FBI Director James Comey has been under fire for his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton. Now a review of his professional history and relationships has raised concerns that he politicized the criminal probe against the Democratic nominee.
The review shows that the FBI Director is deeply entrenched in the cronyism culture of Washington D.C. which might have played a part in the FBI’s refusal to investigate Clinton.
Comey reportedly accepted millions of dollars from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor. He was also a former member of a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board.
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According to Breitbrat, James Comey allegedly made over $6 million in one year alone while working for Lockheed Martin. The aerospace company then became a Clinton Foundation in 2010, the same year Comey left.
James Comey Made Millions From Clinton Foundation
Records later revealed that the company is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. The same organization later paid Bill Clinton $250,000 to deliver a speech in 2010.
Lockheed Martin seemed to benefit from the partnership not long after. The company reportedly won 17 approvals for private contracts. All of them from Hillary Clinton’s State Department that very same year.
In 2013, Comey became a board member of the London-based banking firm HSBC Holdings. His initial three-year contract with the company will expire at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual General Meeting after which he will be subject for reelection by shareholders.
HSBC Holdings and its various charitable branches regularly partner with the Clinton Foundation. One such case is their partnership with Deutsche Bank to retrofit 1,500 to 2,000 housing units to conserve energy primarily in the low-to-moderate-income sector of New York City. The partnership was facilitated by the Clinton Foundation whose records projected a billion dollars in financing to the project.
According to CNN, James Comey was worth over $11 million at the time he was nominated to be director of the FBI.
Given this new development, many are now questioning how much of this came from his relationship with the Clinton Foundation. It has also raised concerns that this might be one of the reason for his refusal to investigate the Democratic Nominee.