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    Republicans blast FBI for 'astonishing' agreement to destroy Clinton aides' laptops

    Post  sinister_midget on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:45 pm

    Republicans blast FBI for 'astonishing' agreement to destroy Clinton aides' laptops

    Top-ranking Republicans on Wednesday escalated their inquiry into a controversial FBI agreement to destroy the laptops of two Hillary Clinton aides questioned in the email scandal investigation, pressing Attorney General Loretta Lynch for answers and suggesting the deal obstructed congressional investigators.


    The agreement to destroy the computers, the lawmakers wrote Wednesday in a letter to Lynch, “is simply astonishing given the likelihood that evidence on the laptops would be of interest to congressional investigators.”


    The letter, signed by four Republican committee chairmen, follows allegations Monday that immunity deals for former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and ex-campaign staffer Heather Samuelson included a side arrangement obliging the FBI to destroy their laptops after reviewing the devices.


    Sources said the arrangement also limited the search to no later than Jan. 31, 2015. This meant investigators could not review documents for the key period after Clinton's use of a private email and server as secretary of state became public.


    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., first asked Lynch about the terms in a letter Monday and co-signed the latest letter Wednesday along with House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif; and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.


    The lawmakers asked specifically about letters from attorney for the aides Beth Wilkinson that described the restrictive terms -- and were recently reviewed by committee staff. The Republicans expressed “concern” that the “FBI inexplicably agreed to destroy the laptops knowing that the contents were the subject of Congressional subpoenas and preservation letters.”


    The letter repeatedly cited Congress’ interest in the “evidence” that may have been jeopardized under the side arrangement.
    The new letter asked Lynch why the FBI agreed to destroy the laptops and, significantly, what legal authority the FBI has to destroy records subject to a congressional investigation or subpoena. The letter also asked if the FBI followed through and in fact destroyed “evidence” from the laptops or the laptops themselves. 


    Asked for comment, a Justice Department spokesman said: "We have received the letter and are reviewing it."


    "Ask us about it again in 4 months when we won't be around to answer for why we never responded to it."

    It does sound like a pretty sweet deal. Wonder if I could get one like that if I ever shot somebody....

    "Yes, Mr Midget. We're going to look your gun over to see if there's any obtainable evidence on it, and to make the recommendation not to in......er.....see if we can determine your intent in commission of this alleged crime so we can work out a way to recommend you not be indi.....um.....whether or not to indict you. After we're through with it, we'll destroy the gun because we'll already know whether or not it's admissible evidence. Since you allegedly crossed alleged state lines in alleged commission of an alleged felony, the FBI might be interested. But they'll just have to take our word for it. You coming over to visit your sister and I for dinner as usual tonight?"

    Yeah, I could totally see that happening.....


      





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    Re: Republicans blast FBI for 'astonishing' agreement to destroy Clinton aides' laptops

    Post  JJRobinson on Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:31 am

    Just why would they destroy the laptops? These people need to be in jail...Who would be next in line to arrest Lynch and Comley?
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    Re: Republicans blast FBI for 'astonishing' agreement to destroy Clinton aides' laptops

    Post  sinister_midget on Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:20 am

    Appointees of the next president. Or the current president could appoint somebody, or fire them and have replacements take it up.

    In other words, nobody before January. And that will be so far on the back burner then that it will probably be forgotten. Unless it's Hitlery, who will put Lynch back in charge. Comey probably, too, if he wants it.

    It would take two or three real presidents in a row, 8 years each, just to try them on the crimes they've committed. Any interruption in there would result in pardons and no justice ever.






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