From Fox News.
The FBI has refused for a second time in six months to answer key lawmakers’ formal questions about the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, including pointed queries about whether the former secretary of state received preferential treatment, Fox News has learned.
Despite a deadline of July 20, direct questions posed to FBI Director James Comey by the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Comey’s decision not to recommend an indictment of Clinton remain unanswered. The Judiciary Committee has direct oversight responsibility for the bureau.
“ … the FBI should provide a detailed written accounting of the scope of its investigation, the investigative steps it took, and the evidence it gathered in the course of its investigation,” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote in a six-page letter to Comey dated July 6. “Until the FBI does so, much of the public will rightly be skeptical of the integrity of this investigation.”
……there is still no response to the strongly- worded letter, in which Grassley charged that Comey’s public statement about his decision not to recommend criminal prosecution “contained a number of inconsistencies that also raise questions as to how the FBI reached its conclusions.”
Grassley wants the evidence and findings of the year-long probe released, so that the public can independently judge how the nation’s pre-eminent law enforcement agency recommended against criminal charges. The lawmaker also wants to know why Comey, who characterized Clinton’s handling of classified information as “extremely careless” did not find her in violation of a federal statute for which the threshold is “gross negligence.”
Grassley noted that he wrote Comey Feb. 4 with specific questions about the investigation and a deadline of Feb. 18, and only received a reply in early July.
……The senator also questioned whether the FBI took extreme steps to accommodate the former secretary of state and her aides, agreeing at one point that some questions would be off limits for Clinton’s personal attorney and former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, citing the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct covering “Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employees.”
Grassley also questioned whether the FBI investigated possible violations of law which involve the retention and destruction of federal records under another statute which “prohibits concealing or destroying such federal records.”
And given Hillary Clinton’s public statements that she never sent or received classified information, or any emails marked classified, which the FBI found to be wrong, Grassley asked if the FBI weighed “the probative value of this cavalcade of false statement in determining her guilt and intent, as it should have been under the law?”
In addition, as first reported by Fox News, Grassley said he was troubled by the FBI’s efforts to gag its agents by requiring the agents to sign “non-disclosure agreements.”
GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said she never sent or received any classified information over her classified email, was that true?
COMEY: Our investigation found that there was classified information sent.
GOWDY: …Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her emails either sent or received, was that true?
COMEY: That’s not true.
GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email, there is no classified material,” was that true?
COMEY: There was classified material emailed.
GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said she used just one device, was that true?
COMEY: She used multiple devices during the four years of her term as secretary of state.
GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said all work-related emails were returned to the State Department, was that true?
COMEY: No, we found work-related emails–thousands–that were not returned.
GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said neither she nor anyone else deleted work-related emails from her personal account, was that true?
COMEY: …There’s no doubt there were work-related emails that were removed electronically from the email system.
GOWDY: Secretary Clinton said her lawyers read every one of the emails and were overly inclusive, did her lawyers read the email content individually?
GOWDY: …I’m going to ask you to put on your old hat. False exculpatory statements — they are used for what?
COMEY: Well, either for a substantive prosecution, or for evidence of intent in a criminal prosecution.
GOWDY: Exactly. Intent, and consciousness of guilt, right? Is that right?
Hillary should be in jail, and Comey should be investigated for dereliction.
Every single representative of the Obama regime who’s appeared before Congress has either taken the Fifth or committed blatant perjury.
James Clapper lied under oath.
Lois Lerner lied under oath about targeting Tea Party groups.
The new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen lied, spun, denied, and openly smirked at any attempt to get at the truth.
William Wilkins, the Chief Counsel of the IRS, testified before the House Oversight Committee, and came down with a case of CRS (Can’t Remember Shit).
No one in the entire Obama regime, including the Corruptocrat-in-Chief is being held accountable for their crimes. They get suspended with pay, removed from one position and shifted to another (“fired”), they resign to avoid legal consequences while in office, and are paraded in front of investigative hearings where a lot of hot air passes for real prosecution.
Any ordinary citizen caught doing a fraction of what the Obama regime has done, would be under the fucking prison.
These hearings are nothing but a goddamned dog and pony show. You’d think with all the evidence staring them right in the face, the GOP-led Congress would be issuing impeachments and prosecutions like crazy.
None of this should come as a surprise. If anyone thinks justice will be served during Obama’s White House occupation, don’t bet on it. The DOJ is in his hip pocket, the FBI collapsed under pressure from Obama, and the GOP lacks the balls.