The Democrats are falling apart this week. Peter Strzok says that the Department of Justice and Clinton Lawyers reached an agreement to block the FBI from viewing Clinton Foundation emails.
According to the newly public transcript Strzok was pressed by the FBI about access to Hillary Clinton’s personal email servers.
“We were not. We did not have access, my recollection is that the access to those emails were based on consent that was negotiated between the Department of Justice attorneys and counsel for Clinton.”
Congressman Ratcliffe: Did you have any discussion with Special Counsel Mueller or any attorney about whether those text messages were biased or not.”
Strzok says that he is pleased the public can now see his side of the story, and that it’s getting out there.
“A significant filter team” was employed at the FBI, Strzok said, to “work through the various terms of the various consent agreements.” Limitations imposed on agents’ searches included date ranges, and names of domains and people, Strzok said, among other categories.
The agreement was reached, Strzok said, because “according to the attorneys, we lacked probable cause to get a search warrant for those servers and projected that either it would take a very long time and/or it would be impossible to get to the point where we could obtain probable cause to get a warrant.”
Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz who chaired the House Oversight Committee through 2017 said, “What’s bizarre about this, is in any other situation, there’s no possible way they would allow the potential perpetrator to self-select what the FBI gets to see,” Chaffetz said, noting that the FBI was aware that the servers contained classified information in unclassified settings. “The FBI should be the one to sort through those emails — not the Clinton attorneys.”
“They had no interest in pursuing the truth.”— Former Oversight committee chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz