The Obama administration Department of Justice had many shady dealing. One I found particularly unsavory was the way they handled cases against some businesses. They would offer to settle if the firm donated money to a liberal nonprofit. Undoubtedly some of that money found its way to democratic candidates.
We are beginning to see evidence of a two part conspiracy to get Hillary Clinton to the White House. Part one was to clear her clear her of any charges related to her mishandling of government secrets. To me the evidence is fairly strong. Key witnesses were not sworn in. The report exonerating her was begun well before the investigation concluded. It was also watered down. After the uproar over the Attorney General meeting with Bill Clinton, she said she would follow the recommendation of FBI Director Comey. I doubt she would have said that if she didn’t know what he was going to say. He way overstepped his responsibilities. His job was to investigate, not reach a conclusion.
Part two was to do harm to Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election. The evidence is much less clear but some tantalizing facts have come to light. We do know that either the campaign or DNC paid a firm to do opposition research. It resulted in the phony dossier about collusion with Russia. We also know that the FBI used some information to allow them to spy on members of the Trump campaign. The campaign was publicly accused of colluding with Russia. Russia did try to undermine Clinton. President Obama knew about it before the election but chose to do nothing.
Everything outlined above did happen. There is no way to prove a conspiracy with connecting them up. Within the last few days two possible links have come to light. Peter Strzok, a senior FBI official, texted his girlfriend, an FBI lawyer, about a meeting they had with Andy (presumably Andrew McCabe, then Deputy Director of the FBI). He mentioned an idea Page threw out at the meeting. It had something to do with a plan to keep Trump from being elected. Strzok compared it to life insurance. We also learned that the wife of Bruce Ohr, an associate deputy attorney general, worked for the firm that ordered the dossier and that he met with the president of that company.
These two facts are certainly are not enough to prove a conspiracy. It is clear that some in the Justice Department and FBI deliberately interfered in the election. Everyone, regardless of party, should be outraged. Promoting our democracy and ensuring liberty and justice for all is far more important than who wins an election.