FBI agents leading the probe into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information interviewed top aide Huma Abedin a full month after the conclusion of the investigation; demanding answers over how sensitive emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop despite the case being closed.
According to the Washington Post, federal agents pressed the Clinton insider in December 2016 over how and why Hillary’s classified emails were forwarded to her husband’s personal computer; violating strict protocols surrounding the transmission of top-secret information.
The bureau officially concluded its investigation into Hillary’s email scandal in November; a full month before meeting with Abedin.
“The FBI interviewed top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin around the holidays last winter — more than a month and a half after the politically charged investigation into Clinton’s email practices had seemed to conclude for a second time,” writes the Post.
“The interview is important, though, because it shows that even after the bureau had intimated publicly that its probe into Clinton was over, the FBI knew it still had work to do with one of her close aides,” the article adds.
FBI MYSTERY DEEPENS: DOJ Officials Weighed Giving HUMA ABEDIN IMMUNITY After Hillary Probe
Federal investigators are struggling to get to the bottom of recently released FBI text messages between senior DOJ officials that suggested granting senior Clinton aide Huma Abedin “immunity,” raising new questions over how the bureau handled the immediate aftermath of Hillary’s botched email probe.
Congressional leaders disclosed even more anti-Trump text messages this week exchanged between senior FBI agent Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page; showing the duo weighed granting longtime Clinton insider Huma Abedin “immunity” should she speak with a Grand Jury regarding the former Secretary of State’s mishandling of classified material.
“Talked with DoJ about HA interview,” Strzok texted in Dec 2016 -a full month after the FBI decided not to indict Clinton for her use of a private email server.
“Told them we had to interview, no immunity. They said they thought that would get counsel to the point of saying she’s either taking the 5th in the Gj or you need to give her immunity. I said that’s fine, please have discussions to get the decision to that point and I would run it up the chain,” he added.
According to the Daily Caller, the initials ‘HA’ were used in previous exchanges to refer to senior Clinton advisor Huma Abedin, while Gj likely refers to ‘grand jury.’
DOJ Searching Trove of Texts from Anti-Trump Agent
The Department of Justice is rummaging through “over 10,000 texts” between the FBI agent recently demoted from Robert Mueller’s investigation for his “anti-Trump bias” and his counterparts at the special counsel’s office.
DOJ officials tell Fox News they’re currently sifting through 10,000 text exchanges to determine the extent of Strzok’s bias, and whether his personal opinions of President Trump impacted his ability to impartially conduct his investigation.
Peter Strzok was secretly re-assigned to the FBI’s Human Resources Department earlier this year after Robert Mueller was informed of his Trump-hating text exchanges with other investigators.
The revelation of anti-Trump operatives inside the special counsel’s office prompted an immediate response from GOP leaders and officials; questioning Mueller’s ability to properly investigate allegations of Russian-Trump collusion throughout the 2016 presidential race.
They’re not the only ones.
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board published a scathing op-ed piece on Thursday, citing the text exchanges and other mistakes as irreparably damaging the special counsel’s office and demanding Mueller’s immediate resignation from the investigation.