Americans everywhere were furious when Barack Hussein Obama’s FBI announced that Hillary Clinton would NOT be charged for her use of a personal email server. Now, the real reason she was not charged has finally been revealed, and it’s disturbing…
The Washington Examiner reported that newly released documents from the FBI’s year-long investigation of Clinton’s server show that an official with the State Department proposed a “quid pro quo” whose goal was to get the FBI to cover up classified emails discovered on Clinton’s server. In return for this, an unnamed official in the FBI said the bureau might be open to a deal if the State Department could agree to increasing the FBI’s presence in Iraq.
The FBI notes, which were released on Monday, show that Patrick Kennedy, State’s undersecretary for management, put pressure on FBI officials to change the classified markings on an email that had been upgraded to “secret.”
An anonymous witness told investigators that Kennedy tried “to influence the FBI to change its markings” and asked FBI agents if they could “see their way to marking the email unclassified.” In a proposed deal between the unnamed FBI official and the State Department, Kennedy was to “reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden.” The FBI claims this deal never happened.
The FBI said that this email remained classified at the “secret” level, and that the unnamed official who asked for Kennedy’s help in increasing the FBI’s presence in Iraq has since retired from the bureau.
In the latest batch of released notes, the anonymous official said he would “look into the e-mail matter if KENNEDY would provide authority concerning the FBI’s request to increase its personnel in Iraq.” In return, Kennedy wanted the classification changed to “B9,” a Freedom of Information act redaction that he was hoping would allow him to “archive the document in the basement of [the State Department] never to be seen again.”
A different witness told the FBI that he “believes STATE has an agenda which involves minimizing the classified nature of the CLINTON emails in order to protect STATE interests and those of CLINTON.”
Though the deal was never actually struck, it shows that the State Department was trying to downplay the impact of the classified information found on Clinton’s emails. This came after Clinton herself had spent months claiming that she never emailed any classified data on her personal email system.
What do you think about this?