Genoptagelsen af sagen mod Hillary Clinton har kostet FBI-chef James Comey. Barack Obama angreb ham i stærke vendinger. Men bag kulisserne går det endnu hårdere for sig. Kilder Wall Street Journal har talt med fortæller, at chefer i justitsministeriet, FBI og anklagere bad FBI-agenterne om at lægge Clinton-efterforskningen død. Men de nægtede.
De havde fundet så meget på Clintons gøren og laden, at de simpelthen nægtede at standse.
Agents, using informants and recordings from unrelated corruption investigations, thought they had found enough material to merit aggressively pursuing the investigation into the foundation that started in summer 2015 based on claims made in a book by a conservative author called “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” these people said.
The account of the case and resulting dispute comes from interviews with officials at multiple agencies.
Wall Street Journal har det heller ikke helt godt med en sag, som går ud over normale grænser og er nærmest revolutionær i sin karakter.
The roots of the dispute lie in a disagreement over the strength of the case, these people said, which broadly centered on whether Clinton Foundation contributors received favorable treatment from the State Department under Hillary Clinton.
Senior officials in the Justice Department and the FBI didn’t think much of the evidence, while investigators believed they had promising leads their bosses wouldn’t let them pursue, they said.
Set fra kritikernes synspunkt er Clintons en trussel mot demokratiet. De repræsenterer et elitært styre, der vil forvandle USA til et oligarki. AT & Ts forsøg på at købe Time Warner er et eksempel.
FBI var uenig om hvordan man skulle vurdere beviserne. Det avhang nemlig af ens holdning til Clintons. Var pay to play en normal måde at skaffe penge på, eller et system der korrumperede State Department og lod fremmede magter få adgang til Hillarys e-post?
Hillarys e-postrod lader sig dog vanskeligt bortforklare.
Anyway. Agenterne fik stadig nye historier om, hvordan Clintons fik penge.
The FBI had secretly recorded conversations of a suspect in a public-corruption case talking about alleged deals the Clintons made, these people said. The agents listening to the recordings couldn’t tell from the conversations if what the suspect was describing was accurate, but it was, they thought, worth checking out.
Prosecutors thought the talk was hearsay and a weak basis to warrant aggressive tactics, like presenting evidence to a grand jury, because the person who was secretly recorded wasn’t inside the Clinton Foundation.
Fronterne blev stejle indadtil og stemningen bitter. Agenterne blev bedt om at standse, men de efterkom ikke ordren. De mente, at for meget stod på spil.
As prosecutors rebuffed their requests to proceed more overtly, those Justice Department officials became more annoyed that the investigators didn’t seem to understand or care about the instructions issued by their own bosses and prosecutors to act discreetly.
En tidligere Deuputy Assistant Secretary of State, Stev Pieczenik, går så langt som til at hævde at der har fundet et kup sted indadtil, der blev standset af et mod-kup. Patriotiske FBI-agenter lod Julian Assange lække hackede e-mails fra Clintons kampagne. Det lyder utroligt. Hvis det skulle være sandt, vil vi uden tvivl høre mere om det.
Hvis det her lyder tosset, så lyt til hvad Roger L.Simon siger om stemningen i USA for øjeblikket:
Massive forces have aligned against each other in this country. It is not so much a right-left, Republican-Democrat battle as a class battle, the workers—what used to be called the middles class—against the elites.
The elites pretend they are the tribunes of the poor, but you will have to excuse me if I am again skeptical. The poor, blacks especially, are at some point going to be fed up with having been gaslit by these elites and may not play ball with them in crunch time. All kinds of splits could take place—and surprising ones.
But, like it or not, the USA is on the edge of violence. The center is not holding.
I have to admit I am surprised to be writing in such an apocalyptic manner. I never, until this year, so much as thought this way in my most casual musings. I lived through Watergate, Vietnam, the Iraq War, all of it, never even dreaming our society could truly explode. But now it can.
Some people are blaming the candidacy of Donald Trump. But for good or ill, Trump is but a symptom of the obvious fact that the working class has been screwed by the elites of this country for decades to such a degree it makes this explosion almost inevitable.