Who Forced The FBI To Change Hillary's Email Classification?

Hours after new FBI documents were released on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server from her time as Secretary of State, Donald Trump told a rally in Wisconsin that it was more evidence of a scandal that he argues is "worse than Watergate".

"Not only is there no proof". U.S. Department of State spokesman John Kirby debunked the allegations during an interview on Fox & Friends on Tuesday, October 18.

Under Secretary Kennedy sought to understand the FBI's process for withholding certain information from public release. There was no bargain rendered.

The document shed no new light on the emails, but it highlighted interagency discussions that took place regarding which parts of her emails should be marked classified before being released to the public. "So there was no wrongdoing here".

"I said, 'Absolutely not, I can't help you, ' and he took that, and it was fine", said McCauley, who was the FBI's deputy assistant director for global operations from 2012 to 2015. The report chastised Clinton and her State Department for their reckless handling of classified information.

Other officials have made similar complaints of unusual pressure not to mark information as classified in Clinton's emails a year ago.

"It's not uncommon for officials within a department to fight over classification", he said.

McCauley said he was never disciplined for the exchange nor interviewed by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility or the Justice Department's inspector general.

It determined there were no grounds for prosecuting Clinton for her email use.

State said the email was released, with redactions, in May 2015 as part of its Freedom of Information Act disclosure.

You will be hearing the words "quid pro quo" a lot in the next few days. This is one of the big breaking stories of our time, in my opinion.

FBI official Brian McCauley had been trying for weeks to get his contact at the State Department to approve his request to put two bureau employees back in Baghdad.

The FBI apparently did not reclassify the email.

"Classification is an art, not a science, and individuals with classification authority sometimes have different views", Toner said. There can be applicable FOIA exemptions that are based on both classified and unclassified rules. Furthermore, no increase in FBI Iraq slots resulted from this conversation.

There were no allegations in the documents that Clinton played any role in the matter.

Despite recent events, Fox News' Megyn Kelly has trouble accepting the possibility that the Federal Bureau of Investigation might be biased in favor of Hillary Clinton.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday tore into Donald Trump for sowing suspicion about the integrity of the US election, telling the Republican presidential nominee to "stop whining" and focus on winning votes.

At that point, McCauley said, he abandoned any thought of exchanging favors, and he said he called Kennedy immediately to tell him that he could not help.

Well, now it is reported that an official at the State Department tried to make at least one of Mrs. Clinton's classified emails unclassified-retroactively. "This is why our aggressive oversight work in the House is so important, and it will continue". Goodlatte is chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary.

"We find Under Secretary Kennedy's actions extremely disturbing", Chaffetz and Nunes said in a joint statement.

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