The incredible, bombshell leaks dripping from the FBI onto Fox’s Bret Baier included claims that Clinton’s email accounts had been hacked five times. Except ...
… as of today there are still no digital fingerprints of a breach no matter what the working assumption is within the bureau.
And that Clinton was on the brink of indictment over “pay for play” in the Clinton Foundation. Only ...
Indictment obviously is a very loaded word, Jon, especially in this atmosphere and no one knows if there would or would not be an indictment no matter how strong investigators feel their evidence is.
And Baier continues to insist that there’s an investigation of the Clinton Foundation that could bring damning evidence any moment now … any moment … just any …
We stand by the sourcing, on the ongoing active Clinton Foundation investigation and are working to get sources with knowledge of the details on the record, and on camera. Hopefully today. Jon?
Hopefully today. Or maybe not.
Appearing on MSNBC’s MTP Daily today, NBC News’ justice correspondent Pete Williams refuted much of the reporting from Wall Street Journal and Fox News regarding a likely indictment regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. …
“There really isn’t one,” Williams answered Todd regarding the status of the investigation.
ABC News also has some nice, cold water to cool the fevered dreams shared by Fox and Donald Trump.
“It was reported last night that the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s pay-for-play corruption,” the Republican presidential nominee said today in Jacksonville, Florida, during his first rally of the day. “The investigation is described as a high priority. It’s far-reaching and has been going on for more than one year. It was reported that an avalanche of information is coming in. The FBI agents say their investigation is likely to yield an indictment.”
ABC News sources, however, indicated those statements — and the Fox News reports they’re based on — are inaccurate and without merit.
“Inaccurate and without merit.” Fox News might want to consider that as a new motto. It certainly fits them better than “fair and balanced.”
FBI agents did look into the Clinton Foundation, based on accusations from right-wing media, but that inquiry didn’t really find much.
In February, FBI agents presented their findings to senior FBI officials and prosecutors in the Justice Department’s public integrity section, sources said. ...
“It was not impressive,” one source said of the February presentation. “It was not something that [prosecutors] felt they could authorize additional steps for. They were not impressed with the presentation or the evidence — if you could even call it evidence to that point.”
Investigations have turned up some nefarious activity at the Clinton Foundation of the kind that definitely bothers Republicans.
According to the Clinton Foundation, it provides healthful meals to children in nearly 35,000 schools across the United States; trains more than 150,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania; and helps more than 11.5 million people around the world gain access to more affordable HIV/AIDS medications.
Email bombshell? Dud.
Investigation bombshell? Dud.
Indictment bombshell? Bigly dud.
If the revolt inside the FBI is an attempted coup, it’s a failed coup. After a momentary jiggle, the polls are showing that voters have absorbed, and are rejecting, the flurry of false information thrown off by the Trump-at-all-cost faction within the FBI.
The end result of the fact-twisting and rumor-mongering doesn’t look to be overturning the election, but it may well be overturning the FBI and giving it a good shake.
Say, aren’t there some X-Files that need to be investigated? Way down there in the basement. With no windows, and no prospect of promotion. Ever. But buck up. Maybe Mulder left you some sunflower seeds.