Did the Russians Trick Comey on Hillary?

One of the reasons James Comey made his infamous public pronouncement that Hillary Clinton was probably guilty but no prosecutor would charge her was a secret Russian document describing an email indicating that the Justice Dept. would not try to hard to win the case against Ms. Clinton. According to a Report in the Washington Post the document was not only unreliable but possibly a Russian ruse “according to people familiar with its contents.” If true it means that Comey was snookered by the Russians to help Hillary.

According the report, the FBI received a Russian document that mentioned an email between Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Leonard Benardo, an official at George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

In the email described in the document, he email Debby downer told Benardo that “then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch had privately assured a senior Clinton campaign staffer named Amanda Renteria that the email investigation would not push too deeply into the matter. If true, the revelation of such an understanding would have undermined the integrity of the FBI’s investigation.”

Current and former officials have said that Comey relied on the document in making his July decision to announce on his own, without Justice Department involvement, that the investigation was over. That public announcement — in which he criticized Clinton and made extensive comments about the evidence — set in motion a chain of other FBI moves that Democrats now say helped Trump win the presidential election.

In other words, Comey saw the fake document and thought to himself no one else will ruin the integrity of the FBI, that’s MY job…

 

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