FBI Docs Show Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer Telling DOJ They Don’t Have Consent To Double Check Data On Lenovo Hard Drives Before Destruction

(Gateway Pundit) – The FBI on Friday released documents related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server.

Buried in the documents is an email from Hillary Clinton’s lawyer David Kendall bossing around the Justice Department.

Crooked Hillary’s lawyer emailed the Justice Department in April of 2016, shortly before Hillary became the Democrat nominee for president, and told the DOJ they do not have consent to double check data from two Lenovo hard drives before destruction.

“This letter confirms that, pursuant to our discussions, Williams & Connolly LLP has provided to the Department of Justice two W&C hard drives (Samsung Lenovo 256 GB hard drive and a Samsung Lenovo 128 GB hard drive) (the drives) for the sole purpose of destruction,” David Kendall wrote.

“The drives each contained a copy of data that W&C had previously provided to the Department of Justice, as well as other W&C attorney-client privileged and attorney work product materials. Pursuant to our agreement, W&C has deleted all data from the drives prior to providing them to the Department. We understand that once the drives have been destroyed, you will provide us confirmation of that fact.”

“For avoidance of doubt, this letter does not provide any consent to search the drives prior to their destruction,” Hillary’s lawyer concluded.

So there you have it. Hillary Clinton lawyers are allowed to tell the Department of Justice what they can and cannot search and can claim attorney-client privilege.

Yet, Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen was raided by the FBI and attorney-client privilege be damned.

And the State Department actually banned Lenovo due to Chinese hacking.

Flashback: Judicial Watch Uncovers FBI Documents Showing Evidence Of “Cover Up” Discussions Related To Hillary Clinton’s Private Server

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Monday it uncovered 422 pages of FBI documents showing evidence of “cover up” discussion related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server with Platte River Networks.

The newly uncovered documents also show Charles McCullough, the Intel Community Inspector General forwarding “concerns” about classified information found on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Judicial Watch also obtained Hillary Clinton’s 2009 classified information Non-Disclosure Agreement bearing her signature.

Via Judicial Watch:

FBI notes of an interview with an unidentified Platte River Networks official in February 2016 (almost a year after the Clinton email network was first revealed) show that Platte River “gave someone access to live HRC archive mailbox at some point.” The same notes show that an email from December 11, 2014, exists that reads “Hillary cover up operation work ticket archive cleanup.” The interviewee said that the “cover up operation” email “probably related to change to 60 day [sic] email retention policy/backup.” The subject indicated that he didn’t “recall the prior policy.” The notes also indicated, “[Redacted] advised [redacted] not to answer questions related to conv [conversation] w/DK [David Kendall] document 49 – based on 5th amendment.”

The subject said that “everyone @ PRN has access to client portal.”

A December 11, 2014, Platte River Networks email between redacted parties says: “Its [sic] all part of the Hillary coverup operation I’ll have to tell you about it at the party”

An August 2015 email from Platte River Networks says: “So does this mean we don’t have offsite backups currently? That could be a problem if someone hacks this thing and jacks it up. We will have to be able to produce a copy of it somehow, or we’re in some deep shit. Also, what ever [sic] came from the guys at Datto about the old backups? Do they have anyway [sic] of getting those back after we were told to cut it to 30 days?”

In March 2015, Platte River Networks specifically discusses security of the email server.

[Redacted] is going to send over a list of recommendations for us to apply for additional security against hackers. He did say we should probably remove all Clinton files, folders, info off our servers etc. on an independent drive.

Handwritten notes that appear to be from Platte River Networks in February 2016 mention questions concerning the Clinton email system and state of back-ups

The documents also show Platte River Networks’ use of BleachBit on Hillary Clinton’s server system (while they were under Congressional subpoena) – this information was previously reported to the public.

The BleachBit program was downloaded from a vendor called SourceForge at 11:42am on March 31, 2015, according to a computer event log, and over the next half hour, was used to delete the files on Hillary’s server, JW reported.

The Intel Community’s ICIG McCullough discusses his “concerns” over classified information found in Hillary’s emails.

A redacted sender writes to State Department Official Margaret “Peggy” Grafeld that “inadvertent release of State Department’s equities when this collection is released in its entirety — the potential damage to the foreign relations of the United States could be significant. ICIG McCullough forwards the concern, saying: “Need you plugged in on this.”

There was infighting over the processing of Hillary Clinton’s compromised emails:

In an August 2015 classified memo prepared by the FBI Counterintelligence Division regarding the findings of the ICIG with respect to Hillary’s email server, the FBI noted that the ICIG had found that in a sampling of only 40 of Hillary’s 30,000 emails, four classified emails were found. A subsequent letter sent by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) to ODNI Clapper regarding this sample of Clinton’s emails noted that they were all classified at the secret level.

In an August 2015 internal FBI memo, the FBI notes that Hillary Clinton had signed a June 28, 2011, official correspondence advising all State Department employees that, “due to ‘recent targeting of personal e-mail accounts by online adversaries,’ State employees should ‘avoid conducting official Department business from (their) personal e-mail accounts.” The same FBI memo noted that Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy had sent a memo to all senior State Department officials on August 28, 2014, in which Kennedy included excerpts from the Foreign Affairs Manual that said that “classified information must be sent via classified e-mail channels only…”

The documents uncovered by Judicial Watch also show infighting between State Department Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy and the ICIG over the processing of the potentially compromised Clinton email communications.

A June 15, 2015, memo for the record prepared by the ICIG regarding the State Department’s review of Hillary Clinton’s emails indicates among other things that the retired foreign service officers that State was using to review Hillary’s emails were not “not optimal.”

“Judicial Watch uncovered new ‘cover-up’ records on the illicit Clinton email system that further demonstrate the sham nature of the FBI/DOJ ‘investigation’ of her,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These shocking new documents show that various Obama agencies were protecting Hillary Clinton from the consequences of her misconduct. It is well past time for the DOJ to stop shielding Hillary Clinton and hold her fully accountable to the rule of law.”

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