DID FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES KEEp EMAILS FROM COURTS AND CONGRESS?
YET ANOTHER NEW INVESTIGATION?
Did friends in high places help Hillary and her lawyer, David Kendall, keep electronic files of her government related emails out of the reach of the federal courts and Congressional investigators? Or at least attempt to delay their release – and an expedited review for classified material – until after the election?
Some State Department insiders are claiming that one or more of the attorneys have a serious conflict of interest in the review process. . According to The Washington Times, employees of the State Department have alerted the Inspector General that one or more of the attorneys who are reviewing the emails for classified material and Freedom of Information release have a connection to the the law firm of Williams and Connelly, where Hillary’s lawyer, David Kendall, is a partner.
If that is true, there’s a BIG conflict of interest.None of the reviewers should have anything whatsoever to do with Hillary, Kendall, or Williams and Connelly. This is basic.
Kendall, a long time lawyer for Hillary and Bill, has had possession of three thumb drives containing electronic files of all of the Hillary emails provided to the State Department. Those files were permitted to remain in Kendall’s possession even after questions were raised about whether classified was included in those emails. Instead of requiring Kendall to turn over the emails, the State Department gave Kendall a secure safe to retain them in.
Former career officials in the intelligence community have questioned why this highly unusual was permitted.
Could friends in high places helped Hillary and Kendall keep the electronic files secret? Was there a conflict of interest based on ties to Kendall or his firm?
That questionable decision was overruled when the FBI told Kendall to turn over the drives after the State Dept IG identified 4 emails with classified material. But that number is growing by the minute. The State Department told a federal judge today that about 5% of the emails reviewed have been flagged and sent for further review to determine whether they contained classified material. The total as of today is 304!
The Inspector General is reviewing the complaint. Looks like it could be just one more problem for Hillary.