A bar grievance for former FBI Director James Comey

This morning I filed a bar grievance against former FBI Director James Comey based on evidence that he lied to Congress. I also asked the New York attorney grievance committee to reopen prior grievances and investigate Mr. Comey, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and private attorney Beth Wilkinson for the destruction of evidence from the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Stephen Dinan at The Washington Times posted a story today about the grievances, so I won’t write much here. I’ve uploaded today’s grievance as well as a January 5, 2017 letter that I received from the New York grievance committee.

By the way, I’d like to dedicate my grievance to H.W. “Buddy” Pecot of Longview, Texas, a former FBI agent and a longtime friend and mentor to me. I know a lot of good men and women inside the FBI, and nobody hates this stuff more than they do.

Are Maryland bar prosecutors still trying to protect Hillary Clinton’s lawyers?

This afternoon I asked a Maryland judge to order the state’s bar counsel to treat me like any other person who files a grievance against a crooked lawyer, namely by sharing the letters that it receives from Hillary Clinton’s lawyers in response to my grievances.  In the process, I discovered that Maryland officials recently changed the rules to squelch people like me and protect powerful attorneys like Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers.

As was widely reported last month, Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul Harris ordered the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland and its Office of Bar Counsel to investigate David Kendall, Cheryl Mills, and Heather Samuelson for their roles in destroying emails from Hillary Clinton’s secret server. Bar prosecutors had thumbed their noses at the law that required them to investigate.

Now it appears that the bar prosecutors are thumbing their noses at Judge Harris’s order.  The motion that I filed today notes that a Maryland attorney normally must share his / her written responses with the person who filed a grievance against that attorney, but this time it appears that bar prosecutors want to keep everything under wraps. In fact, for all we know the bar prosecutors may not be investigating at all.  And given their efforts to protect Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers thus far, I have long suspected that they might just do nothing for a few months, claim they found no evidence, and then close the case. … Read more

DOJ orders U.S. Attorney’s Office to release records about Seth Rich murder

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Washington, D.C. must release records about the murder of former Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich, according to a Department of Justice official, and I have asked DOJ to compel the FBI to release any records that it may have about the murder.

In a letter dated October 2, 2017, the chief of administrative appeals at DOJ’s Office of Information Policy, Sean R. O’Neill, wrote that he was directing the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys to search for and produce any records covered in my September 1, 2017 Freedom of Information Act request. As records are produced, I’ll post them here.

For those of you who live in a cave (or get your news from the New York Times or Washington Post), Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has hinted very strongly since last year that he received leaked DNC emails from Seth Rich, not Russian agents. And last week Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said that Mr. Assange is willing to produce proof in exchange for a pardon.

Does that mean that Mr. Rich’s murder is related to the leaked emails? I have no idea. But when, as Glenn Greenwald has asked, will it be appropriate to start questioning the official narrative? … Read more

White House petition to release FBI records surpasses 50,000 signatures

A petition asking the Trump Administration to order the FBI to release records related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation surpassed 50,000 signatures this week, more than half the number of signatures needed to compel an official response from the White House.

Another petition launched this morning requests the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Mrs. Clinton and the FBI. As most of you already know, Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham released a letter last week claiming that former FBI Director James Comey decided to bury the case against Mrs. Clinton months before the key witnesses (including Mrs. Clinton) were interviewed.

At this point, the FBI cannot be trusted to investigate itself or Mrs. Clinton. Of greater significance, however, is the fact that the nation’s premiere law enforcement agency has been tarnished by evidence of lawlessness at the top. If the FBI is to be trusted again, there must be an independent investigation.

That said, for more than a year we’ve had overwhelming evidence that Mrs. Clinton destroyed evidence, broke national security laws, and gave false testimony under oath. Nobody should be above the law, regardless of whether he or she is a Republican or a Democrat, a Bush or a Clinton, a plumber or a Presidential candidate. The issue here is not Democrats vs. Republicans, but the powerful vs. the peons. … Read more

If you’re a blind partisan, then do us all a favor: sit down and shut up

Thanks to the Drudge Report and The Washington Times, Hillary Clinton supporters lit up my Twitter feed like a Christmas Tree this evening.  I should probably feel guilty for snickering at them, but then I should probably give up Clif Bars so I can lose a few pounds.  Yeah, not gonna happen.

As reported by the Times, the FBI denied my FOIA request for records related to the Clinton email investigation because it decided — and I’m not making this up — that the email scandal is not a matter of public interest. Actually, the FBI first told me that back on August 8, 2017, so I sent them a response on August 12, 2017:

Frankly, I am stunned that I should have to explain why my request pertains to a matter of public interest. At the time of the perjury referral, Mrs. Clinton was the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, a former U.S. Secretary of State, and a former U.S. Senator. As one would expect, the referral made national news.

I have enclosed a copy of a July 11, 2017 Washington Post article titled “Congressmen ask U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate Clinton for perjury.” One need only Google Chaffetz+referral+Clinton and a string of articles appears. Clearly, my request pertains to a matter of public interest.

As I wrote at the time, I seriously considered writing that letter in crayon. In retrospect, I should have. This morning I received a letter from the same FBI flunky informing me that the feds still did not consider it a matter of public interest. I wonder how much practice it takes to write something that dumb.

Meanwhile, Hillary’s hordes are calling me names and gloating because they think that I have been defeated and that evidence of Hillary’s guilt will never see the light of day. Obviously they don’t know me very well. … Read more

Did Hearne police chief destroy evidence?

