Hillary, Hillary, Hillary… [shaking my head]
On Monday, newly released internal emails show FBI officials in 2016 sought to expedite a request for information from Hillary Clinton’s lawyer in what conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch claimed is evidence of “special treatment.”
Judicial Watch obtained 218 pages of emails between fired and disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok and his lover (not his wife) former DOJ attorney Lisa Page, where many of the emails are about the FBI’s investigation into whether or not Clinton improperly used a private email server, while serving as Barack Obama’s secretary of state, that had classified information on it.
Those emails contain discussions about 302 documents, which are filled out by FBI agents after they conduct an interview with a witness. This is to get the agent’s feel for how the interview went, and to document everything said during the interview while it’s still fresh on the agent’s mind.
There is one email that shows Page admitting that four 302 reports involving the Clinton investigation “had never been written.” She never speculated why they weren’t written or which interviews they would have been about, but it does indicate that the agent(s) involved did not want evidence written down on an official record.
This is not the first time there were concerns about missing materials related to the Clinton investigation. In 2016 it was reported that that two banker’s boxes of Clinton emails went missing during the investigation. This is considered par for the course whenever a Democrat is being investigated.
To make things worse, the emails released on Monday show then-FBI General Counsel James Baker reached out to Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, writing in August 2016 promising him that the FBI somehow get a copy of the 302 from Clinton’s lawyer over to him “expeditiously.” Because, you know, the FBI always does stuff like that for suspects.
On August 16, Baker wrote, “I just spoke with David Kendall … I conveyed our view that in order to obtain the documents they are seeking they need to submit a request pursuant to the Privacy Act and FOIA.” He continued, “David asked us to focus first on the Secretary’s 302. I said OK,” noting that they would “get the 302 out the door as soon as possible.”
Are you kidding me? These are the same people who tried to frame Donald Trump for a crime he didn’t commit who went out of their way to exonerate Clinton for crimes she really did commit.
The FBI officials involved in this knew that what they were doing was wrong, because there are emails revealed showing discussions on how to handle the request in a manner that wouldn’t stand out as favoritism, with one such official making a suggestion that the FBI process the fulfillment of the request in a manner that was “consistent” with other requests. In other words, manipulate the situation so that we don’t get caught breaking rules and protocols to help out a woman we know broke the law, all because she’s going to be elected president.
Baker even wrote an email on August 21, 2016, acknowledging that he was planning to give Kendall a heads-up before the FBI posted the Clinton 302 document online.
“I said we would alert him shortly before it appeared on our website,” Baker wrote. Just days later, just prior to the 302 going public, the FBI’s GOIA unit chief approved the plan, writing, “I don’t see a problem with giving a Kendall a heads-up.”
From Fox News:
The FBI has faced accusations of giving special treatment to Clinton’s team before.
Internal FBI emails released by Judicial Watch earlier this year showed the agency’s highest-ranking officials scrambling to answer Kendall in the days prior to the 2016 presidential election, on the same day then-FBI Director James Comey sent a bombshell letter to Congress announcing a new review of hundreds of thousands of potentially classified emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Are you kidding me? These FBI officials bent over backward to turn a mountain of evidence against Clinton into a molehill. They did the exact opposite for Donald Trump, going out of their way to fabricate evidence to make it appear Trump colluded with the Russians during the election. This shows that the top echelons of the FBI, under Barack Obama, played favoritism games, did not bear true faith or allegiance to the Constitution, and failed to discharge the duties of their office in a proper manner. The big question is how many other times have they done this with other people they liked or disliked personally?
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