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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Josh Rogin: “General Cartwright is paying the price for Hillary Clinton’s sins.”

Power Line  "The FBI and the Department of Justice seem to think that they have restored some of the credibility they lost giving Hillary Clinton a pass in the Clinton email investigation. They think they have helped themselves by investigating former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman General James E. Cartwright (President Obama’s favorite general) and securing a guilty plea from him for making false statements to the FBI in a Stuxnet-related leak investigation.
On Monday the Department of Justice issued this press release. The press release includes this quote from the prosecutor:
People who gain access to classified information after promising not to disclose it must be held accountable when they willfully violate that promise,” said U.S. Attorney Rosenstein. “We conducted a thorough and independent investigation included collecting tens of thousands of documents through subpoenas, search warrants and document requests, and interviewing scores of current and former government employees. The evidence showed that General Cartwright disclosed classified information without authorization to two reporters and lied to federal investigators. As a result, he stands convicted of a federal felony offense and faces a potential prison sentence.”
. . . "Rogin quotes Cartwright’s statement taking responsibility for lying to the FBI: “My only goal in talking to the reporters was to protect American interests and lives; I love my country and continue to this day to do everything I can to defend it.” Invoking two other relevant cases for purposes of comparison, Rogin asks: “Can Clinton or Petraeus plausibly make the same claim regarding their indiscretions?' ”

FBI Agents Say Comey ‘Stood In The Way’ Of Clinton Email Investigation  . . . “ 'Comey was never an investigator or special agent. The special agents are trained investigators and they are insulted that Comey included them in ‘collective we’ statements in his testimony to imply that the SAs agreed that there was nothing there to prosecute,” the second agent said. “All the trained investigators agree that there is a lot to prosecuted but he stood in the way.' ”

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