During a debate with Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton on Oct. 13, 2015, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Socialist-Vt., became a crowd-pleaser when he exclaimed that “the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”
Charles Ortel, a retired investment banker, fraud investigator and Clinton Foundation expert, says when Bernie made that claim, it’s likely he caused some FBI agents and State Department officials to conclude that a fix was in.
“The Vermont Independent Socialist senator could not have possibly reached an informed conclusion,” Ortel wrote in a column for Lifezette, “so he was either in the dark or in the tank.”
Long before that presidential debate, those same government officials and agents were well aware that there was a mountain of evidence indicating that Clinton, as President Obama’s secretary of state, mishandled sensitive, classified government information and had done so repeatedly at least since taking office in January 2009 through the time she left in 2014 and beyond.
“They knew because the Inspector General (IG) of the Intelligence Community issued a July 6, 2015, report that triggered a full-scale FBI investigation that opened four days later. The subject was mishandling of classified information and targets included Hillary Clinton and her key aides,” he wrote.
Ortel believes there may be a former FBI agent who could fill in some very crucial details about what went on during the investigation that ultimately led fired FBI Director James Comey to exonerate Clinton despite the preponderance of evidence:
FBI veteran John Giacalone served as executive assistant director of the FBI from June 2014 through February 2016, working from Washington, D.C. headquarters. According to his www.linkedin.com profile, during this period he “manage[d] the strategic risks associated with the FBI’s counterterrorism, counterintelligence and weapons of mass destruction programs in close coordination with domestic and international partners.”
Giacalone was central to the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s serial mishandling of classified emails and materials via her unsecured home-brew email server, which is a serious felony. But he resigned suddenly “for reasons not yet fully understood,” Ortel wrote. (Related: Susan Rice’s bizarre Trump inauguration day email poses NEW credibility problems for Comey as Obamagate spy scandal widens.)
There is evidence now trickling into the public domain that may help explain what happened, namely, that Giacalone could have simply gotten fed up with what turned out to be a rigged investigation by January 2016.
Five days before the start of the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 27, 2016, someone shrouded in mystery went to the FBI’s Washington, D.C., office “to present evidence of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of classified documents by putting them on an unclassified email system,” Ortel noted, citing a report.
The visitor, a male, was described as “…a long-time government employee [who] had previously worked for many years at the Department of State. He provided a resume and a U.S. Foreign Service Evaluation Report to prove his bona fides.”
The name of the visitor was not revealed, nor was the identity of the recorder of the FBI Vault Report, beginning on page 11.
The report was written Feb. 22, 2016, 26 days after the unscheduled visit. It was approved by another unnamed person and copied to Jonathan C. Moffa, Peter P. Strzok II (he of anti-Trump fame), and a fourth person, also unidentified.
Ortel said the named individuals are currently mired in controversy, and the length of time between the visit and the report are odd — things that need to be fully investigated. He added that additional details that were in the report, as well as still-unreleased portions of the FBI Vault records, may help explain why Giacalone resigned.
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J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.