On November 7, 2016, New York Times bestselling author Ed Klein published “Guilty as Sin,” a book about the crooked Clinton family. In his book, Klein revealed a number of personal embarrassing stories about the former philandering president and his crooked wife. One of the biggest bombshells in the book, however, got very little attention from the media, and curiously, hasn’t been brought up by them again, even after the disgraced former FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Trump. In his book, Klein reveals how close former President Obama came to firing the FBI’s top cop over his investigation into Hillary’s emails from her private server.
Only one day before the 2016 election the Daily Mail reported about a plot between Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to former President Obama, to fire FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the Clinton email scandal.
After persistent prodding by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to remove James Comey from his job as director of the FBI, President Obama has agreed the time has come to fire America’s top cop.
According to a White House source familiar with Obama’s decision, Jarrett and the president held lengthy discussions over the past several days about the political and legal ramifications of firing the FBI director.
The president was furious with Comey for reopening the FBI’s investigation of Hillary’s emails 11 days before the election, then admitting two days before the election that he couldn’t find any cause for taking action against the Democratic nominee.
But the president was reluctant to move against Comey for fear that it would open him to charges of obstruction of justice.
However, according to the White House source, Jarrett convinced the president that it was within his power to remove the FBI director for his ill-conceived and erratic interference in the presidential election.
She also argued that there would be bipartisan support in Congress for such a move against Comey, who has alienated both Democrats and Republicans.
After the White House legal counsel agreed with Jarrett, Obama ordered his top advisers to draw up a plan for getting rid of the troublesome FBi director.
Obama has said he doesn’t want to meddle in the FBI’s process. But in an interview Wednesday with CNN’s NowThis News, he said it was important to follow a practice of not allowing intimations or suggestions to pervade the public’s view of the case.
“I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations, we don’t operate on innuendo and we don’t operate on incomplete information and we don’t operate on leaks,” Obama said in an obvious slap at Comey and his methods. “We operate based on concrete decisions that are made. When this was investigated thoroughly last time, the conclusion of the FBI, the conclusion of the Justice Department, the conclusion of repeated congressional investigations was she had made some mistakes but that there wasn’t anything there that was prosecutable.”
Sources within the FBI also told Klein that there was a mounting consensous in the FBI, that Comey has inflicted permanent damage on the institution and that he no longer has the confidence of his staff.
According to these sources, Comey has lost the good will of his agents and some of his deputies, and more and more of them are clamoring for his resignation.
‘I met with friends from the FBI and Justice,’ said a retired Justice Department official, ‘and they were all in agreement that Comey’s jerky decisions—opening the case against Hillary without definite cause, then closing it without consulting with his top deputies—was flabbergasting and deeply disturbing for career law enforcement and prosecutors.
‘Whatever support and goodwill Jim had until recently has been destroyed,’ this source continued. ‘He has injured the bureau and it will take a miracle for him to survive this.’