Newly released emails show a close working relationship between Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the FBI during the 2016 elections. The close relationship is particularly concerning in the months and weeks before the election when an investigation was launched into top Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s husband, Anthony Weiner.
According to Fox News:
Newly released internal FBI emails showed the agency’s highest-ranking officials scrambling to answer to Hillary Clinton’s lawyer 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.
The trove of documents turned over by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a potential quid pro quo between the State Department and the FBI — in which the FBI would agree to downgrade the classification level of a Clinton email in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the agency abroad. There was no indication such a quid pro quo ever took place.
However, at least 18 classified emails sent from Abedin’s account were found by the FBI on the Weiner laptop. And, despite Strzok’s apparent claim, FBI officials later conceded they had not manually screened all of the nearly 700,000 emails on the laptop, but instead used computer technology to prioritize which emails to screen as Election Day rapidly approached.
“It is big news that, just days before the presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s personal lawyer pressured the top lawyer for the FBI on the infamous Weiner laptop emails,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “These documents further underscore that the fix was in for Hillary Clinton. When will the Justice Department and FBI finally do an honest investigation of the Clinton email scandal?”
These new documents raise even more questions about the close working relationship between the Clinton campaign and the highest levels of the Obama administration. These revelations are scary especially when the FBI through the newly released emails continued to believe they were acting appropriately.
When is the plumbing going to be fixed between these two. Especially, since there is so much raw sewage backed up and even Putin says he can smell it in Russia.