Top Hillary Clinton Aide Walks Out In Middle Of FBI Interview

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With the FBI's noose closing around Hillary and her closest State Department cohorts as the Federal agency nears the end of its criminal probe, some are getting increasingly concerned about what they will and will not say on the record. One such person is Hillary's former State Department Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, who according to the WaPo walked out of an interview with federal investigators when an FBI official began to discuss a topic considered off-limits.

The off-limits questions reportedly concerned the way in which emails were given to the State Department to be distributed to the public. According to the Post, Mills worried that the questions would violate the attorney-client privilege, and investigators had previously agreed not to broach the subject. It is unclear when the interview occurred.

The Post adds that Mills and her lawyer left the room,  though both returned a short time later. It is not completely uncommon for FBI agents and prosecutors to diverge on interview tactics and approach, and the people familiar with the matter said Mills answered investigators’ questions. Mills and her lawyer, Beth Wilkinson, also asked for breaks more than once to confer, the people said.

Investigators consider Mills  to be a cooperative witness but the episode demonstrates the tension surrounding the criminal probe into possible mishandling of classified information involving the leading Democratic presidential candidate. In the coming weeks, prosecutors and FBI agents hope to be able to interview Clinton herself as they work to bring the case to a close.Cheryl Mills, Clinton's former State Department chief of staff, and her lawyer both returned to the interview room a short time later, according to the newspaper, citing several unidentified people.

As the Hill adds, the Tuesday afternoon report comes as the federal investigation related to Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email server throughout her time at the State Department appears to be coming to a close. Interviews of Mills and other top aides have reportedly been conducted in recent weeks, and Clinton herself is expected to answer investigators’ questions soon.

Still, the episode with Mills shows the process has not been entirely smooth Clinton and her top allies, who have repeatedly shrugged off concerns about the server. The Post reported that Mills was seen as a cooperative witness despite the brief walkout. Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, has said that the setup was a mistake made out of a desire for convenience and not a desire to circumvent federal recordkeeping or transparency laws.

In response to this story, Wilkinson said, “Ms. Mills has cooperated with the government.” The Clinton campaign also did not provide a response, but spokesman Brian Fallon has said repeatedly that Clinton is willing to answer investigators questions, and he added in a recent statement that “we hope and expect that anyone else who is asked would do the same.”

So far, investigators have no found evidence tying Clinton to criminal wrongdoing, though they are still probing the case aggressively. Charges have not been ruled out. In recent weeks, they have been interviewing Mills and other aides.

One former State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, Bryan Pagliano, was granted immunity so he would cooperate as part of the probe. In a hilarious update, the State Department "admitted" on Sunday that it was unable to track down any emails between Pagliano and Clinton, and apologized for its incompetence, even though it is common knowledge that at least one email during the time period in question was sent out and has been captured.

 

There is no indication a grand jury has been convened in the case, although according to some this is largely due to alleged intervention on behalf of the DOJ which has been eager to quash the investigation since day one.

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Artemis Rand's picture
Artemis Rand (not verified) May 10, 2016 5:40 PM

I'd like to see her try to walk out during the middle of a hearing like that.

Meet Mr. Taser.

I dindu nuffins!

jcaz's picture

Obstruction. Contempt.  Sassy.  Ugly.  Book her.

gimme soma dat's picture

Mrs. Clinton's jungle fever? 

JLee2027's picture

By WaPo admitting prosecutors were in the room, the idea they floated before saying this was a "security review" and "there would be no charges" is obviously garbage.

Lying time is near the end. Time to Indict the whole treasonous lot.

 

And a "co-operative witness" would have no need to walk out.

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N0TaREALmerican (not verified) JLee2027 May 10, 2016 5:53 PM

Yeah she would.   Depends what questions came up.  

38BWD22's picture

 

 

A little O/T, but not much.

Big Time $hillary donator Donald Sussman named in "Panama Papers" leak:

http://freebeacon.com/issues/offshore-tax-haven-leak-implicates-seven-fi...

The Blank Stare's picture

Maybe her lawyer, Beth Wilkinson, married to Meet the Press David Gregory, was just bumping up her fees.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) The Blank Stare May 10, 2016 6:44 PM

Hitlary will use her standard answer with the FBI: "What Difference Does It Make Now!"

Then the group perp-walk for all to see.

