Allahpundit at Hot Air: Comey: Yes, I Had A “Negative Opinion” About Trump Before Meeting Him. Well yes, most of America did, thanks to relentless negative press. But you're still supposed to do your job without bias. Trump fired you for good reason. Just go away and sulk quietly.
Dr. John at Flopping Aces tries to tell you A couple of things you might not know about the FBI conspiracy against Trump, but if you've been reading my (mostly) morning posts, and can keep all the people and facts straight, none of if should come as a surprise. But this one seemed only vaguely familiar:
. . . Clinton was never even a subject. Clinton was never going to be in trouble
On Thursday night, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released seven pages of texts between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzock and his FBI paramour, Lisa Page. Those texts show that both Strzok and Page were interested in letting Hillary Clinton off the hook so as to earn the FBI goodwill with the presumed next president.
Page wrote to Strzok on February 25, 2016, “One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?” The obvious implication here is that Page wanted to go easy on Clinton in order to curry favor. Strzok wrote back, “Agreed. I called [FBI counterintelligence head] Bill [Priestap] and relayed what we discussed. He agrees. I will email you and [redacted] same.”
. . . It was bizarre (and a departure from usual FBI protocol) that Clinton’s lawyers were present. There was one more whose name was redacted. Her name is Jeannie Rhee. More on her in a moment.It looks like her name was redacted because it would embarrass the FBI/DOJ because of the potenital conflict of interest. It was a small inside group, one might even dare call it a conspiracy.
Without stopping for lunch Strzok rewrote the findings from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” to shield Clinton from legal jeopardy and maintain her political viability. He then closed the Clinton investigation and Comey went on to exonerate Clinton, bringing along much the same crew.
Then in 2017 Mueller was appointed Special Counsel. Who did he choose for his team?
Yes, THAT Jeannie Rhee. The lawyer who represented Clinton in the email investigation. No conflict there, right? . . .