WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chuck Ambrose, retired assistant U.S. attorney in the nation’s capital, lays out a case for why James Comey’s initial investigation of the Hillary Clinton email scandal was manipulated by the Department of Justice and rendered legally and ethically illegitimate.
“Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 45.2, prohibits a DOJ employee, without written authorization, from participating in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution, or any person or organization which he knows has a specific and substantial interest that would be directly affected by the outcome of the investigation or prosecution,” Ambrose writes in a statement provided to Breitbart News.
Ambrose worked as an assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting cases in Washington, D.C., and Missouri for 25 years. He writes, “That same webpage reminds employees against participating in any matter in which he has a financial interest, and instructs that ‘in addition to an employee’s own financial interest, certain interests are considered his (imputed to him), such as those of his spouse, minor children, and business partners.'”
“These departmental regulations supplement the canons of ethics of every state bar, which also instruct attorneys to avoid even the appearance of impropriety arising from conflicts of interest. Every attorney working for DOJ is required to maintain a license and good standing with at least one state bar organization,” Ambrose writes.
Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom put his reputation on the line to call out the impropriety of the original FBI-DOJ investigation.
“The [original FBI] investigation was not a real investigation–no grand jury, no subpoenas, no search warrants. [Director James Comey] didn’t stand up to the politics of this thing,” Kallstrom told Megyn Kelly.