Hillary Clinton’s email scandal just keeps getting worse.
More documents about the investigation continue to be released.
And a new batch of documents presents devastating news for Hillary Clinton.
The FBI recently released 300 pages of documents relating to the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton.
And they could now be the key to reopening a criminal investigation into the failed presidential nominee.
In the documents, the FBI noted the State Department had been “forum shopping” to find officials to favorably rate Hillary Clinton’s emails as “unclassified”.
The Daily Caller reports:
“In one April 27, 2015, email, an FBI official wrote to other officials that they were “about to get drug into an issue on classification” of Clinton’s emails. The official, whose name is redacted, said that the State Department was “forum shopping,” or seeking a favorable opinion on the classification issue by asking different officials to rate emails as unclassified.”
The Daily Caller also reported that State Department official Patrick Kennedy – whom Trump has since fired – argued with the head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division for one of Hillary’s “classified” emails to receive the lower level of classification:
“The new FBI release contains a May 21, 2015, email in which Michael Steinbach, the FBI’s assistant director of the counterterrorism division, detailed a conversation he had with Kennedy about the classification issue.
Steinbach said that the FBI had determined that one of Clinton’s emails should be classified using b(1) and b(7) redactions, used to protect information in the interest of national defense and to prevent the disclosure of a confidential source, respectively. Kennedy asked Steinbach to classify the email using only the b(1) category.”
Writing on Foxnews.com, Judge Andrew Napolitano declared these new documents are ample ground to reopen the criminal investigation:
“…the FBI posted on its website more than 300 emails that Clinton had sent to an unnamed colleague, not in the government — no doubt her adviser Sid Blumenthal — that had fallen into the hands of foreign powers. It turns out — and the Sunday night release proves this — that Blumenthal was hacked by intelligence agents from at least three foreign governments and that they obtained the emails Clinton had sent to him that contained state secrets. Sources believe that the hostile hackers were the Russians and the Chinese and the friendly hackers were the Israelis.
Last Sunday’s revelations make the case against Clinton far more serious than Comey presented it to be last summer. Indeed, Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated by Trump to be attorney general and who has been a harsh critic of Clinton’s, told the Senate Judiciary Committee this week that he would step aside from any further investigation of Clinton, thereby acknowledging that the investigation will probably be opened again.
One of the metrics that the DOJ examines in deciding whether to prosecute is an analysis of harm caused by the potential defendant. I have examined the newly released emails, and the state secrets have been whited out. Yet it is clear from the FBI analysis of them that real secrets were exposed by the nation’s chief diplomat — meaning she violated an agreement she signed right after she took office, in which she essentially promised that she would not do what she eventually did.”
During the presidential campaign, crowds chanted “Lock Her Up!” when Trump promised to appoint a special prosecutor to dig into Clinton’s conduct.
Will their chants finally come to fruition?