Hillary Clinton & The Clinton Foundation Now Under DOJ/FBI Investigations
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jan 05, 2018,
Jan 05, 2018, 12:16
The State Department last Friday released parts of 2,800 emails that belonged to Abedin but were recovered by the FBI on the laptop of her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, during an investigation into his sexting with a female high school student.
Tom Fitton, president of the center-right government transparency group Judicial Watch, tweeted on Thursday afternoon that State would publish "releasable portions" of the documents on Friday.
The Justice Department has launched a new inquiry into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged in any pay-to-play politics or other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, law enforcement officials and a witness tells The Hill. In fact, Trump was reacting to news that resulted from the FBI investigation into Weiner.
In October 2016, Trump threatened to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton's server use again if he won the election.
The Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit that resulted in Friday's coming document-dump was filed in May 2015.
A witness recently interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation told The Hill the agents' questions focused on government decisions and discussions of donations to Clinton entities during the time Hillary Clinton led President Barack Obama's State Department.
'We expect that we will be told that some of these classified materials were on Weiner's laptop, which is highly disturbing. The FBI handed out immunity deals for the benefit of the investigation even though the letter exonerating Hillary was already in the works. Almost 2800 emails were released by the State Department in response to the 2015 FOIA lawsuit.
Whether those emails were classified when they were sent wasn't immediately clear.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused Clinton of lying about her use of the server.
In July 2016, then FBI Director James Comey hosted a press conference announcing that the FBI would recommend to the Department of Justice that Democratic nominee Clinton not be charged for mishandling classified information.
Mr. Comey also originally concluded it was "reasonably likely" Clinton's non-secure private server was accessed or hacked by hostile actors, that passage also was changed to a much weaker "possible", the memos show.