Before yesterday we knew only that infamous anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok had edited former Director James Comey’s Hillary memo by downgrading the phrase ‘grossly negligent’ to ‘extremely careless’.
But then the Senate Judiciary Committee released the full record of edits made to Comey’s memo, which reveal numerous critical edits that essentially exonerated Hillary, long before the investigation had completed.
Among the edits made by Strzok and others were a reference to enemies of the state gaining access to Hillary’s top secret emails which was edited from ‘reasonably likely’ to merely ‘possible’.
The phrase ‘misdemeanor handling’ was also omitted from Comey’s original version. The bottom line is all references to ‘a finding of criminality’ were removed.
If this isn’t sufficient proof of the FBI’s active collusion in the presidential election, the sky isn’t blue.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Newly released documents obtained by Fox News reveal that then-FBI Director James Comey’s draft statement on the Hillary Clinton email probe was edited numerous times before his public announcement, in ways that seemed to water down the bureau’s findings considerably.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, sent a letter to the FBI on Thursday that shows the multiple edits to Comey’s highly scrutinized statement.
In an early draft, Comey said it was “reasonably likely” that “hostile actors” gained access to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email account. That was changed later to say the scenario was merely “possible.”
Another edit showed language was changed to describe the actions of Clinton and her colleagues as “extremely careless” as opposed to “grossly negligent.” This is a key legal distinction.
Johnson, writing about his concerns in a letter Thursday to FBI Director Christopher Wray, said the original “could be read as a finding of criminality in Secretary Clinton’s handling of classified material.”
He added, “The edited statement deleted the reference to gross negligence – a legal threshold for mishandling classified material – and instead replaced it with an exculpatory sentence.”
The edits also showed that references to specific potential violations of statutes on “gross negligence” regarding classified information and “misdemeanor handling” were removed.