The newly released text messages revealed this detail.
Among the hundreds of text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page that were released yesterday, Congressional investigators are puzzling over one in particular. According to a message that Strzok sent to Page on December 13, 2016, the Justice Department sought to grant immunity to former Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.
Apparently, Huma threatened to take “the 5th” if she didn’t get immunity to talk to a grand jury. This threat came after it was thought the Clinton email investigation was dormant, but one focusing on her husband Anthony Weiner’s sending lewd messages to a minor was ongoing.
The text messages between Strzok and his mistress were released yesterday by Sen. Ron Johnson‘s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. As reported by several news outlets, the text messages were released along with almost 400 pages of additional records.
According to the text message that Strzok sent to Page, he received that information after a conversation he had with the Justice Department, discussing potential grand jury testimony and immunity to the former Clinton aide.
In that message, the FBI agent told his mistress that he had explained to the DOJ it was important to interview Huma Abedin, she couldn’t receive immunity.
According to his words, “they thought that they would get counsel to the point of saying she’s either taking the 5th in the Gj or you need to give her immunity.”
Apparently, Strzok told them he agreed with that move and asked them to have discussions to get the decision to that point, and he would “run it up the chain.”
While he never mentioned Huma Abedin directly, the initials “HA” in his messages, the gender reference, and much other information he sent to his mistress in that time frame strongly suggest that he was referring to the former Hillary Clinton aide.
As everyone knows, there was a renewed focus on Huma Abedin just before the presidential election, after Clinton emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, eventually sentenced to two years in prison for sending lewd messages to a 15-year-old girl.
However, just a month before the new text revealing the demand from Huma Abedin’s lawyers, the Bureau decided to close the link between the Clinton case and the Weiner laptop.
A day before the controversial text about immunity, the FBI agent said that a top FBI official had offered to meet David Kendall, who was the lawyer of Hillary Clinton at that time.
Considering that this person didn’t represent Huma Abedin in the email case, it remains unclear why the Bureau sought to meet with him.
So far, it also remains unclear what case the FBI agent was investigating at that time, and there has been not a single report that Huma Abedin pleaded the Fifth or was granted immunity. Perhaps the corrupt officials were referring to a possible inquiry into Abedin’s family’s terrorist connections?
However, it is known that Huma Abedin had immunity in the earlier Clinton probe, raising several questions about whether another had been convened, or if it was related to her husband.
Huma Abedin has been tied to Hillary Clinton for several years and was always with her during the presidential campaign.
Naturally, the situation with Anthony Weiner has been one of the most curious cases in the history of U.S. politics, considering the collateral damages that his own mistakes created.
After all, in addition to hurting Hillary Clinton’s image during the campaign, it eventually sent him to jail and destroyed the political career of his wife, not to mention the speculation about PizzaGate.
Huma Abedin was previously interviewed by the Bureau and is said to have provided full cooperation during the whole case.
Given this situation, it remains unclear why she would then want immunity, as the text messages between Strzok and Page suggested her lawyers were actually demanding.
The new batch of text messages that the committee released shows the blatant political bias of the Bureau in Hillary Clinton’s favor.
In addition to this terrible reality, other text messages showed that former President Barack Obama wanted to know everything about the Clinton investigation. Also, several text messages showed how Strzok and Page referred to people of Romanian, Italian, and Russian nationalities (and Virginians) in bigoted terms.
Just like in the first batch of text messages that were revealed a while ago, these new documents demonstrate a blatant anti-Trump bias.
As everyone knows, the Hillary Clinton email probe was closed for good on November 6, 2016, two days before the election. Eventually, the Bureau re-opened its probe in late October 2016, after her emails were discovered on the Anthony Weiner’s laptop.