We're beginning to think the entire FBI investigation into Hillary's private email servers was just a ruse to grant immunity to her entire staff. According to the AP, the House Oversight Committee has just learned that Hillary's top aide, Cheryl Mills, was also granted immunity along with John Bentel (Director of the State Department's Office of Information Resources Management) and Heather Samuelson (Clinton aide).
For those of you keeping count, we are now aware of a total of 5 immunity deals offered to people directly involved in the Hillary email scandal:
Cheryl Mills - Clinton's top aide
Heather Samuelson - Clinton aide
John Bentel - Director of the State Department's Office of Information Resources Management
Bryan Pagliano - Clinton technology aide
Paul Combetta - Platte River Networks
The Chair of the House Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), expressed his complete disbelief over the number of immunity deals granted in this investigation. Per The Hill, Chaffetz said that he has "lost confidence in this investigation" noting that "immunity deals should not be a requirement for cooperating with the FBI."
"This is beyond explanation. The FBI was handing out immunity agreements like candy,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said in a statement.
“I've lost confidence in this investigation and I question the genuine effort in which it was carried out. Immunity deals should not be a requirement for cooperating with the FBI."
The latest immunity discoveries were first revealed by the AP in the following tweet:
Congressman: FBI gave immunity to Hillary Clinton's ex-chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, in now-closed email case. https://t.co/gDb60PH2Gt— The Associated Press (@AP) September 23, 2016
For those of you who "do not recall" the specific involvement of Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson in the Hillary email scandal, here is brief recap.
Shortly after providing the initial set of Hillary's emails to the State Department, in "December 2014 or January 2015," both Heather Samuelson and Cheryl Mills requested that all emails be removed from their computers using "a program called BleachBit to delete the e-mail-related files so they could not be recovered."
Per the excerpt below from the FBI's investigation notes, Mills was also the Clinton aide who instructed Paul Combetta (the "Oh Shit" guy) to "modify [Hillary's] e-mail retention policy" to 60 days...in other words get rid of everything.
Can the FBI just save us all some time and admit that literally everyone interviewed in this case received an immunity deal from the DOJ?