What Happened? The long list of who Hillary Clinton blames

It looks like for a while there’s going to be at least one Hillary Clinton post per day. She’s on a wild and crazy streak, spouting out more and more nonsense.

America dodged a bullet. ABC = Anybody But Clinton.

In this long piece, Hillary admits that people don’t like her, but she also blames many factors for her 2016 loss, including WHITE RESENTMENT.

There’s so much that could be said about this evil creature, but let her speak in her own words.

BBC

The beauty of Hillary Clinton’s new book title, What Happened, is it can be interpreted in so many ways.

Perhaps it’s a definitive account of the 2016 presidential election. “Here’s what happened”.

Maybe it’s an exclamation, like someone reacting to an unexpectedly loud noise (or an electoral earthquake). “Yikes! What happened!?”

Then again, it could be a stern mom, who just walked in on the mess her children (the voters) made in the living room. “Whaaaaat happened …”

Or is she the dazed boxer, picking herself up off the canvas after getting knocked out by a surprise punch from her opponent.

“Wha-, wha-, what happened???”

It’s up to readers to decide for themselves, but in Mrs Clinton’s recent interviews and in her book, which was formally released on Tuesday, she offers plenty of explanations from which to choose.

Here’s a list of just some of the factors to blame for the fact that she’s hitting book stores across the country, while Donald Trump is redecorating the Oval Office.

James Comey
“If not for the dramatic intervention of the FBI director in the final days we would have won the White House.”

This isn’t the first time Mrs Clinton has said the former FBI director – who wrote a letter informing Congress that he had reopened the investigation into the handling of classified material on Mrs Clinton’s personal email server as secretary of state – is the main culprit behind her defeat.

In her book, Mrs Clinton calls the use of that server a “dumb mistake”, but the resulting scandal was “even dumber”. And in Mrs Clinton’s eyes, Mr Comey’s blame for the matter extends to his public announcement that he would not bring charges against Mrs Clinton, despite the fact that she had been “extremely careless” in her handling of classified material.

“I don’t know quite what audience he was playing to, other than maybe some right-wing commentators, right-wing members of Congress, whatever,” Mrs Clinton said of Mr Comey’s press conference in July 2016.

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Steve Bannon: Comey Firing Biggest Mistake in Political History

Steve Bannon may be a political genius but even geniuses get it wrong sometimes.

James Comey needed to be fired because he’s corrupt. He was Hillary’s puppet. The world should not have to live with an FBI headed by a Clinton puppet.

Daily Caller

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in a new interview with “60 Minutes” that the firing of James Comey as FBI director was the “biggest mistake in modern political history.”

In an unaired portion of the interview, Charlie Rose asked Bannon a line of questions about Comey’s May 9 firing and the subsequent hiring of Robert Mueller as special counsel.

“Someone said to me that you described the firing of James Comey as the biggest mistake in political history,” Rose told Bannon.

“That would probably be too bombastic even for me, but maybe modern political history,” replied Bannon, who resumed his position as chairman of Breitbart News after he left the White House last month.

“The firing of James Comey was the biggest mistake in modern political history?” Rose repeated.

“If you’re saying that that’s associated with me then I’ll leave it at that,” Bannon said.

Bannon also said that “there’s no doubt” that Comey’s firing set the stage for Mueller, a former FBI director, to be hired to oversee the Russia investigation.

Had Comey remained on the job, “we would not have the Mueller investigation, would not have the Mueller investigation in the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going,” Bannon said.

Bannon also said that he does not believe that Mueller should be fired, an idea that Trump has reportedly discussed with some advisers. Asked about those reports, Bannon said “there’s nothing I ever heard like that.”

Comey’s firing, which came about a week after he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, set off a chain reaction that led to Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.

Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a member of the Trump campaign, had recused himself from the Russia investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was in charge of making decisions related to the probe. But Rosenstein came under fire because of a letter he wrote to Trump supporting Comey’s firing. Rosenstein responded by choosing Mueller to directly oversee the sprawling Russia inquiry.

