The Clinton scandal keeps getting worse as new discoveries emerge that a “quid pro quo” proposal was offered by a senior State Department official on the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scandal to try and influence a Federal Bureau of Investigation official to “change the classified email to unclassified,” according to multiple media reports.
The attempt to influence was discovered by Fox News, and they quote the 302 report information from the FBI.
“[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,’” per the FBI report information.
The 302 report also states the way “STATE would reciprocate” per the story.
“[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.”
From Twitter, here is another blast of reality concerning the Clinton scandal and FBI investigation.
— Stacey Reiman (@mspanish) October 17, 2016
In exchange for marking the classified emails being unclassified, the State Department was willing to “reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more agents in countries where they are presently forbidden,” according to the surprising FBI details and the Clinton “quid pro quo” story over at Business Insider by Pamela Engel.
A link is provided in Engel’s report to the specific FBI Clinton scandal information as well, but for interested voters concerned on more of the Clinton scandal investigation, here is the actual FBI vault link.
Per a story by Tal Kopan posted over at CNN on Monday, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner is apparently calling the Clinton scandal/quid pro quo information “inaccurate.” But Kopan quotes the FBI in a statement made regarding the Clinton scandal investigation.
“A senior State Department official requested the FBI re-review that email to determine whether it was in fact classified or whether it might be protected from release under a different FOIA exemption. A now-retired FBI official, who was not part of the subsequent Clinton investigation, told the State Department official that they would look into the matter.”
Meanwhile on Monday, Toner at the State Department briefing with press seems determined to soften the FBI investigation on the Clinton scandal story that keeps getting worse.
“Classification is an art, not a science, and individuals with classification authority sometimes have different views. There can be applicable FOIA exemptions that are based on both classified and unclassified rules….”
And the Clinton private email server scandal and issues with the Clinton Foundation seem to be sending voters huge red flags in an important election year. It has also been dividing American federal-level government officials, as pointed out in the report filed by Alicia Hesse at Lifezette.
“At least three FBI field offices wanted Hillary Clinton probed for official corruption before top brass at President Obama’s Justice Department quashed the potential investigation. Now the State Department is defending Clinton, even as new reports seem to indicate the FBI agents had good reason to request a look into the cozy relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department.”
President Tom Litton Judicial Watch, a doggedly determined watchdog organization which highlights the problems and the festering wound known to voters as the Clinton scandal, is quoted by Hesse in a story this summer wherein he expressed his doubts on the Clinton emails and the “quid pro quo between the State Department and the Clinton foundation.”
“So it’s pretty clear that donors and foundation supporters and associates had an in with the State Department to Mrs. Clinton, which was contrary to specific promises she had made.”
Litton added one more important point for voters to consider before casting their votes in the November general election, per Hesse.
“She promised everyone that there’d be a bright line, she’d follow all the ethics rules and she would stay out of Clinton Foundation business and these emails show that she did no such thing.”
One question voters may be asking about the ongoing drama of the Clinton scandals: What next?
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