A top FBI official has begrudgingly revealed both Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama lied about not knowing Clinton’s emails were being sent “illegally” through a home server. The agent claims a “large repository” of Clinton’s emails were obtained by the Obama White House.
The conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, was allowed to interview Bill Priestap, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, as part of the discovery process for their court case against the DOJ’s decision NOT to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using an illegal home server to send classified emails while she was Secretary of State.
Priestap, played a significant role in the agency’s investigation of Clinton’s private email server and her handling of classified information. He also was directly involved in the FBI’s investigation of allegations that the Trump campaign and President Trump colluded with the Russian government.
Judicial Watch asked Priestap to identify persons named in the FBI’s action to obtain Clinton’s emails. His partial list included: former Clinton aides Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Jacob Sullivan, and Justin Cooper; former Clinton information technology staffer Bryan Pagliano, the Secret Service, the State Department, and Washington-based law firm Williams and Connolly.
“This astonishing confirmation, made under oath by the FBI, shows that the Obama FBI had to go to President Obama’s White House office to find emails that Hillary Clinton tried to destroy or hide from the American people,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton in his announcement of Priestap’s revelations.
“No wonder Hillary Clinton has thus far skated — Barack Obama is implicated in her email scheme,” added Fitton.
Barack Obama has repeatedly claimed he had no knowledge of Clinton’s illegal email server. In 2015 Obama gave an interview to CBS News in which he claimed he only learned of Clinton’s homemade email server “the same time everybody else learned it through news reports.”
Obama then repeated the narrative the mainstream media has since been more than willing to accept as fact. He said, “The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, which is why my emails, the BlackBerry I carry around, all those records are available and archived. I’m glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed.”
U.S District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Priestap, Obama administration senior State Department officials, and Clinton aids to be deposed or answer written questions under oath as part of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit.
In his ruling, Judge Lamberth turned his attention to Obama and his State Department in particular. He wrote:
[President Barack Obama’s] State and Justice Departments fell … so far short that the court questions … whether they are acting in good faith. Did Hillary Clinton use her private email as Secretary of State to thwart this lofty goal [Obama announced standard for transparency]? Was the State Department’s attempt to settle this FOIA case in 2014 an effort to avoid searching – and disclosing the existence of – Clinton’s missing emails?
“At worst,” said Judge Lamberth, “career employees in the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this Court.”
Perhaps no court has offered a more direct rebuke than Lamberth’s. It found the existence and handling of Clinton’s emails, “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”
There should be no doubt now that the Obama administration not only knew about Clinton’s server crimes but was complicit in it. The Executive Officer of this country and the agencies supposedly seeking to root out illegal—and treasonous—actions were aiding the cover up of the dirty deeds.
Following the investigation into the 2012 Benghazi debacle, the House Select Committee issued a subpoena of Clinton’s private emails. Presidential candidate Clinton tweeted, “I want the public to see my email.”
So Clinton wanted the House to see emails that Obama claimed he knew nothing about and many of those emails found a hiding place in the White House.
The public would know nothing about the depth of Hillary and Obama’s misdeeds if all it had was the mainstream media to depend on.