The FBI’s summary of its investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton contradicted some of her past statements about her use of a private email system for government business and the deletion of 33,000 emails:
- The Clinton campaign previously had indicated that her personal emails were deleted before Clinton received a congressional subpoena on March 4, 2015. But the FBI said her emails were deleted “between March 25-31, 2015” — three weeks after the subpoena, which means they lied to the FBI. The campaign then said they only learned when the emails were deleted from the FBI report.
One of the mysteries that the FBI investigation cleared up is when Clinton’s emails that were deemed personal were deleted and how it was done, Fact Check reported.
Clinton’s office disclosed on March 10, 2015, that she gave the State Department 30,490 work-related emails on Dec. 5, 2014, and “chose not to keep” 31,830 emails she deemed “personal.”
“We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work-related emails and deliver them to the State Department,” Clinton said at a press conference that day. “At the end, I chose not to keep my private personal emails.”
It was widely reported at the time that Clinton deleted her personal, private emails. The New York Times, which broke the story of her unusual email arrangement on March 2, 2015, wrote this lead on its press conference story.
New York Times, March 10, 2015: Hillary Rodham Clinton revealed that she had deleted about half her emails from her years as secretary of state, saying she had turned over to the Obama administration all correspondence about government business but had erased records of communications about private matters, like yoga routines, her daughter’s wedding and her mother’s funeral.
The FBI probe focused on whether Clinton or her staff violated federal laws governing the handling of classified information, and whether foreign powers or hostile actors hacked into her private server, which was located at her home in New York.
FBI Director James Comey announced that although Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in handling classified information, he did not find evidence that their actions were intentional. He declined to pursue criminal charges against Hillary.
It has since been revealed that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch swayed Comey’s decision when she told him to refer to it as a ‘matter’ and not an investigation, which he did.
Comey’s decision not to press charges closed the case of what Hillary had done with the emails, and what their real content was.
It appeared that Hillary was successful in her attempts to ensure that her so-called personal emails would never be retrieved.
Until now, via Joe For America:
The Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak reports this week that; “FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman.
Awam, who had access to the emails and files of more than a dozen House Democrats, had desperately tried to get back the smashed hard drives that were seized by the FBI, which contained sensitive information about the 2016 Democrat primary, the General election as well as interactions with Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State, including the 2012 attack in Benghazi – according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
A high-level congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into ‘serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network’ by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.”
Ben Shapiro sums up what happened then and next:
Retired Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said Thursday on Tucker Carlson Tonight that there is now evidence that then-Democratic National Chairwoman and current Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz used Imran Awan for “malevolent activities” and “manipulative things” against Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary race.
Shaffer talked about Awan’s other brothers who worked on Capitol Hill, family members fleeing the country to Pakistan, and that he got paid 3 times the average Congressional I.T. employee.
FOX News reported on bank fraud by one of the brothers, how he double-billed the House of Representatives, and the possibility of “putting sensitive House information on the ‘cloud’ and potentially exposing it to outside sources.”
A federal judge in May ordered the State Department to release another batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server related to the 2012 terror attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to Judicial Watch.
Related to the Benghazi emails, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa reintroduced a key player from the Clinton email scandal, Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal in hearings this week: He asked why Blumenthal did not register as a foreign agent while working as an “off-the-books” intelligence resource for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while simultaneously working on behalf of a foreign entity—a political party in the country of Georgia.
Blumenthal, who served as a senior adviser to former President Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2001, reportedly was prohibited by the Obama administration from taking a job with Clinton’s State Department. Blumenthal, instead, sent Clinton guidance on sensitive diplomatic matters, most notably intelligence information about Libya around the time of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans.
Those memos emerged as part of the release of documents from Clinton’s private email system.
Some background: The congressional investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi officially closed and the House committee filed its final report, USA Today reported.
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, has stuck to her story that she handed over all of her work-related emails, even though, she wiped her computer with the equivalent of electronic bleach, not a simple cloth, yeah…she has absolutely nothing to hide!
The report severely criticized military, CIA and Obama administration officials for their response as the attacks unfolded and their subsequent explanations to the American people. It accused the government of incompetence at various levels, including a failure to deploy needed military assets, CIA intelligence reports that were “rife with errors,” and misguided planning even in the midst of the violence.
The best part, Hillary holds fast to her claim, even as new batches of emails are recovered. Emails, that were not included in her alleged “complete” batch, she’d originally turned over.
30 emails that had been previously wiped off the face of the earth, were recovered. Unfortunately for Hillary, they were related to Benghazi, but she knew that didn’t she?
FBI investigators recovered 30 emails from Hillary Clinton’s wiped server which discussed Benghazi, government lawyers said in federal court. The disclosure was made during a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta in a case involving a lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Government lawyers told U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta Tuesday that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton to State.
Clinton gave the State Department more than 30,000 of her work related emails in Dec. 2014. Of those, the State Department released 296 emails related to Benghazi and Libya. The agency asserted that those were all of the Clinton emails it had pertaining to Benghazi. But the State Department discovered another 925 Benghazi-related emails. Those were handed over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi – but it was revealed that Clinton deleted “several thousand” work-related emails from her server.
Gowdy on Monday called the report the “final, definitive accounting” of the Benghazi attacks.
“The committee is proud to have been able to tell the story of the ingenuity and bravery displayed by our nation’s heroes in Benghazi, who banded together to save one another, when no other help was ever on the way,” Gowdy said.
I like Robert Reese of Winter Haven, Florida’s summation the best:
Giving billions of dollars to Iran, bowing to Chinese leaders, giving Russia’s Vladimir Putin free rein to rule Europe are just a few of many other apologies Obama has made to world leaders. We have listened to excuses and lies for eight years.
Keep your doctors was a lie. Benghazi was a lie. Hillary Clinton’s email was a lie. Money to Iran was a lie. Telling the parents of their sons killed in Benghazi because of a video was a lie. Denying Bill Clinton interfered with the FBI and talked secretly with Loretta Lynch to cover Hillary was a lie.
It appears, regardless of the evidence that clearly points to illicit behavior by Obama, Hillary, Loretta Lynch and James Comet the cover-up continues.