FBI director James Comey was a key player in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
While Director Comey never indicted Clinton in her case, it seems he’s gained a new found vendetta against the Clinton family and their Foundation.
Documents have been recently released providing new information about another interest he had in the Clinton family.
More than a decade ago, Comey had a special interest in Bill Clinton’s controversial pardons as President.
In 2001, Comey was acting as Attorney General for Manhattan when he took a special interest in Bill Clinton’s pardons of Marc Rich and Pincus Green, two fugitive financiers.
Marc Rich and Pincus Green were under investigation for potential bribes and obstruction of justice.
The FBI’s probe of the Rich and Green pardons focused on whether they obtained the clemency in exchange for $450,000 Rich’s ex-wife, singer Denise Rich, donated to the Clinton Foundation, as well as other contributions. Bill Clinton denied any quid pro quo. No charges were ever brought.
A July 2002 memo to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller says investigators were exploring “potential federal violations of bribery, obstruction of justice, money laundering, conspiracy and campaign finance law offenses.”
“The investigation has revealed a tactful, secret, lobby campaign [redacted] and other people with unique influence with President Clinton and his administration,” the memo says.
The information was outlined in an FBI memo, among other FBI files released related to the Presidential pardons.
“Incoming U.S. Attorney, SDNY, James Comey was briefed on 12/12/2001 by AUSA [Assistant U.S. Attorney’s name redacted] USA Comey is enthusiastic about this investigation and supports the proposed investigative plan set forth by AUSA [redacted,]” the FBI message said. The name of the author of the memo was also deleted from the record released publicly but the memo was sent to top officials in the criminal investigative division at FBI headquarters and at the FBI field office in New York.
The files are just another set of documents released on the law enforcement’s website. Over 100 pages of the same material were released just days before the election, which many supporters and staff members of Hillary Clinton’s protested for their removal.
Hillary Clinton campaign aides cried foul in early November after a smaller set of 129 pages of records related to the FBI’s investigation of the pardons were posted on the law enforcement agency’s website just days before the election.
The FBI claims the information dump on their website was in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. They are denying Clinton and her staff’s request to remove the information from the public site.
The Justice Department inspector general’s office announced last week that it is examining that FOIA release as part of a broader inquiry into how the FBI handled various election-related matters, including public disclosures about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Over a decade later, the Clinton family may be getting justice brought against them for another corrupt act revealed.
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