This amazing revelation comes from none-other than former FBI chief James Comey, who tells all in a new autobiography due to hit book shelves April 17, but which was obtained exclusively ahead of publication by RadarOnline.com.
In the stunning passage, pulled directly by Radar from “A Higher Loyalty," Comey writes that by early 2016, the FBI had failed to turn up evidence that Clinton had committed a criminal act related to the email server.
At that point, he said, “The challenge was going to be closing the case in a way that maintained the confidence of the American people that their justice system was working in an honest, competent, and non political manner.
“We’d never convince the extreme Clinton haters in the news media of that, of course, but hopefully we could persuade a majority of fair-and open-minded Americans.”
Then Comey drops his bombshell, writing, “But in early 2016, there was a development that threatened to challenge that effort significantly.
“A development still unknown to the American public to this day. At that time, we were alerted to some materials that had come into the possession of the United States government.
“They came from a classified source — the source and content of the materials remains classified as I write this. Had it become public, the unverified material would undoubtedly have been used by political opponents to cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation.”
Comey continues of the material regarding Attorney General Loretta Lynch, “But it bothered me that there was classified information that would someday become public – likely decades from now – and be used to attack the integrity of the investigation and, more important, call into question the independence of the FBI.”
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