The FBI has released 277 pages of redacted records which show the FBI failed to produce information through an August 2015 meeting with Intelligence Community Inspector General about Hillary Clinton’s email server. The FBI claimed which notes are “missing” as well as the CD containing notes through meeting is actually likely “damaged” irreparably.
The records, which were posted on the FBI’s website, are the 32nd Discharge of documents in response to our 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02046). We filed the lawsuit after the Justice Department failed to comply that has a July 7, 2016, FOIA request for:
Included within the documents are February 2019 FBI electronic communications documenting the damaged CD as well as the missing notes through the August 3, 2015, meeting between FBI special agents as well as the ICIG about Clinton’s server:
For reference, Special Agents (SAs) [redacted] have been gathering as well as copying materials through the captioned case located within the Washington Field Office (WFO) CI-13 Workbox in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) tasking through Information Management Division (IMD; formerly known as Records Management Division).
On or about February 6, 2019, SAs [redacted] opened [redacted]-CYBER-1A27, which contained a CD that has a crack on which (a damaged CD). SA [redacted] attempted to copy the damaged CD at the WFO Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) self-service area, yet was not able to do so. SA [redacted] spoke with FBI information technology specialists on the ground floor of WFO regarding the damaged CD, who indicated which was unlikely the CD could be copied.
The electronic communication regarding the missing “Notes through Meeting” says:
On or about February 4, 2016, Special Agents (SAs) [redacted] attempted to locate [redacted] 1A4, described as “Notes through Meeting” acquired by [redacted] (see referenced serial). The SAs looked through all case materials within the CI-13 file as well as workbox area, however they were not able to locate which item.
SA [redacted] inquired with Supervisory Intelligence Analyst (SIA) [redacted] regarding the item, as he was previously the IA assigned to the case. SIA [redacted] contacted [redacted] regarding the item, who indicated he remembered handing over his case notes to SA [redacted] (see attached email).
On February 6, 2019, SA [redacted] contacted SA [redacted] regarding the notes. SA [redacted] explained he documented all relevant case materials before leaving the case as well as did not retain any notes or additional case materials.
As such, WFO CI-13 considers the item missing as well as will enclose which document into 1A4 as a placeholder until the missing item is actually located.
The email referred to within the electronic communication on the missing “Notes through Meeting” reads as follows:
CC: [Redacted] [Redacted] [Redacted]
Subject: RE: MYE Serial #??
Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 10:43:14 AM
I actually remember turning over my original notes for the file due to which (which was right at the beginning of the case). I gave them to [redacted] who was running the file then. The only question will be whether or not I kept a copy for myself. I’ll look as well as see what I have.
Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said during a hearing with [Peter] Strzok which in 2015 ICIG investigator Fred Rucker advised Strzok of an “anomaly” on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through the private server. The forensic analysis found which all of those emails except four – over 30,000 – “were going to an address which was not on the distribution list.” which was later reported which which was a “Chinese state-owned company” which hacked Clinton’s server. The ICIG referred the Clinton email investigation to the FBI on July 6, 2015, just under a month before the meeting for which the notes were “lost.”
The document production contains emails between Justin Cooper (the former close aide to Bill Clinton, who helped set up Hillary Clinton’s email system) as well as Huma Abedin regarding an attempted breach of the Clinton email server. On January 9, 2011, Cooper emailed Abedin: “I had to shut down the server Someone was trying to hack us as well as while they did not get in i didnt [sic] want to let them hold the chance to. I will restart which within the morning.” Despite Abedin’s having explicitly warned Sullivan as well as Mills which Clinton’s unsecure non-government server had been attacked, the documents contain handwritten FBI notes of Abedin’s 2016 FBI interview in which she told agents she didn’t recall any hacking attempts.
The Obama FBI was frantic to target then-candidate Trump while magically losing or destroying important evidence within the sham investigation of Hillary Clinton’s illicit email system. which brand new information underscores the need for a fresh, unbiased investigation into the Clinton email scandal.
In a related case, we recently obtained documents through the DOJ showing which on August 5, 2016 – a month after [James] Comey’s exoneration of Clinton – FBI officials Lisa Page as well as Peter Strzok as well as Jonathan Moffa were notified by a FBI assistant general counsel through the national security law branch which several FBI 302 interview reports were in need of processing:
Today [Redacted] brought over additional 302s through the WFO [Washington Field Office]. Are those supposed to go through the redaction process for production to DOJ on Monday? We’re trying to figure out what needs to be completed which weekend.
[Redacted] to the best of my knowledge, yes they will when Pete identified for [redacted] the DOJ edits which needed to be made to the 302s [redacted] discovered which there were four (I think) 302s which had never been written. What I don’t know is actually whose 302s they are yet unless Pete or Jon are able to respond in short order, I would certainly throw them on the pile for redactions. Thanks so much.
Additionally, we recently filed a lawsuit against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for details of a meeting with the FBI regarding national security threats associated with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “private” email system.
As you can see, Judicial Watch is actually the nation’s leader in exposing the corrupt FBI cover-up of the Hillary Clinton email scandal as well as concurrent illegal targeting of President Trump. as well as there is actually more to come.