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James Comey Prosecuted a Man Who Suggested Emails Be Saved…WTH?

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James Comey refused to recommend an indictment against Hillary, who ordered emails and other documents be destroyed to conceal evidence but he did recommend prosecuting  investment banker Frank Quattrone in 2003 on the strength of a 21 word email in which he tells people to save subpoenaed emails rather than destroy them.  Why?  Because Comey claimed that by telling people not to destroy emails, he was causing people to destroy emails.  (That must have been during his meth days)

Quattrone tweeted this right after Comey’s news conference:

Frank Quattrone Retweeted Recode

Says the man who once indicted me over a 23-word email that encouraged my team to save subpoenaed documents

Frank Quattrone added,

It was actually only 21 words:

“having been a key witness in a securities litigation case in south Texas, I strongly advise you to follow these procedures.”

That was a link in an email where a co worker told everyone to save their emails that had been subpoenaed.

From The Daily Caller:

Quattrone was the subject of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probe into his dealings at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he allegedly “doled out hot stock offerings” to his friends. Quattrone hosted initial public offerings for companies like Amazon and Cisco in the late 90s, and his activity led to investigation at the height of the tech bubble.

Leading the charge of the investigation was Comey, then-U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Comey charged Quattrone for a one sentence email in which he “advised colleagues in late 2000 to destroy documents while regulators were investigating Wall Street investment banks” for the way they shared their “lucrative initial public offerings.”

Although Comey recommended charges against Quattrone, federal prosecutors dropped all charges when they couldn’t find any crime Quattrone was guilty of.

 

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