Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau tweeted a copy of a letter from FBI’s general counsel James Baker to State acknowledging “generally that it is working on matters related to frmoer Secretary Clinton’s use of private email server.”
They are not working on a “security review” and Hillary knew it because no one would have told her that and such a review does not even exist.
The FBI hasn’t “publicly acknowledged the specific focus, scope or potential targets of any such proceedings.”
The FBI couldn’t say anything further without affecting investigation efforts.
Letter from FBI to State acknowledges it is “working on matters related” to Clinton’s use of a private email server. pic.twitter.com/eZGHx4vNgU
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) February 8, 2016
During last Thursday’s debate, Hillary said the FBI was merely conducting a “security review.”
Former FBI agent Steve Pomerantz, who spent 28 years at the FBI, and rose from field investigative special agent to the rank of assistant director, the third highest position in the Bureau, said Hillary used misleading language.
“They (the FBI) do not do security reviews,” Pomerantz said. “What they primarily do and what they are clearly doing in this instance is a criminal investigation.”
He added that “There is no mechanism for her to be briefed and to have information about the conduct, the substance, the direction or the result of any FBI investigation,” according to Fox News.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released a statement about the FBI letter:
“The FBI’s announcement confirms the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email server is far from the routine ‘security review’ she has claimed. Clinton’s conduct was a severe error in judgment that grossly endangered our national security and put highly classified information at risk. This development is another reminder Hillary Clinton cannot be trusted with the presidency.”
There is pressure now for AG Loretta Lynch to recuse herself.
In other news, internal polling out of Nevada has Hillary’s camp low-keying how they will perform in the state.