Newly released FBI documents confirm that ousted FBI Director James Comey (shown on right) “protected Hillary Clinton,” according to a series of tweets by President Trump. The president’s early-morning tweets on Tuesday are in keeping with previous statements he has made about Comey’s protection of Clinton during her e-mail scandal. The biggest difference this time is that documents from the FBI confirm Trump’s claims.
The documents were released by the FBI on Monday and prove — among other things — that Comey began drafting a letter regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unsecured e-mail server and account during her time as secretary of state months before the FBI had interviewed several key people involved. One of the people not interviewed before Comey began drafting his letter was Clinton herself. This means that months before the conclusion of the investigation — which twice ended with Comey publicly refusing to recommend indictment for Clinton’s many and obvious crimes — Comey had already decided that that’s how it would end.
With protection like that, it is no wonder Clinton was never worried about being indicted.
In fact, The New American reported in October 2016 that a heavily redacted FBI document from August 2015 mentions a group called “The Shadow Government” — made up “of very high-ranking STATE officials” — that was working to protect Clinton. So, Comey’s decision to protect Clinton did not happen in a vacuum. He may have been following “guidance” (if not a direct order) from those higher than him on the totem pole.
It is not known what Comey wrote, since the entire body of the letter — drafted as an e-mail — is redacted in the version made public Monday. The e-mail was dated May 2, 2016, and was sent by Comey to Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, General Counsel James Baker, and Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor James Rybicki.
In releasing the document to the public as part of a Freedom of Information Act request, the FBI entitled it “Drafts of Director Comey’s July 5, 2016 Statement Regarding Email Server Investigation Part 01 of 01.”