A new dump featuring 42 pages of extremely redacted documents from the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton and her email snafu is opening a lot of eyes and posing a lot of questions about some flaws in the investigation itself.Hillary used a private email server to conduct government business, even sending classified information in some of the correspondence, a scandal that broke during the middle of the election last year and likely played a part in her loss to Donald Trump.
Fox News is reporting, The materials, all part of the probe dubbed “Midyear Exam,” included several documents designated as “grand jury material,” indicating the potential seriousness of the investigation that would ultimately be ended by FBI director James Comey in July, then restarted for a brief period in October before being shut down for good.One redacted exchange reveals a back and forth subpoena response to the FBI from one of Mrs. Clinton’s private attorneys, Katherine Turner, a partner at Washington DC powerhouse firm Williams & Connolly. In the document, Turner agreed to turn over one of Mrs. Clinton’s non-secure Apple iPads and two of her BlackBerrys to the FBI.
But neither smartphone received from the law firm contain SIM cards or Secure Digital (SD) cards, and a total of 13 mobile devices identified by the FBI as potentially using clintonemail.com email addresses were never located by Williams & Connelly.
“We are presuming there are still 13 devices at issue,” Tom Fitton,As extensively reported by Fox, Clinton would often task aides including Monica Hanley with finding and supplying the secretary of state’s never-ending demand to use non-secure BlackBerrys for all her official government work. Some of Clinton’s BlackBerrys wound up being pounded with hammers on orders by Huma Abedin after Clinton’s homebrew servers went down or when news that Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s email had been hacked in 2013 by the Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer”—Marcel Lehel Lazar.
It’s not that much of a shock to learn how badly this investigation was handled, given the fact there was a mountain of evidence that clearly pointed to Clinton breaking the law, yet she paid no legal consequences for her actions.
We are supposed to be a nation of laws, a country where everyone is held to the same legal standard. However, this seems not to be the case when politicians get out of consequences for violating the law for their own personal benefit.Let’s hope that at some point Hillary actually does answer for her actions.
[This article was written by Steve Parker]