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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:35 PM

GOP Lawmakers Cite New Allegations Of Political Bias In FBI

The Hill
By John Solomon
12/06/17 07:09 PM EST

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GOP lawmakers say they have heard new stories about political bias or interference within the FBI on the eve of new testimony Thursday by FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he interviewed a recently retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing a report on the FBI findings to the larger intelligence community.

The agent found the instruction concerning because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and the information had already been briefed to President Obama, the lawmaker said.

In the days after the 2012 attack, Obama administration officials initially said it was related to spontaneous Muslim anger over an anti-Islam video tape and not a planned-out act of terrorism.

DeSantis argued the example highlights the politicization of the FBI.

“What operational reason would there be to issue an edict to agents telling them, in the face of virtually conclusive evidence to the contrary, not to categorize the Benghazi attack as a result of terrorism? By placing the interests of the Obama administration over the public’s interests, the order is yet another data point highlighting the politicization of the FBI,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis and several other lawmakers say they plan to press Wray at a hearing Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee about growing concerns that certain FBI supervisors allowed political bias to cloud judgments or decisions.

FBI officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment about DeSantis’s allegations.

The effort comes days after President Trump lashed out at the FBI. Trump was angered by the news that an FBI official working with special counsel Robert Mueller had sent anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton texts to a girlfriend. Mueller removed the married FBI agent from his team.

Trump and his allies, including DeSantis, argue the FBI has taken a much more forceful approach to investigating Trump than they did when Clinton was being probed for her use of a private email server as secretary of State.

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The records also show the Clinton email probe was given “special” status to be controlled only by a small team at FBI headquarters instead of entrusted with the field offices that normally investigate crimes.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department inspector general and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel are both investigating whether McCabe, the FBI deputy director, violated the Hatch Act or engaged in improper ethical conflicts when his wife ran for Virginia state senate in 2015 as a Democrat.

His wife received $700,000 in campaign support tied to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), a Clinton ally who was under investigation by the FBI at the time. Records show McCabe attended a meeting in March 2015 with McAuliffe designed to secure the governor’s support of Jill McCabe’s candidacy.

McCabe has said he sought FBI legal advice on how to deal with his wife’s campaign. He nonetheless presided over the Clinton email case until just a few days before it was closed, when he unexpectedly recused himself.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:56 PM

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“What operational reason would there be to issue an edict to agents telling them, in the face of virtually conclusive evidence to the contrary, not to categorize the Benghazi attack as a result of terrorism? By placing the interests of the Obama administration over the public’s interests, the order is yet another data point highlighting the politicization of the FBI,” DeSantis said.


Yup. And the saddest part is that some people will continue to deny...or express "surprise" to discover...that the Obama administration was completely corrupt and dishonest. Probably the most corrupt in the history of this country.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:46 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 06 December 2017 - 11:56 PM, said:

Yup. And the saddest part is that some people will continue to deny...or express "surprise" to discover...that the Obama administration was completely corrupt and dishonest. Probably the most corrupt in the history of this country.

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No kidding. Did you read some of the comments over there?
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

View PostUSNRETWIFE, on 07 December 2017 - 12:46 AM, said:

No kidding. Did you read some of the comments over there?


Yeah, LOL. It's amazing that some of those people can tie their own shoelaces or wipe their own behinds.

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