Laptops Of Clinton Aides Destroyed As Part Of Immunity Deal

MANCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 19:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claps on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the Verizon Wireless Center on September 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Challenger for the democratic vote Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been gaining ground on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire.  (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

New information is starting to surface over the Clinton aides who were given immunity deals in her email scandal.

On Monday, House Judiciary Committee sources told Fox News that immunity deals for two top Hillary Clinton aides included a side arrangement in which the FBI destroyed their laptops after reviewing the devices.

Sources told Fox News that “the arrangement with former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and ex-campaign staffer Heather Samuelson also limited the search to no later than Jan. 31, 2015. This meant investigators could not review documents for the period after the email server became public — in turn preventing the bureau from discovering if there was any evidence of obstruction of justice.”

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee wrote a letter on Monday  to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. In the letter he asked why the DOJ and FBI agreed to the terms the aides laid out, including the FBI destroying the laptops after finishing the search.

“Like many things about this case, these new materials raise more questions than answers,” said Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.

Goodlatte asked, “Doesn’t the willingness of Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson to have their laptops destroyed by the FBI contradict their claim that the laptops could have been withheld because they contained non-relevant, privileged information? If so, doesn’t that undermine the claim that the side agreements were necessary?”

The letter also asked why the DOJ agreed to limit their search of the laptops to files before Jan. 31, 2015, which would “give up any opportunity to find evidence related to the destruction of evidence or obstruction of justice related to Secretary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.”

There are so many questions regarding the Clinton email scandal that will never be answered now due to these deals that were made. Information that could have proved Clinton was guilty is now destroyed with no way of retrieving it.


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