Tarzan's picture

They're willing, eager even, to talk, as long as the E word doesn't come up? 

What the hell are they talking about, if not how emails were transferred and stored by the State Department?

The whole purpose of setting up the private server was to dodge FOIA requests.  If you were investigating, wouldn't you want to know how they planned to archive those Emails, as required by law?

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Tarzan May 10, 2016 7:15 PM

"So far, investigators have no found evidence tying Clinton to criminal wrongdoing, though they are still probing the case aggressively."

Bull shit.  The private server used for OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS is criminal wrongdoing.  It was solely set up to hide what Hillary(!) was doing.  "What information?  What emails? I don't recall."

nmewn's picture

She's such a worthless POS, I swear...

Clinton memo warned State Department workers to avoid using personal email

"The memo was addressed to all diplomatic and consular posts, and included a subject line of "Securing Personal Email Accounts."(Edit...lol...really!?) Employees were warned to "avoid conducting official department from your personal e-mail accounts." They were also told not to "auto-forward department email to personal email accounts which is prohibited by department policy."

Clinton's memo was particularly focused on a category of government documents and information known as "Sensitive But Unclassified." The category was created by President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to include information that isn't typically classified but which would be of potential use to terrorists.

 

Federal law and State Department policy require even more rigorous security precautions and provides severe penalties, including jail time, when classified information is involved. It is likely that substantial volumes of both classified and "Sensitive But Unclassified" documents and information were transmitted to and from Clinton on her private email account."

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/clinton-memo-warned-state-department-w...

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Chris Dakota (not verified) nmewn May 10, 2016 7:40 PM

She needs to be waterboarded along with the IRS bitch Lois Lerner Spectre.

 

philipat's picture

"So far, investigators have no found evidence tying Clinton to criminal wrongdoing"

Really? It was my understanding that just having classified information on an insecure personal computer is already a criminal offence, irrespective of any intent? And as Secretary of State, and this being her ONLY email account, it is laughable to suggest that no classified information ever came to her?

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santafe (not verified) philipat May 10, 2016 8:47 PM

They WILL NOT find any EVIDENCE. This is all a show to put this thing to rest so Hillary can become NEXT POTUS.

http://bit.ly/1p1jKnr

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

When you black, you kin turn yo back . . . on the FBI!

y3maxx's picture

...Hillary Clinton is Israel's # 1 secret agent....

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) y3maxx May 10, 2016 10:31 PM

Today:

Clinton: I will combat BDS, stand by Israel
wee-weed up's picture

 

 

Yep... when everybody's lying..

They need to take time out to get their stories (lies) straight.

Dolar in a vortex's picture

"So far, investigators have no found evidence tying Clinton to criminal wrongdoing, though they are still probing the case aggressively."

I'll bet that's 100% wrong. It's just something the reporter threw in to gain some favor.

USisCorrupt's picture

Clinton has let it be known that if she goes down EVERYONE goes down for she has folders/files on everyone's wrong doings.

There will be NO CHARGES FILED.

The Corrupt system continues on.

Keyser's picture

This may be the death knell in the Clinton coffin... It appears that the KGB at odds with the Russian Foreign Ministry on whether or not to release 20,000 emails they hacked from the Clinton email server...  

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/05/hillarys-emails-hacked-russia-kr...

 

Rodders75's picture

I have recurring wet dreams about the Devil Bitch being thrown in the can for this...but it just ain't gonna happen: (1) the govt will never indict as long as Obamarsehole is in charge, and (2) as the article notes "Officials: Scant evidence that Clinton had malicious intent in handling of emails", however ridiculous that might seem. So dream on. Very sad. 

PrayingMantis's picture

 

 

... this didn't happen today ;) (hillaryious) >>>  http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=630_1462921120 

Bob's picture

Destroying evidence with impunity is a particular priviledge the wealthy and connected enjoy.  Not to say that the entire scheme of a private email server itself wasn't a transparent mechanism for perpetrating a felony by preventing later discovery of public records to begin with, but. 

ultraticum's picture

And the constitution is for political prisoners.

Dirtnapper's picture

Since when does the FBI grant immunity when it's not in front of a Grand Jury? 

Nexus789's picture

According to some reports  (not yet confirmed) at least 10 hackers downloaded emails from Clinton's lash up server. On top of the Russians are saying they have a copy of the emails. If they have that would constitute a serious breach of security. I hope they do have a copy and publish them.

cheka's picture

that's why she put it there - for certain 'hackers'

Arnold's picture

Bait and switch.

