The FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server has dug into the cover up of her crimes.
And new documents released to the public exposed how investigators unearthed the allegations of quid pro quo bribery.
So why wasn’t anyone charged with a crime?
State Department Undersecretary for Management, Patrick Kennedy, allegedly offered to bribe FBI officials with overseas postings if they stripped the classification marking, “SECRET”, from one of Hillary’s emails.
Fox News reports:
“A senior State Department official proposed a “quid pro quo” to convince the FBI to strip the classification on an email from Hillary Clinton’s server – and repeatedly tried to “influence” the bureau’s decision when his offer was denied, even taking his plea up the chain of command, according to newly released FBI documents.
Fox News first reported Saturday that the FBI interview summaries and notes, known as 302s, contained allegations of a quid pro quo. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who initially told Fox News of the claim, called it a “flashing red light of potential criminality.”
Documents published Monday morning confirm the account. Notes from an interview with an unnamed FBI official reveal the State Department Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy tried to horse-trade with the FBI, offering additional slots for the bureau overseas if they would de-classify a particular email marked “SECRET.”
According to the documents, an unnamed individual said he was “pressured” to “change the classified email to unclassified.”
“[Redacted] indicated he had been contacted by PATRICK KENNEDY, Undersecretary of State, who had asked his assistance in altering the email’s classification in exchange for a ‘quid pro quo,’” the 302 states. “[Redacted] advised that in exchange for marking the email unclassified, STATE would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden.”
At a subsequent meeting at the State Department regarding the classification review of Clinton’s materials where Kennedy presided, someone asked whether any of the emails in question were classified.
“Making eye contact with [redacted] KENNEDY remarked, ‘Well, we’ll see,’” the document says. The official, according to one account, was “attempting to influence the FBI to change its markings.
Kennedy allegedly asked at that point who else he could speak with and was referred to Michael Steinbach, then a top official with the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. Kennedy “continued to pressure the FBI to change the classified markings on the email to unclassified,” the document says. “STEINBACH refused to do so.”
The Clinton email scandal is like an onion; as the layers are peeled back, even more corruption and illegal behavior is exposed.
Every time the FBI releases new documents, their investigation looks more and more like a sham.
Evidence has been destroyed.
Immunity was doled out like candy.
And now Americans have learned top State Department officials tried to bribe FBI agents without any repercussions.
State Department officials were so terrified of the classified information in Hillary Clinton’s emails, they were willing to engage in what many believed was criminal behavior in order to cover it up.
The fact that no one was charged with a crime speaks to the real motivations of the FBI in this investigation.