In a letter dated August 30, top GOP senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham requesting that the FBI investigate James Comey’s actions about his Firing by President Trump in June.
The letter revealed that Comey began writing a letter to pardon Hillary Clinton “from any wrongdoing related to the email scandal” in late April or early May. This was before Clinton was scheduled to be interviewed on June 2nd about that very same thing, the email scandal.
Sources say that Comey emailed a small group of FBI leaders about drafting the letter.
Comey reportedly said, “What would be the most forward-leaning thing we could do” regarding “information we could put out about it.”
Moving on, Grassley and Grahams’ letter went on to say, “It appears that in April or early May of 2016, Mr. Comey had already decided he would issue a statement exonerating Secretary Clinton.”
“That was long before FBI agents finished their work. Mr. Comey even circulated an early draft statement to select members of senior FBI leadership,” it said. “The outcome of an investigation should not be prejudged while FBI agents are still hard at work trying to gather the facts.”
“As of early May 2016, the FBI had not yet interviewed Secretary Clinton. Moreover, it had yet to finish interviewing sixteen other key witnesses, including Cheryl Mills, Bryan Pagliano, Heather Samuelson, Justin Cooper, and John Bentel, it said.”
The letter went on to state, “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.”
They also claimed that that the FBI accepted an immunity deal with several key witnesses that could potentially show that Comey deleted several emails and obstruction of justice.
The letter concluded by requesting further information by information by Sept. 13, 2017.
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Credit: Washington Post