Ripe enough to catch most any bottom feeder.

Crash Overide's picture

"So far, investigators have no found evidence tying Clinton to criminal wrongdoing, though they are still probing the case aggressively."

...and said privite email server that she was using for government business included classified information, that server also happened to be hacked by Guciffer and up to 10 other IP addresses were active on that computer.

What am I missing here?

If she gets away with this crime in a long list of crimes I believe street justice is the next step to protect the country from her treasonous ways, she is a terroist by their own definitions.

 

Chauncey Gardener's picture

There should be more than ample evidence to fry this evil bitch with the RICO statutes, obstruction of justice, espionage, national security breaches, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., get the picture?

 

janus's picture

somebody needs to start asking about all the CGI holdings in haiti -- purchased, conveniently enough, in the aftermath of the 2007 earthquake.

that's right, hillary...janus once met a bookkeeper from haiti...poor english, but sharp mind.  he told janus lots and lots of stuff.  he told me about mines, resorts, plantations...he also told me the name(s) of your holding corps...he told me about the slave wages, the brutality -- told me everything.  

wanna play chicken with janus, hillary?

game on, bitch.

janus

JLee2027's picture

Go for it.  Dropping info to Alex Jones or Bill Still comes to mind. And of course, the FBI.

janus's picture

i'm going to start leaking hints over the coming months viz. hillary.  if this cunt stays in the race, i'm going to flay her.  

btw, hillary, janus is a friend of a friend of don tyson.  remember that name, you white trash slut?  you will.  remember ADFA?  remember mena?  remember webb hubble?  remember those two dead boys on train tracks?  remember your egytian coroner? 

janus does,

janus

janus's picture

i'm gonna melt her ugly face off...do it, i will.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aopdD9Cu-So

the wicked witch is dead!

i didn't mean to do it,

janus

WillyGroper's picture

made that a ring tone for a favored. ;)

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Watch your back Janus. Those people don't fuck around and since you're using a computer you're not anonymous. Stay safe.

janus's picture

believe it or not, but i'm operating in a place she cannot touch.

i know she's a gangster...i also know she doesn't have the support of her own dons.  

bitch is toast.

janus

neidermeyer's picture

I can hook you up with Trumps people. Just don't get V. Fostered or R. Browned on me....

janus's picture

i'll stir vince's ghost to life in due time...and Ron Brown was a good friend of my uncle.

janus is trump's peep...he knows.

unfortunately, i can't be bought nor staffed.  i will, however, be paid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugRct9pNQYM

&

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raFmzpvuYa0

janus

 

 

 

Lorca's Novena's picture

And I merely thought janus was just a story teller of sorts, good stories btw.

Go get some!!

exi1ed0ne's picture

Fuck off.  Release the info or STFU.  All these dribbles, hints and such from people who have the goods on these criminals really piss me off.  Attention whores the lot of them.  If you have something, full disclosure is the only way.  Remember the info Wikileaks had on the banks that they were going to release?  Panama papers conveniently whittled down from TB to MB?  The list is god damned endless of "releases" that turned out to be complete bullshit or never actually released. Get off the god damned pot and for fucks sake do the right thing.  There is no benefit AT ALL to dribbling the info, except being a fucking attention whore.

RELEASE IT ALL NOW OR SHUT THE FUCK UP.

 

Ace Ventura's picture

+100. These 'leaks' of supposedly earth-shattering information are becoming tiresome. Mostly because they typically don't really include anything earth-shattering on the scale advertised. Until that changes and someone does a REAL info dump of ALL the material......these are likely scams/psy-ops/whatever.

 

exi1ed0ne's picture

The people that have the goods and don't release it all I put in the same category as the criminal scum they are protecting.  Its fucking disgusting not outing the truth, so long as you get something in return.  God damn criminal enablers.

Now threats to family and the like I can make allowances for.  I know if I had damning evidence of wrong doing that would end up with my kids dead if disclosed would make me think twice about opening my mouth.  Attention whore "I got the goods!" posts not so much.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Who's this Janus you speak of?

Oh!

SWRichmond's picture

"So far, investigators have no found evidence tying Clinton to criminal wrongdoing,"

Huh?