The FBI Never Intended to Pursue Hillary Clinton

Since Hillary’s private server and the emails sent on it became public knowledge, it was obvious that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never wanted to prosecute Hillary or anyone on her staff. President Obama has so politicized the FBI and the Justice Department; high-ranking Democrats get a free pass.

When Director James Comey made the shocking announcement July 7th that his FBI would not indict Hillary or anyone affiliated with her, the Bureau had turned its back on its own traditions of floating above partisan politics in the pursuit of justice. This should concern all Americans, regardless of their politics.

Redacted FBI documents from that investigation, dumped on the Friday afternoon before the long Labor Day weekend, revealed that Hillary Clinton either willfully lied to the Bureau, repeatedly, about her email habits as secretary of state, or she is far too dumb to be our commander-in-chief.

Furthermore, the FBI completely ignored the appearance of highly classified signals intelligence in Hillary’s email, including information lifted verbatim from above-Top Secret NSA reports back in 2011. The FBI didn’t bother to ask anybody on Team Clinton about it. The FBI has prosecuted Americans for compromising information far less classified than what Clinton and her staff exposed on Hillary’s unclassified email server of bathroom infamy.

This week the American people discover there is no mystery at all here. The FBI was never able to get enough traction in its investigation of EmailGate to prosecute anybody since the Bureau had already granted immunity to key players in that scandal.

Giving a pass to Bryan Pagliano, Hillary’s IT guru who set up her email and server, made some sense since he understands what happened here. Pagliano has twice refused to testify before Congress about his part in EmailGate, blowing off subpoenas.

Just this week, the House Oversight Committee recommended that Pagliano be cited for contempt of Congress for his repeated no-shows. Naturally the vote was on strictly partisan lines, with not a single Democrat on the committee finding Pagliano’s ignoring of Congressional subpoenas to be worthy of censure.

Three more Hillary people got a pass from the Bureau. That included Cheryl Mills, who has been a Clinton flunky-cum-factotum for decades. Granting her immunity in EmailGate, now seems curious, to say the least, particularly because Mills sat in on Hillary’s chat with the Bureau regarding EmailGate.

jason chaffetz.
Jason Chaffetz.

Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, pronounced himself absolutely stunned on Friday by the FBI’s granting of immunity to Cheryl Mills. He added, No wonder they couldn’t prosecute a case, they were handing out immunity deals like candy. Mills was in no way functioning as Hillary’s personal lawyer, as Clinton advocates have contended. Even her other title, State Department Counselor, has nothing to do with legal matters, despite the name, a retired FBI senior official who professed dismay about the state of his former employer said. “The whole thing stinks. This was impossible in my time, unthinkable,” expressing shock that the Bureau allowed Mills to remain involved in the investigation, including acting as Hillary’s personal lawyer, despite her own immunity.

James Comey and his FBI never had any intention of prosecuting Hillary Clinton, or anyone, for her mishandling of classified information as Secretary of State. Comey’s decision to give Mills a get-out-of-jail-free card is something that needs proper investigation. It was raw, naked politics.

Meanwhile, through the entire criminal investigation, Hillary was communicating with President Obama via personal email, and he was using an alias. The alias was withheld by the FBI, and let it be said the fact that the president wanted to disguise his identity in unclassified email is not all that odd.

However, Obama previously told the media that he only learned of Hillary’s irregular email and server arrangements from news reports. “That is a fact.” Hillary’s ever-faithful sidekick Huma Abedin, was asked about President Obama’s emailing to Hillary using an alias during her FBI interview. “How is this not classified?” inquired the mystified Abedin.

The FBI redacted the contents of that email. That indicates it was classified, although it was sent to Hillary’s personal email and transited her personal server. The State Department won’t release the full collection of Clinton’s emails until after our November 8 election.

Hillary Clinton may find that winning the election may be a legal necessity to protect her from prosecution. Congress, animated by these latest revelations of illegality and corruption, will now pursue her with vigor, while an FBI in the hands of Donald Trump seems likely to show an interest in EmailGate which the Bureau never possessed under President Obama.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.