Shocking Questions About the FBI & the ‘News’ Media

Eric Zuesse

At 2:47 in this video about a key moment in the 7 September 2016 “Town Hall” ‘debate’ between Trump and Clinton where Matt Lauer has asked her about her privatization of her State Department emails, Ms. Clinton says, “but the real question is the handling of classified materials, which is I think what the implication of your question was.” Lauer did not deny that; he was following the line of Comey, that only the classified emails could pose a criminal problem for her. However, that assumption is flat-out false, and both Hillary Clinton knows it (which is why she tried there to narrow the meaning of his question to the classified-information issue), and also Comey knows it (which is why he has his FBI exclude from its consideration the illegality of her privatization of official email itself — her theft of U.S. government information, her abuse of even non-confidential information, her destruction of evidence by destroying her government emails, etcetera — there are several laws she broke which have nothing to do with “confidential information,” but both the FBI and the ‘news’ media (at least until Comey’s about-face on October 28th) were ignoring them, and they still do ignore each one of them.

Here are six of those laws. They describe what nobody denies that she did, and the maximum sentence under all of them, if the FBI were to “throw the book at her,” would be 72 years. Conviction of her under them would be a slam-dunk, but all of these laws are being simply ignored.

So, the questions here are:

Why is the FBI ignoring those criminal laws, which she clearly did violate?

Why are America’s ‘news’ media ignoring the FBI’s ignoring these laws?

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • nomadfiles

    Absolutely. Destroyed evidence with hammers and the media just shrugs.

  • Jul 7, 2016 Justice Vs. “Just Us”: Of Course the FBI Let Hillary off the Hook

    The only thing that surprises me is that anyone is surprised by this.

    https://youtu.be/tmcox43ErRA

    It seems that our beloved FBI Director is or until very recently was a director and board member of HSBC, which is tightly connected to the Clinton Foundation. Check out some of these links:

    http://www.hsbc.com/news-and-insight/2013/former-us-deputy-attorney-general-joins-hsbc-board

    “Mr. Comey’s appointment will be for an initial three-year term which, subject to re-election by shareholders, will expire at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual General Meeting.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/10/hillary-clinton-foundation-donors-hsbc-swiss-bank

    “Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial HSBC bank”

    It’s like a revolving door of money and special projects that the bank and the CF are involved in. This is the same HSBC that was accused of laundering drug cartel money, was heavily involved in the LIBOR scandal, and who knows what else, and all while our esteemed FBI Director James “she didn’t intend it” Comey was part of the senior leadership.

    https://www.clintonfoundation.org/search/node/HSBC

  • Folks seem very clueless about the Fascist arm of this government known as the FBI who are the strong enforcement arm of the FED’s!

    February 19, 2004 Years Of FBI Agent Crimes Detailed

    An internal FBI report kept under wraps for three years details dozens of cases of agents fired for egregious misconduct and crimes, including drug trafficking, attempted murder, theft, misuse of informants and consorting with prostitutes.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/years-of-fbi-agent-crimes-detailed

    Mar 26, 2016 America’s Gestapo – The FBI’s Reign of Terror

    We want no Gestapo or secret police. FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail [J.] Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.”

    https://youtu.be/oR23PGXwDDo

  • Jul 4, 2013 FBI’s 30 Year Mafia Crime Spree in an Interview with Peter Lance

    Abby Martin talks to Peter Lance, award winning investigator and author of ‘Deal with the Devil’, about the relationship between the FBI and the Mafia’s Gregory Scarpa, who over the span of 30 years committed multiple crimes including murder, all while being paid upwards of 1 million dollars by the FBI.

    https://youtu.be/NomqUWXv7YU

  • dayanmao

    IOKIYAC.

  • Sally Seaver

    I thought that Comey fell on his sword for the President. Secretary of State Clinton’s office had to register her email with the President’s office so that they could allow her correspondence on the President’s secure Blackberry. So he knew about the unsecure server and cooperated. I think this means problems for him as well. But there is a strong culture of protecting the President.