Due to the leadership of Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, new light is being shone on the partisan and biased Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI under President Obama. Rep. Collins released the transcripts of testimony of former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. During questioning by Rep. John Radcliffe, she stated:
Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information. pic.twitter.com/KPQKINBtrB
— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) March 13, 2019
This is not the only example. As RNLA Vice President for Communications Harmeet Dhillion wrote in the Daily Caller:
How could the FBI conduct an unbiased investigation and reach an independent conclusion if its agents were told not to go after the top target — Hillary Clinton — by the DOJ? Notably, Page also said that the DOJ had “multiple conversations … about charging gross negligence,” but decided that “they did not feel they could sustain a charge” because they considered the term “constitutionally vague.”
Of course, former FBI Director James Comey previously told the House Oversight Committee that the bureau’s decision not to prosecute Clinton was unanimous — a narrative that is clearly contradicted by Page’s testimony.
More information in the transcripts as reported by Fox News shows the bias at the FBI has long term and ongoing implications:
Further, she confirmed investigators only had a "paucity" of evidence at the start [of the counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling and collusion]. Comey, last December, similarly acknowledged that when the FBI initiated its counterintelligence probe into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government in July 2016, investigators "didn't know whether we had anything" and that "in fact, when I was fired as director [in May 2017], I still didn't know whether there was anything to it."
So the FBI, under orders from the Obama Justice Department, ignored a crime with hard evidence and went on an ongoing wild goose chase with a “paucity” of information. As Harmeet concludes:
When this corrupt plan failed, the same individuals conspired to launch an investigation into made-up allegations of collusion between President Trump and Russia — a $25 million (and counting) witch hunt that never had any chance of producing even a shred of evidence. Many insiders have suggested that the Mueller investigation is the manifestation of the Peter Strzok/Lisa Page text messages referencing an “insurance policy” in case things didn’t go their way in the 2016 election.
It is becoming increasingly clear that there really was a collusion plot to influence the result of the 2016 election — but it was conceived by the Obama administration and carried out by partisan investigators at the FBI. And nobody has seen the inside of a courtroom for the real collusion yet, nearly three years later.
Thank you, Rep. Collins, for releasing the truth to the American people.