Justice Department watchdog says probes ongoing into disclosure of Comey memos, FBI leaks

“The report blasted senior FBI officials for having shown a “willingness to take official action” to hurt Donald Trump’s chances of becoming president”

Just to be clear the report says that the F – B – I showed a willingness to take official action to deny Trump the presidency. That is an extraordinary statement. The federal law enforcemant agency, the largest one, “showed a willingness” to undermine the peaceful transition of power?



The Washington DC swamp is deep and dark. Light rarely penetrates the canopy. But sometimes it does shine through. These are strange times.

(From The Chicago Tribune)

“There is a serious problem with the culture at FBI headquarters,” said Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah.

“Senator, I don’t intend in any way to downplay the significance of the report,” responded Wray, before again defending the organization…

…Grassley said his committee had invited Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to testify at Monday’s hearing, but each had declined. He took particular aim at Comey, who he said had claimed to be out of the country, though a weekend tweet indicated he was then in Iowa.

“He has time for book tours and television interviews, but apparently no time to assist this committee, which has primary jurisdiction over the Justice Department,” Grassley said.

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