FBI Docs: Hillary Deleted Nearly 1,000 Emails With David Petraeus
The FBI summary also revealed that top State Department officials were actually putting pressure on employees to hide the fact that they were finding classified information in Clinton's emails.
A State Department employee, whose name was redacted, told investigators they believed senior department officials interfered with the screening of Clinton’s emails for public release last year in a way that helped Clinton.
The employee, who worked on the screening process, said there was pressure to obscure the fact they were finding classified information in the messages. John Kirby, a State Department spokesman, said in a statement the department “strongly disputes” the claim of interference. Clinton repeatedly said last year she never sent or received classified information, but now says she did not do so knowingly since the release of the FBI findings.
Spokesmen for Clinton did not respond to Reuters' questions about the new interview summaries.
Friday's tranche of FBI notes included a number of other revealing developments, including the fact that the DOJ granted top Clinton aide/lawyer Cheryl Mills immunity in exchange for her testimony, an employee at Platte River Networks referred to a Clinton work request as the "Hillary cover-up operation," and the president of the United States used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton on her private email account.
For a list of 27 new things we learned from the FBI's Friday document dump, see the Washington Examiner.