Well well well… how incompetent can one person be?
The FBI now admits James Comey completely messed up the Hillary Clinton investigation and was fooled by a fake Russian document.
How can anyone possibly dispute firing this guy?
A phony Russian document influenced the way the FBI handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s server, according to The Washington Post.
During the middle of the 2016 presidential primary season, the bureau received a purported Russian intelligence document detailing an implicit deal between Clinton’s campaign and the Justice Department regarding the inquiry into her private email server, the paper said.
The document, obtained by the FBI, described how the Attorney General at the time, Loretta Lynch, had privately assured a Clinton campaign member that the email investigation would not go too far, the Post reported.
Receipt of the document then allegedly helped influence the July decision by then-FBI Director James Comey to announce on his own, without the Justice Department’s involvement, that the investigation into Clinton was finished and that no charges against Clinton would be forthcoming.
The public announcement set off an uproar on both sides of the political spectrum.
According to The Post, the FBI later determined that the document was illegitimate. It may have been a fake sent to confuse the bureau, people familiar with its contents told the paper.
The Americans mentioned in a purported email exchange in the document have since insisted that they don’t know each other, don’t speak to one another and never had conversations like those detailed in the document.
By August, the month after Comey’s public announcement, the FBI had concluded that the document was bogus, the Post said.