More politics in this blog post.
Just a couple weeks ago liberal media outlets were giving Christopher Steele airtime and trying to resurrect the Dems’ Trump-Russian Collusion narrative:
NY Post: Infamous dossier source Christopher Steele to be interviewed by George Stephanopoulos
So, a couple weeks ago it was another liberal media effort to push the Dem narrative and cast doubt on special counsel, John Durham’s investigation again. There have been media reports that people inside the Clinton 2016 campaign have lawyered up. Here’s a tweet thread from Undercover Huber, who has covered the Trump-Russia Collusion story from the beginning:
The Clintons always evade being held accountable, no matter the scandal, but this is quite a development that some people inside the Clinton inner-circle are lawyering up. Aside from the Trump-Russia Collusion lies, another 2016 Clinton scandal that got brushed aside was Hillary’s email server scandal and her sending highly classified information via that unsecure home-brew server, while serving as Secretary of State during Obama’s first term. The FBI closed that investigation with no charges being filed, but it wasn’t the only Clinton investigation they closed. The Comey FBI also closed an investigation into Bill Clinton’s Foundation, alleging pay-to-play.
In 2018 there were reports that the FBI had quietly reopened investigations into the Clinton Foundation and pay-to-play. Durham supposedly has been looking into that closed Clinton Foundation investigation too.
Here’s the thing, I’m weird. I used to like reading government reports, which started as a kid, with my oldest sister, who is 8 years older than I am, giving me her hand-me-down books. The first government report I read was a paperback she gave me of The Warren Commission Report in my early teens.
In 2015, I stopped working at Walmart, because my husband’s health problems had worsened and he had advancing memory loss and dementia caused by normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). It was no longer safe for him to be home alone for hours. The NPH also caused mobility problems. He had a VP shunt in his brain to drain excess fluid and he could get around with a walker for a few years, but then it got worse and he was falling a lot. So, with the worsening memory loss and the increased falls I decided to stop working at my local Walmart and take care of him at home. I spent a lot of time online following politics and all the spin drama during the years since then. Anyway, I read through all of the FBI Notes as they were released.
I’ve always been wondering if the Clintons will ever be held accountable for any of the vast corruption they’ve been involved with, but even with Durham getting closer, I still doubt it. Some people in America really are above the law.
When Republicans controlled the House there were investigations into Hillary’s home-brew server, then later in 2016 Comey’s FBI released the FBI notes of all the interviews of the Clinton cronies and Hillary’s odd 4th of July weekend FBI interview at the FBI (that followed the Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch tarmac meeting, where I believe he set the terms for Hillary’s FBI interview and closing that email investigation). I read all of those FBI notes and I had watched a lot of the House Oversight investigations too, because my husband liked the TV on Fox News 24/7. I wrote about those FBI Notes of the interviews in the Hillary email server investigation on my blog, but Sharyl Attkisson did a much more detailed list that was excellent. I can’t find it at the moment, but she listed every discrepancy and all the outright lies. I did locate her timeline on “Collusion against Trump here: https://sharylattkisson.com/2020/05/collusion-against-trump-timeline/. Btw, Sharyl Attkisson is fighting a case claiming her computer and devices were hacked while investigating Fast and Furious.
Between the House Oversight hearing and reading the FBI notes of the interviews, here’s the main point – Hillary never set up a home-brew server in her home. That private server was set up by Justin Cooper, Bill Clinton’s aide, who set it up for Bill Clinton and his Clinton Foundation work – Cooper testified to the House Oversight Committee about the initial server and it’s in his FBI interview testimony too. The decision to merge Hillary’s State Dept. email onto Bill Clinton’s personal foundation server in their home was made shortly after Obama was elected and Hillary was selected to be Sec. of State.
In January of 2009 (this was as Obama was ready to take office) a decision was made to upgrade Bill Clinton’s personal server in their home and Huma Abedin coordinated that upgrade, between Hillary’s 2008 campaign IT guy, Bryan Pagliano, and Bill Clinton’s aide, Justin Cooper. Bryan Pagliano was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify: House panel votes to hold Clinton tech aide Bryan Pagliano in contempt.
