JUST IN: FBI Counsel Talked to Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer About Comey’s Letter on Weiner Laptop Clinton Emails Days Before 2016 Election
Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced
Monday it received 215 pages of records from the Justice Department revealing former FBI General Counsel James Baker discussed the investigation of Clinton-related emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop with Hillary’s lawyer, David Kendall days before the 2016 election.
Hillary Clinton’s lawyer demanded an urgent conference call with the FBI after he found out Comey had sent a letter to Congress informing them he found Hillary’s emails on Weiner’s laptop, and the FBI bowed to Hillary’s lawyer.
Judicial Watch received the new records in response to a May 21 order
in a January 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit
filed, since Congress doesn’t do even their basic job of oversight.
Via Judicial Watch
On October 28, 2016, the day that Comey sent a letter to Congress regarding the FBI’s discovery that the Weiner laptop contained Clinton’s emails. Hillary Clinton’s personal lawyer David Kendall, within hours, emails Baker requesting a call “ASAP” about the Comey letter. Baker describes his follow-up call to senior FBI officials:
I received the email below from David Kendall and I called him back. Before doing so I alerted DOJ via email that I would do that.
He said that our letter was “tantalizingly ambiguous” and made statements that were “inchoate and highly ominous” such that what we had done was worse than transparency because it allows people to make whatever they want out to make out of the letter to the prejudice of Secretary Clinton.
I told him that I could not respond to his requests at this time but that I would discuss it with others and get back to him.
I suggest that we have some kind of follow up meeting or phone call with this group either this evening or over the weekend to address this and probably other issues/questions that come up in the next 24 hours. Sound reasonable?
Baker’s heads up on the Kendall call was sent to:
Then-Director James Comey; since fired;
Then-Associate Deputy Director David Bowdich, who later replaced Andrew McCabe as deputy director;
Michael Steinbach, the F.B.I.’s former executive assistant director for national security;
Then-Assistant Director of Counterintelligence E.W. Priestap, now retired;
James Rybicki, former chief of staff to Comey;
FBI intelligence analyst Jonathan Moffa;
Former Acting Assistant Director Jason V. Herring;
Michael Kortan, FBI assistant director for public affairs, now retired;
Former principal deputy general counsel Trisha Anderson;
Strzok and Page
The emails show that a conference call for the above senior officials was set up for the next day by Peter Strzok. (Two days before the election, on November 6, Comey sent a second letter reporting that the FBI’s review of the Weiner laptop material would not change his “conclusion” that Hillary Clinton should not be prosecuted.)
Recall, Judicial Watch discovered 18 classified Hillary emails on Weiner’s laptop, including the name of a clandestine CIA agent.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the latest trove of documents showing FBI-Clinton corruption:
“It is big news that, just days before the presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s personal lawyer pressured the top lawyer for the FBI on the infamous Weiner laptop emails. These documents further underscore that the fix was in for Hillary Clinton. When will the Justice Department and FBI finally do an honest investigation of the Clinton email scandal?”
Tom Fitton said in a video posted Monday that the FBI held an urgent conference call after Hillary’s personal lawyer complained about the letter from James Comey to Congress disclosing her classified emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.