It’s Friday and you know what that means?… Clinton email dump!
Of course, we already know based on testimony from FBI Director James Comey that Clinton was “extremely careless” when she shared classified information on her home brewed server, but she still wasn’t convicted of any wrongdoing.
Now we find out FIVE Clinton aides received immunity deals from the Department of Justice in exchange for their cooperation with the FBI’s investigation! …Say WHAT? Yes, that’s right! These same aides didn’t have security clearance, but were dealing with highly classified information and emails. These are the same aides that will STILL have jobs IF Clinton is elected president. Go figure!
H/T Washington Examiner:
Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff, received an immunity deal from the Justice Department during the year-long FBI investigation of Clinton’s server.
Two other State Department staffers, John Bentel and Heather Samuelson, were also given immunity agreements, bringing the total number of witnesses who were protected by deals to five.
Bryan Pagliano, Clinton’s former IT aide, and Paul Combetta, an employee at the firm hired to manage her server after she left the State Department, received such protection through deals that were reported previously.
The immunity agreements given to Mills and Samuelson covered the evidence recovered from their computers, a Democratic staffer told theWashington Examiner. The deals did not extend to their testimony before Congress or to the information they told the FBI, the staffer said.
Pagliano was held in contempt of Congress Thursday for his failure to comply with a subpoena for testimony and documents. Combetta appeared before the House Oversight Committee last week, but invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer questions.
The FBI has said Clinton and her staff exhibited “extreme carelessness” by sharing classified information on an unsecured server that was kept in Clinton’s basement.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said the immunity deals were “beyond explanation.”
“I’ve lost confidence in this investigation and I question the genuine effort in which it was carried out,” Chaffetz said in a statement. “Immunity deals should not be a requirement for cooperating with the FBI.”
The Utah Republican said the FBI was “handing out immunity agreements like candy.”
Mills testified in May that she did not know Clinton had used a private server to host her emails, telling conservative-leaning Judicial Watch in a deposition that she did not recall most details about the former secretary of state’s email use.
Mills also invoked attorney-client privilige over some of what she and Clinton had said in discussions about the emails, as Mills was permitted to serve as counsel for the Democratic nominee in addition to her role as a witness in the investigation against her.
Samuelson, who enjoyed the same type of immunity deal given to Mills, was tasked with sorting through Clinton’s emails in 2014 after the State Department asked Clinton to turn over her work-related records. As such, investigators feared Samuelson had stored potentially classified materials on her computer.
Under the deal provided to Samuelson, the Justice Department would not prosecute her for any classified emails discovered on her hard drive if the former aide agreed to relinquish her computer to the FBI.
Read more here.
I don’t know about you, but I’m with Rep. Chaffetz when he said, “No wonder they couldn’t prosecute a case.”
How can you have someone who is given immunity by the DOJ as a witness ALSO sit in as an attorney in the interview with Clinton and the FBI? How does that make any sense? …well I guess it pays to be a DemocRAT and it pays to have personal friends like Loretta Lynch. How can we trust the FBI to do ANYTHING any more? We already knew we couldn’t trust the DOJ, Obama or Clinton, but I used to have faith in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nope. Not any more. Stupid DemocRATS!