Bannon was also asked about reports that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner supported Comey’s firing. But the operative avoided the question, saying that “they’ll have to find that out either through the media or through the investigation. I don’t know.”

Mueller is a worrisome snake in the grass. But Trump will have to deal with him when and if he fabricates charges that support his Deep State bosses’ desire to be rid of Trump

FBI Director Wray: ‘I Have Not Detected Any Whiff of Interference’ from Trump in Russian Probe

FBI DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER WRAY.

Christopher Wray was nominated by Donald Trump to replace James Comey as FBI Director.

Wray’s praise for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of Clinton-crony investigators may be just politically correct nonsense from Wray to put off Mueller. On the other hand, if Wray’s praise is genuine, then we have another Deep State swamp creature heading up the FBI.

PJ Media

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday he’s seen no evidence of efforts by President Trump or the White House to interfere in the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election.

“I can say very confidently that I have not detected any whiff of interference with that investigation,” Wray said during a panel discussion at the Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been leading an investigation into Russia’s interference in the election, alleged collusion between Moscow and members of the Trump campaign, and possible obstruction of justice. Mueller was appointed after the president fired former FBI Director James Comey last May.

Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 that he had orchestrated the leak of a memo about a conversation with Trump because he thought it would lead to the appointment of a special prosecutor to lead the Russia investigation.

But Comey wouldn’t say if he thought the president had obstructed justice. “I don’t know,” he told the panel when asked. “That — that’s Bob Mueller’s job to sort that out.”

The FBI has reportedly been providing agents to assist in the investigation.

Via the Washington Examiner:

Wray, who was sworn in as FBI director last month, sought to quiet any questions that Mueller and the team he’s assembled for the Russia probe may not be impartial, and said he has “enormous” respect for Mueller.

“There’s a great group of people working on it and I have confidence in them to be able to do their job,” Wray said.

The FBI director’s comments came in response to questions from Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, according to Politico.

Wray said he stands by comments he made at his confirmation hearing in July that Russia made a significant effort to interfere in last fall’s presidential election.

“Now, I’ve had the opportunity to see a lot more fully, highly classified information….I have no reason to doubt the conclusions that the hardworking people who put that together came to,” the FBI director said, referring to an intelligence community assessment produced in both classified and unclassified versions in January.

Wray noted that while Mueller is focused on what happened last year, the FBI is tasked with combating Russian intelligence operations directed at future U.S. elections.

“There’s overlapping mission there. And I’m impressed with the strides that have been made on that front as well,” the FBI director said, adding: “You can’t cover everything all the time. And that’s something I worry about.”

The new FBI chief also reported that agency is working hard on another task of keen interest to Trump: rooting out leakers.

“This is a topic that’s a very high priority for us. It’s something we take very seriously,” Wray said.

Some would argue that much of the problem was solved when Trump fired Comey back in May.

Robert Mueller was FBI Director on 9/11. He’s adept at doing the bidding of the Deep State.

Comey Investigation of Hillary Clinton Total Fraud: Lock Them Both Up

Corrupt CNN is protecting former FBI Director James Comey today by omitting the timeline for when Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton in private before going public. Apparently, it was MANY MONTHS before interviewing witnesses that Comey sat down and drafted an exoneration of Hillary Clinton.

CNN

Former FBI Director James Comey drafted a statement exonerating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for running her government emails through a private email server before completing the investigation, according to two Republican senators.

Comey prepared the draft exoneration for Clinton before conducting interviews with top Clinton aides who were offered immunity for their cooperation, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday in a joint statement, citing transcripts of interviews with former Comey aides obtained by the Senate judiciary committee.

Comey would go on to announce in July 2016 that the FBI would not recommend charges against Clinton — although he sharply chastised her decision to conduct State Department business through a private email server.

