Inspector General to Investigate the FBI’s Handling of Emailghazi

Written by SK Ashby

Here's some good news for a change.

The Justice Department's inspector general has opened an investigation of the FBI's actions prior to the 2016 election and, more specifically, Director Comey's actions.

That review includes a look at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s actions leading up to Director James Comey’s decision to announce findings of the probe on July 5, in which he publicly said that Clinton and her top aides were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information" but no charges would be pursued.

It also includes a review of actions leading to Comey’s later announcements that he was re-opening and then closing the probe, both made days before the Nov. 8 election.

Post-election analysis from people who know better than I do seems to indicate that Comey's announcement just a week prior to the election ultimately cost Clinton the election by tipping the scales in Midwestern suburbs.

Whether or not that's true, there's no doubting that Comey's actions were improper and inexcusable.

The document that was circulated this week alleging that despot-elect Donald Trump likes to get pissed on by Russian prostitutes was privately circulated for months among lawmakers, the intelligence community, and other reporters before Buzzfeed made the call publish it.

That information was kept from the public by a wide range of people in positions of power, but no one gave a second thought to turning Emailgate into a five-alarm nothingburger. Some of the outlets that have criticized Buzzfeed this week published literally dozens of email stories every single day prior to the election and none of them said anything of consequence.