New FBI Clinton report shows classification shopping

Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

(WASHINGTON, DC) The FBI quietly released nearly 300 pages of records from its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server on Sunday night.

In one April 27, 2015 email, an FBI official wrote to other officials that they were “about to get drug into an issue on classification” of Clinton’s emails. The official, whose name is redacted, said that the State Department was “forum shopping,” or seeking a favorable opinion on the classification issue by asking different officials to rate emails as unclassified.

Other email traffic sheds light on a controversy involving State Department under secretary for management Patrick Kennedy and a request he made in 2015 that the FBI reduce its classification of a Clinton email related to the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi.

Full article: New FBI Clinton report shows classification shopping (TruNews)

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