For John, BLUF: This should shake your confidence what is going on in DC. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Hill and Reporter Katie Bo Williams, 24 May 2017.
At some level this doesn't make any sense, but at another level it suggests the confusion within the Federal Government toward the end of the last Administration and within the Democrat Party in 2016.♠
Here is how the story starts out:
Former FBI Director James Comey’s controversial decision to detail the FBI’s findings in the Hillary Clinton email case without Justice Department input was influenced by a dubious Russian document that the FBI now considers to be bad intelligence, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.Yes, I added a bunch of links, since many of you may not be familiar with all of these people and organizations listed above. If this kind of thing was going on then the Federal Bureau of Investigation did, indeed, need new leadership and management.
The secret document, which purported to be a piece of Russian intelligence, claimed that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch had privately assured someone in the Clinton campaign that the investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information would go nowhere.
But according to people familiar with the matter, by August the FBI had come to believe the document was unreliable — and in fact may have been planted as a fake to confuse the FBI.
Comey made his announcement in July.
The document reportedly described an email supposedly written by then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and sent to Leonard Benardo, who is an official with the George Soros organization Open Society Foundations.
According to the document, Wasserman Schultz claimed Lynch had assured senior Clinton campaign staffer Amanda Renteria that the investigation would not go too far.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ And I don't think the DNC is on a better path under Chairman Tom Perez.