Thank you, Judicial Watch.
Thanks to an email uncovered by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, we now know that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page described a ‘quid pro quo’ with the State Department to cover up a classified email found on Hillary Clinton’s private server.
Lisa Page, who was an FBI lawyer at the time, sent her paramour, Peter Strzok and other FBI officials an email a few weeks before election day in 2016 worrying about a pending FOIA disclosure that would reveal a discussion between top State Department officials and DOJ officials about a potential quid pro quo agreement.
The quid pro quo arrangement would have the State Department giving the FBI more “LEGAT positions” for its overseas office in exchange for hiding one of Hillary Clinton’s emails from the public.
Lisa Page asked the State Department if the FBI could “change the basis of the FOIA” withhold [decision] re Hillary’s email from classified to “something else.”
Screenshot of Lisa Page’s quid pro quo email via the Daily Mail:
The quid pro quo plan never concluded, however, the email from Lisa Page to other FBI officials, including her paramour Peter Strzok showed she was working to protect Hillary Clinton.
“Jason Herring will be providing you with three 302s of current and former FBI employees who were interviewed during the course of the Clinton investigation,” Lisa Page warned.
“These 302s are scheduled to be released to Congress in an unredacted form at the end of the week, and produced (with redactions) pursuant to FOIA at the beginning of next week.” Page added.
“As you will see, they describe a discussion about potential quid pro quo arrangement between then-DAD in IOD and an Undersecretary at the State Department whereby IOD would get more LEGAT positions if the FBI could change the basis of the FOIA withhold re a Clinton email from classified to something else,” Page wrote in an email dated October 13, 2016.
The Lisa Page email was discovered by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a tranche of documents it received Monday from a previous FOIA lawsuit.
Judicial Watch received the new records in response to a May 21 order in a January 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed, since Congress doesn’t do even their basic job of oversight.
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