Last week I filed a public information request with the City of Hearne after receiving a pseudonymous email alleging that the police chief had destroyed evidence (and no, I’ve never used the word “pseudonymous” before today). Here’s an excerpt from the email:

Chief Thomas Williams is under investigation at this moment with The Texas Rangers and Hearne PD is trying to remain silent about it. Thomas Williams is under investigation in reference [to] destroying evidence, drug evidence. The evidence was located inside the desk of Sgt. Stephen Yohner [a.k.a. “Sgt. Tallywacker“], who is not currently working with this department. After Yohner left the department they removed drugs that were legally used for investigations in catching drug dealers through informants. The department never logged the information or placed the evidence in the evidence room. After it was discovered while removing a desk out of Yohner’s old office, Chief Thomas Williams decided to flush all of it down the toilet, failing to log or place the drugs in evidence. The Texas Rangers were aware and started investigating Thomas’s action.

I don’t print that kind of allegation unless I have some kind of corroboration, hence my request to the city for “documents, records or communications (e.g., emails or text messages) regarding any illegal drugs that were found in the desk of former Sgt. Stephen Yohner,” including “information about the source of the drugs, whether they were kept in a secured location, any inventory of such drugs (whether maintained by Sgt. Yohner or anyone else), and the disposition of such drugs (e.g., whether they were flushed down a toilet).”

Well, sometimes people answer your questions by refusing to answer your questions.  In a letter dated August 18, 2017, City Attorney Floyd Akers admitted that responsive records exist, but he said the records are exempt from disclosure under Texas Government Code § 552.108 because their release “would interfere with the detection, investigation, or prosecution of a crime.”  In other words, Mr. Akers confirmed that there is some sort of investigation into whether drugs were found in Sgt. Tallywacker’s desk. … Read more

Why is the FBI still protecting Hillary Clinton?

Last week the FBI informed me that it had not released records pertaining to my Freedom of Information Act request about the Hillary Clinton email investigation because of concerns for her privacy rights. I kid you not.

In a letter dated August 8, 2017, FBI manager David M. Hardy said I would have to prove one of three things in order to get the records: (1) Mrs. Clinton consented to the release of the records; (2) Mrs. Clinton is dead; or (3) my request pertains to a matter of public interest. Here’s an excerpt of the letter that I sent to Mr. Hardy today:

Frankly, I am stunned that I should have to explain why my request pertains to a matter of public interest. At the time of the perjury referral, Mrs. Clinton was the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, a former U.S. Secretary of State, and a former U.S. Senator. As one would expect, the referral made national news.

I have enclosed a copy of a July 11, 2017 Washington Post article titled “Congressmen ask U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate Clinton for perjury.” One need only Google Chaffetz+referral+Clinton and a string of articles appears. Clearly, my request pertains to a matter of public interest.

I seriously thought about writing that letter in crayon. … Read more

Hearne may terminate female officer who reported sexual harassment

File this under “Sue me, please.”

The City of Hearne may terminate the female police officer who filed a sexual harassment complaint against former Sgt. Stephen Yohner, a.k.a. “Sgt. Tallywacker,” as soon October.

According to a letter from Hearne City Manager John “Boy Wonder” Naron dated July 28, 2017, the city placed Officer Jennifer Passmore on 12-weeks of leave per the Family Medical Leave Act effective August 1, 2017.  If she does not return to duty by October 24, 2017, she will have to reapply for her job, i.e., she will be terminated.

Officer Passmore has been on medical leave since December 10, 2016, when a suspect resisted arrest and fractured her pelvis.  While on medical leave, she provided city officials with text messages from Sgt. Tallywacker, one of which included a photograph of his male appendage. … Read more

Hillary Clinton’s lawyers may yet face justice for destroying evidence

A lawsuit that seeks to force the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission to investigate Hillary Clinton’s lawyers will not be dismissed, according to an order that I received today, and those lawyers may yet have to answer for destroying thousands of emails.

In a long footnote, Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Ronald A. Silkworth rejected the rationale of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, an ardent Clinton supporter, to dismiss the case on its face.* That means bar prosecutors will have to explain themselves, and they may have to turn over documents and answer questions under oath.

Frankly, I’m surprised. I’ve previously written about how the Arkansas Bar buried my complaint against Mrs. Clinton, and how the D.C. Bar buried my complaint againstRead more

Arkansas Bar gives Hillary Clinton a pass, but this ain’t over yet

Arkansas Bar prosecutors dismissed a misconduct complaint against Hillary Clinton this week, claiming “there does not appear to be a sufficient basis for a formal complaint” despite Congressional referrals to the Justice Department for perjury and obstruction of justice.

Michael Harmon, the deputy director of the Arkansas Supreme Court’s Office of Professional Conduct, suggested in a July 24, 2017 letter to me that the grievance was dismissed at least in part because the Justice Department ultimately did not file criminal charges against Mrs. Clinton. He also cited the fact that “grievances filed by you with other disciplinary agencies were dismissed against attorneys who were involved in certain aspects of the conduct of which you complain,” and he noted that I have 20 days to file an appeal (consider it done).

Mr. Harmon was referring to the grievances that I filed in D.C. and Maryland against David Kendall, Cheryl Mills, and Heather Samuelson, the three attorneys who destroyed thousands of emails while representing Mrs. Clinton. My regular readers will recall that Elizabeth Herman, an Obama donor and the chief deputy prosecutor at the D.C. Bar, dismissed my complaints without an investigation, then the D.C. Court of Appeals covered up the cover up. … Read more