FBI Comey Fix
It is absolutely not the job of the FBI to make prosecutorial decisions. FBI Director James Comey didn’t bother to attend Hillary Clinton’s interview, though he was acting as the ostensible decision maker in the case. One would think he would want to test the witness’s credibility in person. This was clearly no ordinary case and demanded his close attention.
Contrary to what he said, Mr. Comey doesn’t need a referral from Congress to investigate the false statements to Congress.
Mrs. Clinton’s statement to the FBI wasn’t taken under oath. The statement wasn’t recorded. FBI “302” reports (handwritten notes by FBI agents during investigations) recorded by the FBI should have been turned over to Congress immediately and in their entirety.
Since Cheryl Mills was involved in some of the conduct in question, why did Mr. Comey permit her to sit in on Mrs. Clinton’s interview? If Ms. Mills claimed she was acting as Mrs. Clinton’s attorney, there were at least five other attorneys representing Mrs. Clinton at the interview who could have done the job.
Why have the Clinton staffers who purposely destroyed emails and mobile phones after the receipt of a subpoena not been identified? Were they even interviewed by the FBI?
Contrary to the DOJ’s normal policy of announcing names of the prosecution team, Mr. Comey hasn’t told anyone who the “career” DOJ attorneys were who supervised the FBI investigation. They have never been named.
After this long drawn-out FBI inquiry, why did Mr. Comey rush to make his determination and recommendation barely three days after the actual interview took place?
Richard W. Beckler
Mr. Beckler was chief of the fraud section of the criminal division at the Justice Department.