Elder Patriot – The most damning aspect of the FBI’s unfounded and overly aggressive investigation into Donald Trump and his associates is the FBI’s equally impotent treatment of Hillary Clinton and her closest associates.
Take the FBI’s vastly different treatment of President Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Hillary Clinton’s top aide and closest “confidant” Huma Abedin, for example.
General Flynn had a distinguished career in service to America, did nothing wrong, and agreed to a discussion with two FBI agents in what he believed was just an off the cuff discussion.
Flynn, confident in his integrity, answered their questions and both agents said they detected no signs that he was lying at any time. This was reflected in their 302 reports recapping the interview. Flynn is now awaiting sentencing for making false statements to the FBI.
You read that correctly. Disgraced FBI agent’s Peter Strzok’s 302 had been altered. Whether that was before or after he joined Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is not yet known.
On the flip side, Huma Abedin’s 302 has been declassified and a review of it shows that she knowingly lied. Abedin told Strzok that she was not aware that Hillary was using a private (unauthorized) server until 2013, after she had left the State Department:
But Abedin did know she was exchanging emails on an illegal server as evidenced by this earlier exchange from February 27, 2010 while she and Clinton were both at State..
Cheryl Mills to Justin Cooper and Huma Abedin: “Fyi – hrc email coming back – is server okay?”
Cooper to Mills and Abedin: “Ur funny. We are on the same server.”
In addition to that exchange, there was also this one between Cooper, Mills and Abedin less than a year later on January 9, 2011:
Cooper: “I had to shut down the server. Someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in I didn’t want to let them have the chance to. I will restart in the morning.”
When Cooper sat for a series of interviews with the FBI he told his interviewers that he had discussed Clinton’s private server with Abedin and Mills when its use was initiated in 2009.
There have been no charges brought against Cooper, Mills or Abedin.
This story is not going away. The disparate treatment of General Flynn and Huma Abedin is especially galling considering their histories.
Flynn is a highly decorated patriot. Abedin is questionably a Muslim Brotherhood plant who was given unfettered access to our nation’s most sensitive secrets while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
It’s a black mark on the FBI and Robert Mueller that the person they chose to prosecute was the patriot. Nothing reveals the depth of the anti-Trump bias fueling this witch-hunt than this.