On Thursday, the chairman of the Senate’s national security and government affairs committee, Ron Johnson, formally sought “all e-mail communications” between Hillary Clinton and former President Obama, saying the Justice Department was blocking his release, for Although they could shed light on the fact that the former secretary of state had discussed sensitive issues on his unsecured personal email system while he was abroad.
Johnson’s letter arrived when House Democrats approved the procedures for his investigation into political trials against President Trump, warning that he could endanger US national security by with holding aid to Ukraine for political reasons. . Earlier this month, a State Department report on Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server for government activities found dozens of perpetrators and hundreds of security breaches.
In a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States, Johnson, R-Wis., FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok told FBI Chief of Staff Chief James Comey in the 2016 summer communications, James Rybicki, pointing to the existence of Clinton’s messages – Obama relevant to the problems posed by your private server.
Johnson noted that on June 28, 2016, a week before the Comey public statement stating that “no reasonable prosecutor” would accuse Clinton, Strzok wrote: “Jim, I received the POTUS-HRC e-mails [Director Comey ] at the end of the briefing. I hesitate to leave you, please let me know an opportune moment to leave them. ”
“I am writing to request e-mail communications between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama,” Johnson wrote, setting a deadline for November 14, 2019. “In January 2018, I asked the Justice Department ( DOJ) has produced e-mails to Secretary Clinton sent to President Obama while he was in the “territory of a sophisticated adversary”. ”
He added: “Since the Justice Department acknowledged that” they are unable to produce e-mails to the committee containing “actions of other entities in the executive branch”, I ask that, in accordance with the Law on presidential registers, all provide Communications via email between Clinton and President Obama “.
A May 2016 email from Strzok, obtained by Fox News last year, said “we know that foreign actors have gained access” to some Clinton e-mails, including at least one “secret” message through account commitments private e-mail service for Clinton employees. However, last year the Justice Department watchdog criticized Comey for speculating publicly that Clinton’s e-mails had been violated by foreign actors.
Interviews with intelligence community officials published last August indicated that FBI leaders “seemed indifferent to evidence of a possible intrusion by a foreign opponent” into Clinton’s non-government e-mail server, and that the Department state would try to “lower the classified material found on the server”, according to Senate investigators investigating the matter.
The information was contained in a letter and transcripts of interviews sent by the majority staff of the Johnson National Security Committee to Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Financial Committee, Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican. The letter also stated that “neither of the two committees and the FBI were unable to confirm whether an intrusion to the server occurred”.
Many Clinton emails have already been launched. A series of e-mails discovered, highly drafted and classified by Clinton’s personal e-mail server, published last March, revealed that the former secretary of state discussed the establishment of a subsequent “private, unofficial” channel 100% “for the prime minister Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu, and that one of his chief advisers warned him that he was in” danger “of being” attacked by Jewish organizations, in the Jewish press and in the phalanx of neoconservative media “following machinations “Bibi and Jewish Leadership” policies. ”
The 756-page set of documents, revealed as part of a request for transparency by Judicial Watch, apparently contradicts Clinton’s insistence on oath in 2015 that it delivered all its sensitive e-mails related to work to the State Department , and included a large number of communications classified primarily from foreign policy to the Department of State’s personnel affairs.
The files come from a treasury of 72,000 documents that the FBI recovered and delivered to the State Department in 2017.
Furthermore, according to the e-mails sent, Clinton spoke with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on classified foreign policy issues before taking an oath, helping to request at least one State Department candidate who was connected to his daughter, Chelsea, and apparently met the Georgian oligarch in line with Putin Bidzina Ivanishvili before becoming prime minister on a firmly pro-Russian platform and with the informed help of a Russian interference operation.
Ivanishvili did not particularly criticize Putin during his campaign, despite Putin’s invasion of Georgia years earlier, and in 2012, Ivanishvili made headlines for refusing to meet Clinton unless it was an individual session.