Oh, to have friends in high places. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton certainly does. In fact, America is just now learning to what extent she did per FBI emails finally released over two years after a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was filed. According to the emails, the FBI under then Director James Comey had a quid pro quo deal in place with the Obama State Department to do damage control in the final weeks leading up to the 2016 election. According to a report from The Daily Wire, the “deal” was originally reported by Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne in October 2016. Then Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz (UT) told Fox News: “This is a flashing red light of potential criminality.” Hmm. What was the first clue? Seriously, is anyone surprised?
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Over two years after the fact, newly released FBI emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request confirm that James Comey’s FBI attempted to work out a quid pro quo deal with the Obama State Department to help minimize the Hillary Clinton private email server scandal just weeks before the 2016 election.
Fox News’s Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne first reported on the alleged deal back on October 15, 2016, but full confirmation did not come until this week when the government transparency watchdog group Judicial Watch released FBI communication related to the deal.
“FBI interview summaries and notes, provided late Friday to the House Government Oversight and Intelligence Committees, contain allegations of a ‘quid pro quo’ between a senior State Department executive and FBI agents during the Hillary Clinton email investigation, two congressional sources told Fox News,” Herridge and Browne reported in 2016. “This is a flashing red light of potential criminality,” Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Utah) told Fox News at the time. “In return for altering the classification, the possibility of additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas was discussed,” he said.