Sunday night document dump!
The FBI published around 300 pages of documents associated with Hillary Clinton’s email investigation on Sunday night when the most of us enjoyed football, hockey, or the Golden Globes.
These emails include discussions within Hillary’s team about the computer hardware during the FBI’s investigation:
At first, Clinton was unwilling to surrender her private server, but hacked emails appear to show her team advised her to let the FBI take control of the materials.
Additional materials released on Sunday include email exchanges between FBI officials prior to of the official opening of the investigation. Some emails also included arguments between State Department personnel and law enforcement officials, along with members of other government agencies. The fights mostly appear to center on whether a document contains personal or classified information.
Back in October, reports surfaced over possible “quid pro quo” between the State Department and FBI over the reclassification of the emails. An FBI official said that Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy bribed him to change some of the emails.
Kennedy said “in exchange for marking the email unclassified, STATE would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden.
The official told Kennedy “Well, we’ll see.” Unsatisfied with the answer, Kennedy asked if he could speak with someone else. He turned to “Michael Steinbach, then a top official with the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division.” Kennedy kept applying pressure to the FBI to change the classification, but Steinbach said no.
Kennedy tried to convince the officials “to issue a B9 FOIA exemption on another email that ’caused problems for Kennedy’ so that it would ‘end up in the basement’ ‘never to be seen again.'” Yeah, that email had to do with the Benghazi attacks.
The Daily Caller also found an email in the stash from the attorney of Bryan Pagliano, the aide who helped set up Hillary’s server. The attorney said that Pagliano refused an investigation. He did meet with the FBI last month after the Department of Justice gave him limited immunity.