Thanks to a year-long court battle by Judicial Watch, we finally have another small piece of the puzzle that is the Justice Department’s so-called investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and her mishandling of classified material.
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was only the assistant director for the FBI’s Washington office in July of 2015, when the investigator general at the State Department referred Hillary’s case to “HQ” (Headquarters) with the allegation that she had possessed classified material on her email server. He stated in a document dated October 23, 2016, that he was told nothing about the referral at that time. The memo appears to be McCabe’s attempt to place what he describes as the “small” and “special” investigation of Hillary in context with his wife’s unsuccessful bid for state Senate in Virginia and the breathtakingly huge donation of $675,000 she got from the Virginia Democratic Party, headed by Clinton “bagman” (I’m certainly not the first to use that term) Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The whiff of quid pro quo was so powerful, McCabe had to be smelling it himself.
Even though he wasn’t part of the Hillary investigation when it started, his appointment as deputy director in February of 2016 ensured that he would be controlling the resources dedicated to it. As Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch points out, the conflict of interest here is so enormous that McCabe shouldn’t have been anywhere near the Clinton case. He did say he would recuse himself, yet he waited until just days before the 2016 election to do so.
As a sidelight, we already knew that Hillary isn’t used to being treated like other people, and she doesn’t like it. With all sorts of peripheral characters being swept up in a wide-ranging special counsel investigation into President Trump and his campaign, the idea that her own self-enrichment and attempted power grab might be put under the microscope –- as anyone else’s would surely be –- is leading her to throw around words like “dictator” when talking about the President. Frankly, I think we would have had a great deal more to fear about abuse of power if she’d been elected.
The allegations that Peter Schweitzer so specifically outlined in his book CLINTON CASH deserve to be taken seriously, and one important new revelation is the identity of the FBI informant who alleges corruption in the exchange of funds prior to the approval of the Uranium One deal by the Obama Administration. As reported by Reuters, he is lobbyist William D. Campbell, and though he was threatened with criminal prosecution by the Obama Justice Department if he spoke to Congress (!), his attorney, Victoria Toensing, assures us that he will indeed be testifying and providing documents. In typical fashion, Democrats say that any focus on this scandal is simply a diversionary tactic to pull attention from the investigation of the Trump campaign. I strongly suspect the opposite is true.