It’s now more than a suspicion that the FBI was in collusion with Hillary Clinton’s State Department to protect the former Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential nominee. A 100-page document which was released on Monday, October 17, reveals the existence of a group of high-ranking State Department officials internally referred to as “The 7th Floor Group” or “The Shadow Government,” an apropos double entendre. The group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss Hillary Clinton-related Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests and congressional inquiries.
Apparently, “The Shadow Government” originally wanted to release all of the FOIA-connected Clinton documents at once. However, the Group’s position was overruled in favor of a rolling document release.
The documents also reveal that Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy attempted to broker a “quid pro quo” with the FBI’s International Operations Division whereby the FBI would agree to alter the classification of some of Clinton’s emails.