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November 12, 2015

FBI Expanding Hillary Email Probe To Include Investigation into "Materially False" Statements

A Clinton? Making materially false statements to avoid conviction on other matters?

Surely you must be mistaken.

But I'm not happy. I'll tell you why in a moment.

The FBI has expanded its probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails beyond a provision involving "gross negligence" with national defense information, Fox News reports. Agents are now also looking at whether statements that have been made violate a federal statute on providing "materially false" information, according to Fox. "The agents involved are under a lot of pressure and are busting a--," an unidentified intelligence source told the network, which noted that the statute can be broadly applied.

Here's what I feel in my gut:

This is just clearing the decks of all possible charges, so they can say "nothing here can be charged against her."

I remember during the OJ Simpson trial. During deliberation, the jurors asked to have the transcript of a particularly damning bit of evidence against OJ -- I believe it was the hired car driver who reported OJ's lateness to come to the door, state of agitation when he got there, and strange driving instructions afterwards.

I remember people saying "That means they're going to convict him."

I felt in my bones that what they were doing was looking at this as the last, damning piece of evidence they had failed to yet dismiss entirely, and they were re-reading the transcript just to see how they could dismiss this testimony, too.

Which is, alas, exactly what they were doing.

I think the FBI is corrupt at highest levels -- not at the agent level, but at the level of the political brass, and they are sifting through each charge to find a way to say Hillary did nothing wrong. Oh, they'll do what they always do with the Clintons; they'll come up with a "compromise" that gives the Clintons what they want. They'll say what she did was "reckless" and "against all security protocols," which they'll offer up to prove this wasn't a whitewash.

But in the final analysis, in the last paragraph, they'll say: "Despite some serious misgivings about Secretary Clinton's handling of the information and her candor in describing her actions, the panel can find no actual breaches of the law in anything she did."

Then the Clintons will do what they always do, and say, "If we're not convicted and in jail, that means we're innocent. We have been cleared of any possible wrongdoing. These questions have all be asked and answered. This was always a right-wing witch hunt and now we have the proof. This is old news. It's time to MoveOn.org."

I just don't feel like we live in a Republic anymore. We live in a gangster country, and the top of each agency knows they have to curry favor with the reigning gang.

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posted by Ace at 04:22 PM

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