The conduct surrounding the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails puzzled many observers.
Bureau officials were very cozy with the Clinton campaign and many were wondering if that was why she skated by without facing charges.
An announcement of a new investigation left pundits buzzing about what it means for Hillary’s fate.
The Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, announced an investigation into the FBI’s conduct during the Clinton email scandal.
While he will dig into FBI Director James Comey’s conduct, included in the investigation will be the actions of the Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, Peter Kadzik, and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Kadzik – through emails released by WikiLeaks – had been found to have been emailing Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta.
“According to the statement from Horowitz, the investigation will focus on allegations that the Department’s Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs— Peter Kadzik — improperly revealed details about the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The Kadzik emails were discovered as part of the published Podesta emails from WikiLeaks.
Kadzik, a close friend of Podesta, emailed him on multiple occasions about the investigation and met him socially several times during that time.
The investigation will also focus on FBI Director James Comey and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for their disclosure of information about the case during the election.
Other employees will be investigated for disclosure of “non-public” information about Clinton’s ongoing investigations.”
Kadzik repeatedly gave Podesta a “heads up” on developments regarding the case before the information was released to the public.
“Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik shared information about the congressional investigation of Hillary Clinton with his friend John Podesta, according to new emails revealed by WikiLeaks.
“There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails,” he flagged in an email to Podesta on May 19, 2015, with the subject line, “Heads up.”
Kadzik also updated Podesta on a FOIA case on Clinton’s emails.
“Another filing in the FOIA case went in last night or will go in this am that indicates it will be awhile (2016) before the State Department posts the emails,” he said.
Podesta forwarded the information to several campaign aides.
“Additional chances for mischief,” he warned.
As reported, Kadzik is close to Podesta, as he “kept him out of jail” during President Bill Clinton’s administration.”
This close contact between high-ranking bureau officials and Clinton campaign staffers led many to believe the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton was not on the level.
Critics contended there was no way Barack Obama was going to allow his Justice Department to indict the candidate he endorsed to succeed him.
Will this investigation finally get to the bottom of this affair?
Many have doubts.