Deep State Defined

January/11/2020 16:41PM
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The Justice Department ended the Clinton investigation stating there was no there, there.

This from the Washington Post:

 

A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce much of anything.

John Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, was tapped in November 2017 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into concerns raised by President Trump and his allies in Congress that the FBI had not fully pursued cases of possible corruption at the Clinton Foundation and during Clinton’s time as secretary of state, when the U.S. government decided not to block the sale of a company called Uranium One.

As a part of his review, Huber examined documents and conferred with federal law enforcement officials in Little Rock who were handling a meandering probe into the Clinton Foundation, people familiar with the matter said. Current and former officials said that Huber has largely finished and found nothing worth pursuing — though the assignment has not formally ended and no official notice has been sent to the Justice Department or to lawmakers, these people said.

The effective conclusion of his investigation, with no criminal charges or other known impacts, is likely to roil some in the GOP who had hoped the prosecutor would vindicate their long-held suspicions about a political rival. Trump, though, has largely shifted his focus to a different federal prosecutor tapped to do a separate, special investigation: U.S. attorney in Connecticut John Durham, who Attorney General William P. Barr assigned last year to explore the origins of the FBI’s 2016 probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

That FBI investigation was being supervised by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in late 2017, when Trump and his supporters were pressuring senior law enforcement officials to appoint a second special counsel to pursue Clinton.

“Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary and the Dems,” the president tweeted at the time.


U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber speaks with Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan by his side during a news briefing at the White House in June 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Sessions did not appoint a second special counsel, but weeks later sent a letter to Huber telling him to “review” a wide array of issues related to Clinton. They included the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One matters, along with the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state and alleged leaks by former FBI director James B. Comey. At the time, Sessions was facing persistent public and private criticism from Trump, who was upset over his recusal from the Russia probe.

Next, we have this:

FBI Director Christopher Wray said he “deeply regrets” the bureau’s mishandling of Russia probe surveillance and outlined a 12-step plan to prevent future abuses, but President Trump on Saturday suggested Wray didn’t go far enough.

“Chris, what about all of the lives that were ruined because of the so-called ‘errors?’ ” Trump tweeted. “Are these ‘dirty cops’ going to pay a big price for the fraud they committed?”

On Friday, Wray submitted his reform plan to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court after a scathing inspector general report found 17 errors in the FBI’s surveillance application of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

“The FBI has the utmost respect for this [FISA] Court, and deeply regrets the errors and omissions identified by the OIG,” Wray wrote, referencing the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General report released in December.

In the rare public court filing, Wray acknowledged the report found “conduct that is unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an institution.”

So, several Russians woke one day and decided the Clinton foundation was their favorite charity to the tune of several million dollars just as the Uranium One deal was going down. No criminal activity says John Huber.

Everyone in the FBI supported Hillary Clinton and after Trump was elected tried to use the FISA Court to bring him down. No criminal actions says Christopher Wray, head of the FBI.

Let’s examine the background of Christopher Wray. .He epitomizes the deep state.

 

Christopher A. Wray was born in New York City.[5] His father, Cecil A. Wray Jr.,[6][7] was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Yale Law School, and he worked as a lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York.[8][9] His paternal grandfather, T. Cecil Wray, was the city manager of Brentwood, Tennessee from 1971 to 1973.[10] His paternal great-grandfather, Taylor Malone, was also a Vanderbilt University graduate,[11] and the co-founder and president of Malone & Hyde, “one of the South’s largest wholesale grocery firms.”[12] His maternal grandfather, Samuel E. Gates, “helped shape the laws that govern national and international airline flights” as an official of the Bureau of Air Commerce.[13]

Wray attended the Buckley School,[14] in New York City and the private boarding school Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.[6] In 1989, Wray then attended Yale University from which he graduated cum laude[6] with a B.A. in philosophy in 1989, and earned his Juris Doctor in 1992 from Yale Law School. While at Yale Law, Wray was the Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduating from law school, Wray spent a year clerking for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.[15]

This is the deep state in it’s purest sense. Boarding school, Yale undergrad and Yale law. Second generation Yale law. Ivy league educated bureaucrats who believe they are ten times smarter than anyone elected to any office in DC including President.

Ten deep in every agency in DC they are also second or third generation Democrats. They believe they are running the government and their responsibility is to steer the poor ignorant unwashed elected leaders in the right direction.

Trump is the worst nightmare for these titular princes. He sees them for what they are. Middle managers who have never lived in the real world, never had a job with accountability, and pompous asses who trade on their family connections and elite educations and their counsel should be heard but not heeded.

The deep state has spoken. The Clinton’s did no wrong. The FBI kind of messed up but no one need pay any price for the mistakes.

President Trump is not done with either matter. Wray is history he can go to a white shoe law firm in the DC and make a million a year and bad mouth Trump on TV like Comey.  But, he’s done as the head of the FBI.

Sessions epitomizes what the elitists like Wray see as sheep who need him to shepherd them. By all accounts Huber gave the Clinton issue a review not an investigation. Seems like a good man not part of the deep state but not risking his future by crossing the Clinton’s.

So, it’s over per the media. Not on your life. Trump and Barr have a little investigation of their own going. It isn’t over until this is done. Sorry, deep state, we heard from you but we will hear again from someone who might actually be doing investigations.

Huber’s assignment was separate from the ongoing investigation overseen by Durham, and Justice Department officials believe the Connecticut U.S. attorney’s work will be far more consequential. Durham is weighing whether to charge a former FBI lawyer for altering an internal email that misled other officials on a key fact related to surveillance applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He is also looking into other issues surrounding FBI and CIA activities during the Russia investigation, according to people familiar with the matter.

 

 

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  1. Ronald Gonshorowski says:

    Somewhere else I read that the Clinton Foundation was defunct.
    Is this true?
    If so where did they transfer all those dollars.

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