By Lexy  |  05-20-2018   News
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President Trump went after Democrats in a barrage of tweets Sunday morning, questioning why the Democratic National Committee (DNC) didn’t hand over a hacked server to the FBI.

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Trump targeted Tony Podesta, a longtime D.C. lobbyist who left his firm last year, asking why he hasn’t “been charged and arrested.”

“Is it because he is a VERY well connected Democrat working in the Swamp of Washington, D.C.?” the president tweeted.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">….and why hasn’t the Podesta brother been charged and arrested, like others, after being forced to close down his very large and successful firm? Is it because he is a VERY well connected Democrat working in the Swamp of Washington, D.C.?</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/998202784683053056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Podesta, whose brother, John, led Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, left the lobbying firm he founded after special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly began investigating the lobbyist and Podesta Group.

“Whatever happened to the Server, at the center of so much Corruption, that the Democratic National Committee REFUSED to hand over to the hard-charging (except in the case of Democrats) FBI?” Trump tweeted.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What ever happened to the Server, at the center of so much Corruption, that the Democratic National Committee REFUSED to hand over to the hard charging (except in the case of Democrats) FBI? They broke into homes &amp; offices early in the morning, but were afraid to take the Server?</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/998196033153839104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The FBI requested direct access to the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) hacked computer servers but was denied, Director James Comey told lawmakers last year.

The bureau made “multiple requests at different levels,” according to Comey, but ultimately struck an agreement with the DNC that a “highly respected private company” would get access and share what it found with investigators.

“We’d always prefer to have access hands-on ourselves if that’s possible,” Comey said, noting that he didn’t know why the DNC rebuffed the FBI’s request.

The director was testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a rare open session on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

The DNC and the bureau have been arguing in news reports about whether the FBI asked to examine its servers directly.

The DNC told BuzzFeed that the FBI never requested access to its servers after they were breached.

But a senior law enforcement official disputed that depiction.

“The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated,” the official said.

“This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information. These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Now that the Witch Hunt has given up on Russia and is looking at the rest of the World, they should easily be able to take it into the Mid-Term Elections where they can put some hurt on the Republican Party. Don’t worry about Dems FISA Abuse, missing Emails or Fraudulent Dossier!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/998194013193822208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Back in January, Republicans on key congressional committees say they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI's probe of Hillary Clinton's email server.

For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State and her top aides transmitted classified information through her insecure private email server.

That evidence includes passages in FBI documents stating the "sheer volume" of classified information that flowed through Clinton's insecure emails was proof of criminality as well as an admission of false statements by one key witness in the case, the investigators said.

The name of the witness is redacted from the FBI documents but lawmakers said he was an employee of a computer firm that helped maintain her personal server after she left office as America's top diplomat and who belatedly admitted he had permanently erased an archive of her messages in 2015 after they had been subpoenaed by Congress.

The investigators also confirmed that the FBI began drafting a statement exonerating Clinton of any crimes while evidence responsive to subpoenas was still outstanding and before agents had interviewed more than a dozen key witnesses.

Those witnesses included Clinton and the computer firm employee who permanently erased her email archives just days after the emails were subpoenaed by Congress, the investigators said.

Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee who attended a Dec. 21 closed-door briefing by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says the bureau official confirmed that the investigation and charging decisions were controlled by a small group in Washington headquarters rather the normal process of allowing field offices to investigate possible criminality in their localities.

In typical FBI cases, field offices where crimes are believed to have been committed investigate the evidence and then recommend to bureau hierarchy whether to pursue charges with prosecutors. In this case, the bureau hierarchy controlled both the investigation and the charging decision from Washington, a scenario known in FBI parlance as a "special," the lawmakers said.

The FBI declined to comment on McCabe's closed-door testimony and the evidence that was shared with Congress.

Some Republicans on the committee say the findings and revelations have left them more convinced than ever that FBI leadership rigged the outcome to clear Clinton.

"This was an effort to pre-bake the cake, pre-bake the outcome," said Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), a House Judiciary Committee member who attended the McCabe briefing before the holidays. "Hillary Clinton obviously benefited from people taking actions to ensure she wasn't held accountable."

