As the Department of Justice, FBI and Special Council are investigating the 2016 presidential election, the Russian influence as well as President Trump, the principals behind these probes have plenty of experience working with each other without ever bringing charges.
Beginning in 2001 a grand jury was impaneled to look into the Clinton Foundation and its declarations of donations when it comes to IRS filings.
In 2001, former DOJ staff attorney Lois Lerner was named chief of the IRS charitably ruling and exemption unit.
In 2002 James Comey was tapped to head the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
Also now-Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein was in charge of the DoJ’s Tax Division from 2001 to 2005 and Robert Mueller was the head of the FBI.
So now you have all the players in the current probe got the band back together in 2017 from 2002.
There was a mini-reunion in 2009 when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and approved the sale of 20% of our Uranium to Russia.
Robert Mueller — still leading the FBI — is sent to Russia in 2009 with a sample of the uranium under the guise of allowing Russians to test the purity of the element in an alleged criminal case.
A FBI mole inside the Clinton Foundation reports back to Mueller & Co that President Clinton received $500,000 for a speaking fee in Moscow just prior to State Department’s approval of the Uranium sale. The former president also met with President Putin for several hours while there.
So the FBI refers the case to the DOJ’s US Attorney’s Office in Maryland, which is head up by Rod Rosenstein. The mole in the case has a gag order place on the information he has provided and nothing further is pursued in the Uranium 1 case.
In 2012, Lois Lerner — still at the IRS overseeing charitable trusts and foundations — loses many emails related to the granting of tax-exempt status for conservative groups in the run up to the presidential election. She also had a dummy email address named after her dog.
The FBI under Comey wrote of the case: found “substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia” but “found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution.”
So that brings us to the present and the Russia hacking the 2016 presidential election.
FBI Director James Comey is fired by President Trump in May 2017 — probably knowing the history that I am laying here — after it’s discovered he was drafting an exoneration letter for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server containing classified information before a grand jury was impaneled or subjects were questioned.
Rod Rosenstein becomes becomes Asst. Attorney General and leads the efforts after AG Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the Russian probe. Rosenstein taps old buddy Mueller as special counsel for the Russia probe.
So there you have it. Since 2001 these men have been working so closely together in what appears to be a concerted effort to keep prying eyes away from the Clintons and there assorted alleged crimes and misdemeanors.