There are truly two sets of rules.
The OIG Report confirms this.
It's a long read but everyone should read it. But, if you just can't do it, please read the section about Paul Combetta. Hillary's IT guy who helped setup her private email server and most famously known for getting rid of her emails by using Bleachbit.
It starts on page 102....
Midyear team members told us that Combetta was an important witness for several reasons, including his involvement with the culling process and the deletion of emails and his interactions with several people that worked for Clinton. Several Midyear team members stated that after conducting two voluntary interviews of Combetta, they believed that Combetta had not been forthcoming about, among other things, his role in deleting emails from the PRN server following the issuance of a Congressional preservation order. The witnesses further stated that Combetta’s truthful testimony was essential for assessing criminal intent for Clinton and other individuals, because he would be able to tell them whether Clinton’s attorneys—Mills, Samuelson, or Kendall—had instructed him to delete emails. Combetta was first interviewed on Septemb
Lacked candor....had not been forthcoming....these are the phrases used when the FBI is bending over backwards to keep you out of jail.
Had not been forthcoming sounds so much better than lying your @ss off.
During the February 18, 2016 interview, the agents also showed Combetta an email dated December 11, 2014, in which he wrote to a PRN colleague, “I am stuck on the phone with CESC [Clinton’s staff] again.... Its [sic] all part of the Hilary [sic] coverup [sic] operation I’ll have to tell you about it at the party.” Combetta told the agents that the reference to the “Hilary [sic] coverup [sic] operation” was “probably due to the recently requested change to a 60 day email retention policy and the comment was a joke.”91 Department and FBI witnesses told us that Combetta’s explanation for this email seemed credible to them, given During the February 18, 2016 interview, the agents also showed Combetta an email dated December 11, 2014, in which he wrote to a PRN colleague, “I am stuck on the phone with CESC [Clinton’s staff] again.... Its [sic] all part of the Hilary [sic] coverup [sic] operation I’ll have to tell you about it at the party.” Combetta told the agents that the reference to the “Hilary [sic] coverup [sic] operation” was “probably due to the recently requested change to a 60 day email retention policy and the comment was a joke.”91 Department and FBI witnesses told us that Combetta’s explanation for this email seemed credible to them, given
Yes ladies and gentlemen ...you read that right....The FBI thought his testimony seemed credible given his personality.....he was just jokin yall.....Moving along....
The SSA told us that he believed Combetta should have been charged with false statements for lying multiple times; however, the SSA also stated that he was ultimately satisfied that Combetta’s later immunized testimony was truthful and that he was “fine” with the immunity agreement.
This is our FBI.....now you know how Christopher Wray was able to come out and announce that even though they found bias in their agents it did not effect investigations...Mkay?
.The following excerpt is mindblowing to me in light of what we know they did to General Flynn.....
Both prosecutors and agents also told us that Combetta was not someone the government was interested in prosecuting given his role in the case. Agent 1 told us that the absence of evidence that Combetta knew anything about the content of the emails on Clinton’s server minimized the FBI’s interest in prosecuting him. Prosecutor 4 stated:
I was concerned that we would end up with obstruction cases against some poor schmuck on the down, that, that had a crappy attorney who didn’t really, you know, if I was his attorney, he wouldn’t have gone in and been, you know, hiding the ball in the first place. And so at the end of the day, I was like, look, let’s immunize him. We’ve got to get from Point A to Point B. Point B is to make a prosecution decision about Hillary Clinton and her senior staff well before the election if possible. And this guy with his dumb attorney doing some half-assed obstruction did not interest me. So I was totally in favor of giving him immunity.
Prosecutor 2 told us that Combetta’s counsel was “concerned” that the Midyear team would “want to charge somebody...to show we had done something” and “go after some low-level person like Combetta to make a point.” Prosecutor 2 stated, “that was never our intention” and “it was in our interest to...make him and his counsel feel comfortable enough that they were going to give us the facts that we needed to figure out what happened in this case.”
OK. So you are allowed to lie to the Feds as long as they are not interested in your role in the case? Got it!
"I was concerned that we would end up with obstruction cases against some poor schmuck on the down, that, that had a crappy attorney"
Reading that made my blood boil...they felt sorry for the poor schmuck who was involved in the Hillary coverup....not a benefit that was given to General Flynn. Remember too that the the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe Flynn lied....so what did they FBI do? They changed the 302's and set Flynn up. Christopher Wray is taking all of us for fools....
"Prosecutor 2 told us that Combetta’s counsel was “concerned” that the Midyear team would “want to charge somebody...to show we had done something” and “go after some low-level person like Combetta to make a point.”
The FBI is known for routinely doing this....especially if they don't like you.....especially Special Counsels.
They stated that they did not consider charging Combetta with a crime and then seeking his cooperation against other witnesses, because they did not believe he had significant criminal exposure
Responding to the complaint that the Midyear team “handed out immunity like candy,” he stated:
I hope you also notice our subject here was Hillary Clinton. We wanted to see[,] this very aggressive investigative team wanted to see can we make a case on Hillary Clinton. To make that case they worked up from the bottom. The guy who set up her server, the guy who panicked and deleted emails, he is really not our interest. Out interest is trying to figure out did he give us anything against her
He told the FBI that he was the one who recommended the use of “BleachBit” because he had used it for other clients. Healso acknowledged removing the HRC Archive mailbox from the PRN server between March 25, 2015, and March 31, 2015, and using BleachBit to “shred” any remaining copies of Clinton’s email on the server, despite his awareness of Congress’s preservation order and his understanding that the order meant that “he should not disturb Clinton’s email data on the PRN server.”
More evidence that there are two sets of rules....
According to the FD-302 and contemporaneous notes, Combetta told the FBI that he had an “oh shit” moment upon realizing that he had failed to comply with Mills’s request in late 2014 or early 2015 to “change the retention policy for Clinton’s and Abedin’s existing andongoing mail to 60 days.”
We interviewed seven Midyear team members who attended Combetta’s May 3, 2016, interview, all of whom told us that they conferred immediately following Combetta’s interview and agreed that Combetta’s testimony finally “made sense,”that he had been truthful and forthcoming, and that he did not implicate anyone in criminal activity such that there was a need to “lock in” his testimony in the grand jury. Prosecutor 1 told us that Combetta’s testimony finally “squared with the forensic evidence,” and also corroborated the testimony of other witnesses,including Mills and Samuelson, that they were unaware of the March deletions by Combetta.
Starting to see a pattern here.....the FBI and our IC seem to be out to protect the state...how else do you explain the treatment Combetta got verses General Flynn. The OIG Report was full of systemic bias all pointed one way but Christopher Wray assures everyone this bias didn't effect the investigation ?
It's time to clear Flynn and end this farce before America ends up in civil war because our elite institutions of government have setup two sets of rules...one for them and one for us.