Gaetz said he could not divulge the specifics of what McCabe told lawmakers, but that he left the Dec. 21 session believing the FBI had deviated from its "normal objective practices" while investigating Clinton.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">…in the Hillary Clinton Campaign where she deleted 33,000 Emails, got $145,000,000 while Secretary of State, paid McCabes wife $700,000 (and got off the FBI hook along with Terry M) and so much more. Republicans and real Americans should start getting tough on this Scam.</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/998191501451628544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

He also targeted the makeup of Mueller's team, calling for an investigation into former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton instead of him.

"At what point does this soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt, composed of 13 Angry and Heavily Conflicted Democrats and two people who have worked for Obama for 8 years, STOP!" Trump tweeted.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">….At what point does this soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt, composed of 13 Angry and Heavily Conflicted Democrats and two people who have worked for Obama for 8 years, STOP! They have found no Collussion with Russia, No Obstruction, but they aren’t looking at the corruption…</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/998189366844559360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Trump blasted the "failing and crooked" New York Times over its "long & boring story indicating that the World's most expensive Witch Hunt has found nothing on Russia & me so now they are looking at the rest of the World!"

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“Republicans and real Americans should start getting tough on this Scam," he added, referring to Clinton.

Trump also claimed that because Mueller's probe has "given up on Russia and is looking at the rest of the World" it will continue during the 2018 midterms, "where they can put some hurt on the Republican Party."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Things are really getting ridiculous. The Failing and Crooked (but not as Crooked as Hillary Clinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimes?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@nytimes</a> has done a long &amp; boring story indicating that the World’s most expensive Witch Hunt has found nothing on Russia &amp; me so now they are looking at the rest of the World!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/998187672979038208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

“Make no mistake America, this is the single largest corruption case in American history“, said Red Pill.

I agree wholeheartedly. This has to stop. The crimes that the DNC is getting away with will eventually desensitize Americans to “crime” itself. It will become “normal” to commit these crimes and get away with them. We will not have a just system, we will not have order. We will become a Government that can be bought. Is this what we want? I say no!

Related Sources:

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/388507-trump-why-didnt-dnc-hand-over-hacked-server-to-fbi#; http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/313555-comey-fbi-did-request-access-to-hacked-dnc-servers;

https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/homenews/administration/388499-trump-on-mueller-investigation-stop%3famp

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J. Harjo No. 26642 1526845639

Excellent summation of what happened. Now, it is time to end the joke of an investigation currently being run by deep state Mueller.

J. Harjo No. 26643 1526845703

Excellent summation of what happened. Now let’s end the farce of investigation by Mueller.

DA No. 26644 1526845758

We currently have a VERY unjust system & not just at the Federal level. I invite you to sit in on a local "criminal" court case. One w/a public defender…. Oooo… Ooo.. Ooo… Ya wanna see corruption in action? You most certainly will. I guarantee it. Pick a case, any case.

We need FULL justice reform. Girl I could tell you a story or 2.

J. Harjo No. 26646 1526852987

Excellent article that lays out the facts as we know them today. It’s time for Justice. Please keep bringing us these articles. The public needs to be informed, and it is much easier having all of the information in one place.

Sarah Corriher No. 26647 1526853252

Thank you for compiling this data together as you did and presenting it clearly. At the moment, justice is not dealt equally. There is a class of people who are never charged, and who seem to be immune from prosecutions. This has to change.

B Humph No. 26648 1526853561

Just goes to show you the corruption started from the top down in the FBI. Political plants to do Obama's biddings.

Mona No. 26651 1526854877

The corruption in our agencies is SO deep that is Must be a complete and thorough look through our government. this may reach areas we haven’t thought of yet

Behind Enemy Lines No. 26652 1526855480

Much has been written on the subject.

This stands out.

Thank you for your thorough research and clear writing.

Bob No. 26653 1526858204

Interesting read. Thanks you, Lexy

No. 26659 1526862799

Great article and Tuck vid. Rock Solid reporting Lexy!

scrubyourhands No. 26693 1526903996

Great article, Lexy!! It's a sad and embarrassing time in the US with the corruption of the Deep State, and needs to be resolved! Thank you for being on the forefront of this and keeping the press on!! Anxious to see your next follow-ups!!

Regina Alexander No. 26756 1526950379

Excellent synopsis of the corruption in Washington. It's time for justice.

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