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    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264705/obama-doj-handmaiden-clinton-corruption-joseph-klein
    The Obama Department of Justice has been corruptly aiding and abetting the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, to escape legal accountability for her actions. From Attorney General Loretta Lynch on down through the Justice Department’s political ranks, the Department has blocked the FBI from searching for the truth and following the evidence of potential criminality to its logical conclusion. Whether it is Hillary’s use of a private e-mail server while serving as Secretary of State or her involvement in the pay-for-play Clinton enterprise known as the Clinton Foundation, the Obama administration is applying a banana republic-style double standard to pervert justice and the rule of law in order to shield her.

    Lynch and President Obama were reportedly furious with FBI Director James Comey for sending a letter to Congress on October 28th indicating that new evidence potentially pertinent to the e-mail case had come to light, which required further investigation. This evidence consisted of a batch of e-mails FBI investigators had found on one or more computers belonging to Anthony Weiner, Clinton confidante Huma Abedin’s estranged husband, while they were searching for evidence in an unrelated case involving Weiner’s alleged sexting to an underage girl. Comey sent his letter after months of agonizing over his previous decision to let Hillary off the hook in the e-mail case last July. He was said by a source close to him to have been particularly disturbed by the mounting number of resignation letters from FBI agents who felt betrayed by that decision.

    Department of Justice officials had leaned on Comey not to send the letter to Congress, claiming that it would violate Department protocols and procedures against taking any action that could be perceived as interfering with the upcoming presidential election. To his credit, Comey ignored the Department officials’ objections, claiming he had an obligation to keep the Congress and the public informed of any potentially significant new developments in the case.

    Democrats, who had lavished praise on Comey for his July decision, lashed out at Comey for sending his letter updating Congress. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid went so far as to make the baseless charge that Comey may have violated the law by informing Congress, because, Reid argued, he appeared to be taking sides in an election. The disgraced former Attorney General Eric Holder, held in contempt of Congress for withholding information relating to the Fast and Furious scandal, said about Comey’s action, “I fear he has unintentionally and negatively affected public trust in both the Justice Department and the FBI. It is up to the director to correct his mistake — not for the sake of a political candidate or campaign but in order to protect our system of justice and best serve the American people.”

    Since when has Holder been genuinely concerned about protecting our system of justice and best serving the American people? Holder had already contributed to the erosion of public trust, with his blatant politicization of the Obama Department of Justice. As evidenced by the Obama Department of Justice’s handling of the multiple FBI investigations involving Hillary Clinton, the Department has continued its slide into the muck of corruption. It interfered with both the normal course of criminal investigations and the election by stacking the deck in Hillary’s favor, ensuring that no indictment would occur to derail her path to succeed Obama and preserve his legacy.

    First, the Department of Justice reportedly refused to empanel a grand jury in either the e-mail case or in connection with the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play allegations. “The problem here is this investigation was never a real investigation,” former assistant FBI director James Kallstrom said. “That’s the problem. They never had a grand jury empanelled, and the reason they never had a grand jury empanelled, I’m sure, is Loretta Lynch would not go along with that.”

    Kallstrom’s belief that Lynch acted to influence the results of the FBI probes in Hillary’s favor is buttressed by Lynch’s 30 minute private tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton shortly before FBI Director Comey faced the cameras on July 5th with his exculpatory announcement.

    Second, at least five immunity agreements were handed out in the e-mail case, including to Hillary’s lawyer and confidante Cheryl Mills and to Platte River Networks’ Paul Combetta. It appears that Combetta had previously lied to government investigators – a crime in itself – while trying to cover up the fact that he had evidently Bleachbited e-mails to delete them, even though they had been subject to a previously issued Congressional subpoena. The immunity agreements garnered nothing in return, but had the effect of blocking access to the computer devices of the immunity beneficiaries in the FBI’s separate Clinton Foundation investigation. Apparently, the Department decided against the alternative option of subpoenaing the computer devices or seeking a search warrant, rather than granting useless immunities, in order to obtain any evidence relevant to the e-mail investigation that might have been contained in those devices.



    Third, the Department and FBI did not conduct their last minute interview of Hillary Clinton under oath and allowed Cheryl Mills – herself a material witness – to sit in during Hillary’s interview. They did not ask pertinent follow-up questions. There was no verbatim transcript of the interview to use in checking the veracity of Hillary’s statements during the interview against her sworn Congressional testimony or her many public statements.

