All the lying about the four American deaths in Benghazi led to a Congressional subpoena for all Hillary Clinton documents (property of the US taxpayers).
But all 60,000 electronic eMail files were destroyed, if you take Hillary Clinton's word, which I don't (it could have been 600,000 eMails).
14 boxes of hard copies, of about 30,000 eMails, were eventually delivered in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
We know printed copies do not contain ALL the information in the original eMail electronic file.
Long ago this blog described the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton as a fake investigation to give the impression this matter was being seriously investigated, without bias.
The fake investigation was very obvious after FBI Director James Comey didn't bother going to the the Hillary Clinton FBI interview, and her words were not even recorded or transcribed for him to read later.
And remember the intended to be secret meeting of Comey's boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, with Bill Clinton, that a lucky reporter passing though an airport happened to see?
New evidence has been recently revealed showing this blog was right:
The probability of Hillary Clinton getting even a slap on the wrist, for destroying over 60,000 eMail files under subpoena by Congress, was always zero.
Jim Comey took over the case, made himself the prosecutor bypassing the Deputy Attorney General, and told the world Hillary broke lots of laws, but so what?
We now know FBI Director Comey began drafting his statement exonerating Hillary Clinton at least two months before he delivered the statement at a July 5, 2016 press conference.
This news is from a letter written to new FBI Director Christopher Wray by two senior Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Lindsey Graham.
The decision to give Hillary a pass was made long before the investigation was over -- long before key witnesses, including Clinton, were interviewed.
And it all started with President Obama:
On April 10, 2016, President Obama publicly stated that Hillary Clinton had shown “carelessness” in using a private e-mail server to handle classified information, but had not intended to endanger national security.
Obama acknowledged classified information had been transmitted via Secretary Clinton’s home server, but the importance of that had been overstated.
In his April 10, 2016 comments, Obama made it obvious he did not want the candidate he was backing to succeed him, to be indicted.
Obama's reasoning is the same reasoning James Comey used to absolve Clinton.
We now know (as Obama knew at the time) that the president had communicated with Hillary Clinton over her non-secure, private communications system, using an alias!
Could his administration punish Mrs. Clinton for mishandling classified information while ignoring the fact that President Obama engaged in the same conduct?
In May 2016 the Obama Justice Department leaked to the Washington Post that Hillary Clinton probably would not be charged – and that her top aide, Cheryl Mills, was considered a cooperating witness rather than a coconspirator.
Obama and Comey never mentioned that Mrs. Clinton’s felonies did not require proof of “malicious intent”, or any purpose to harm the United States – gross negligence was more than enough.
The FBI and Justice Department
"fixed" the investigation:
-- cut off key areas of inquiry,
-- made inexplicable immunity deals (normally made to force testimony to a grand jury),
-- did not use a grand jury to compel evidence,
-- agreed to limit searches of computers (to avoid key time-frames when obstruction of justice occurred),
-- agreed to destroy physical evidence (Hillary aides' laptop computers),
-- failed to charge witnesses who made false statements, and
-- allowed subjects of the investigation to act as lawyers for other subjects of the investigation (making some evidence off-limits due to the attorney-client privilege).
By April 2016, enough obstacles were in place to ensure that any incriminating information from witnesses could be buried.
And James Comey already knew in April 2016 what he would say to the public on July 5, 2016.
All Obama administration officials were going to follow their leader, President Obama.
What James Comey said to the world on TV on July 5, 2016 was a repeat of what Obama said in April 2016, and what Obama’s Justice Department leaked to the press in May 2016.
They all "sold" a false narrative that Hillary could not be convicted without “malicious intent” -- rather than applying the actual espionage statute as it was written (no intent is required).
The Comey statement drafted in April 2016 was before immunity deals with Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, along with Platte River Networks (the Clinton server owners), and before the FBI interviewed up to 17 key witnesses, including former Secretary of State Clinton and several of her closest aides.
The Comey draft was written before any of the following interviews (and before many people on this list were also granted immunity deals):
1. May 3, 2016 – Paul Combetta (Platte River)
2. May 12, 2016 – Sean Misko
3. May 17, 2016 – Unnamed CIA employee
4. May 19, 2016 – Unnamed CIA employee
5. May 24, 2016 – Heather Samuelson
6. May 26, 2016 - Marcel Lehel (aka Guccifer)
7. May 28, 2016 – Cheryl Mills
8. June 3, 2016 – Charlie Wisecarver
9. June 10, 2016 – John Bentel
10. June 15, 2016 – Lewis Lukens
11. June 21, 2016 – Justin Cooper
12. June 21, 2016 – Unnamed State Dept. Employee
13. June 21, 2016 – Bryan Pagliano
14. June 21, 2016 – Purcell Lee
15. June 23, 2016 – Monica Hanley
16. June 29, 2016 – Hannah Richert
17. July 2, 2016 – Hillary Clinton
The immunity agreements limited the FBI’s ability to review Clinton email archives concerning a March 2015 conference call that Paul Combetta, of Platte River Networks, had with David Kendall and Ms. Mills, the attorneys for Secretary Clinton.
Mr. Combetta admitted this to the FBI in May 2016, after receiving his own immunity agreement.
After a March 2015 conference call with Secretary Clinton’s attorneys, Combetta said he used BleachBit to destroy all of Clinton’s emails after some (half, or fewer) had been printed on paper.
The agreements provided that the Justice Department would destroy any records it retrieved that were not turned over to the investigative team, and would destroy the laptop computers!
Despite public claims by the FBI that Hillary aide laptops were not actually destroyed, the FBI promise to destroy them has never been explained.