Amid the current Donald Trump Jr. “controversy” with a Russian lawyer, a much larger bombshell has been dropped by the FBI concerning Hillary Clinton’s email issues.
The FBI recently released 42 pages of highly redacted documents related to their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified materials. The redacted pages clearly show how her cronies intentionally destroyed evidence to obstruct the investigation. (via Fox News)
These newly released documents mention how many of the unsecured BlackBerrys used by Clinton were “wiped” through physical damage and disposing of SM cards, something that could arguably be seen as destruction of government property, mishandling classified information, and obstruction of justice.
Shockingly, some of Clinton’s BlackBerrys ended up being destroyed by hammers on orders of Huma Abedin, Clinton’s personal aide, when servers went down, or with news of Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s email being hacked in 2013.
One exchange in particular showed a back and forth response to a subpoena from the FBI to Katherine Turner, one of Clinton’s private attorneys. In the document, Turner agreed to turn over one of Mrs. Clinton’s non-secure iPads and two of her BlackBerrys to the FBI, but when the FBI received the electronics, they were missing their SIM and SD cards.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a watchdog group dedicated to holding politicians accountable, remarked on the FBI documents, “We are presuming there are still 13 devices at issue, the new records show how badly the Obama Justice Department and FBI mishandled the Clinton email investigation. They get the equivalent of wiped phones from the Clinton lawyers and do nothing?” (via Independent Journal Review)
“They (the FBI) were played by Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers and didn’t care. The Trump Justice Department needs to audit this mess and figure out if the Clinton matters need to be reopened or reinvigorated,” said Fitton.
Former FBI Director James Comey stated that Clinton and her colleagues were “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” Despite 22 of the email exchanges being deemed too damaging to release to the public, most of the exchanges have been classified by intelligence experts as “above top secret.”
In this latest document disclosure by the FBI, a staggering 325 pages are referenced as “deleted pages.” The 42 pages that were released to the public are only readable in parts and are heavily redacted under the Freedom of Information Act exemptions, in which information is denied because it could “disclose investigation techniques.”
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After his election in November, President Trump said that he was not interested in pursuing a federal criminal case against his former opponent, which some have interpreted in a different light. Although the attorney general answers to the president, the department is supposed to be independent under the Constitution. Trump’s distancing of himself from the department’s prosecutorial decision-making process could be seen as being respectful of the Constitution’s limits while leaving the attorney general free to pick cases he sees fit without outside influence. (via The Washington Post)
Regardless, this latest bombshell from the FBI seems to confirm Hillary’s duplicitous action of destroying evidence, something that justifies reopening an investigation on the former presidential candidate, and hopefully, through legal proceedings, it will lead to criminal charges.