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Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:23 PM

FBI, Justice Dept. to be investigated over Clinton probe

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department's internal watchdog announced Thursday it has launched a probe into the department and the FBI's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

The announcement, which was expected, comes after criticism of the Justice Department's handling of the investigation, particularly on how the public was notified about the controversy, which was a major issue on the 2016 campaign trail.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said the decision to initiate a review was prompted by requests from numerous members of Congress and public inquiries.

Horowitz's office said the review will examine several allegations, including that DOJ or FBI policies were not followed when FBI Director James Comey publicly stated last July that his bureau would not pursue criminal charges against Clinton; that DOJ and FBI employees improperly disclosed non-public information; and that the timing of the FBI's release of certain Freedom of Information Act requests right before the election was improper.

The White House said Thursday it wasn't involved in the decision to investigate.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/12/politics/doj-watchdog-launches-probe-into-handling-of-clinton-email-investigation/

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Reply FBI, Justice Dept. to be investigated over Clinton probe (Original post)
Dem2 Jan 2017 OP
angrychair Jan 2017 #1
superpatriotman Jan 2017 #2
uponit7771 Jan 2017 #3
Bettie Jan 2017 #4
Gothmog Jan 2017 #5
Raster Jan 2017 #6
kentuck Jan 2017 #7

Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:32 PM

1. Why??

Unless it will be completed in the next 8 days there isn't much point. Because 9 days from now that Horowitz guy will be walking out the door and that investigation will be back but reed and forgotten.

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:33 PM

2. The investigation will be over next week

It's not our country anymore after next week. Like it or not.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 04:17 PM

3. +1

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 04:20 PM

4. They'll probably keep it going

for a while and find a pretext to arrest Clinton.

A kangaroo court show trial would be red meat for the Trumpkins.

I'm feeling kind of pessimistic these days.

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 04:43 PM

5. Comey is pond scum and lacks any professional or other ethics

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 05:40 PM

6. VIOLATION. OF. THE. HATCH. ACT.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatch_Act_of_1939

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In 1993 the advocates for removing or modifying restrictions on the political activities of federal employees succeeded in enacting the Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 (107 Stat. 1001) that removed the prohibition on participation in "political management or political campaigns." Federal employees are still forbidden to use their authority to affect the results of an election. They are also forbidden to run for office in a partisan election, to solicit or receive political contributions, and to engage in political activities while on duty or on federal property.

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Response to Dem2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 05:43 PM

7. I wonder if they will investigate the House Committee that put pressure on the FBI...

...led by Jason Chaffetz?

Along with the influence that Guiliani had with his connections at the FBI?

There was a Republican conspiracy in the entire Clinton email episode, in my opinion.

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