    Fourth, the Department of Justice reportedly refused to allow the FBI to issue subpoenas to gather more evidence in connection with its investigation of the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play allegations. In fact, senior Department officials reportedly would not authorize a more thorough FBI investigation because they claimed there was not sufficient evidence gathered thus far to justify going further. Such a circular argument was a mere cover to prevent seasoned career investigators from learning the full extent of foreign government donations while Hillary was Secretary of State, their true motivations and any favors extended by the State Department in return.

    Finally, the cross-connections between the Clintons and some high level Department of Justice and FBI officials cry out for recusal. But not so in this administration. For example, the wife of the deputy FBI director who was involved in the laggard Clinton Foundation investigation, Andrew McCabe, just happened to have received a large donation from close Clinton ally Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to her 2015 run for the State Senate.

    To make matters worse, the Obama Department of Justice assigned Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik, a close friend of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta, to communicate with Congress about what Kadzik promised would be a “thorough” review of the newly discovered e-mails from Anthony Weiner’s online account.

    Podesta praised Kadzik in an e-mail to an Obama campaign official back in 2008 as a “Fantastic lawyer,” and said about his pal, “Kept me out of jail.” Their history together goes further back than that. During the waning days of Bill Clinton’s presidency, it was Kadzik, then representing the infamous billionaire fugitive Marc Rich, who lobbied Podesta, then serving as Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, for a presidential pardon on his client’s behalf. Kadzik’s lobbying effort, no doubt helped along by contributions to Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign and to Bill Clinton’s presidential library, paid off. Bill Clinton delivered the requested pardon on his last day in office.

    Kadzik joined the Department of Justice in April 2013, first as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, and then as the Principal Deputy. With the Podesta connection intact, Kadzik has served as a highly placed Clinton campaign mole in the Department. An e-mail dated May 19, 2015 from Kadzik to Podesta, released by WikiLeaks, proves the point. Bearing the subject heading “Heads Up,” Kadzik advised Podesta about upcoming Congressional testimony by the head of the Department’s Civil Division, and about another filing in the Freedom of Information case that would mean “it will be awhile (2016) before the State Department posts the emails.” Podesta forwarded Kadzik’s heads up e-mail to several senior Hillary Clinton campaign officials with the admonition: “Additional chances for mischief.”

    Exploiting his coordinating role in the re-opened e-mail investigation and contacts with FBI investigators, Kadzik will now be in a position to relay inside information to his pal Podesta and to provide inside information to the Clinton campaign’s supporters in Congress as well.

    The Clintons manage to turn virtually everything they touch into a cesspool of corruption. The Obama Department of Justice is no exception.
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    06 Nov '16 12:001 edit
    And it's not just Obama who does it.

    https://www.publicintegrity.org/2008/12/10/6285/politicization-department-justice


    The Department of Justice (DOJ), under the Bush Administration, made an array of inappropriate, politically based decisions, some apparently illegal, which included choosing candidates for career appointments on political grounds. Some of these decisions reached back to the tenure of John Ashcroft, who served as attorney general from 2001 to early 2005, but many of them occurred — and burst into public view — while Alberto Gonzales served as attorney general, from 2005 to the fall of 2007. Under law, certain DOJ positions are reserved for political appointees, but legal internships, assistant U.S. Attorney positions, and immigration judgeships are supposed to be filled without regard to political affiliation. Before 2003, those interested in becoming immigration judges generally applied in response to public job postings, but then, according to a report by the DOJ inspector general, the White House and the Office of the Attorney General began expressing interest in these positions. Monica Goodling, DOJ White House liaison and senior counsel to the Attorney General, judged candidates for these and other jobs on criteria that included membership in a conservative legal society, statements on their “political philosophy,” and opinions on hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage. In addition, Kyle Sampson, Gonzales’ chief of staff, pushed for the unprecedented dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys under circumstances that appeared to be overtly political. He also suggested that the Bush administration use its power to appoint interim U.S. attorneys for indefinite periods to circumvent the Senate-confirmation process; one of those Sampson recommended for such an appointment was a former department official who had hired candidates for positions in the Civil Rights Division based on their credentials as Republicans and conservatives. These developments have affected the public’s perception of a department whose credibility depends on being above ideology and partisanship in enforcement of the law.

