The very questionable actions of the FBI in recent weeks has led to a NY Times investigation of the possible motives of the bureau. Just days ago, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a vague memo about an investigation involving Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, just days before the election.
Although the memo had no new information or insight into the ongoing investigation, the timing of the release was called into question, and the FBI was accused of breaking the Hatch Act of 1939. According to osc.gov, the act:
“limits certain political activities of federal employees, as well as some state, D.C., and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded programs. The law’s purposes are to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.”
The NY Times has revealed that the information released by the FBI was gathered by a well-known anti-Hillary “hack,” and that the FBI’s case:
“had not developed much evidence and was based mostly on information that had surfaced in news stories and the book ‘Clinton Cash,’ according to several law enforcement officials briefed on the case.”
According to Daily KOS, “Some background is required on the book that the FBI has apparently embraced as the cornerstone of their inquisition. Clinton Cash was published last year as an attempt to connect donations to the Clinton Foundation with the personal finances of the Clintons. The book was harshly criticized for containing numerous factual errors and failing to document its thesis.”
The author of that book, Republican Peter Schweizer, has worked with the country’s biggest political nut-bags, including Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and George W. Bush. The sheer amount of retractions this guy has had to issue is mind-blowing. The gas-bag is responsible for modest titles such as, “Makers and Takers: Why Conservatives Work Harder, Feel Happier, Have Closer Families, Take Fewer Drugs, Give More Generously, Value Honesty More, Are Less Materialistic And Envious, Whine Less…And Even Hug Their Children More Than Liberals.”
So why would the FBI be using a fictitious novel as evidence in their Clinton Foundation investigation? James Comey, that’s why. His direction of the FBI directly reflects the exact reason this country is the butt of jokes abroad. We appoint less than intellectual people to positions of very high power based on nothing more than favoritism and experience.