Comey Used His Private Email for FBI Work – Just Like You-Know-Who!
In a shock revealed by a private watchdog group that has received zero attention from the mainstream media, we now know that former FBI Director James Comey used his personal email address for sensitive FBI business.
The Cause of Action Institute obtained Comey’s personal emails after a court upheld its Freedom of Information Act request for the documents. In the emails released so far, it’s apparent that Comey was guilty of breaking some of the very same laws that his team was “investigating” his friend Hillary Clinton for violating.
For those who are unaware of James Comey’s long personal relationship with the Clintons, here are the facts.
Comey was part of the Senate Whitewater investigation in the 1990s, in which Bill and Hillary Clinton stole houses from poor people in an elaborate real estate scheme during their days in the Arkansas Governor’s office.
Fifteen of the Clinton’s closest friends were indicted on federal charges, but the investigation that Comey participated in somehow couldn’t find any evidence to charge Bill and Hillary (despite the fact that Hillary wrote the fine text in the unethical and now illegal mortgage agreements while working at the Rose Law Firm).
After he left the FBI to work in the private sector in the 2000s, Comey became lead counsel for Lockheed Martin. Comey’s duties included negotiating multibillion-dollar weapons contracts between Lockheed and the Hillary Clinton-run State Department.
Lockheed donated cash to the Clinton Foundation during this time and Comey made millions as the go-between.
After he became Obama’s FBI Director, Comey of course was placed in charge of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server.
Mrs. Clinton set up a homebrew server which she used for tens of thousands of official State Department emails during her four years as Obama’s Secretary of State. This was patently illegal and was done so that Hillary could simply wipe the server if any investigative group ever attempted to see what she was up to.
All of Hillary’s emails through that server, including the 30,000 that her lawyers deleted, were part of the public record due to their being the correspondence of a high-profile public official.
She broke protocol by operating that server and deleted the emails when the public found out about it. James Comey, who owes thanks for his personal millions to his relationship with the Clintons, exonerated Hillary in his infamous “no reasonable prosecutor” speech.
The Cause of Action Institute has obtained 156 pages of the 500-plus documents it requested from the FBI. The FBI now admits that Comey discussed sensitive FBI information on his personal Gmail account, despite earlier declarations that he did no such thing.
Notice that there is no penalty for anyone at the FBI for blatantly lying to the American people.
After declaring that James Comey didn’t use his personal email address for sensitive or classified emails, the FBI has withheld 370 pages of emails from the Cause of Action Institute.
Perhaps the still-hidden emails are all about yoga and Chelsea’s wedding, but we doubt it.
When the Inspector General asked Comey about his use of personal email for agency business, Comey “stressed that his personal email was never used for classified or sensitive work.” Now the FBI has backtracked, saying, well, yes, Comey used his personal email for sensitive work, but nothing classified. And no, you can’t see the 700 pages of emails we’re withholding, so you’ll just have to trust us!
Needless to say, this doesn’t inspire confidence in the FBI to investigate itself.
Where was the GOP Congress in all of this?
Why are private sector groups having to raise funds, hire attorneys and sue the government to learn these truths? It’s been two-plus years since Comey let his friend Hillary Clinton off the hook for using private emails for classified work – and we’re just now finding out that Comey did the same thing!
In addition to the Cause of Action Institute, watchdog Judicial Watch has just won a lawsuit compelling Hillary Clinton to finally have to answer questions about her blatantly illegal email server under oath.
Thank goodness these private watchdog groups are holding corrupt government officials’ feet to the fire. The swamp isn’t going to police itself.