    Follow-up:
    After extensive congressional hearings, Alberto Gonzales, Kyle Sampson, Monica Goodling and other top Justice officials stepped down. The department’s inspector general has released reports criticizing both the politicized hiring and the politically-tinged removals of U.S. attorneys. A third report focusing on the politicized Civil Rights Division is forthcoming. In September 2008, current Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey appointed a federal prosecutor to consider investigating the U.S. attorney dismissals. In response to a request for comment, a DOJ spokesman pointed the Center to a recent speech in which Mukasey said, “There is no denying it: the system failed. . . . The good news is that much has changed since the period covered by these reports [from the Inspector General’s office] — as the reports themselves acknowledge.”
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    06 Nov '16 12:02
    To think that either the DOJ or the FBI is able to bring to justice high ranking political figures that are currently in power is but a fantasy.
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    06 Nov '16 12:07
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264705/obama-doj-handmaiden-clinton-corruption-joseph-klein
    The Obama Department of Justice has been corruptly aiding and abetting the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, to escape legal accountability for her actions. From Attorney General Loretta Lynch on down through the Justice Department’s political ...[text shortened]... thing they touch into a cesspool of corruption. The Obama Department of Justice is no exception.
    What difference--- at this point--- what difference does it make?
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    06 Nov '16 12:221 edit
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    What difference--- at this point--- what difference does it make?
    Dunno Hillary. I guess it don't matter now. 😛

    You have to understand that these agencies of "justice" were created long after the Founding Fathers created government and it's checks and balances. Essentially, they were created by a bunch of bureaucratic half wits who had no concept of checks and balances within government.
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    06 Nov '16 12:27
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264705/obama-doj-handmaiden-clinton-corruption-joseph-klein
    The Obama Department of Justice has been corruptly aiding and abetting the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, to escape legal accountability for her actions. From Attorney General Loretta Lynch on down through the Justice Department’s political ...[text shortened]... thing they touch into a cesspool of corruption. The Obama Department of Justice is no exception.
    Imagine what would happen to you if you were issued a subpoena and while it was on its way evidence that was deemed pertinent to the investigation was deliberately made to disappear.
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    06 Nov '16 12:301 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Imagine what would happen to you if you were issued a subpoena and while it was on its way evidence that was deemed pertinent to the investigation was deliberately made to disappear.
    That depends.

    Is my last name Clinton?

    The US government has now lost all credibility, which is probably why the Russians have been posting these e-mails. I don't think it was necessarily directed at Hillary.
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    06 Nov '16 12:381 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    That depends.

    Is my last name Clinton?

    The US government has now lost all credibility, which is probably why the Russians have been posting these e-mails. I don't think it was necessarily directed at Hillary.
    LOl, I'm just learning about the house of representatives, Alexander Hamilton, elite theory, the hatch act, the electoral college, the Zenger trial and Shays rebellion. Its all very confusing to be honest. This guy Hamilton is a bit suspect, he wanted a permanent Presidency.
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    06 Nov '16 12:421 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    LOl, I'm just learning about the house of representatives, Alexander Hamilton, elite theory, the hatch act, the electoral college, the Zenger trial and Shays rebellion. Its all very confusing to be honest. This guy Hamilton is a bit suspect, he wanted a permanent Presidency.
    And he eventually got a permanent Presidency.

    They are usually referred to as an empty suit/dress
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    06 Nov '16 12:46
    Originally posted by whodey
    And he eventually got a permanent Presidency.

    They are usually referred to as an empty suit/dress
    aint that the truth
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    06 Nov '16 12:49
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    aint that the truth
    Here is a brief history of the DOJ from Wiki

    The U.S. Attorney General was initially a one-person, part-time job. It was established by the Judiciary Act of 1789, but this grew with the bureaucracy. At one time the Attorney General gave legal advice to the U.S. Congress as well as the President, but this Congressional advice-giving had stopped by 1819 on account of the workload involved.[4] To supplement their salaries, which until March 3, 1853, were set by statute at less than the amounts paid to other members of the Cabinet, early Attorneys General, while in office, engaged in extensive private practice of law, often arguing cases before the courts in their private capacities, as attorneys for private (paying) litigants.[5]

