FBI scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton lawyer amid Weiner laptop review, newly released emails show

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How is it Judicial Watch gets its hands on these documents and congress can't?

FBI scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton lawyer amid Weiner laptop review, newly released emails show


FBI emails show agency officials scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton legal team leading up to 2016 election
Newly released internal FBI emails showed the agency's highest-ranking officials scrambling to answer to Hillary Clinton's lawyer in the days prior to the 2016 presidential election, on the same day then-FBI Director James Comey sent a bombshell letter to Congress announcing a new review of hundreds of thousands of potentially classified emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop.

The trove of documents turned over by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a potential quid pro quo between the State Department and the FBI -- in which the FBI would agree to effectively hide the fact that a Clinton email was classified in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the FBI abroad, and allow them to send more agents to countries where the FBI's access is ordinarily restricted.

The quid pro quo would have involved the FBI providing some other public reason for withholding the Clinton email from disclosure amid a Freedom of Information Act request, besides its classification level. There are no indications the proposed arrangement ever took place.FBI scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton lawyer amid Weiner laptop review, newly released emails show
 
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have to agree with Hillary Clinton's lawyer. What Comey did swung the election in Trumps favor. I'd imagine the FBI would scrambled to explain themselves. Comey broke from protocol.
 

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Say what?

Peter Strzok, one of the two FBI officials behind the anti-Trump “secret society” texts, helped James Comey draft the letter he sent to Congress announcing the reopening of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to emails obtained by CNN. Strzok co-wrote the first draft and basis of Comey’s letter and reportedly “supported reopening the Clinton investigation,” according to a “source familiar with Strzok’s thinking.” A day after Strzok sent the draft, Comey sent the letter to Congress. In a review of his texts, Strzok seems to have had reservations about Comey going public with the letter days before the election.

Controversial FBI Official Peter Strzok Co-Wrote Letter Reopening Clinton Email Probe

This was pretty common knowledge btw. How did the nutty JW not know this?

Btw, so much for Strozk being part of the "deep state"
 
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Say what?

Peter Strzok, one of the two FBI officials behind the anti-Trump “secret society” texts, helped James Comey draft the letter he sent to Congress announcing the reopening of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to emails obtained by CNN. Strzok co-wrote the first draft and basis of Comey’s letter and reportedly “supported reopening the Clinton investigation,” according to a “source familiar with Strzok’s thinking.” A day after Strzok sent the draft, Comey sent the letter to Congress. In a review of his texts, Strzok seems to have had reservations about Comey going public with the letter days before the election.

Controversial FBI Official Peter Strzok Co-Wrote Letter Reopening Clinton Email Probe

This was pretty common knowledge btw. How did the nutty JW not know this?

Btw, so much for Strozk being part of the "deep state"
So let me get this straight...you knew about the quid pro quo?
 
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How is it Judicial Watch gets its hands on these documents and congress can't?

FBI scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton lawyer amid Weiner laptop review, newly released emails show


FBI emails show agency officials scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton legal team leading up to 2016 election
Newly released internal FBI emails showed the agency's highest-ranking officials scrambling to answer to Hillary Clinton's lawyer in the days prior to the 2016 presidential election, on the same day then-FBI Director James Comey sent a bombshell letter to Congress announcing a new review of hundreds of thousands of potentially classified emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop.

The trove of documents turned over by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a potential quid pro quo between the State Department and the FBI -- in which the FBI would agree to effectively hide the fact that a Clinton email was classified in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the FBI abroad, and allow them to send more agents to countries where the FBI's access is ordinarily restricted.

The quid pro quo would have involved the FBI providing some other public reason for withholding the Clinton email from disclosure amid a Freedom of Information Act request, besides its classification level. There are no indications the proposed arrangement ever took place.FBI scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton lawyer amid Weiner laptop review, newly released emails show
A FOX NEWS STORY, NO LESS...




