Elder Patriot| On Wednesday, Judicial Watch announced that it is “suing the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) for details of a meeting with the FBI regarding national security threats associated with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “private” email system.”
The requested records were from the time that Obama appointee, James Clapper was the DNI.
The lawsuit, filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), was originally submitted on July 13, 2018.
Judicial Watch reiterated its request on March 22nd, 2019 seeking access to the following:
Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the meeting between Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) official Frank Rucker, ICIG attorney Jeanette McMillian, former Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, and other[s] regarding security threats associated with the private email server utilized by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This request includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Any and all reports, notes, briefing materials, presentations, or similar records created in preparation for, during, and/or pursuant to the meeting.
- Any and all related records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the ICIG and any other individual or
For purposes of clarification, the meeting in question was referenced by Rep. Louie Gohmert during the testimony of Mr. Strzok at a House of Representatives hearing on July 12, 2018.
The meeting Gohmert had referenced took place on July 10, 2015 and marked the opening of The FBI’s official counterespionage investigation regarding the “potential compromise of classified information” on Clinton’s private server.
The ICIG had referred the Clinton-email case to the FBI on July 6, 2015, pursuant to the Intelligence Authorization Act, which requires agencies to advise the FBI “immediately of any information, regardless of its origin, which indicates that classified information is being, or may have been, disclosed in an unauthorized manner to a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power.”
At that meeting “Strzok was one of four officials briefed on the [Clinton email metadata] anomalies.
He was transferred to FBI headquarters from the field office in Washington to work on the Clinton-email probe around two months after it was opened.”
As we have learned, the FBI never had any intention of prosecuting a case against Hillary Clinton. Peter Strzok was assigned the task, to become known as the midyear exam, of disposing of the case as expeditiously as possible.
Judicial Watch is again requesting the records that will show what was discussed in the meeting and by all those around the meeting.
Congressman Gohmert explained the significance of the email anomalies that were discussed at that meeting to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade:
Strzok ignored that fact that a foreign power did indeed hack Hillary’s unsecure private email server and were able to gain access to 30,000 of her emails. Had that fact been made public earlier, Comey would never have been able to exonerate her.
The expectation is to be able to determine all those who participated in the Clinton email cover up. Or, at least provide a trail to follow to those higher up in the Obama administration who were directing Strzok and Comey’s deliberate misfeasance.
Strzok did such a bang-up job that he was later assigned by Comey to lead the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.