When Hillary Clinton’s private email server scandal broke, then-President Barack Obama put his hands in the air and claimed ignorance.
Thanks to conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, however, we now know that some Clinton email records were found in the Executive Office of the President itself.
Court orders FBI to respond
Former top FBI official Bill Priestap divulged the information in a court-ordered response to a Judicial Watch inquiry.
“This astonishing confirmation, made under oath by the FBI, shows that the Obama FBI had to go to President Obama’s White House office to find emails that Hillary Clinton tried to destroy or hide from the American people. No wonder Hillary Clinton has thus far skated – Barack Obama is implicated in her email scheme,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.
Priestap was formerly the assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division and was involved on both the Clinton investigations and FBI’s investigation into the Trump-Russia collusion allegations. The FBI confirmed Priestap is now retired, the Washington Examiner reported.
Many conservative Americans believe Obama’s FBI, headed by director James Comey, failed to properly investigate Hillary Clinton during the email scandal.
Fortunately, Judicial Watch hasn’t given up on the pursuit of justice and was able to get the FBI on the stand in court.
After Hillary scrubbed her servers, the FBI had to go on a massive seek and find mission.
Along with the Executive Office of the President, the FBI confirmed to JW that they obtained Clinton emails from Bryan Pagliano, Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Jacob Sullivan, Justin Cooper, the United States Department of State, the United States Secret Service, and Williams & Connolly LLP. The list is non-exhaustive.
More emails found on Weiner laptop
Additionally, the FBI admitted to JW that they found almost 50,000 emails on the computer belonging to Huma Abedin’s husband, Anthony Weiner.
Weiner, as you may recall, was under investigation for a sex scandal at the same time. His computer had been confiscated due to that investigation when the Clinton emails were found.
That is when then-FBI Director James Comey announced the re-opening of the email investigation, only to close it again shortly thereafter.