DON'T EMBARRASS YOURSELF BY USING FOX, AKA SWAMP PEOPLE

Fox News apologizes for falsely reporting that
Clinton faces indictment


(This was in 2016 - you know...the year we had an election for President)​

Reports about Clinton were not accurate, Baier acknowledged Friday morning in a “Fox News alert” conversation with Fox News anchor Jon Scott.

“All the time, but especially in a heated election, on a topic this explosive, every word matters no matter how well sourced.”

He went on to describe his comment to Hume about an indictment — which he has previously called “inartful” — as more than that.

“I explained the phrasing of one my answers to Brit Hume on Wednesday night, saying it was inartful the way I answered the last question about whether the investigations would continue after the election. And I answered that yes, our sources said it would, they would continue to, likely, an indictment.

“Well, that wasn’t just inartful. It was a mistake. And for that I’m sorry. I should have said they will continue to build their case.

No...it was a political lie - Fox News anchor Bret Baier apologized for reporting that federal investigators had determined that Hillary Clinton’s private email server had been hacked and that an investigation would lead to an indictment of Clinton after the election.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/life...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.88e9983cd03f

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FBI scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton lawyer amid Weiner laptop review, newly released emails show
The 2nd paragraph..

The trove of documents released by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a ...
potential quid-pro-quo between the State Department and the FBI -- in which the FBI would...could....might... agree to downgrade the classification level of a Clinton email in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the agency abroad. There was no indication such a quid-pro-quo ever took place.

The FBI did not respond to Fox News' request for comment on the released emails.

And why should the FBI respond..
FOX NEWS KNEW ALL ABOUT THE QUID PRO QUO ...SEE COPY AFTER COPY BELOW THAT HAS CHAFFEE TELLING FOX AND FOX DOING A QUERY TO THE FBI ABOUT THE QUID PRO QUO - I GUESS THE FBI THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY STUPID TO ADDRESS WHAT THEY KNEW FOX ALREADY HAD

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Adobe Reader PDF

JW-v-State-Strozok- Page-Email-prod-7-00154-pg-109-110118-pdf

(Ms. Page and Strozok - Hillary emails and interviews - Fox News knew all about back in 2016
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FYI: FBI 302 -
FBI Agents’ Interview Memos

FBI form FD-302 has space to list the name of the agents, the date of the interview, the name of the interviewee, the place of the interview and so forth. Then it allows the agent to draft a memo—in paragraph form—of what the witness said. It can be one page long or twenty pages long, depending on the length of the interview.
The memo section of a 302 is the key part. This is a combination of what the agent was able to write down during the interview and his recollection. It may list the questions and the answers or simply be a narrative of what the witness said.

(Comey would have used a 302 for his Trump notes)

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Oct 13, 2016 -

From Ms Page to Peter S

Reply from Peter S .

We'll get those 302's also, just so you have them.

=====================


Ms. Page's document to Mr. Quinn FBI

Oct 13 2016

Jason herring will be provinding you with three 302 of current and former FBI emploees who were interviewed during the course of the Clinton Investigation.

ThIse 302 are scheduled to be releaseed to Congress in an uredacted form at the end of the week

As you will see, the PEOPLE INTERVIEWED 302 describe "a discussion" about potential quid pro quo arrangement between then
1. DAD [deputy assistant director in International Operations Division]
2. IOD International Operations Divisio
3. an Undersedcretary of State

The discussion - whereby IOD INTERNATIONAL OPERATONS DIVISION would get a moRe LEGAT [legal attaché] positions... if the FbI could change the basis of the FOIA withold re: a Clinton email from classified to something else

================


From Ms. Page
10/15
To (redacted) Peter S, Kortan Michael DO

Subject 'Fox query'
Two congressional sources tell fox new that fbi interview summaries and notes provided to the house intelligency committee late friday contained allegations of a quid pro quo between senior stat department exective Patrick Kennedy and FBI agets during the Clinton email ivestigations.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz who has been briefed on the FI iterviews told Fox "Tere was an ALLEGED quid pro quo involving ambassador Partick Kennedy and the FBI over at least one classified email, and in return for alterning the classification, the POSSIBILITY of aditional slots for the gi at missions overseas was DISCUSSED.

