The Washington Post is reporting this morning that James Comey knew the Justice Department was protecting Hillary Clinton, drafted a letter exonerating her in early May, then gave immunity to her aides who subsequentially confessed to lying and destroying evidence.
A month later, after Comey wrote the exoneration letter, Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton privately where they “talked about wedding plans”. They didn’t. The fix was in. All they needed for the show was to have Hillary be interviewed by the FBI. Bill needed assurances that the Justice Department still had her back and that Comey had already chosen to exonerate her.
Five days later, Comey interviews Hillary Clinton, with her aides who had been granted immunity allowed in the room to serve as her lawyers. Two days later, Comey goes public with his exoneration letter as though he had just come to that decision.
September 28, Comey tells Congress that he did not make his decision until after interviewing Hillary Clinton. He states emphatically that he did not make the decision until after interviewing Hillary Clinton.
Here is the Washington Post timeline:
Early March – Comey receives information from Russian sources that the Justice Department is working to ensure Hillary Clinton won’t be prosecuted. Loretta Lynch had also spoken to Comey and asked him to call the “investigation” a “matter” instead so as not to make it sound so bad.
(Sidebar: why would Russia know anything about the Justice Department’s relationship to Hillary Clinton? Perhaps because of how the Uranium One deal was covered up?)
May 2 – Comey drafts the exoneration letter
May 3 – Paul Combetta, Clinton computer specialist, admits to lying to the the FBI about knowing the emails should have been preserved and deleting them anyway. Combetta is given immunity because Comey, apparently, wanted to move up the line to get someone more important. AFTER he had already written the exoneration letter.
May 5 – The media reports that there is little evidence Clinton committed a crime
May 16 – Comey sends the draft of his exoneration around to other members in the FBI. This is before Cheryl Mills is interviewed. Part of the deal to interview Cheryl Mills becomes immunity and the destruction of her laptop, which likely contained evidence.
June 27 – Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton meet privately on his jet.
July 2 – Hillary Clinton is interviewed by the FBI for 3 1/2 hours with her aides in the room serving as her lawyers. The aides have immunity already. They can confer and make sure they get their stories straight.
July 5 – Comey exonerates Hillary Clinton.
Anyone with any sense and understanding can clearly see the fix was in. There was no way the Obama Justice Department was going to prosecute Hillary Clinton. And Comey worked with the administration to make sure it never happened. The investigation should be reopened, and prosecution of Comey, Lynch, the Clintons, Mills, Combetta, Abedeen, and Obama should be on the table for obstruction of justice and perjury.