(John Solomon) “… Thanks to the relentless investigative work of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), we are learning that the Hillary Clinton email case may not really be settled.
“A staff memo updating the two senators’ long-running probe discloses that the FBI — the version run in 2016 by the now-disgraced and fired James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok — failed to pursue access to “highly classified” evidence that could have resolved important questions.”
Elder Patriot – During Barr’s January 2019 nomination hearing, Sen. Grassley pointedly asked Trump’s nominee for attorney general whether he could be counted on to answer their classified letter of October 17, 2018 that had originally been sent to then Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Barr gave a blunt two-word answer: “Yes, Senator.”
Senators Grassley, Johnson, and Graham subsequently sent a letter to now-Attorney General Barr, on April 16, 2019, reiterating the need for a written response to the letter.
They’re still waiting, which may or may not mean Barr is protecting corrupt elements within the DOJ and FBI.
With a new IG report on the FBI’s handling of Clinton’s emails expected to be released shortly, there is still hope that Hillary, and her co-conspirators will be held to account.
It’s also possible that U.S. Attorney John Durham, appointed to investigate the origins of the Russia probe, may be turning up evidence relevant to the Clinton email investigation.
Or, conversely, information being gleaned from the Inspector General’s findings may be helpful to Durham’s investigation.
Either way, Barr was handed a mess following his confirmation.
There is also yesterday’s ruling that Judicial Watch was handed by United States District Court Judge Royce Lamberth.
Judicial Watch was granted broad latitude while conducting discovery in the Clinton email investigation after the judge had seen what they had already uncovered.
The judge actually told Judicial Watch attorneys to “shake the trees.” That should guarantee Barr’s fealty to the law.
TIn all likelihood, the attorney general probably needs all the time available to him in order to conduct the thorough, multi-faceted investigation into the deeply-rooted corruption that engulfed the FBI.
Anything less will leave the country even more divided than it already has been.
Keep in mind that former FBI Director James Comey had written an original draft finding about Clinton’s handling of classified materials in which he used the term “grossly negligent” to describe it.
Gross negligence is the legal standard necessary to support a felony charge under the Espionage Act.
In light of Democrats’ defense of Comey during the course of the Spygate inquisition, it’s hard to see how they could now argue with the former director’s choice of words.