Posted by Tina
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” – Lord Acton
Representative Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to AG Loretta Lynch, outlining questions his committee has regarding destruction of evidence and the FBI’s seeming complicity in that destruction. Apparently “side agreements” were made in the immunity deals that allowed the destruction of Cheryl Mills’ and Heather Samuelson’s laptops. The following are some of the key questions Goodlatte’s committee is asking Lynch to answer:
1. Why did the FBI agree to destroy both Cheryl Mills’ and Heather Samuelson’s laptops after concluding its search?
2. Doesn’t the willingness of Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson to have their laptops destroyed by the FBI contradict their claim that the laptops could have been withheld because they contained non-relevant, privileged information? If so, doesn’t that undermine the claim that the side agreements were necessary?
7. Please explain why DOJ agreed to limit their search of the Mills and Samuelson laptops to a date no later than January 31, 2015 and therefore give up any opportunity to find evidence related to the destruction of evidence or obstruction of justice related to Secretary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.
8. Why was this time limit necessary when Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson were granted immunity for any potential destruction of evidence charges?
9. Please confirm whether a grand jury was convened to investigate Secretary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server. Disclosure is authorized under Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e)(3)(A)(i) and (e)(3)(D).
What power gives the FBI permission to destroy evidence? It’s the same power that gave Hillary the idea she could use a private server and destroy government documents in the first place. It’s called absolute power that survives when the system has been broadly compromised.
The people can remove this power structure but we have to be willing to admit corruption is present. It’s troubling that half of the country doesn’t seem to see it, or care. Trump has suggested he will weed out the corrupt heads of departments and bureaus of the federal government. Whether he, or anyone else, could make a complete sweep to clean house is questionable but one thing is certain. If we elect Hillary Clinton the corruption will remain and become even more absolute.