Wednesday, July 6, 2016

FBI and Clinton Stories From Around The Web

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5 ways Comey contradicted Clinton's email claims
Comey said Tuesday that the FBI had found at least 110 emails that were classified at the time Clinton sent or received them. That includes eight chains deemed “top secret” — the nation’s most sensitive information.
“From the group of 30,000 emails returned to the State Department, 110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received,” Comey said. Politico

Ex-U.S. Prosecutors: Comey conclusion "bizarre" . . . Joseph diGenova, former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, called Comey’s statements an “absurdity in light of the conclusions that [the FBI] reached. How can he spend 15 minutes describing a series of crimes being committed … and then he says no reasonable prosecutor [would prosecute]?” said diGenova. “That is ridiculous. I consider myself a reasonable prosecutor and I would have brought charges based on the facts that he accumulated.” Washington Free Beacon

Opinion: FBI case was solid . . . The FBI built a solid case for prosecuting Hillary Clinton’s criminal misdeeds — but then inexplicably decided not to recommend her prosecution. National Review

Comey demolished Clinton's lies . . . FBI Director James B. Comey’s remarks Tuesday about Hillary Clinton’s email use while she was secretary of state directly contradicted much of what Clinton had said publicly about the issue. Here’s how Comey’s statements stack up against Clinton’s explanations. Washington Post

FBI rebuke could haunt Clinton . . . FBI Director James Comey, in announcing his decision Tuesday not to recommend prosecution to the Justice Department, delivered a devastating condemnation of both Clinton's veracity and judgment in describing what investigators uncovered. Those revelations are not as politically damaging as a criminal indictment. That could have ended Clinton's campaign. However, they are problematic and open a line of attack for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Washington Examiner

House to hold hearings . . . Republicans will hold hearings to learn more about the FBI's decision to not recommend criminal charges for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday night. "People have been convicted for far less," Ryan said adding that he thought FBI director James Comey "was going to recommend prosecution" based on the FBI director's opening remarks in a press conference Tuesday. The Hill

Did Comey exceed his authority? . . . It is not generally regarded as the job of the FBI to make judgment calls about whether or not to prosecute. Those judgment calls are supposed to be made by prosecutors. The job of the FBI is to investigate the facts and lay them out as objectively and completely as possible so that prosecutors can exercise their discretion and judgment. The Hill