Lisa Page: DOJ told FBI not to charge Clinton
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”
That seems fairly straight-forward to me. Yet, according to Page, “The Justice Department’s assessment was that it was both constitutionally vague, so that they did not actually feel that they could permissibly bring that charge.” Doesn’t that sound like DOJ, and Lynch, were deciding whether or not to charge Clinton, and bending over backward to avoid it, instead of deferring to the FBI?
Not only was this a point of contention between the FBI and DOJ, it was one they revisited a number of times. Each time, they were told the DOJ felt “it was constitutionally vague and not sustainable.” That really sounds like they were making the decision not to follow the FBI’s recommendation.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) apparently thought so as well. He asked Page if the FBI received a “direct order” from the DOJ not to charge Clinton. Her response? “That’s correct.”
Several things are clear from Page’s testimony. She did not want Trump to become president. She also spoke against Clinton. Whether that was because she knew it would play better for her with the Republican controlled Congress if she did or if she was simply trying to tell the truth, we will probably never know. But it all leads to this: if Page is telling the truth, Lynch, at best, hedged the truth about how she would respond to the FBI recommendations concerning HRC. At worst, she acted to obstruct justice.
So where are the howls of outrage from the media? If the media wants to be taken seriously and trusted, it must apply the same standards to the Obama Administration that it does to the Trump Administration. But it hasn’t and it won’t. Mainstream media is the best campaign tool the Democrats have. It might as well admit to being the DNC’s PR arm.
So it is up to us to demand to see the rest of the testimony from the hearings. It is up to us to demand justice, the same justice the Dems demand when it comes to the current administration. As for Lynch, one has to wonder if she really believed the statue was too vague or if she was repaying Bill Clinton for appointing her US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Was it a cover-up?
Something smelled in the Obama Administration and it continues to stink up things in Washington today. Worse, there is little hope anything will be done, at least not as long as the Dems control the House. Between doing their best to get Trump out of the White House and the divisions within their own party, they aren’t going to do anything that might cast a shadow on St. Obama’s legacy.