BENSON: No, Bret Baier’s multi-part scoop on the FBI’s Clinton probes hasn’t been “debunked”

FOX New’s Bret Baier, while referring to the ongoing FBI Clinton investigations, mentioned the likelihood of an indictment. Bret’s FBI sources hinted at that. Clinton supporters seized upon that as a way to debunk the whole Bret Baier report. While it may be wishful thinking on the part of some agents, there are multiple reasons to expect an indictment. Read this list of arguments and see if you do not agree.

As Written By Guy Benson for Hot Air:

Fox News anchor Bret Baier opened his nightly news hour on Wednesday by reporting several startling revelations, joining his colleague Brit Hume later in the evening to walk through the new information provided to him by two FBI sources with “intimate knowledge” of the relevant state of affairs. Thursday morning, I posted this useful summary of Baier’s report, furnished by Real Clear Politics. Click through for the the five key points, each of which we will re-evaluate below. Clinton defenders and Fox critics quickly declared this information “debunked” and “made up,” largely drawing on reporting from NBC’s Pete Williams, whose own sources quasi-deny the existence of an ongoing FBI probe into the Clinton Foundation:

Appearing on MSNBC’s MTP Daily [on Thursday], NBC News’ justice correspondent Pete Williams refuted much of the reporting from Wall Street Journal and Fox News regarding a likely indictment regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Fox’s Bret Baier later backed off slightly, saying the indictment comment was “inartfully answered.” Speaking to host Chuck Todd, Williams claimed that via his own law enforcement sources, there doesn’t actually appear to be much of an investigation, let alone one that will result in indictments…“There really isn’t one,” Williams answered Todd regarding the status of the investigation. “Few want to call it an investigation. That’s a term of art in the FBI. There was an initial inquiry that was opened a couple months ago based largely on media reports and a book called Clinton Cash.”

I say “quasi-deny” because Williams couches his language with a number of softening caveats. There isn’t “really” an active probe, he says, adding that “few” would characterize the inquiry as an investigation. What’s really going on here?  Based on publicly-available reporting, the truth seems clear — if slightly complex.  There is quite obviously a deep and smoldering rift between a group of FBI agents and some of their bosses, both at the bureau and DOJ.  That’s why lefty media outlets are publishing whispers about the FBI being in the tank for Trump and trying to take down Hillary, and why righty outlets like Townhall are pointing out the overwhelmingly….

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