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October 17, 2016

Smoking Gun?: Hillary Right-Hand Man Patrick Kennedy Pressured FBI Agent to Reduce the Classification of Several of the Emails Found on Her System; He and FBI Agent Discussed "Quid Pro Quo" for the Favor

Update: Via Ed Morrissey, I see Fox has now reported this story in a form that might be easier to follow than reading the twitter-quoted leaked emails below.


Here's that Fox story.

"This is a flashing red light of potential criminality," Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who has been briefed on the FBI interviews, told Fox News.

He said "there was an alleged quid pro quo” involving Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy and the FBI “over at least one classified email.”

“In return for altering the classification, the possibility of additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas was discussed,” Chaffetz said.

As Fox News previously reported, interviews released earlier this month, known as 302s, reveal the serious allegation that Kennedy applied pressure to subordinates to change classified email codes so they would be shielded from Congress and the public. Fox News was told as far back as August 2015 that Kennedy was running interference on Capitol Hill. But Kennedy, in his FBI interview on Dec. 21, 2015, “categorically rejected” allegations of classified code tampering.

Excerpts of the actual documents below.




According to this, it was an FBI agent who suggested the quid pro quo:


The FBI denies there was any quid pro quo.


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