DOJ report confirms Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting planned

As I have written many times, the President Bill Clinton- Attorney General Loretta Lynch June 2016 tarmac meeting in Phoenix was not a friendly get-together that happen spontaneously, according to the DOJ Inspector General’s report.

Michael Horowitz’s report states that Lynch’s public affairs supervisor, who was traveling with her, informed DOJ investigators that President Clinton’s Secret Service detail contacted Lynch’s security detail well ahead of time to arrange the meeting.

This goes against the narrative both players have said that the rendezvous was a friendly stop and chat for the last two years.

As I have reported this “casual get-together to talk about the grand kids,” was followed days later by then-FBI Director James Comey stating that his agency, which reports to the DOJ chief,  would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton for using a private email server while Secretary of State.

On page 203 of the report it states:

The OPA Supervisor said that he later learned that former President Clinton’s Secret Service detail had contacted Lynch’s FBI security detail and let them know that the former President wanted to meet with Lynch. Although Lynch’s staff was supposed to receive notice of such requests, witnesses told us that they were not informed of the request from former President Clinton.

So President Clinton knew Lynch’s plane was there and scheduled a meeting with the Attorney General. The same woman would was probing his wife’s use of a private email server to save top-secret government documents.

Although not mentioned in the report, I have a source stating that President Barack Obama was on a call to the plane from the Oval Office at the time of the meeting. The source claims NSA recordings of the meeting exist.

Twenty minutes into the meeting a Lynch senior staffer entered the plane to break up the meeting as a photographer was spotted in the area.

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Documents on tarmac meeting between Clinton & Lynch now classified above top secret

The Department of Justice stonewalling Congress on the Hillary Clinton email probe continues.

Now the documents requested by Devin Nunes’ permanent House committee pertaining to the meeting between Loretta Lynch and President Bill Clinton on a Phoenix airport tarmac have been given such a high security clearance that no member can see the incriminating documents.

“It is remarkable how this Justice Department is protecting the corruption of the Obama Justice Department,” notes Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, which is suing the DOJ for the material, speaking to Paul Sperry of RealClear Investigations.

Not even members of Congress with top-secret security clearance have been allowed to see the unverified accounts intercepted from presumed Russian sources in which the head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, allegedly implicates the Clinton campaign and Lynch in the scheme, Sperry reports.

This goes back to my reporting last week were I said that Rod Rosenstein would be the fall guy to cover up this cover up that reached into the Obama Oval Office.

While the Wasserman Schultz memos show that then-FBI chief James Comey was “going easy on Lynch” over the hacked email server used by Clinton while Secretary of State, there are additional reports that Obama was on the phone during the infamous tarmac meeting.

So one can see why these reports are “so sensitive” for the Democrats.

IG report needs to be declassified for all Americans to discover the DC swamp

The redacted Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail server offered few new insights into what went on inside the FBI and Justice Department at the time, IG Michael Horowitz says.

Yes, President Trump is vindicated for firing FBI Director James Comey. The former G-man’s insubordination through his actions warranted his dismissal.

The ex-FBI Director broke with long-standing department standards in his handling of the Clinton investigation. As this report points out Comey wrote the final finding of this investigation before he even integrated Clinton and her top aides about the use of a private server.

As a quick aside, the report also revealed that Comey used his own personal e-mail account to send and receive classified government documents.

So Comey writes a report exonerating Hillary Clinton in the end of May 2016. He then interviews her on July 2, 2016 and announces she is clear of any wrongdoing on July 6th.

Horowitz does give us some reason to figure out why Comey would reopen the Clinton e-mail probe in October just weeks before the election.

It not only centered on Comey’s actions, but also the initial investigation was so shoddy in its execution, because the FBI principles behind the probe Peter Strzok and his texting buddy Lisa Page had biases, which however Horowitz says had little impact on the probe.

There’s this IM exchange on Aug. 6, 2016 between Strzok and Page:

Page:[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? right?

 

Strzok: No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.

This exchange happens in the midst of Strzok leading the probe into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

Since there are no recommendations from the IG’s report that any charges be brought against Hillary Clinton or any of her top aides, I think President Trump — through Executive Order — should declassify the entire study so Americans can see the truth about how the FBI acted and how the DOJ acted and the thought process of the Inspector General in the report.

This document is a product of the DC swamp, to protect the career operatives. There can be nothing better than exposing the harsh sunlight into this muck.

Lastly, truth be told, Comey for all his warts, never mentioned prior to the election that the FBI was looking into the Trump campaign and possible ties to Russia. He did open a probe into Hillary, then closed it. Then publicly announced he was reopening it.

I guess they all figured she would win.

Hey De Niro, I’m talking to you

Actor Robert De Niro came on stage at Radio City Sunday night at the Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen, but appeared to have a nervous breakdown in the midst of his two-minute stint.

De Niro came out and said, “It’s no longer Dump Trump, It’s F*@k Trump.”

The predominantly liberal Broadway community cheered and stood for this vicious attack. All this while the President is traveling to Asia to sign a historic agreement to end hostilities with North Korea.

I’ve been thinking what would cause De Niro’s tirade? Cheap applause and standing ovation? No something deeper has affected the actor’s psyche.

What the Trump administration has brought about has rocked De Niro’s world.

The President beat De Niro’s candidate Hillary Clinton, which probably costs him some money and some funding for the actor’s “pet projects”. Friend and fellow New Yorker Harvey Weinstein’s downfall and prosecution came about under Trump’s DOJ  prosecutors. Something that probably may not of happen to the same degree under a Clinton White House.

Also De Niro’s Robert Mueller character on Saturday Night Live may be short-lived as the soon-to-be-released DOJ investigation of the FBI under Mueller and James Comey shows highly unethical behavior by the nation’s chief law enforcement’s top brass.

So what separates De Niro’s outburst from the guy with a placard outside Penn Station saying the same thing? I’m afraid very little even down to the flexing of the arms to punctuate his ranting.

But at least the guy at Penn brought props.

Comey’s legacy may be seen as a patriot

How will history treat ex-FBI Director James Comey?

The first draft is in the process of being crafted. Newspaper reports and his book are the first two legs. The OIG report, which probably will not be released until the middle of June, may provide the keystone to his actions.

Comey’s July 2016 announcement that the FBI would not be recommending criminal charges against Hillary Clinton or the campaign over the handling of the e-mail server is highly questionable for his breaking of the chain of command.

It wasn’t Comey’s place to make that statement. He should have said that he passed the report to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who he reports to, to make the announcement.

Why would a career federal law enforcement professional break rank? Why would Comey then turn around 3 months later to say he was reopening the investigation?

As many of you know, I am no fan of Comey, but I’m coming around to think this man had no choice in his actions. As a career investigator Comey I have to say he discovered that people above him in the chain of command were compromised and he needed to take matters in his own hands for the integrity of the FBI.

For Comey to announce he was reopening the Clinton campaign probe just before the election he must have discovered he was played by the Obama administration. That must have been the feeling for him to know he was about to perhaps alter history with the 2016 election.

Historians will tell you 20 years need to go by before any event can be put into proper context. So my assessment is a wee bit early, but I believe Comey’s legacy will be that of a modern-day patriot who stood up for American principles against a corrupt organization in the Hillary campaign and a compliant Obama administration wishing to sweep all this under the rug.

It’s they only way I can judge his actions during those 6 months in 2016 as compared to the rest of his career. Stay tune for the OIG report to perhaps give a glimmer of light into this hypotheses.