News is breaking this Monday afternoon in the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and handling of classified information.
You remember this investigation. It’s the one where Hillary and her team obstructed, obfuscated, hid, and lied to the public, were finally pinned down and investigated, and ultimately had a laundry list of violations read out to the American people with the cake topping of “but we’re not going to do anything about it” from Direct James Comey.
Only that wasn’t totally true. They were going to do something about it. Not punish Clinton, mind you. Help her.
Fox News reporter Shannon Bream broke the news on Twitter that the FBI apparently worked out an arrangement with Hillary Clinton in the email probe according to the House Judiciary Committee Chair.
But wait, there’s more!
As Guy Benson reports at Townhall, Republicans have already begun asking the obvious question. Did they follow through on their deal to destroy laptops and, in so doing, make follow-up investigations impossible?
You can read the text of the letter from Rep. Bob Goodlatte to Attorney General Lynch here.
This is from Goodlatte’s release that accompanied the letter:
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today pressed Attorney General Loretta Lynch about a secret agreement to destroy the laptops of top advisors to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
As part of the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing oversight of Secretary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State, the Justice Department provided a private review of certain immunity agreements entered into during the investigation. The immunity agreements mentioned secret side agreements between the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Beth Wilkinson, the lawyer representing Cheryl Mills, chief of staff and counselor to Secretary Clinton, and Heather Samuelson, senior advisor to Secretary Clinton. After reviewing the side agreements, the Committee has learned that the FBI agreed to destroy Mills and Samuelson’s laptops after inspecting them.
In his letter to Attorney General Lynch, Chairman Goodlatte calls on the Justice Department to provide information about the side agreements and answer the many questions they raise about the FBI’s investigation.
We’ll watch this story as it continues to develop.