The Russian Hoax
Gregg Jarrett
Contributed by Margherita Wickersham
Chapter 3
Summary

Not everyone was convinced with James Comey’s research since it did not pursue charges against Hillary Clinton, with very little known about why he made this decision. Since his public statement, which absolved Clinton, no further information was given on the actions taken by the FBI agents and lawyers who were investigating on this issue. With a lack of adequate answers on whether Clinton was guilty, the American public and Congress felt they were being kept in the dark, unbeknown as to how Comey arrived at these findings despite initially having accused Clinton of gross negligence in the violation of the law.

Analysis

The main issue that made Comey’s findings doubtful was the appointment of Andrew McCabe as Deputy Director of the FBI. Before Comey took over Hillary Clinton’s case, McCabe had already begun looking into the matter since he was the Assistant Director of the FBI. McCabe would have most likely laid out evidence against Clinton, which would have led to her prosecution. However, he did not have a chance to give out his findings because of his new appointment. Immediately after Clinton’s private email scandal was made public, Jill McCabe — a pediatric physician, and wife to Andrew McCabe — was chosen by the Democrats to run for the Virginia state senatorial position.

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