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FBI Confirms Report: Comey Drafted Clinton Exoneration Letter Before Even Interviewing Her

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

The truth has a funny way of coming out, even if it takes a while.

Former FBI Director James Comey is back in hot water after the FBI confirmed a little detail regarding Comey’s investigation of Hillary Clinton: Comey drafted a letter to exonerate Clinton months before he even interviewed her!

This means that he had already made up his mind on her “innocence” before he even questioned her about the overwhelming about of evidence showing her crimes. Now the question is, why?

The FBI released a document called, “Drafts of Director Comeys July 5, 2016 Statement Regarding Email Server Investigation Part 01 of 01.”

Fox News reports:

The contents of the email were largely unclear as nearly all of it was redacted. The now-public records show the email titled “Midyear Exam — UNCLASSIFIED” was sent by Comey on May 2, 2016, to Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, general counsel James Baker and chief of staff and senior counselor James Rybicki.

On May 16, the documents showed a response email from Rybicki, saying “Please send me any comments on this statement so we may roll into a master doc for discussion with the Director at a future date. Thanks, Jim.”

The existence of the documents, reported by Newsweek, were first brought to light by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also a member of the committee, after they reviewed transcripts of interviews with top Comey aides who alluded to the email’s existence. The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating Comey in his role as FBI director and President Trump’s decision to fire him in May.

The two senators set out to contact the new FBI director, Christopher Wray. On August 30, they wrote a letter to Wray explaining their discover and added, ““[I]t appears that in April or early May of 2016, Mr. Comey had already decided he would issue a statement exonerating Secretary Clinton. That was long before FBI agents finished their work,” their letter continued, “The outcome of an investigation should not be prejudged while FBI agents are still hard at work trying to gather the facts.”

Daily Wire reports:

The existence of documents that prove that Comey drafted the letter exonerating Clinton before he even questioned her calls into question his Senate testimony in June, at which he said he was told by Attorney General Loretta Lynch not to refer to the criminal investigation into Clinton as an investigation, but as a “matter.”

Graham told Fox News in September that he will subpoena Comey if he has to in order to get him to return to Capitol Hill to answer more questions surrounding the investigation.

Graham said “We now know that he had made up his mind to exonerate her before he even interviewed her, which is a bit odd,” she continued,  “I’m very suspicious of the timing. I’m very suspicious of the reason.”

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy also spoke out about the the absurdity of the issue as well.

Gowdy said that it is “beyond dispute that he made up his mind not to charge Secretary Clinton before he interviewed her,” and that “he may well have made up his mind before he interviewed the last dozen witnesses.”

“There’s sufficient factual basis to bring him in and ask him, ‘when did you make up your mind that you were not going to charge Secretary Clinton?’” Gowdy concluded.

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including Keepandbear.com. While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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