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Jay Sekulow: New Revelations Show Comey Committed ‘Fraud’ In Clinton Probe

Revelations that allege former FBI Director James Comey started work on his statement clearing Hillary Clinton of any charges against her long before the FBI’s investigation into her email scandal was complete have led one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers to brand the FBI investigation “a fraud on the American people.”

As reported by USA News Region, Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote FBI Director Chis Wray earlier this week about the revelation that was contained in partially redacted transcripts of interviews with two FBI officials.

In the interviews, the officials said that months before Comey announced in July that Clinton would not be charged, he had started drafting a statement to announce that result.

Grassley and Graham noted in the letter that the claims that Comey was drafting the statement in May would mean that he knew how the investigation would end weeks before major witnesses were interviewed, including Clinton and her top aides.

Attorney Jay Sekulow, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, discussed the impact of this new evidence Thursday night on the Fox News show Hannity.

“The whole investigation, evidently, was a fraud on the American people,” he said. “You’ve got James Comey now with emails going back and forth where he’s drafting three months before they interview 16 key witnesses, including the supposed target of the investigation — exoneration!”

Sekulow noted that in the past, Comey has sought to blame others for possibly besmirching the integrity of the FBI.

“James Comey had the nerve to testify under oath that he had to come forward last July to make his statement because the whole process where Loretta Lynch met with President (Bill) Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix cast doubt on the scope and nature of the investigation and the integrity of the Department of Justice and the FBI.”

Sekulow did not let Lynch off the hook, though.

“James Comey took over the role of the attorney general of the United States where she didn’t bother to recuse herself after she had the meeting, but it should have been the Department of Justice making this decision, not James Comey. And the fact that he got away with that is inexcusable.”

Sekulow said the idea that an investigator would write a concluding statement while the probe was ongoing is mind-boggling.

“Who in the world would draft a document … three months before witness interviews are complete including the subject and target of the investigation?” he said.

Sekulow said that if Comey was drafting the statement weeks before he presented it in July, then his claims to the American people at the time were wrong.

“This goes to the heart of a false statement that was made by James Comey when he went and made that whole statement in front of national TV where he lists off the charges of guilt and then says ‘Nevertheless, no prosecutor would charge it,’” Sekulow said.

Acting host Kimberly Guilfoyle called Comey’s reported conduct “outrageous” and “unconscionable.”

“The investigation was already predetermined — the outcome. So that’s why people are outraged,” she said.

Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary for former President George W. Bush, said it is possible Comey prepared another memo to explain charging Clinton, but admitted that was not likely.

He said that this new revelation has “shaken my belief in the integrity of the institution” under Comey.

“If this is true, then that investigation, the most high-profile, important thing that the FBI is doing, was a sham,” he said.

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source: Western Journalism

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