Comey drafted conclusions of Hillary investigation long before the evidence was in

Senators Grassley and Graham released some bombshell documents (complete file here) yesterday, demonstrating, "James Comey began drafting an exoneration statement in the Clinton email investigation before the FBI had interviewed key witnesses." This indication that the fix was in is so shocking that the New York Times appears to be completely ignoring it at the time of this publication. Paul Mirengoff offers a very cautious, benefit-of-the-doubt analysis of Comey asking for drafts before the evidence was in, but even he concludes: It's one thing for Comey to form a preliminary view of the likely outcome of a matter still under investigation and even to jot that view down. It seems like quite another to circulate draft "exoneration" memos within the agency, as Comey elected to do. My friend Clarice Feldman puts it more directly in an email: "He passed that draft to his lieutenants so they'd know what they were...(Read Full Post)
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