Lawmakers Find "Quid Pro Quo" Between FBI And State Over Altered 'Classified' Clinton Emails

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About a week ago we wrote about newly released FBI interviews with numerous references to State Department officials, including Patrick Kennedy, applying pressure to subordinates to change classified email codes so they would be shielded from Congress and the public (see "Two Boxes Of Hillary Emails Mysteriously Disappear").  Here is the relevant section from the FBI's interview notes:



Now, according to a report from Fox News, new FBI files reviewed by Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Chair of the House Oversight Committee, potentially point toward a "quid pro quo" arrangement between the State Department and the FBI whereby Patrick Kennedy, a senior executive at the State Department, offered "additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas" in return of "altering the classification" of certain Hillary Clinton emails.  If true, of course, this new evidence could serve to discredit the entire FBI investigation as the notes are a "flashing red light of potential criminality."

FBI interview summaries and notes, provided late Friday to the House Government Oversight and Intelligence Committees, contain allegations of a "quid pro quo" between a senior State Department executive and FBI agents during the Hillary Clinton email investigation, two congressional sources told Fox News.


"This is a flashing red light of potential criminality," Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who has been briefed on the FBI interviews, told Fox News.


He said "there was an alleged quid pro quo” involving Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy and the FBI “over at least one classified email.”


"In return for altering the classification, the possibility of additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas was discussed,” Chaffetz said.


"Both myself and Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence are infuriated by what we have heard," he added.


"Left to their own devices the FBI would never have provided these [records] to Congress and waited until the last minute. This is the third batch because [the FBI] didn’t think they were relevant," Chaffetz said.

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Of course, the FBI told Fox News there was absolutely no impropriety in the interactions between the FBI and the State Department.  Apparently an FBI agent just happened to raise the issue of additional slots for agents overseas during a call with Patrick Kennedy about changing email classifications due to a previous unfortunate bout of phone tag between the FBI and State.  Here is the full statement from the FBI to Fox News:

"Prior to the initiation of the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal email server, the FBI was asked to review and make classification determinations on FBI emails and information which were being produced by the State Department pursuant to FOIA. The FBI determined that one such email was classified at the Secret level. A senior State Department official requested the FBI re-review that email to determine whether it was in fact classified or whether it might be protected from release under a different FOIA exemption. A now-retired FBI official, who was not part of the subsequent Clinton investigation, told the State Department official that they would look into the matter. Having been previously unsuccessful in attempts to speak with the senior State official, during the same conversation, the FBI official asked the State Department official if they would address a pending, unaddressed FBI request for space for additional FBI employees assigned abroad. Following the call, the FBI official consulted with a senior FBI executive responsible for determining the classification of the material and determined the email was in fact appropriately classified at the Secret level. The FBI official subsequently told the senior State official that the email was appropriately classified at the Secret level and that the FBI would not change the classification of the email. The classification of the email was not changed, and it remains classified today. Although there was never a quid pro quo, these allegations were nonetheless referred to the appropriate officials for review."

The response from the State Department was much more terse:

“This allegation is inaccurate and does not align with the facts,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said. “To be clear: the State Department did upgrade the document at the request of the FBI when we released it back in May 2015.”

What are the odds that so many completely "harmless" coincidences occurred during the investigation of Hillary's private email server to her explicit benefit...with that kind of luck we suspect she should have won the PowerBall about 2 or 3 times by now.

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J S Bach's picture

"Allege"... "Allege"!!!! Give me a break.

remain calm's picture

"Flashing red light"  How about "absolutely definitely criminality"

Loftie's picture
Loftie (not verified) remain calm Oct 16, 2016 8:53 PM

George H.W. Bush - Potus - CIA
Bill Clinton - Potus - CIA
George W. Bush - Potus - CIA
Barack Obama - Potus - CIA
Hillary Clinton - CIA

Is Trump toast or what?

philipat's picture

Hey Loftie, previously known as mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then most recently lance-a-lot. I see you have now introduced Jack McGriff (member for 1 week) to post complimentary responses to Loftie so I’m guessing that Jack McGriff will be your next name now that Loftie has been exposed? It also explains how you can now give yourself two upvotes instead of the previous one? It also means you will be able to “Talk to yourself” again. I miss those old self-conversations between mofio, santafe and Aristotle of Greece but they do say that talking to yourself is the first sign of mental illness?

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments, which are deliberately dramatic to encourage people to click on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

wee-weed up's picture



Obozo's promised most transparent Admin in American history

Quickly became...  with biased PC MSM & spineless congresscritter collusion...

The MOST corrupt Admin in American history!!

AVmaster's picture

Vote up!

Vote down!

0 AVmaster   froze25 Jul 5, 2016 12:00 PM

An excerpt of what was said between Comey and Hillary during the three hour "interview": 


Comey: "... and I want half of it in unmarked 20's and 50's, the rest in 100's"


Hillary: "Sure!"


Comey: "And I want a All Season pass to "Orgy Island", and please tell Bill to bring his saxophone cause that makes all the chicks hot n ready for action!"


Hillary: "I know right!"


Comey: "And Huma is MINE..."


Hillary: "Wait a minute..."



J S Bach's picture

After WWII, the Norwegian, Vidkun Quisling's name became synonymous with "traitor".  It would be poetic justice if "Comey" attained the same connotation in our time.

WordSmith2013's picture

FBI & State are thicker than thieves!


COMEY Lies Under Oath, Attempts to Deceive Congress, Overturns Decades of FBI Tradition, Betrays the American People during Prime Time
nailgunner44's picture

For those that haven't seen it yet I urge you all to take a look at this deleted 4chan /pol AMA of an anonymous FBI insider from 7/2/16:

Q: "Why would she drag us to war ? In what ways that benefits her? Also, can you post any proof that youre legit?"

A: "It benefits her because her donors have paid for it. I do not want to post any information about me or where I am, because if any hint got out that I posted anything, I would be fired and blacklisted. Possibly killed."

And much much more.

Son of Loki's picture

Comey is going to have a otugher time covering up these bombers for Hillary. However, rumor has it he has already drawn up the bomber's immunity papers.

froze25's picture

That was a really good thread to read. Thank you.

CheapBastard's picture

"The most transparent administration ever!"

No foreign Leader had respect for The Pimp Daddy Hussein before, but now they will just laugh in his face while they piss on his leg.

When does Congress get off its ass and start impeaching, indicting, etc?

The criminality is outrageous.


Impeachment would be rayciss! Yo.

SWRichmond's picture

Government is corrupt?  Who knew?

GreatUncle's picture

But it is ... you get to see 1 official document a year ... the rest were all moved into the classified category /SARC

So the 2 boxes of emails = > 10% were classified who would have thought.

So the Clinton cofirmation of the Scalia wetworks became classified.

Bilderberg Member's picture

What's Loretta Lynch going to do about this?.....LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Croesus's picture

I love that picture of Cankles...she's wearing her "Dr. Evil" pantsuit, which is also preferred by that asshole in North Korea. You'd think dictators all shopped at the same store, oy.

True Blue's picture

I think it is a little shop in the suburbs of Tel Aviv.

J S Bach's picture

I pray that I live to see a Robespierre in America who will (rightfully) execute the Clintons and their obsequious minions.

Vatican_cameo's picture


Until they start marching these scumbags out of the hearings in handcuffs, it's all for show.  It doesn't matter what they can or cannot prove, either way there are no consequences for anyone's actions.  It just boils down to a lot of Political Posturing for the media.

Kidbuck's picture

Until it knocks Trump's adult language off the front page they ain't doing it for the media. It's just masturbation.

Billy the Poet's picture

Robespierre was extremely bad news.  You don't want him coming around.

J S Bach's picture

That's I put the (rightfully) in parentheses.  I KNOW who Robespierre was and what he did.  The point is to use his ruthless "technique" against those who justly deserve it.  I hate having to explain everything I type.

Billy the Poet's picture

I hate having to read the minds of those who inadequately explain what they mean to say.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) J S Bach Oct 17, 2016 11:03 AM

The problem is there in your own words. Ruthlesness and justice are mutually exclusive. It would be nice to think we could punish the criminals how they deserve, but it would be hurting ourselves in the process.

We either restore the law (doubtful) or it is going to be chaos and murder and good people will die with the bad.

GoinFawr's picture

"Many live that deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in judgement." -Mithrandir

Which I guess means that if you possess just the right amount of 'eagerness' you have license to judge someone else's right to live, or something.

Pausebreak's picture

Problem is that the gillotens they used are thirsty for blood and don't discriminate in whose blood is sheed.

Pausebreak's picture

Problem is that the gillotens they used are thirsty for blood and don't discriminate in whose blood is sheed.

Frito's picture

"Apparently an FBI agent just happened to raise the issue"


yep... riiight. And WJC just "happened" to run into Lorette on the tarmac.

gramps's picture

Do a little research on Kenneth Trentadue and the FBI's "S" drive and all of the "integrity" you think the FBI posseses quickly dissapears.

doctor10's picture

"The Law" is whatever the Clinton Foundation says it is this week

For anybody paying attention on July 5th, basically the 240th anniversary of the Republic, the Clinton Foundation administered the coup de grace to the American government.

The Clinton Foundation managed to nullify 6 federal laws on behalf of their candidate, and in so doing gut Congress and the FBI-in public.

The Clinton Foundation has totally pwned In every sense of the meaning.

There's a reason 30,000 emails can never be read by anybody outside the Foundation. They detail the individuals and organizations making it all happen.

Mebbe Chaffetz name isn't part of the spiderweb...mebbe it is and we're being played once again

However, ladies and gentlemen, this is where the rubber meets the road. Either we ARE a nation of laws or not.

If this proves out that we are not, God help us all because bonds will definitely be worthless and whats happened in Charlotte will prove to be merely an audition.

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

Human filth, corruption to the core

Stan Smith's picture

I think Hill the Schill has to be in line for the Worst Person in the World.

konadog's picture

Hyena Rodent has stiff competition. Rumsfeld, Bush I, Bush II, Obola, Cheney, Rice, Reno, Albright, Slick Willy Clinton, Brennan, Hayden, Panetta, Petraeus ... I could go on. We need a very big prison and five dozen full-time exorcists to guard the place.

Zang's picture

There is a nice place in the hell for Albright with her comment that half a million dead Iraqi children was the price to pay for their liberation ! WTF

konadog's picture

No question that Satan has a very special place for Marie Jana Korbel - later changed to Madeline Albright to seem more "American".  Barry Obola had the audacity to give that heinous bitch the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I'm sure Obola earned his stripes with the deep state war machine with that gesture.  Satan's spawn - the lot of them. 

Francis Marx's picture

A Hillary loss would be a victory over the media by the people. Like massive b*tch slap to them.


cowdiddly's picture

Well she did win all 6 coin tosses at the Bernie debates. Then there is the cattle thingy. She's one of those people who are just lucky like that.,

DuneCreature's picture

Check this one out:

For your viewing angst:

FBI Filegate - Killary At Her Evil Worst

The FBI turned over files on 900 politicos to Killary.

WTF!! .... No wonder she OWNS everyone inside the beltway.

She is the Demon Spawn of J Edger Hoover And Tokyo Rose.

Live Hard, Collect ALL Of The FBI Badges In Hoover Blg. And Arrest Killary And Impound All Files You Can Find, Die Free

~ DC v2.0



samsara's picture

Thats why they ALL are afraid of Trump.

If ANY of it comes out,  nearly ALL of it will come out. 

One Rat out at a time.   Further Up,  Further In

CheapBastard's picture

Ok, they need to stop fiddling around with these diabolical treasonous criminals and get the rope. They can always hold a trial later.

gregga777's picture

Hillary MacEvil Clinton and William Jefferson "Bill the Pedophile" Clinton leave a disgusting, stinking trail of dead bodies, sleaze, crime and corruption everywhere they go. They depend on their loyal protectors in the United States DoJ (US Department of Corruption, Injustice & Persecution), FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels)—FBi Director James "Hillary's Bitch" Comey—and the United States of America's Feral Gangster Government's organs of state propaganda—the Mainstream Media & Entertainment Oligopoly—to keep them out of prison.

The United States of America is the world's leader at incarcerating people for non-crimes yet these grifters and murderers trot about the world with impunity selling America's national secrets for $ billions. The trashy, criminal Clinton's stand for everything that America's ideals oppose. They are scum, human filth, garbage.

joego1's picture

Don't hold back, let us know how you really feel.

DontFollowMyAdviceImaDummy's picture

honest question, when the FBI starts doing illegal shit what entity(ies) has/ve the power to bring them to justice?

DeathMerchant's picture

The question of the year!!! The military could but that was before Obama had his collection of general officer testicles hanging from the wall in his den.

GreatUncle's picture

A military coup / revolt.

Then it will be down to those in the military loyal to the people who are the nation against those who support the 100% corrupt current position.

Elections not part of the process now as it is sidlined by corruption and as the US is currently finding out.

insanelysane's picture

Certain military institutions teach their officers to only follow lawful orders.  There is a chance the military will overthrow the oligarchy.

Scuba Steve's picture

Yep, has to be the #1 thing that would happen.

QUICKLY, followed by Common Man intervention follow up. It would get ugly real fast.

Only other way is:

Loyal ritired military Special Ops fellas with plans to take out the top 100, overnight and fast ... Zero Squad.