Comey Was Planning to Exonerate Clinton Much Earlier Than He Said

Sep 1, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress that the meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton in Lynch’s airplane was the deciding factor “to go public with the results of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.”

However, Mr. Comey made the decision to exonerate Hillary Clinton many weeks earlier, in “April or May” of 2016, and before FBI agents had concluded their investigation. In a letter to FBI Director Wray, Senator Grassley wrote, “Mr. Comey even circulated an early draft statement to select members of senior FBI leadership.” This was done even before Mrs. Clinton was questioned on July 2nd. Senator Grassley went on to write, “Conclusion first, fact-gather 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.”