CNN has reported that Peter Strzok, a former counterintelligence expert at the FBI, changed the description of Hillary Clinton’s email use in James Comey’s description from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.”
Strzok was removed from the investigation of Russian election meddling by special counsel Robert Mueller after he reportedly shared anti-Trump comments in private messages.
What’s the difference between “negligent” and “careless”?
One description is a slap on the wrist; the other could result in a criminal conviction. Federal law has penalties for “gross negligence” related to how classified information is handled.
Are the FBI and Department of Justice biased? Glenn wondered on today’s show why Michael Flynn was nailed for lying to the FBI, while key Clinton aides were not.
“Who’s watching the watchers?” Glenn asked.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: It’s been an interesting week for the FBI and Department of Justice. A veteran FBI agent has been dismissed from the Muller investigation over his anti-Trump bias. We later found out that same agent was the one that interviewed Mike Flynn AND actually signed the initial paperwork that opened the Trump Russia investigation. We also found out yesterday that one of Muller’s prosecutors is a former attorney who has represented Ben Rhodes and the Clinton Foundation. She’s also donated thousands to Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
All of this came out just over the past week, and this list isn’t even complete. A senior official at the DoJ was just demoted for his contacts with Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS… the firm that works for both the Russians AND the Clinton Campaign, AND who’s responsible for the Dossier that kicked this whole thing off.
It certainly feels like the deck has been stacked lately. The Muller investigation has begun throwing down indictments right and left, but where was this intensity for justice with Hillary Clinton? Mike Flynn was nailed for lying to the FBI, but Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin never were. We all knew Hillary Clinton was guilty – at the very least – of mishandling classified information. Why wasn’t she ever indicted? Remember that FBI agent that was just released from the Muller team for bias? He was the agent that interviewed both Mills and Abedin. No charges filed for lying. He was also the one that changed the wording of Comey’s statement on Hillary from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.” Why is that important? “Grossly negligent” is indictable… “extremely careless” isn’t.
Maybe it’s just me, but the Clinton investigations seem like they were conducted with the intention of finding exoneration rather than finding justice. Why are they treating her differently than Trump? I’m not saying everyone surrounding Trump is innocent, but we’ve got to have a level playing field here. If the FBI and DoJ can’t check their bias’ at the door, it’s time to bring in outside investigators. There’s clearly a problem. Someone needs to watch the watchers.