“Conclusion first, fact-gathering second — that’s no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy,” Grassley and Graham wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray seeking more information — including all drafts of Comey’s final statement on Clinton’s emails by September 13.

None of the committee’s Democrats signed onto the request.

President Donald Trump commented on the senators’ statement Friday morning: “Wow, looks like James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton long before the investigation was over…and so much more. A rigged system!” he tweeted.

Earlier this year, Comey testified before Congress that his decision to make the public announcement in July — something that rarely happens when investigators decide not to pursue charges — came because of political pressure he said he felt from Attorney General Loretta Lynch to downplay the investigation.

The transcripts released to the Senate judiciary committee come from interviews of FBI aides to Comey, conducted as part of a personnel investigation of him by the Office of Special Counsel (which is unrelated to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.)

In one exchange from the redacted transcripts, an unidentified FBI aide says that Comey first wrote a draft of the July statement in May 2016.

“There were many iterations, at some point, there were many iterations of the draft that circulated,” the unidentified aide said.
The FBI has not responded to CNN’s request for information.

A person familiar with the matter pushed back on the notion that Comey had already reached a conclusion that affected the investigation.

The person said back in spring 2016, agents and Justice Department officials were talking about how the investigation would end and there was a belief that the evidence was going in a direction to not support bringing charges. This individual said by April 2016 the FBI had reviewed most of the evidence and didn’t find evidence suggesting that Clinton had violated federal law. The person said the FBI wanted to interview her but didn’t believe it was going to change the outcome.

The source also said Comey was not involved in the day-to-day steps of the investigation, so even if he reached a conclusion it wouldn’t have affected the result of the investigation.

A second person familiar with the matter told CNN that Comey had not already made up his mind, and that it did not influence the investigation. The second source says the FBI had already reviewed much of the evidence by spring and it was becoming more clear that it was not likely to support bringing charges.

Comey’s handling of the Clinton email case has been a rare instance of Washington of successfully ticking off Republicans and Democrats almost across the board, although for very different reasons. Republicans accused Comey of going soft on Clinton, while Democrats blasted him for later resurrecting the issue with just days left in the 2016 election.

Comey, in testimony before the Senate judiciary committee this past May, said he felt “nauseous” at the thought of having swayed the election.

Roughly a week later, Trump fired Comey.

Never forget that when Trump fired Comey that Democrats and the media beat the drums for Trump’s impeachment.

The swamp is being drained. Let’s petition Congress to lock up Comey for fraud and dereliction of duty. He made himself an accessory after the fact to Hillary Clinton’s criminal activities. Comey was sold to the American people as a straight arrow. We were lied to.

FOIA Dump Reveals Collusion Between Comey’s FBI, Loretta Lynch, and Media to Cover Up Tarmac Meeting Between Lynch and Bill Clinton

The mainstream media isn’t covering the following story. Only a very few Americans will see it and understand. Bill Clinton met with the Attorney General of the United States, one of his old pals, Loretta Lynch, and surely instructed her to make the investigation of Hillary go away. That meeting was supposed to be a secret, but an alert local news crew stumbled upon it and reported it.

After that, the Obama administration worked tirelessly to stifle reporting about the meeting.

They’re all corrupt and they’re all in it together, up to and including Obama himself.

Zerohedge

Back on June 29, 2016, Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, tried to convince us that the following ‘impromptu’ meeting between herself and Bill Clinton at the Phoenix airport, a private meeting which lasted 30 minutes on Lynch’s private plane, was mostly a “social meeting” in which Bill talked about his grandchildren and golf game. It was not, under any circumstances, related to the statement that former FBI Director James Comey made just 6 days later [4] clearing Hillary Clinton of any alleged crimes related to his agency’s investigation.

The following local news video of the airport runway meeting has been seen by over 350,000 people.

But, according to a new DOJ FOIA dump just released by the American Center for Law and Justice [5] (ACLJ), it looks increasingly as if nothing reported about this “social meeting” between Lynch and Clinton was grounded in fact…shocking, we know.

