Within hours of then FBI Director James Comey informing Congress in October 2016 that the Hillary Clinton secret server investigation was being reopened, Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, emailed the bureau demanding a phone call “ASAP.” Former FBI General Counsel James Baker, who received the email, said Kendall complained about the “tantalizingly ambiguous” Comey letter to Congress, according to an email thread obtained by Judicial Watch in a FOIA request. The emails also reveal that the conference call with Clinton’s lawyer was arranged by anti-Trump now ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok, who would go on to serve in the Mueller Russia collusion investigation. It’s not at all outside the realm of assumption that Kendall expected Comey and his FBI stooges to be more accommodating during the campaign.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Emails obtained by a conservative watchdog show the frantic series of events that transpired at the FBI after then-FBI Director James Comey informed Congress in October 2016 that his bureau was reopening an investigation into the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server.
Hours after Comey sent a letter to Congress on Oct. 28 informing lawmakers the probe he shut down that summer was getting news life less than two weeks before the presidential election, Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, emailed former FBI General Counsel James Baker to demand a call “ASAP.”
Baker told colleagues he spoke to Kendall, who he said complained Comey’s letter was “tantalizingly ambiguous” and made statements that were “inchoate and highly ominous,” according to an email thread released by Judicial Watch.
The note was forwarded to several top FBI officials, including Comey. The emails also show soon after a conference call was set up by Peter Strzok, the infamous ex-FBI agent who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with FBI lawyer Lisa Page and has fueled concern among GOP lawmakers that there is rampant bias in the FBI.