OPINION | Barry Richard: IG Report Raises More Questions Than Answers
There were a lot of eyebrow-raising revelations in the Inspector General's report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Some of what we've learned might even make you chuckle.
Did you know that former President Barack Obama actually emailed Clinton on her private, non-government email account? And he used a fake name too! Obama claimed in 2015 to have learned about the private email server "the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports."
WRONG! Obama was one of 13 people to communicate with Clinton through her private account.
How about this, former FBI Director James Comey was also using a private, non-government server to conduct official business while investigating Clinton's email shenanigans!
Contrary to what has been reported, the I.G. Michael Horowitz did not say there was no political bias uncovered in the investigation. What he said is that there is no evidence that the rampant political bias that was uncovered had anything to do with the outcome of official investigations. Quite a difference there, no?
The report raises more questions about what exactly was going on in the Department of Justice prior to the 2016 elections than what it answers. It appears as though the report also clears the way for additional investigations and decisions as to whether the entire investigation into Hillary Clinton's email antics should begin anew.
And how about the Peter Strzok and Lisa Page emails vowing to stop Donald Trump from being elected President? Why were they never released to Congress?
Many will say it's time to move on. I say its time to discover the truth and follow it wherever it leads. The framers of the Constitution proclaimed that we are a nation of laws, not men, and that no one is above the law.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.