In a story that gets stranger and stranger by the day, a new report reveals that the FBI not only gave Hillary Clinton’s top aides immunity from prosecution, they actually arranged to destroy their laptops after searching them for evidence. House Judiciary Committee sources spoke to Fox News this week about the odd deal, which was apparently offered to Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills and former campaign worker Heather Samuelson.
According to those sources, Mills and Samuelson also procured an agreement from the FBI that limited the agency’s search to documents created prior to January 31, 2015.
The revelation inspired House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte to fire off a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch in hopes of clarification.
“Like many things about this case, these new materials raise more questions than answers,” Goodlatte wrote. “Doesn’t the willingness of Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson to have their laptops destroyed by the FBI contradict their claim that the laptops could have been withheld because they contained non-relevant, privileged information? If so, doesn’t that undermine the claim that the side agreements were necessary?”
Oh, and just for the record, Mrs. Lynch, could you explain once again what you and Bill Clinton talked about on that tarmac this summer? Grandkids, was it? Right, right.
In addition to asking about the strange deal to destroy the laptops, Goodlatte also questioned why the Department of Justice would agree to confine their search to files created before Jan. 31, 2015. That agreement, he wrote, gave “up any opportunity to find evidence related to the destruction of evidence or obstruction of justice related to Secretary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.”
We’ve known for months that the FBI and the DOJ gave Hillary Clinton a free pass, but we may not get to the bottom of this scandal for quite some time. The investigation itself may turn out to be a bigger story than Hillary’s original crimes by the time it all comes out in the wash. No objective observer can look at all of this without recognizing the dirty deals. This is political corruption of the highest order, and it permeates this entire administration.