Saturday, August 13, 2016

FBI MUTINY? Feds Said To Launch Clinton Foundation Corruption Probe Despite DOJ Objections

By Tyler Durden

Having detailed Clinton-appointee Loretta Lynch's DoJ push-back against the FBI's Clinton Foundation probe, it seems Director Comey has decided to flex his own muscles and save face as DailyCaller reports, multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official.

As we previously noted, a US official has told CNN...

At the time, three field offices were in agreement an investigation should be launched after the FBI received notification from a bank of suspicious activity from a foreigner who had donated to the Clinton Foundation, according to the official...

FBI officials wanted to investigate whether there was a criminal conflict of interest with the State Department and the Clinton Foundation during Clinton's tenure.

But...

The Department of Justice had looked into allegations surrounding the foundation a year earlier after the release of the controversial book "Clinton Cash," but found them to be unsubstantiated and there was insufficient evidence to open a case.

As so as a result...

DOJ officials pushed back against opening a case during the meeting earlier this year.

...Some also expressed concern the request seemed more political than substantive, especially given the timing of it coinciding with the investigation into the private email server and Clinton's presidential campaign.

However, as DailyCaller reports, The FBI is undertaking multiple investigations involving potential corruption changes against The Clinton Foundation...

The investigation centers on New York City where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities...

Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices — a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations...

The New York-based probe is being led by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York...   

The official said involvement of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York “would be seen by agents as a positive development as prosecutors there are generally thought to be more aggressive than the career lawyers within the DOJ.”

...The former official said the investigation is being coordinated between bureau field offices and FBI managers at headquarters in Washington, D.C. The unusual process would ensure senior FBI supervisors, including Director James Comey, would be kept abreast of case progress and of significant developments.

...The reliance on U.S. attorneys would be a significant departure from the centralized manner in which the FBI managed the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server and email addresses.

...That investigation was conducted with agents at FBI headquarters, who coordinated with the Department of Justice’s National Security Division (NSD).

While Nicholas Biase, a spokesman for Bharara, said he would “decline comment," and FBI spokeswoman Samantha Shero said, “we do not have a comment on investigative activity,” we wonder if the unusual procedures and the tone of that comment suggests a mutinous FBI standing up to the politicized DoJ?


Read more at Zero Hedge.
 

4 comments:

RollingVet said...

I hope that Bharara doesn't go the SAME way as the last three DNC unfortunates...

RollingVet said...

I hope that Bharara doesn't go the SAME way as the last three DNC unfortunates...

Matthew W said...

Meh !!!! What will happen is EVERYONE connected with the Clinton Crime Family Foundation will be indicted and sent to jail EXCEPT Bill & Hill.

Doom said...

Even if so, Mathew, they would be the first to be pardoned. Though, I am laughing that anyone thinks the FBI would do anything with it. What another "Guilty as hell, but no one would go after it?". Then again, a lot of people get murdered around them, and who knows how many people who know people accidentally just "die". In a world of cowards, prosecution is unpolssible. Now you know how a nation turns to a tyranny, how dictators come to power. They frighten off those who should do something.