Please let Us know if the fbi will provide comments on the congressman's assment as well as timing for the release of 302 We were told as early as Monday
Thank you...Catherine

--------------------------------

Just released? No question Chaffetz had it back in Oct 2016 - and he told Fox News about it...and Fox News did a query on the issue...

EVEN WIKI HAS A PARAGRAPH ABOUT IT
Hillary Clinton email investigation
On October 17, 2016, the FBI released interviews related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
One of the interviews alleges that Patrick F. Kennedy "pressured" the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to declassify an email from Hillary Clinton's private server in exchange for a "quid pro quo" of placing more agents in certain countries.12][13]
The FBI stated that the email's classification status was re-reviewed and remained unchanged and denied quid pro quo accusations. The State Department called the allegations "inaccurate" and maintained that Kennedy was trying to "understand" the FBI's classification process (12)

So why now...Old news but with a shinny new spin...of what? Lawyer request...and FBI delivers what was wanted...request was days before the election..Why should the not fill the request ASAP...it makes sense to do it now.

Three people discussed ...as originally stated a POTENTIAL SITUATION.
Patrick Kennedy
International....
Assistant Internal

Fox has know this for...years.
..
 
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A FOX NEWS STORY, NO LESS...




DON'T EMBARRASS YOURSELF BY USING FOX, AKA SWAMP PEOPLE

Fox News apologizes for falsely reporting that
Clinton faces indictment


(This was in 2016 - you know...the year we had an election for President)​

Reports about Clinton were not accurate, Baier acknowledged Friday morning in a “Fox News alert” conversation with Fox News anchor Jon Scott.

“All the time, but especially in a heated election, on a topic this explosive, every word matters no matter how well sourced.”

He went on to describe his comment to Hume about an indictment — which he has previously called “inartful” — as more than that.

“I explained the phrasing of one my answers to Brit Hume on Wednesday night, saying it was inartful the way I answered the last question about whether the investigations would continue after the election. And I answered that yes, our sources said it would, they would continue to, likely, an indictment.

“Well, that wasn’t just inartful. It was a mistake. And for that I’m sorry. I should have said they will continue to build their case.

No...it was a political lie - Fox News anchor Bret Baier apologized for reporting that federal investigators had determined that Hillary Clinton’s private email server had been hacked and that an investigation would lead to an indictment of Clinton after the election.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/life...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.88e9983cd03f

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FBI scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton lawyer amid Weiner laptop review, newly released emails show
The 2nd paragraph..

The trove of documents released by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a ...
potential quid-pro-quo between the State Department and the FBI -- in which the FBI would...could....might... agree to downgrade the classification level of a Clinton email in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the agency abroad. There was no indication such a quid-pro-quo ever took place.

The FBI did not respond to Fox News' request for comment on the released emails.

And why should the FBI respond..
FOX NEWS KNEW ALL ABOUT THE QUID PRO QUO ...SEE COPY AFTER COPY BELOW THAT HAS CHAFFEE TELLING FOX AND FOX DOING A QUERY TO THE FBI ABOUT THE QUID PRO QUO - I GUESS THE FBI THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY STUPID TO ADDRESS WHAT THEY KNEW FOX ALREADY HAD

=================================​

Adobe Reader PDF

JW-v-State-Strozok- Page-Email-prod-7-00154-pg-109-110118-pdf

(Ms. Page and Strozok - Hillary emails and interviews - Fox News knew all about back in 2016
===========

FYI: FBI 302 -
FBI Agents’ Interview Memos

FBI form FD-302 has space to list the name of the agents, the date of the interview, the name of the interviewee, the place of the interview and so forth. Then it allows the agent to draft a memo—in paragraph form—of what the witness said. It can be one page long or twenty pages long, depending on the length of the interview.
The memo section of a 302 is the key part. This is a combination of what the agent was able to write down during the interview and his recollection. It may list the questions and the answers or simply be a narrative of what the witness said.

