Trey Gowdy raises concern over what the FBI DIDN’T DO with Hillary

Intent is a slippery legal construct… but it is one that James Comey claimed was not present when the question of indicting Hillary Clinton came up. Funny… Trey Gowdy looked at the FBI’s notes and they never questioned her on intent. If they had, it would have been in those notes. You can’t base your decision on whether to prosecute or not if you don’t even ask the question. Not to mention intent was not even part of the relevant statutes.

Such questions should have included asking Clinton why she set up the email system in her basement. The FBI also could have interrogated Clinton closely about her directions to strip classified markings from emails being sent. “Turn [them] into nonpaper [with] no identifying heading and send nonsecure,” she wrote. Trey Gowdy brought all of this up and more. In other words, the FBI is full of crap.

Trey Gowdy

From PowerLine:

FBI director James Comey says he didn’t recommend indicting Hillary Clinton over her use of a private server to send and receive classified information because she lacked intent to mishandle such information. The relevant statutes didn’t require intent, but Comey read the requirement into the law based on what he said is the past practice of federal prosecutors in these sorts of cases.

Before letting Hillary off the hook, one would expect that the FBI, when it interviewed her, asked questions that went to her intent. But Rep. Trey Gowdy has read the official notes of the FBI’s interview of Hillary Clinton, and says, “I didn’t see any questions on the issue of intent.”

If such questions were asked, the FBI’s notes surely would include the exchange. After all, as Comey says, the issue of prosecute or don’t prosecute hinged (contrary to the statutory language) on Hillary’s intent.

The FBI interviewing Clinton was merely a formality. Her innocence was predetermined, barring a direct lie to the FBI. She just lied to the rest of the world and chose her answers very carefully for the FBI. Just as the FBI chose their questioning even more carefully, so as to not find a reason to indict Hillary. See how this works?

PowerLine suspects that this is what Loretta Lynch told Bill Clinton when they had their infamous private meeting shortly before the FBI interviewed Hillary. She probably told him that Hillary won’t be prosecuted unless the FBI catches her in a lie. The idea would have been to make sure Hillary played it straight during the interview so she could “walk.” This is how we have been played. It is the elitist game of legalese and protecting their own. Clinton was always going to skate on this and Gowdy is the only one saying it.

Gowdy has argued that the FBI interview notes should be released to the public. So far, the FBI has refused to do so. Since they won’t, we can only conclude that Gowdy is right on all this. It was never a matter of intent… it was a matter of protectionism.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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