Rios: FBI's interrogation of Hillary was purely for show

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Comey at March 2017 hearingThe evidence is mounting that former FBI Director James Comey, the Bureau itself, and even the attorney general were merely going through the motions when they said they were investigating Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal.

James Comey apparently had his mind made up about Mrs. Clinton's innocence in the email scandal months the investigation wrapped up, according to redacted documents released by the FBI. The only question remaining seems to be whether he prejudged the case himself, or he was merely following orders from Barack Obama's attorney general at the time, Loretta Lynch.

"The Clinton campaign at the time was using all kinds of euphemisms – 'security review,' 'matters,' things like that," Comey testified before Congress in June. "And I wanted to know if [the attorney general] was going to authorize us to confirm we had an investigation. And she said yes, but don't call it that: call it a 'matter.' And I said why would I do that? And [Lynch] said just call it a 'matter.'"

The chronology of Comey's decision not to investigate Clinton "does not add up," Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News on Tuesday. "His answers have been all over the map .... Yeah, we need to talk to him again."

OneNewsNow spoke with Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs for the American Family Association. She says it's pretty clear Comey hadn't even questioned the former secretary of state when he circulated a draft of his decision. And when he did question her on July 2, 2016, Rios says it was purely for show.

Sandy Rios"Mrs. Clinton's long-awaited interview lasted only four hours," she points out. "They didn't tape it, they didn't put her under oath – so it really was a meaningless exchange. Nobody testifies for the FBI like that under such a crucial case."

According to Rios, there certainly seems to be enough smoke to warrant a full-scale investigation into the apparent collusion between the Clinton campaign and senior members of the Obama administration.

"Whether anyone will ever hold him [Comey] to account is the $64,000 question. It just appears that we're living in an age where criminals go unpunished," she laments.

And while some may argue the affair is all in the past and it no longer matters if anyone pays for deceiving the American public, Rios says the issue goes to the very heart of the American experiment: the United States is a nation founded on laws and the pursuit of justice.

"It's a cancer in a culture when you can't trust your institutions or your leaders," Rios concludes.


Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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