Documents turned over to Judicial Watch showed the FBI’s leadership rushed to answer Hillary Clinton’s indignant lawyer on the same day then-Director James Comey announced the “existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” into Clinton’s private server.
The paper trail also included discussions by disgraced FBI lawyer Lisa Page regarding a trade-off between the Bureau and the White House hopeful.
Public records show Page suggested to Justice Department employees that the FBI could agree to downgrade “classified” Clinton emails in exchange for more staff overseas.
There is no proof such a transaction ever took place.
Fox News reports:
On Oct. 28, 2016, Comey upended the presidential campaign by informing Congress that the FBI would quickly review the Weiner laptop. The Justice Department’s internal watchdog later faulted the FBI for failing to review the Weiner laptop through much of the fall of 2016, and suggested it was possible that now-fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok may have slow-walked the laptop analysis until other federal prosecutors pressured the FBI to review its contents.
On the afternoon of Oct. 28, Clinton lawyer David Kendall demanded answers from the FBI — and the agency jumped into action, the emails showed.
Many of the emails found on the computer were between Clinton and her senior adviser Huma Abedin, Weiner’s now-estranged wife. Despite claims by top FBI officials, including Strzok, several of those emails were determined to contain classified information.
“I received the email below from David Kendall and I called him back,” then-FBI General Counsel James Baker wrote to the agency’s top brass, including Comey, Page and Strzok, in an email. “Before doing so I alerted DOJ via email that I would do that.”