Some things in life are just so bizarre, seemingly unlikely or impossible that we actually don’t think about them. In a constitutional republic, the people who are in charge of our justice system are supposed to represent us fairly and equitably; that train has long since jumped the tracks.
Between 2001 and 2005 there was supposedly an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Governments from around the world had donated to the “charity.” Yet, between 2001 and 2003 none of the donations were recorded by the foundation. No one conducting the “investigation” thought this strange or filed any charges. James Comey took over the investigation in 2002.
During the same time period Lois Lerner was transferred into the Internal Revenue Service to head the Tax Exemption Branch. Between 2001 and 2005 current Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ran the Tax Division in the Depart of Justice.
During the same time period, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was Robert Mueller. What did all of the four central characters have in common; they were all briefed and/or were deeply involved as investigators into the Clinton Foundation shenanigans.
In 2009 James Comey left his government job with the Justice Department and went to work for Lockheed Martin. Hillary Clinton was running the State Department at the time. Someone brought the Uranium One offer to Hillary’s attention. She decided it was a great opportunity and signed off on the selling of 20% of United States uranium to Russia.
Prior to the final approval of the deal, Bill Clinton made a trip to Moscow, got paid one-half million dollars for a one hour speech and then went and visited with Vladimir Putin in his private residence.
The FBI had a mole inside the scheme to sell the uranium to Russia. Robert Mueller was the FBI Director at the time. The case was handled by the Justice Department out of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland, which was led by a man named Rod Rosenstein. The Department of Justice placed a gag order on the informant and threatened him with jail time if he disclosed what he knew about the Uranium One deal.
Shortly after the Uranium One deal was finalized, folks connected with the purchase suddenly felt benevolent and donated $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. Lois Lerner was running the Tax Exemption Branch at the time and found nothing smelly about all the money suddenly flowing into the foundation.
In 2013, James Comey left Lockheed Martin and pocketed a $6 million dollar severance payment. During his time there Comey secured seventeen no-bid contracts for Lockheed Martin which flowed through the State Department without a hitch. His new job was as FBI Director and one of his initial functions was to exonerate Lois Lerner of any wrong doing while with the IRS.
Next on Comey’s list was the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e mail server and compromise of classified information. Comey handed out immunity deals to Clinton cohorts like candy on Halloween, didn’t convene a grand jury, and on July 8, 2016, stood in front of cameras, enumerated Clinton’s violations of federal criminal codes, then like he was the Pope’s agent in the FBI, exonerated her of any crime. Comey sits on the board of the British bank HSBC Holdings which is a Clinton Foundation partner. Peter Comey, James’ brother is a Senior Director at DLA Piper, the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation taxes.
In February, 2017, Rosenstein became Assistant Attorney General, on May 9, 2017, then President Trump fired Comey based largely on Rosenstein’s recommendation. Comey then leaked government information to the press and, based largely on the Comey leaks, Rosenstein appointed Mueller Special Counsel in May, 2017, to investigate Russian collusion on the part of President Trump. The longer the investigation goes on the more Trump is neutered and the more the FBI and DOJ malfeasance fades into history.
And then there is Lisa H. Barsoomian, an attorney and protégé of James Comey and Robert Mueller who represented Bill Clinton in 1998, who with her partner R. Craig Lawrence made a buck or two blocking requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
A swamp in Washington, District of Corruption, nah, these are just nice boys and girls who are misunderstood. So to keep it simple; Sneaky Fox investigated sneaky fox, sneaky fox exonerated sneaky fox, sneaky fox recommended sneaky fox be fired, Trump fired sneaky fox, then sneaky fox released government documents to the press, then sneaky fox appointed sneaky fox to investigate Trump collusion based on sneaky fox’s illegal document dump. Then of course there are other sneaky foxes with the agenda of adding fuel to the sneaky fox fire. Unfortunately there is no one guarding the henhouse!!
Have a good week. Bill Shuey is a freelance writer in Grayling, Michigan.