First, the new FOIA documents seemingly confirm that the FBI and DOJ simply lied in response to the ACLJ’s initial FOIA request filed back in July 2016. Here is what the ACLJ was told at the time after sending requests to both the Comey FBI and the Lynch DOJ asking for any documents related to the Clinton-Lynch plane meeting:

That said, documents released today by the ACLJ reveal several emails between FBI and DOJ officials concerning the Lynch/Clinton meeting primarily related to how they should go about explaining the train wreck that had just been unwittingly played out on live television courtesy of a local Phoenix affiliate station. Here is a recap from ACLJ:

The documents we received today from the Department of Justice include several emails from the FBI to DOJ officials concerning the meeting. One with the subject line “FLAG” [7] was correspondence between FBI officials (Richard Quinn, FBI Media/Investigative Publicity, and Michael Kortan) and DOJ officials concerning “flag[ing] a story . . . about a casual, unscheduled meeting between former president Bill Clinton and the AG.” The DOJ official instructs the FBI to “let me know if you get any questions about this” and provides “[o]ur talkers [DOJ talking points] on this”. The talking points, however are redacted.

Another email [8] to the FBI contains the subject line “security details coordinate between Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton?”

On July 1, 2016 – just days before our FOIA request – a DOJ email chain under the subject line, “FBI just called,” [9] indicates that the “FBI . . . is looking for guidance” in responding to media inquiries about news reports that the FBI had prevented the press from taking pictures of the Clinton Lynch meeting. The discussion then went off email to several phone calls (of which we are not able to obtain records). An hour later, Carolyn Pokomy of the Office of the Attorney General stated, “I will let Rybicki know.” Jim Rybicki was the Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to FBI Director Jim Comey. The information that was to be provided to Rybicki is redacted.

Also of note several of the documents contain redactions that are requested “per FBI.”

It is clear that there were multiple records within the FBI responsive to our request and that discussions regarding the surreptitious meeting between then AG Lynch and the husband of the subject of an ongoing FBI criminal investigation reached the highest levels of the FBI.

Then comes a series of emails between DOJ officials and several mainstream media outlets that appear to reveal collusion to effectively ‘kill the story.”

The first such email involves a Washington Post writer who tells the DOJ’s Director of Public Affairs that he’s hoping to “put it [the story] to rest.”

The next email came from Mark Landler of the New York Times who almost apologizes for even inquiring about the Lynch/Clinton meeting saying that he had been “pressed into service” to write about the topic.

Finally, here is an email where ABC apparently told the DOJ they “aren’t interested” in the Lynch/Clinton story, “even if FOX runs with it.”

Can you imagine all of the stuff we would have learned over the past 8 years if the press pursued the Obama administration and/or the Clinton investigation with even 1/10th of the vigor with which it is currently pursuing Trump?

Trump’s Pick for New FBI Director Confirmed by the Senate 92-5 after Pledging to Uphold the Law

You can see how leftist Vice News reports the confirmation of Christopher Wray as America’s new FBI Director. Their emphasis is on the idea that Trump is interested in a lawman who is loyal to him, not the Constitution. The only evidence for that are the utterings of former director Comey, who has reason to be biased against Trump.

Vice News

It’s official: Christopher Wray is in as the FBI’s new director, securing an overwhelming confirmation vote after promising the Senate that he’d never pledge loyalty to President Donald Trump — the very thing Trump allegedly asked of Wray’s predecessor, James Comey.

The Senate voted 92-5 on Tuesday to confirm Wray, who served in George W. Bush’s administration as assistant attorney general before returning to the private sector. The spectre of Comey’s dramatic ouster clearly weighed on senators’ minds throughout Wray’s confirmation process — during his July confirmation hearing, Wray was repeatedly asked about his independence from the White House.

“I’d never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law and the impartial pursuit of justice,” Wray said. “Period.”

