WASHINGTON — Fired FBI director James Comey never recommended indictment for Hillary Clinton during the email investigation that dragged on through the presidential campaign and the first months of the Trump administration. Insiders felt that Comey was clearly protecting Clinton from the espionage and corruption charges that she would have faced from any objective FBI or Department of Justice.
Comey’s connections to the Clinton Foundation — the tarred nonprofit at the center of most Clinton corruption scandals — are shockingly close.
Former Bush administration official and Washington insider Comey served as general counsel of defense contractor Lockheed Martin until 2010, when he cashed out with more than $6 million including bonuses the very same year that Lockheed Martin became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and won 17 contracts from the U.S. State Department, which was led by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Comey also joined the board in 2013 of the British bank HSBC Holdings, which is a Clinton Foundation partner.
But the employment status of Comey’s brother Peter Comey is arguably the most egregious conflict of interest in the entire Hillary Clinton investigation, let alone in James Comey’s career.
Peter Comey works at the Washington law firm DLA Piper, serving as “Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas.”
Shortly before the election, my source called up DLA Piper’s offices in Chinatown and confirmed that the law firm immediately patches callers through to Peter Comey’s direct line there.
DLA Piper is one of Hillary Clinton’s top ten all-time career campaign donors.
DLA Piper also does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes. That’s right. In fact, when the Clinton Foundation scandal broke, it was DLA Piper that performed the 2015 audit on the Foundation, which was supposed to be an independent audit for the appearance of propriety.
Property records show that James Comey owns the mortgage on his brother Peter Comey’s house in Virginia. Therefore, James Comey had a direct financial relationship with a DLA Piper executive at the time he was investigating Clinton.
These relationships, though egregious, are symptomatic of the brazen culture of crony capitalism that exists in our nation’s capital. The public usually is prevented from learning these kinds of things, with the mainstream media blocking information from coming out. Sunlight is the only remedy.
When President Donald Trump finally fired James Comey as FBI director, Tucker Carlson said that everyone in Washington knows it was well past due.