from around
    their ankles, because they feel that it is their duty, in some sort
    of a perverted way of thinking, to be ripped off and abused by it and
    its actors. Or maybe it goes against their brainwashing in the
    public fool system or some religious order to seek freedom. And to
    them I say, well, please have a very good time with that then! But
    if others do not want to be made a victim of the legal system, why
    should they be so made? Just to keep the others company in their
    cell next door? We should have better things to do with our precious
    time than that.

    Yet
    even more tools are The Three Magic Questions. What is the EXACT
    AMOUNT of fraud that ANY man or woman has the right to commit? What
    is the EXACT AMOUNT of fraud that ANY man or woman has an actual
    obligation to endure? What is the BASIC PREMISE that is being
    operated off of, in the instant case? Those three questions right
    there have the lieyers heading for the hills when they are asked.
    They have no real defense against them, so they MUST run away as fast
    as they can and hope that they can outrun them.

    So
    when enough people are educated with this material, the current legal
    system will be starved more and more, eventually becoming so weakened
    it will just die. When enough court cases are dismissed and no
    profits are being created from them, the various policing agencies
    will have to curtail their criminal activities. Like civil asset
    forfeitures. That is the real reason why Prohibition was repealed,
    too many court cases were being lost due to jury nullification and
    the courts were losing money hand over fist. Make no mistake about
    it, courts ARE businesses which must show a profit each fiscal year.
    Every court in America is listed in Dunn & Bradstreet as a
    business!! And, the federal government couldn’t keep shame off its
    face with a law on the books that couldn’t be enforced, so
    Prohibition had to be repealed.

    One
    fine day, we will be able to go back to Common Law courts with real
    juries of our peers; our friends, neighbors and business
    acquaintances, for who else should know us better in order to judge
    us? The judges will be there only to act as referees to keep things
    running smoothly and the jurors will be the ones who judge our guilt
    or innocence based upon the factual evidence presented.

  • Gilfavor

    don’t forget, , The Federal Bureau of Security Review , is still ‘reviewing’ the Clanton Foundation for RICO violations. . . . .
    I guess we should hold our breath.

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