Wray was also asked whether, in the course of vetting him for the FBI job, any White House officials had asked him to agree to be loyal to the president. “No one asked me for any kind of loyalty oath at any point during this process and I sure as heck didn’t offer one,” Wray answered.

Comey had alleged that Trump asked him for “loyalty” and requested he drop his investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. The information was revealed in a series of memos leaked to the New York Times.

Wray signaled that he would not acquiesce. When asked what he’d do if the president asked him to do something illegal, Wray said he’d first try to talk Trump out of it — and if that didn’t work, he’d resign.

“Now more than ever, the bureau needs a resolute and independent leader,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Christopher Wray has assured us he can be that leader.”

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, and Ed Markey — all Democrats — were the lone votes against Wray’s confirmation.

We really don’t know much about Wray’s real views on controversial matters, such as the death of Seth Rich, #pizzagate, Hillary Clinton, and so forth. Here’s some material suggesting that Wray will butt heads with Trump at some point:

Vox

One noteworthy thing about Wray is that he appears to disagree with many of the president’s views.

First — and most critically — he doesn’t believe special counsel Robert Mueller is on a witch hunt as he leads the Russia probe. “I do not consider Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt,” he told Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

Wray also believes Russia acted in an adversarial manner toward the United States when it tried to influence the 2016 election. And he believes he and the president should not meet one on one unless there is an important national security matter to discuss. Finally, he’s not of the opinion that Comey is a “nut job,” as Trump described him back in May.

Throughout his hearing, Wray made a point to show that he is not Trump’s guy — just his pick. He even noted he would leave his post if he felt he were being asked to do something unethical by the president. “I would try to talk him out of it,” Wray said, if that kind of inquiry came in to him. “And if that failed, I would resign.”

But for now, Wray has the job. Many will be interested to see what he does with it — especially the president.

Heavy offers more info on Wray in its 5 Fast Facts format.

Influential conservative actor and Tweeter James Woods is happy:

FBI Lawyer Connected to Comey Under Investigation for Leaking Classified Material

No close associates of former FBI Director James Comey should be trusted by the Trump administration or the American people

Comey has an ax to grind with Trump. Leaks damaging to Trump would be a part of exacting revenge upon the president who so publicly fired Comey.

The American people elected Trump to get certain jobs done and any illegal acts directed toward derailing the Trump agenda is a hostile act toward the people.

Circa

FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is purportedly under a Department of Justice criminal investigation for allegedly leaking classified national security information to the media, according to multiple government officials close to the probe who spoke with Circa on the condition of anonymity.

FBI spokeswoman Carol Cratty said the bureau would not comment on Baker and would not confirm or deny any investigation.

This comes as Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would soon be making an announcement regarding the progress of leak investigations. A DOJ official declined to comment on Circa’s inquiry into Baker but did say, the planned announcement by Sessions is part of the overall “stepped up efforts on leak investigations.”

Three sources, with knowledge of the investigation, told Circa that Baker is the top suspect in an ongoing leak investigation, but Circa has not been able to confirm the details of what national security information or material was allegedly leaked.

A federal law enforcement official with knowledge of ongoing internal investigations in the bureau told Circa, “the bureau is scouring for leakers and there’s been a lot of investigations.”

The revelation comes as the Trump administration has ramped up efforts to contain leaks both within the White House and within its own national security apparatus.

Baker is a close confidant of former FBI Director James Comey, and recent media reports suggested he was reportedly advising the then-FBI director on legal matters following private meetings the former director had in February with President Trump in the Oval Office.

Baker was appointed to the FBI’s general counsel by Comey in 2014 and has had a long and distinguished history within the intelligence community.

Information Liberation recounts this story, offers a biography of Baker, and adds this:

Baker definitely fits the profile of a deep state leaker. If this turns out to be true he could be facing serious prison time.

You don’t rise as high as Comey and Baker without owing favors to the establishment. It’s a shame that an older white male may end his distinguished career in prison, but that’s what happens when you break the law and betray the people.