    Following unsuccessful efforts (in 1830 and 1846) to put the Attorney General's Office on a full-time footing,[6] in 1869, the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, led by Congressman William Lawrence, conducted an inquiry into the creation of a "Law department" headed by the Attorney General and also composed of the various department solicitors and United States attorneys. On February 19, 1868, Lawrence introduced a bill in Congress to create the Department of Justice. This first bill was unsuccessful, however, as Lawrence could not devote enough time to ensure its passage owing to his occupation with the Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.[citation needed]

    A second bill was introduced to Congress by Rhode Island Representative Thomas Jenckes on February 25, 1870, and both the Senate and House passed the bill.[citation needed] President Ulysses S. Grant then signed the bill into law on June 22, 1870.[7] The Department of Justice officially began operations on July 1, 1870.[4] Just prior to the Civil War, in February of 1861, the Confederate States of America established a Department of Justice.[8] Though "[t]he second American department of justice was brought into being on July 1, 1870 [, ] fifty years of amendments were required before it reached a status comparable to that of its Confederate predecessor." [9]

    The "Act to Establish the Department of Justice" drastically increased the Attorney General's responsibilities to include the supervision of all United States Attorneys, formerly under the Department of the Interior, the prosecution of all federal crimes, and the representation of the United States in all court actions, barring the use of private attorneys by the federal government.[10] The law did create a new office, that of Solicitor General, to supervise and conduct government litigation in the Supreme Court of the United States.[11]

    With the passage of the Interstate Commerce Act in 1887, the federal government began to take on some law enforcement responsibilities, with the Department of Justice tasked to carry out these duties.[12]

    In 1884, control of federal prisons was transferred to the new department, from the Department of Interior. New facilities were built, including the penitentiary at Leavenworth in 1895, and a facility for women located in West Virginia, at Alderson was established in 1924.[13]

    In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order which conveyed, to the Department of Justice, the responsibility for the "functions of prosecuting in the courts of the United States claims and demands by, and offsenses [sic] against, the Government of the United States, and of defending claims and demands against the Government, and of supervising the work of United States attorneys, marshals, and clerks in connection therewith, now exercised by any agency or officer....".[14]
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    06 Nov '16 12:51
    Originally posted by whodey
    And it's not just Obama who does it.

    https://www.publicintegrity.org/2008/12/10/6285/politicization-department-justice


    The Department of Justice (DOJ), under the Bush Administration, made an array of inappropriate, politically based decisions, some apparently illegal, which included choosing candidates for career appointments on political grounds. Som ...[text shortened]... by these reports [from the Inspector General’s office] — as the reports themselves acknowledge.”
    Whoedey, I would say these agencies and offices were corrupt a long time ago. The corruption we see now that is so obvious stems from the fact the Clintons are arrogant and careless. If Hillary makes it to the white house, can you imagine what will be left of our country?
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    06 Nov '16 12:531 edit
    What Progressives have done is create a shadow government within the Executive Branch that legislates with regulations. These un-elected bureaucrats are merely appointed and sometimes appointed for life. They apparently also act alone in terms of snuffing out corruption within the said government. Therefore, the only ones who can hold those in government accountable are those who were appointed by them in the first place.

    I know Bill Clinton fired an FBI director once. Maybe that accounts for some of the bad blood between the FBI and Clintons, but ultimately the Clintons hold power, not the FBI. That's what happens when you refuse to act as a puppet I suppose.

    I expect a purge of sorts once the little tyrant gets her crown.
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    06 Nov '16 12:531 edit
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    Whoedey, I would say these agencies and offices were corrupt a long time ago. The corruption we see now that is so obvious stems from the fact the Clintons are arrogant and careless. If Hillary makes it to the white house, can you imagine what will be left of our country?
    Sure they were, and as corruption goes unchecked it simply gets worse.

    I think this happens exponentially until you wind up with a banana republic, which is essentially the Obama regime.
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    06 Nov '16 12:55
    Originally posted by whodey
    What Progressives have done is create a shadow government within the Executive Branch that legislates with regulations. These un-elected bureaucrats are merely appointed and sometimes appointed for life. They apparently also act alone in terms of snuffing out corruption within the said government. Therefore, the only ones who can hold those in government a ...[text shortened]... ons hold power, not the FBI.

    I expect a purge of sorts once the little tyrant gets her crown.
    Do you expect a purge of political enemies of the Clintons in the civilian arena? Can we start expecting drone strikes?
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