(Comey would have used a 302 for his Trump notes)

--------------------------

Oct 13, 2016 -

From Ms Page to Peter S

Reply from Peter S .

We'll get those 302's also, just so you have them.

=====================


Ms. Page's document to Mr. Quinn FBI

Oct 13 2016

Jason herring will be provinding you with three 302 of current and former FBI emploees who were interviewed during the course of the Clinton Investigation.

ThIse 302 are scheduled to be releaseed to Congress in an uredacted form at the end of the week

As you will see, the PEOPLE INTERVIEWED 302 describe "a discussion" about potential quid pro quo arrangement between then
1. DAD [deputy assistant director in International Operations Division]
2. IOD International Operations Divisio
3. an Undersedcretary of State

The discussion - whereby IOD INTERNATIONAL OPERATONS DIVISION would get a moRe LEGAT [legal attaché] positions... if the FbI could change the basis of the FOIA withold re: a Clinton email from classified to something else

================


From Ms. Page
10/15
To (redacted) Peter S, Kortan Michael DO

Subject 'Fox query'
Two congressional sources tell fox new that fbi interview summaries and notes provided to the house intelligency committee late friday contained allegations of a quid pro quo between senior stat department exective Patrick Kennedy and FBI agets during the Clinton email ivestigations.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz who has been briefed on the FI iterviews told Fox "Tere was an ALLEGED quid pro quo involving ambassador Partick Kennedy and the FBI over at least one classified email, and in return for alterning the classification, the POSSIBILITY of aditional slots for the gi at missions overseas was DISCUSSED.

Please let Us know if the fbi will provide comments on the congressman's assment as well as timing for the release of 302 We were told as early as Monday
Thank you...Catherine

--------------------------------

Just released? No question Chaffetz had it back in Oct 2016 - and he told Fox News about it...and Fox News did a query on the issue...

EVEN WIKI HAS A PARAGRAPH ABOUT IT
Hillary Clinton email investigation
On October 17, 2016, the FBI released interviews related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
One of the interviews alleges that Patrick F. Kennedy "pressured" the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to declassify an email from Hillary Clinton's private server in exchange for a "quid pro quo" of placing more agents in certain countries.12][13]
The FBI stated that the email's classification status was re-reviewed and remained unchanged and denied quid pro quo accusations. The State Department called the allegations "inaccurate" and maintained that Kennedy was trying to "understand" the FBI's classification process (12)

So why now...Old news but with a shinny new spin...of what? Lawyer request...and FBI delivers what was wanted...request was days before the election..Why should the not fill the request ASAP...it makes sense to do it now.

Three people discussed ...as originally stated a POTENTIAL SITUATION.
Patrick Kennedy
International....
Assistant Internal

Fox has know this for...years.
..
I find it interesting that you say there is no proof quid pro quo took place. How do you know this? We do know the intent was there with these very words.

Separately, another email from Page, apparently sent in response to a Judicial Watch lawsuit, discussed an apparent attempt by the State Department to pressure the FBI to downgrade the classification level of a Clinton email.

"Jason Herring will be providing you with three 302s [witness reports] of current and former FBI employees who were interviewed during the course of the Clinton investigation," Page wrote. "These 302s are scheduled to be released to Congress in an unredacted form at the end of the week, and produced (with redactions) pursuant to FOIA at the beginning of next week.

Page continued: "As you will see, they describe a discussion about potential quid pro quo arrangement between then-DAD in IOD [deputy assistant director in International Operations Division] and an Undersecretary at the State Department whereby IOD would get more LEGAT [legal attaché] positions if the FBI could change the basis of the FOIA withhold re a Clinton email from classified to something else."
 

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