Hillary Clinton appears to have an ally embedded within the Justice Department.
After the FBI announced Friday that they are reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email case, they obtained the necessary warrant to start reviewing an estimated 650,000 emails found on a laptop used by Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.
The Department of Justice sent a letter to multiple congressmen on Monday, October 31, advising that they will “continue to work closely with the FBI” on the case and “take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible.”
The letter was signed by Peter Kadzik, Assistant Attorney General and head of the Office of Legislative Affairs, a role he has held since 2013.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PETER KADZIK:
Kadzik reportedly helped head up the effort to nominate Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.
Peter Kadzik and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta were classmates at Georgetown Law School in the 1970’s and have remained connected, both professionally and socially. Multiple WikiLeaks emails have surfaced where the two exchanged correspondence and discussed lunch or dinner appointments.
Zero Hedge reported that the day after Hillary Clinton testified on Benghazi last October, John Podesta (Clinton’s campaign chair) met with Peter Kadzik (DOJ official) and a few other well-connected friends for dinner at Posto, a restaurant in Washington, D.C. The dinner was discussed in an email dated October 23, 2015.
Another email dated January 13, 2016 confirms that Kadzik was to go to Podesta’s home for dinner that evening.
On May 5, 2015, Peter Kadzik’s son, PJ Kadzik, sent an email to Podesta asking for a job on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
— Just the Facts (@JTF_News) October 31, 2016
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) November 1, 2016
The ties between John Podesta and Peter Kadzik go even deeper. Zero Hedge reports that in 1996, when he was deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, it was John Podesta who asked UN ambassador Bill Richardson to hire Monica Lewinsky as a White House intern. When the Lewinsky case all came crashing down in 1998, Podesta got into trouble himself for defending Clinton’s false claims.
The lawyer representing Podesta in the Lewinsky scandal was Peter Kadzik, who at the time was an attorney with the firm Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky.
In yet another scandal the two got involved in, Kadzik represented Marc Rich, the fugitive billionaire wanted by the U.S. government for evading a $48 tax bill who had been hiding out in Switzerland for 17 years. To help pull off a pardon for him, Kadzik heavily lobbied Podesta before Bill Clinton left office on January 20, 2001.
In an email years later, dated September 8, 2008, Podesta wrote to Cassandra Butts, a former law school classmate of Obama’s and a fellow member of Obama’s 2008 transition team, recommending Peter Kadzik to help the transition team.
Podesta said of Kadzik, “Willing to help. Fantastic lawyer. Kept me out of jail. I’m sure Christine knows him. Wants to help. Think he would be an excellent vet lead.”
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 1, 2016
An additional conflict of interest involving Peter Kadzik is his wife, Amy Weiss, who worked on the 1992 Clinton/Gore campaign, and was a White House Deputy Assistant to President Clinton.
Now, Peter Kadzik, Assistant Attorney General, best friend to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, is going to dedicate all needed resources to quickly review Hillary Clinton’s emails “as expeditiously as possible.”
BREAKING: Justice Dept. says it’ll dedicate all needed resources to quickly review emails in Clinton case.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 31, 2016
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