100 pages of NEW Hillary probe docs trigger more Congressional hearings over possible FBI wrongdoing
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released over 100 new documents on Monday about the Hillary Clinton email scandal probe.
They were obtained by Fox News and appear to prove that the Undersecretary of State purportedly offered a deal to the FBI in exchange for it agreeing to reclassify documents in order to protect Hillary Clinton.
According to documents, an unnamed person said that Patrick Kennedy had contacted the bureau about reclassifying documents that were on Clinton’s private server in exchange for a “quid pro quo” (which literally means “something for something” or “this for that” in Latin).
What makes the information particularly damning is that the FBI agent who was interviewed in the notes used the words “quid pro quo” himself to describe the conversation with Kennedy.
“[Redacted] indicated that he had been contacted by Patrick Kennedy Undersecretary of State, who had asked his assistance in altering the email’s classification in exchange for a ‘quid pro quo.” the notes and interview summaries released by the FBI read. “[Redacted] advised that 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.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge explained the overseas posts are highly sought after by FBI agents.
The news outlet reported the possible quid pro quo deal on Sunday but obtained the actual documentation on Monday.
Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R – Utah, told Fox News that there could be as many as four hearings triggered by the new information after the election.
The FBI denied any criminal quid pro quo took place, in a statement to Fox News.
“A senior State Department official requested the FBI re-review that email to determine whether it was in fact classified or whether it might be protected from release under a different FOIA exemption,” the statement read.
It went on to try to paint discussions about overseas posts as coincidental.
“Having been previously unsuccessful in attempts to speak with the senior State official, during the same conversation, the FBI official asked the State Department official if they would address a pending, unaddressed FBI request for space for additional FBI employees assigned abroad,” it continued.
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