In the midst of the media clamor surrounding Donald Trump’s inauguration, the FBI stealthily released 300 pages from their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
This data dump is the fifth one regarding the Clinton investigation — and these documents refer mostly to how the failed Democratic presidential candidate’s lawyers handled computer hardware during the FBI probe.
The Daily Caller reports:
The documents include email exchanges between FBI officials from before its investigation was formally opened. The emails show disagreements between the FBI and State Department over whether some of Clinton’s personal emails should be classified.
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.
The documents also include an email from the attorney of Bryan Pagliano, the Hillary Clinton State Department aide who set up and managed her secret email server. In the email, Mark MacDougall, Pagliano’s lawyer, informed the FBI that Pagliano would decline the bureau’s request for an investigation. Pagliano would eventually meet with the FBI in December, but only after receiving limited immunity from the Department of Justice.
Continue to check back as we dig through the massive release of documents.
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