Many people have blamed Hillary Clinton’s stunning narrow defeat at the hands of right-wing zealot Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey’s unexpected and deeply concerning decision to release a statement “reopening” the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton.
That statement was the “October surprise” that pushed Trump over the top, as it painted Hillary as a criminal in the eyes of on-the-fence voters. As a recently released document now proves, Comey’s move was based on nothing more than a Republican’s desire to interfere with the election.
The warrant used in the inquiry related to Hillary Clinton emails that were discovered on the computer of Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin. Stated Los Angeles lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg, who obtained the warrant through a Freedom of Information Act request, “I see nothing at all in the search warrant application that would give rise to probable cause, nothing that would make anyone suspect that there was anything on the laptop beyond what the FBI had already searched and determined not to be evidence of a crime, nothing to suggest that there would be anything other than routine correspondence between Secretary Clinton and her longtime aide Huma Abedin.”
Added analyst Kevin Katkin, “This is outrageous in many different ways. There is no basis whatsoever in it to support a belief that Secretary Clinton ever had any *unauthorized* possession of any information, 18 U.S.C. 793(e). There is also no basis whatsoever to support a belief that Secretary Clinton ever permitted any information relating to the national defense to actually be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed. 18 U.S.C. 793(f). Moreover, if there were such evidence of the latter, logically it would not be found on the laptop or in the emails. Executive Order 13526 is not a criminal statute, and is not relevant to a criminal investigation. The same is true of 32 C.F.R. Parts 2001 and 2003. This is an outrage. The election was stolen.” Are you outraged over what the FBI did?