Leaking investigative material is always a violation of rules that protect the rights of all citizens. Violating those rules to achieve a partisan objective before the election is an assault on democracy.
Watergate, a saga that began with the discovery of a “third-rate burglary” at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in a Washington hotel but soon exploded into a mind-blowing criminal operation at the highest levels in the White House, the Justice Department, the CIA, and the FBI itself.
An immediate chorus of criticism arose from former DOJ officials steeped in its policies. The former director of the DOJ’s public affairs office, Matthew Miller, issued a dozen stunning tweets that slammed Comey.
There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Moreover, despite the widespread claims in the media that this development had prompted the FBI to “reopen” of the case, it did not.
With just 11 days to go before the election, FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to congressional Republicans that the agency had learned of emails that appeared to be pertinent to its investigation.However, he said the FBI did not know if the emails were significant.
Formerly classified, 28 pages of a probe into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are a mystery no longer. Their release 14 years after Congress made the rest of its report public was supposed to end suspicions of an official Saudi role in the horror. It did not.
Comparisons between Clinton and Petraeus, the former CIA director who lent notebooks containing classified information to his biographer, re-emerged on Tuesday after the FBI announced that it wouldn’t recommend charges against the Democratic nominee. But these comparisons ignore how the Petraeus case differs from Clinton’s email scandal.
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times DALLAS — The FBI is investigating how scammers obtained confidential information to defraud migrant children’s families of thousands of dollars by telling them they needed to pay a fee to get their children out of federal custody. The investigation, which began July 18 in San Antonio, has uncovered evidence […]
By Cindy Chang and Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The FBI kept its investigation into alleged brutality in the Los Angeles County jails a secret from then-Sheriff Lee Baca and his top commanders because agents thought they might try to obstruct the probe, according to internal FBI emails and confidential memos reviewed […]