I take it you've read this
from the WSJ. Everyone's talking about it. Matthew Miller
, who describes himself as a "recovering flack from DOJ," offers the perfect summary
So FBI agents:
1. Started probe based on laughable "Clinton Cash" book.
2. Found nothing.
3. Were told to move on by FBI & DOJ.
More than that. The FBI agents are, in essence, a secret conclave of Breitbarters who derived most of their hot leads from Peter Scheizer's deceptive book Clinton Cash
. For the true background of this propaganda opus, see here
Schweizer has a disreputable history of reporting marked by errors and retractions, with numerous reporters excoriating him for facts that "do not check out," sources that "do not exist," and a basic failure to practice "Journalism 101."
Schweizer is also the president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), a right-wing group that purports to investigate “government corruption.” Stephen Bannon, who is taking a leave of absence from his role as chief executive of Breitbart News to serve the same role with the Trump campaign, is also the executive chairman and co-founder of GAI. The group has been heavily funded by the Mercer Family Foundation, which is run by Rebekah Mercer.
Schweizer disclosed during an August Fox News appearance that "earlier this year at [the FBI's] request," he had met with "two people from the bureau to talk about some things related to the Clinton Foundation, specifically things that were in Clinton Cash."
In other words, the book is a Breitbart op.
A number of news stories have made it clear that Rudy Giuliani has been meeting with these FBI guys; obviously, they want to see Giuliani take Comey's job as FBI head (or perhaps Attorney General). God help us all if that
happens. I would not be surprised to learn that the NY FBI agents causing the trouble here have received assurances of career advancement if they help Giuliani attain his goal -- which can only happen, of course, if Trump wins.
Comey is not the enemy here. I said that in an earlier post, and was pleasantly surprised to find a writer who agrees