Comey shames Republican silence on Trump's attacks against Justice Dept and Federal Bureau of Investigation

Glen Norman
January 5, 2018

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the inquiry is looking into whether the Clintons promised or performed any favors in return for contributions to their charitable efforts, or whether donations were pledged in the hope of securing certain outcomes involving the government.

Trump, of course, has constantly beaten the drum for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reopen an investigation into Clinton.

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US President Donald Trump has repeatedly called on the DOJ to reopen its investigation into Clinton. "No justice!" Trump tweeted early last month in a typical barb aimed at his former opponent. "And we can hope that this means they are dedicating themselves to cleaning up the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sanctioning any Federal Bureau of Investigation agents or DOJ lawyers who are found to have violated their ethical and legal responsibilities, and restoring the trust of the American people".

Trump has also accused Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin of "disregarding basic security protocols" and recommended "jail!". Remember sailors pictures on submarine? On a similar note, agents are also trying to decipher whether Hillary Clinton pushed favorable policies while acting as secretary of state for donations to the Foundation.

"These are classified records that James Comey and his colleagues. knew were on the Weiner laptop, but didn't take seriously enough to pursue criminal charges against Abedin or Clinton for allowing this egregious abuse of trust that the American people placed in them", he said on Fox News's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday.

"The Justice Department should not be opening itself up to the perception that it is bending to political pressures from the White House", former Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon told the Daily Beast. At least five of the trove of emails, stored on a laptop belonging to Abedin's then-husband, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner, were marked "confidential", and involved private talks with Middle Eastern leaders and Clinton's top aide.

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