Late Sunday night, the FBI mysteriously did a document dump on their website and released more of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her private server. This was done without an official announcement of any kind.
WikiLeaks reported the news first.
FBI quietly releases new Hillary Clinton investigation documents (part 5) [as yet, no announcement] https://t.co/lmyWF5rA8H
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 9, 2017
The documents can be found in full on the FBI site and, contain information regarding the FBI’s investigation into Clinton after it received computer hardware and additional emails from Clinton’s lawyers.
There are five sets of documents on the FBI site. In the first one, the FBI states that it found “that hostile foreign actors successfully gained access to the personal email accounts of individuals associated with whom Clinton was in regular contact and, in doing so, obtained emails sent to or received by Clinton on her personal account.”
The first set also states that, of 940 e-mails associated with Clinton’s personal account from October 25, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2010, 56 have been identified as currently at the confidential level. Additionally, 302 of the 940 emails identified in the Gmail account were not found in the set of emails produced to the State Department in 2014. One of those 302 emails were classified as secret.
LawNewz reports that the documents appear to focus on computer hardware the agency obtained during the probe and communications between the State Department and law enforcement over whether documents included in the emails were classified.
There is a lot of speculation swirling around this clandestine Sunday night document dump. Some are speculating that this is pushback from those in the FBI that are focused on their job of upholding the law vs. those that are focused on political ramifications coming from the Obama administration.
Others are speculating that this is a preemptive strike against whatever WikiLeaks is about to divulge in the press conference scheduled for Monday at 9:00 AM.
ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks press conf, Monday 9am ET streamed live responding to CIA report on WikiLeaks
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 7, 2017
Whatever the motive. I just have 3 words to say. “Lock her up!” What about you?
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