After the FBI vehemently denied allegations of a “quid pro quo” arrangement between the State Department and the FBI just yesterday to Fox News, newly released interview notes from the FBI’s investigation of Hillary’s private email server seem to, in fact, confirm that such an arrangement did actually exist.
Per an interview with someone from the Record Management Division (name redacted), Patrick Kennedy, a senior executive in the State Department, did, in fact, contact someone within the FBI to seek “assistance in altering the email’s classification in exchange for a ‘quid pro quo.’” The interviewee continued that “[Redacted] advised that, in exchange for marking the email unclassified, STATE would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden.”
Another interviewee explained that Kennedy needed the email to be changed to unclassified because it “caused problems for Kennedy” who wanted to reclassify the email at “B9” which would exempt it from FOIA discovery and allow Kennedy to “archive the document in the basement of DOS never to be seen again.“
Of course, all of these interview notes seem to directly contradict the FBI’s statement to Fox News yesterday that “although there was never a quid pro quo, these allegations were nonetheless referred to the appropriate officials for review.”
Given that these interview notes clearly show an improper “quid pro quo” arrangement between the State Department and FBI one has to wonder just how much corruption has to be exposed before James Comey is forced to “retire early.”