So, Hillary never set up a home-brew server. The Clintons decided on Hillary running her State Department emails on Bill Clinton’s private Clinton Foundation server in their home, right after Obama was elected in 2008.
That point seemed to have been missed, as everyone focused their outrage on Hillary’s careless and reckless handling of highly classified information, which even Comey acknowledged in his July 5, 2016 bizarre speech announcing the closing of the FBI email investigation… while Hillary was jetting away with President Obama to his first campaign appearance for Hillary’s 2016 run: Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System.
With the FBI investigating both Hillary’s careless and reckless handling of classified information on that private server in their home and the FBI simultaneously investigating Bill Clinton’s foundation for allegations of pay-to-play, you’d think since the FBI had the Clinton server some effort might have been used to try to investigate the server in the pay-to-play investigation too, but apparently, the FBI never connected the dots between the two Clinton investigations they had going on and that home-brew server being both Bill Clinton’ s private email server & Hillary’s State Dept. server. I have a high school education and I figured that one out, so why didn’t the premiere criminal investigators in the country?
Hillary eventually moved her emails to Platte River Networks, when she left the State Dept. and there was the whole controversy of a Platte River employee using BleachBit to wipe clean all the Clinton email files: Data firm gives FBI all backed-up Clinton emails.
Of course, there was also the Weiner laptop, to which Huma Abedin was saving all of Hillary’s State Department emails (totally unknown to her of course, because she would never lie.) She told the FBI she never knew anything about the Clintons’ private server until the news broke in 2015, but there she was orchestrating the server upgrade, between Cooper and Pagliano in 2009. I think Copper testified that Huma also managed the Clinton SCIFs inside their home in Chappaqua and their home in DC. One of those IT guys also testified Huma had an email account on the original Bill Clinton foundation server that was transferred to the upgraded server. Oh yeah, there was this too: Huma Abedin’s overlapping jobs renew focus on Clinton conflicts. Guess, computer fairies set up those State Dept. emails backing up onto the Weiner laptop.
Comey reopened the email investigation when the Weiner laptop with Hillary’s State Dept. emails on it hit the news, days before the election in 2016. Then Comey, under furious attack by Team Clinton and Dems, claimed some super-duper analysis of all those emails had been completed – nothing to see here and dear, sweet Huma, the woman managing Hillary Clinton’s affairs, orchestrating the private server upgrade and the SCIFS in both Clinton homes, had no clue all of Hillary’s State Dept, emails were being saved on the Weiner laptop… Makes perfect sense, right? I often feel like we’re in a total information analysis breakdown in this country – where spin has corroded every functioning brain cell of most of our news media and sadly it seems to have seeped into the FBI too.
I like to go back and read through old news stories to see what was reported initially, because as the fog of spin war deepens, all the spin obliterates a whole lot of details and facts from view. Funny thing was that way back in the beginning when the Clinton private server story first broke in 2015, it was reported: Clinton camp: Email ‘thumb drive is secure’. When the Hillary email server story first broke David Kendall, longtime Clinton crony and lawyer, assured all of Hillary’s emails were safe in his office as he negotiated turning them over to the FBI. In that initial media reporting there was mention of Kendall having a thumb drive with all the Hillary Clinton emails:
“The agency declined to detail steps made to protect the sensitive information in attorney David Kendall’s possession, but the issue is raising concern among Republicans on Capitol Hill who’ve criticized Clinton’s handling of the email controversy. The thumb drive has copies of emails Clinton kept on a private server while she served as secretary of state, a trove now known to contain classified documents.” – Clinton camp: Email ‘thumb drive is secure’.
I’ve often wondered what happened to that thumb drive and also since Kendall has been burying Bill Clinton scandals for decades and he saved Hillary emails to a thumb drive, did he also save Bill’s Clinton Foundation emails from that “dual-use” private server in their home too? Enquiring minds sure would love the answer to that question and I bet John Durham would find that of interest too.
Nothing to see here. Case closed.
Why do I follow the Clinton corruption so closely you might wonder – let’s just say even a nobody homemaker on social media can tick off the Clinton machine, which I found out during the Clinton impeachment.
I wish John Durham Godspeed, as he trudges on.