When President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, it became a cause celebre on the Left. Comey makes a poor hero, for he has been lying time and time again.
The American Center for Law and Justice, which is currently investigating the apparent collusion between Loretta Lynch, Comey, and the Clinton Campaign, reports that when they asked Comey’s FBI for records regarding Lynch’s private meeting with Bill Clinton, they received the reply: “No records responsive to your request were located” (via ACLJ).
This information makes one suspect that Comey’s FBI, which was then receiving a lot of flack from Republicans for being partial to Democrats, may have been trying to suppress the public record about former Attorney General Lynch’s meeting with former President Clinton on that Phoenix tarmac.
Recently leaked emails also show that reporters with the New York Times and the Washington Post were initially uninterested in covering the Lynch-Clinton meeting. Again, the silence here is quite deafening.
Making the ACLJ’s information more interesting is that Comey himself testified that AG Lynch’s request that the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server be called a “matter” rather an a criminal investigation made him feel uneasy. Congressional Republicans now want to start a second special counsel in order to determine whether or not Lynch’s actions amount to an intentional cover-up.
Another growing email scandal, this time involving Lynch herself, is further fueling Republican suspicions.
On Friday, Kim Dot.com released a string of emails showing that while serving as Attorney General, Lynch used the alias “Elizabeth Carlisle” to send and receive internal emails. Lynch also may have set up a Twitter account under the alias in order to post pro-Clinton, anti-Trump articles.
Such behavior raises numerous questions. After all, it is suspicious that Lynch was using the Carlisle alias around the same time that she was secretly meeting with Bill Clinton.
As for Comey, it appears that he could face prosecution for leaking classified material when he sent his memos along to a Columbia Law School professor who then read the memos to a New York Times reporter. This almost certainly breaks several federal laws.
From afar, the ACLJ’s recently released email Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests point to multiple layers of obstruction. First, Lynch may have tried to stop Director Comey’s investigation from doing untold damage to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Next, Comey’s FBI tried to stop a conservative organization from examining a private meeting between Lynch and Clinton, which the FBI almost certainly knew about. Finally, Comey may have told the Senate about Lynch’s “matter” request in order to deflect attention away from the fact that he leaked classified government material to the press.
This tangled web of intrigue highlights how secrecy can corrupt the highest levels of power in the American republic.
As a side note to this story, the denial of ACLJ’s FOIA request was in keeping with the policies of the Obama administration. The man who promised transparency along with “Hope and Change” broke a record by denying a full 77-percent of all FOIA requests during his time in office.