Our suspicions are confirmed.
According to former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, whose personal testimony transcripts were released on Tuesday, Obama’s Department of Justice was directly involved in ensuring Hillary Clinton was not charged for “gross negligence” in her infamous email scandal.
Take a look:
Fox News has more on the story:
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted under questioning from Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe last summer that "the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information," the congressman alleged in a social media post late Tuesday, citing a newly unearthed transcript of Page's closed-door testimony.
Page and since-fired FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who were romantically involved, exchanged numerous anti-Trump text messages in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, and Republicans have long accused the bureau of political bias. But Page's testimony was perhaps the most salient evidence yet that the Justice Department improperly interfered with the FBI's supposedly independent conclusions on Clinton's criminal culpability, Ratcliffe alleged.
"So let me if I can, I know I’m testing your memory," Ratcliffe began as he questioned Page under oath, according to a transcript excerpt he posted on Twitter. "But when you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to —"
Page interrupted: "That is correct," as Ratcliffe finished his sentence, " -- bring a case based on that."
Here is the tweet by Ratcliffe:
The Western Journal has more details to give:
In July 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey cleared Clinton of all charges but described her behavior as “extremely careless.”
The decision was shocking, and indefensible to anyone who’d been paying attention.
As it turns out, though — as first reported Feb. 25 by the New York-based Epoch Times and passed along in the Conservative Tribune — Obama’s Department of Justice had determined one outcome of the FBI’s investigation before it was completed, according to Page’s July 2018 testimony before a joint task force of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.
The transcript of Page’s testimony released Tuesday, as reported by the Washington Examiner, confirms that Page told lawmakers that the FBI had “multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence.”
But the department wasn’t interested in pursuing it.
“The Justice Department’s assessment was that it was both constitutionally vague, so that they did not actually feel that they could permissibly bring that charge,” Page said.“
We had multiple conversations with the Justice Department about bringing a gross negligence charge. And that’s, as I said, the advice that we got from the Department was that they did not think — that it was constitutionally vague and not sustainable.”
In response to this news, President Trump himself has commented: