New FBI Docs Expose "Shadow Government" Protected Hillary In Email Investigation

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While serving as Secretary of State under President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton “blatantly” disregarded protocol, an issue that prompted an official to say that there was a “stark difference” between Clinton’s “obedience to security and diplomatic protocols” and the behavior of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The details come from a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report released Monday.

This frequently resulted in complaints by ambassadors who were insulted and embarrassed by this breach of protocol,” the summary reads. According to the FBI docs, the interviewee also added that Clinton’s [use of a private email server was] well known throughout Diplomatic Security, and [breaches] were ‘abundant.’”

The 100-page document contains interview summaries conducted by the FBI along with notes from its agents, which may offer the public a glimpse into the government’s official Clinton email investigation.

The last 100-page release is the fourth installment of documents related to the Clinton email probe recently released by the FBI. The most recent release also contains allegations regarding a “quid pro quo” request from Patrick F. Kennedy, the undersecretary of state for management, among other claims.

According to the FBI document, Kennedy “pressured FBI agents to change the classification on sensitive documents found on Hillary Clinton’s private email server” in “exchange for a ‘quid pro quo.’” Promptly after the document’s release, both the FBI and State Department denied such an arrangement took place — but that didn’t stop the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from demanding more information on the exchange.

In a letter addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry, the committee chair, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-CA), along with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chair of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, claimed to have reasons to believe Kennedy “inappropriately influenced the review of Secretary Clinton’s emails.

Despite the uproar the release sparked due to the bribery allegations, some news organizations took particular interest in the FBI document’s mention of “the Shadow Government,” a group of “very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as ‘The 7th Floor Group’ or ‘The Shadow Government.’

According to the FBI probe, “[t]his group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries.”


In the letter to Secretary Kerry, Chaffetz and Nunes added that members of the Shadow Government included Kennedy and “several former attorneys from the law firm that has represented [Clinton] in this investigation, Williams & Connolly LLP,” suggesting Clinton’s legal representatives may have influenced the FBI much like Kennedy attempted to.

Both congressmen are now urging Kerry to remove Kennedy from his post until further investigation can show proof the undersecretary did not have anything to do with the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Clinton.

In the FBI’s summary, the Shadow Government is said to have urged the FBI to drop the investigation documents all at once “for coordination purposes.” This information comes from an unidentified person, the FBI documents claim.

Usually, the bureau releases investigation documents on a rolling basis, releasing batches of investigation documents in its official vault. The group of very high-ranking State officials allegedly urged officials to do the opposite, but they did not get their way.

Regardless, after announcing the investigation had been concluded, FBI Director James Comey decided not to prosecute former Secretary of State Clinton, claiming the move was apolitical.

I want the American people to know we really did this the right way,” Comey said in July. “You can disagree with us, but you cannot fairly say we did it in any kind of political way. We don’t carry water for anybody. We were trying to do what the right thing is.”

At the time, Comey explained he arrived at that particular decision because “no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case, no reasonable prosecutor would bring the second case in 100 years focused on ‘gross negligence.’Nevertheless, the FBI’s own notes seem to argue that Clinton and her State Department minions may have been involved in criminal acts other than gross negligence.

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yovatti's picture
yovatti (not verified) Oct 18, 2016 7:13 AM

Well get used to it


Lumberjack's picture

The 7th Floor Group refers to a powerful group of very high-ranking US State Department officials recently revealed in FBI investigation report of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. FBI documents further state that the 7th Floor Group acts as a type of shadow government inside the State Department. [1]

The 7th floor presumably refers to the 7th floor of the Harry S Truman Building in Washington, DC, which acts as the office building for the US State Department, and contains a 7th floor that has no windows.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

If you have not figured out what the "Deep State / Shadow Government" is by know then there is no hope for you.  Enjoy your clueless life.

Occident Mortal's picture

When the American people let Hillary get away with this (which they will)... She is going to proceed to doing all kinds of crazy self enriching stuff. She will be the first person to become a multi-billionaire whilst serving as POTUS.


Meanwhile, everyone is too busy/ lazy to protest any of it.



Cognitive Dissonance's picture

“[t]his group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries.”

Like Wednesday afternoon tea with the girls. What's the harm?


VinceFostersGhost's picture



Shocked.....and appalled!


Yup.....there goes my anti virus again.....right on cue.


I think there might be some people watching us...

NoDebt's picture

The cool thing is a couple years into Hillary's first term this level of corruption will seem tame compared to what's coming.


MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

First of all, CNN said it's illegal to look at these stolen documents if you're not an accredited media outlet, so Zerohedge is breaking the law by writing these articles. Secondly, isn't the real issue here the fact that the Russians are hacking into the Democratic party's private emails? That is an act of war, and this is what we should be angry about. Are we going to let Russia get away with this, or are we going to respond with military action? We need to let Russia know that we mean business. It's time to put an end to this once and for all and teach Russia a lesson they won't forget.

Why We Need a Single Payer Healthcare System

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

What are the chances Comey has an office on the 7th floor?


P.S. An act of was MDB? If yer pushin war, go enlist or STFU.

jefferson32's picture

Tyler, you asked us to point you to interesting emails in the Podesta dump. The ones he received from Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, and 6th man to walk on the Moon, are probably the most wtf ones. Here are key excerpts (repost):

In ongoing requests for our Skype talk to discuss Disclosure and the difference between our contiguous universe nonviolent obedient ETI and the celestials of this universe, and because Hillary and Bill Clinton were intimates of Laurance Rockefeller who had an avid interest in ETI, I direct your attention to Scott Jones, PhD.

Because the War in Space race is heating up, I felt you should be aware of several factors as you and I schedule our Skype talk. Remember, our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth. They will not tolerate any forms of military violence on Earth or in space. The following information in italics was shared with me by my colleague Carol Rosin, who worked closely for several years with Wernher von Braun before his death.

We work with specific ETI from a contiguous universe. They are nonviolent and in complete obedience to God. […] Because of the recent demonstrations addressing the overwhelming issue of climate change, and President Obama’s own concern, we feel the timing is perfect to meet with John to map out a plan involving Disclosure and zero point energy.

As 2015 unfolds, I understand you are leaving the Administration in February. It is urgent that we agree on a date and time to meet to discuss Disclosure and Zero Point Energy, at your earliest available after your departure. My Catholic colleague Terri Mansfield will be there too, to bring us up to date on the Vatican’s awareness of ETI. Another colleague is working on a new Space Treaty, citing involvement with Russia and China. However with Russia’s extreme interference in Ukraine, I believe we must pursue another route for peace in space and ZPE on Earth.

See here

The Juggernaut's picture

About time the Americans to it to the streets!  Just like how the citizens in the countries they've manufactured protested.  The biggest sponsor of terror is the US government.

pods's picture

Lot's of water carrying going on. On the "news" on the radio on my way in this morning there were two notable things.

Nothing about the collusion and O'Keefe's video. Nada. No mention at all.

And, the firebombing in the OC was being investigated, and get this, the guy said they have to look at non-traditional suspects, like someone from the Trump campaign. Not shitting you. 

Then they went on about Trump groping, etc. 

Water boys is all they are, even at the local level.


Whoa Dammit's picture

Why is no one talking about this obvious problem>>>Hillary has to rest up for a week before she can do a 90 minute debate. How is she fit to be President ?

Joe Davola's picture

Or, how do you debate someone who stated they have a separate public and private stance on the issues.  Trump has to hammer home the trust issue.

Occident Mortal's picture

What MDB says above is true, Russians are committing an act of war by hacking into the emails of a presidential candidate.


And that is something the USA would NEVER DO. Just ask Angela Merkel, she will back me up.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Occident Mortal Oct 18, 2016 9:32 AM

The first, but maybe not the worst, thing that Hillary is going to do as President is open the borders.  There are already 65 million non-English speaking foreign born individuals in the United States.  65 MILLION !!!

Hillary is going to expand that number tens of millions if not a hundred million more.  There will be terrorists, murderers, rapists, thiefs brought into the country by the hundreds of thousands.

Additonally, all of these people are of a liberal slant wanting free stuff and support from the government.   What that means is that working Americans will be paying for this massive entitlement group.  A group that overwhelmingly will vote for the FREE SHIT party.

This alone will be the undoing of America.  It already can never be the great country that it was and will certainly become a third world shit hole before Hillary is through a first term.

Those of us who see this happening seem absolutely POWERLESS to stop it. 


WordSmith2013's picture

The whole email scandal is covering up the World Shadow Government workings!


Why is the Clinton Emailgate Scandal so HUGE?
Loftie's picture

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?

RiverRoad's picture

No you're not.  Go vote.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) RiverRoad Oct 18, 2016 10:03 AM

I've already voted.  I don't think it is enough.  Every time I vote there are a dozen Mexicans to offset and reverse my vote.

I need to figure out how this "Vote Early and Vote Often" thing works. :-)

Okienomics's picture

Our last hope... let's get a few of us together, buy this island, and GTFOOD....

VZ58's picture

Open the borders...and shut down free speech on the internet. Bye Bye to any real discussuion about what is going on. Americans have only themselves to blame.

sleigher's picture

All Trump has to do is each time Hillary says something in the debate, he should just ask her if that is her public or private stance on that issue.

rareddy's picture

After she answers every question, Trump should say "is that your private or public answer?"


Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Yeah, if Trump had to nap for a week, do you think the media would mention that.

Weird, weird times.

nobodysfool's picture

At her age it takes a long time to memorize the answers to the questions that Traitorous Libtard Chris Wallace has already given to the Clinton Camp.  It does help her that she can be completely stress free knowing she's above the laws of the land and that she'll never be condemned or arrested or prosecuted for anything at all.  Little people like us aren't worth spitting on according to Hillary and Bill.  Except and unless Bill wants to screw some women...which he does!  What a sorry excuse for human beings the Clintons are...

BennyBoy's picture


MillionDollarBonus_: "an accredited media outlet," HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

BennyBoy's picture


MDB: "It's time to put an end to this once and for all and teach Russia a lesson they won't forget."

Damn right MDB, lets nuke'm back to the stone age for exposing Dems emails. And we don't need no proof, baseless accusations are enough! Their commie asses won't dare respond to American Exceptionalism nukes exploding all around them.

Okienomics's picture

Please don't feed the trolls.

CuttingEdge's picture

In a nutshell:

The complete credibility of and trust in the FBI at this moment in time is zero.

Must be shitty place to work realising you are all just lackeys of Hillary, and the public now know it.

While I am not an advocate of Sharia law, I could make an exception of the public flogging of Director Comey by his own staff, in return for the complete shame and disrepute he has brought down on them.


Implied Violins's picture

Stephen Wright was wrong. Weasels CAN be sucked into jet engines. May it happen, and soon.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Incremental corruption is like .gov cancer.  It spreads, impacting more shitizens in more ways as well as weakening the rest of the system.

Either you are deliberately putting your head in the sand or you have realized this is going to end very badly for many people, and that life, if you still have it after this denouement, will change dramatically.

More Ammo's picture

The complete credibility of and trust in the Federal Government at this moment in time is zero.


There, Fixed it for Ya.

Okienomics's picture

"The complete credibility of and trust in the FBI at this moment in time is zero."

Wut r u saing?  No just tits no petes?

RiverRoad's picture

And the two biggest terrorists are the Clintons.  Go long body-bags.

Killer the Buzzard's picture

MDB in rare form!  Comic gold.

Joe Davola's picture

Mitchell was a little "out there" as they say.  Imagine being cooped up in a space capsule with this nut bag for a week.

Zero Point Energy people rank right up there with the hemp crowd, but still not quite as far out as MillionDollar.

AViewFromDublin's picture
HRC Paid Speeches


*Hillary Clinton: “I'm Kind Of Far Removed” From The Struggles Of The Middle Class “Because The Life I've Lived And The Economic, You Know, Fortunes That My Husband And I Now Enjoy.” *“And I am not taking a position on any policy, but I do think there is a growing sense of anxiety and even anger in the country over the feeling that the game is rigged. And I never had that feeling when I was growing up. Never. I mean, were there really rich people, of course there were. My father loved to complain about big business and big government, but we had a solid middle class upbringing. We had good public schools. We had accessible health care. We had our little, you know, one-family house that, you know, he saved up his money, didn't believe in mortgages. So I lived that. And now, obviously, I'm kind of far removed because the life I've lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy, but I haven't forgotten it.” [Hillary Clinton Remarks at Goldman-Black Rock, 2/4/14]

*Clinton: “Even If It May Not Be 100 Percent True, If The Perception Is That Somehow The Game Is Rigged, That Should Be A Problem For All Of Us.” *“Now, it's important to recognize the vital role that the financial markets play in our economy and that so many of you are contributing to. To function effectively those markets and the men and women who shape them have to command trust and confidence, because we all rely on the market's transparency and integrity. So even if it may not be 100 percent true, if the perception is that somehow the game is rigged, that should be a problem for all of us, and we have to be willing to make that absolutely clear. And if there are issues, if there's wrongdoing, people have to be held accountable and we have to try to deter future bad behavior, because the public trust is at the core of both a free market economy and a democracy.” [Clinton Remarks to Deutsche Bank, 10/7/14]


*CLINTON ADMITS NEEDING WALL STREET FUNDING* *Clinton Said That Because Candidates Needed Money From Wall Street To Run For Office, People In New York Needed To Ask Tough Questions About The Economy Before Handing Over Campaign Contributions. *“Secondly, running for office in our country takes a lot of money, and candidates have to go out and raise it. New York is probably the leading site for contributions for fundraising for candidates on both sides of the aisle, and it's also our economic center. And there are a lot of people here who should ask some tough questions before handing over campaign contributions to people who were really playing chicken with our whole economy.” [Goldman Sachs AIMS Alternative Investments Symposium, 10/24/13]

AlaricBalth's picture

Looks like Podesta found this serious enough to take a meeting with Mitchell.

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Sepp, Eryn <>

wrote: > Received! Thanks Rebecca. Sorry for the delay—it’s been a heck of a > month. > > > >

John would likely take this meeting alone first before involving the > President, so let me ask him if he can do this in August. He’ll be in town > Aug 11 – 22.

Is Dr. Mitchell planning to be in town then? > > > >

Thanks, > > Eryn > > > > Eryn M. Sepp > > Special Assistant to the Counselor to the President > > 202-456-1404 > >

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

Holy fucking trutherisms, Batman!

BetweenThe Coasts's picture

Four hours of reasons why


'Dr. Steven Greer - UFOs and the Deep National Security State, 28.9.2015'

Putrid's picture
Putrid (not verified) jefferson32 Oct 18, 2016 11:38 AM

I was sure it was a joke ... really hope that was spam. If that's fucking real!! WTF!!

Excursionist's picture

I get SPAM'ed, Podesta gets SPAM'ed... everyone with an e-mail account gets SPAM'ed.

These missives reek of advanced stage dementia.

TheReplacement's picture

Nah, Comey was just stating the obvious.  No "reasonable" prosecutor would bring charges if it means being suicided with your entire family in an unfortunate nailgun, shitgum, building collapse, inferno, or plane crash (for a short list).

He sure did seem to go out of his way to spell out the indictment on national tv.  Almost like saying, do you see how bad this is?  I can't do anything about it but here, look for yourselves.

RiverRoad's picture

Scalia being offed was a big, big tell to all of them.