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Inspector general report investigating the allegations of misconduct by the FBI and DOJ; Catherine Herridge has the details.
“Foreign players” get access to some of the former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s E-Mails, including an E-Mail with the classification “secret” — according to a new memo by two GOP-led house committees, and internal FBI E-Mail.
Fox News received the memo prepared by the house judiciary and oversight bodies, the main preliminary results from the next week the hearing of the Department of justice inspector General Michael Horowitz. The IG is expected to release its much-anticipated report on the Clinton E-Mail later Thursday.
The house committees that conducted a joint probe into the decisions issued by the DOJ in 2016 and 2017, various preliminary findings in its own memo.
“Documents to the committees, foreign actors show get access to some of Mrs. Clinton’s E-Mails-including at least one E-Mail classified ‘Secret,'” the memo says, adding that foreign players will also have access to the private accounts of some of the Clinton staff.
The memo does not say who the foreign players are, or what material was gained, but he finds that secret information is defined as information which, if made known, could “reasonably be expected to have serious damage to the national security.”
The committees say that no one seems to be being held to account, either criminally or administratively.
Relatedly, Fox News, may-2016 E-Mail from FBI investigator Peter Strzok — who is also criticised in the house a note for his anti-Trump texts with a colleague, Lisa page. The E-Mail says that “we know that foreign actors gain access” to some of the Clinton E-Mails, including at least a “secret” message “about the compromise, the private E-Mail accounts” of the Clinton staff.
Peter Strzok E-Mail about the Clinton E-Mails of Fox News on Scribd
The question of whether foreign players in the Clinton E-Mail system was revealed by a significant since the private server. Then-FBI Director James Comey, in its July 2016 statement is not going to go on the Clinton case, as far as Strzok in his assessment of this possibility. At the time, said that “We do assess that hostile actors access to the private-commercial E-Mail accounts from people with whom Secretary of state Clinton in regular contact from your personal account.”
Fox News reported in March that Strzok was advised of an irregularity in the metadata of the Clinton-server, which suggested that a possible violation, but there was no significant follow-up, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
Clinton’s use of a private E-Mail server, when it served as the nation’s top diplomat was the campaign to be a Central issue of the 2016 -. After a long investigation, Comey controversial charges announced in July 2016, the Agency would not recommend that, but said that Clinton was “extremely reckless” in their handling of classified information.
He then proclaimed that he would, once again, the probe is only a few days before the election, after the discovery of new E-Mails, a move that the Clinton camp has the blame for your loss of President Trump.
Horowitz was due to the release of his long-awaited report, the FBI and DOJ actions on Thursday afternoon.
In the house memo, the lawmakers called into question whether the DOJ and FBI are properly analysed and interpreted the law surrounding the mishandling of classified information.
“Officials of the two authorities have a perception that they are interpreted incorrectly-the espionage act by giving Secretary of state Clinton was lacking to be charged the required ‘intent’ for the charges,” the memo says, before refers to testimony from Comey, who showed that a belief that intent was required — the memo says, ignores “meaningful aspects” of the law.
The committees memo also says, it is the result of the investigation to appear was “determined before” in may, two months before the Comey press conference and several interviews took place.
There is also Comey accused of always in front of the DOJ on the final decision whether the prosecution of Clinton.
“Mr. Comey as FBI Director, the chief investigator, not the Prosecutor. It was not up to him to determine what would a ‘reasonable attorney’, with the evidence the FBI had collected,” the memo.
Fox News’ Pamela K. Browne and Cyd Upson contributed to this report.
Catherine Herridge is an award-winning chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, DC she covers intelligence, the justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as the London correspondent.