New York Post
September 4, 2016
Meet the mastermind behind Clinton’s massive email coverup
Newly released FBI documents detailing the bureau’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails reveal the aide who would likely follow her into the White House as chief counsel was central to a coverup of evidence sought by investigators.
Yet despite signs that Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills obstructed efforts by investigators to obtain Clinton’s emails, the FBI invited Mills to attend Clinton’s interview at FBI headquarters as one of her lawyers.
“It’s absolutely outrageous,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said.
“The FBI saw massive document destruction and clear intent to withhold material evidence,” he added, “and they just ignored that obstruction, and even let her sit in on the interview.”
The smoking gun is on Page 16 of the FBI’s 47-page report. It details how Mills ultimately made the determinations about which emails should be preserved before she and Clinton decided to delete the rest as “personal.” Clinton conducted both government and personal business using a personal email account — — tied to an unsecured server set up in the basement of her New York home.
The FBI makes clear the procedure Mills used to sort out the emails was suspicious.
For starters, Mills was the one who ordered the server host to move the emails from the server to a laptop where she could screen them. She told investigators she could “not recall” if emails with non-gov addresses were included in the transfer. It’s unlikely they were, because an aide who helped her search told the FBI she only screened for emails sent to or from Clinton with .gov and .mil — not .com — addresses.
That means messages involving government business between Clinton and her then-deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin — the only aide who had an email account on thesystem— were not likely captured. Nor were messages sent between Clinton and Mills and other aides using personal email addresses.
‘The FBI saw massive document destruction and clear intent to withhold material evidence and they just ignored that obstruction, and even let [Mills] sit in on the interview.’
– Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president
Correspondence between Clinton and Abedin (who regularly emailed her boss from huma@and HAbedin@ ) is crucial, Fitton says, because Abedin acted as the go-between on requests for access to Clinton from shady foreign Clinton Foundation donors. He says the mushrooming “pay-for-play” scandal is the real reason the former secretary of state set up a private email system in the first place.
“The whole thing was designed to keep Clinton Foundation emails away from investigators,” he said.
And Mills may have been a key player in the game of hide-and-seek.
…“It was clear they did not wantemails picked up in their search, so they said, let’s search in a way that those emails won’t be picked up; and if they are picked up, we’ll have Mills come in and shred them,” Fitton said.
He added that Mills and a State aide who assisted her in conducting the dubious search — Heather Samuelson, a loyal Clinton campaign worker — had a vested interest in covering up email evidence.
“They were State Department employees and were completely conflicted in conducting that search,” he said.
As participants in the activities under investigation, Mills and Samuelson should have been key FBI targets, yet both appeared at Clinton’s FBI interview with her phalanx of lawyers, allowing them insights into the investigation.
Fitton said their attendance was highly unusual, but not surprising. He said it was just one more sign the fix was in with the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s emails: “It’s the Keystone Kops approach to investigating.”
Read the article HERE.
Cheryl Mills attended the questioning as an attorney for Hillary Clinton — Really? The one woman who as a lawyer should absolutely know better. The one woman who has figured the longest in being a leaning post. The one woman whose name appeared attached to the destruction of White Water papers and whose name appeared regularly in other scandals. The one woman who has stuck throughout Hillary’s political career having to deal with the perfidy of both Clinton’s. The one woman whose name appears prominently in this email debacle WAS ALLOWED by the FBI to sit in and “support” Hillary under client privilege in an interview NOT under oath.
Man, it must be great to invoke white elitist privilege to cover up and be protected like the rarest of gems!
So not only have two key figures in Hillary Clinton’s entourage been allowed complete access while Clinton was questioned but their names figure prominently in points and activities that could under most investigations get someone named as possible co-conspirators in participating, carrying out, and covering up illegal actions of a group’s activities.
By the way from Hillary’s vague answers exactly WHO/WHOM would be making decisions and actually running the country if Hillary were elected? It appears she can’t even remember how to turn on a phone without the help of these two.
Additionally another government employee Heather Samuelson, flunky and personal assistant to Mills, along with Mills most assuredly had to attend and receive clearance as traditional employees in all courses on security, policy and procedure. Samuelson would have been instrumental in carrying out the mundane while assisting Mills and Abedin. She also was in attendance during the FBI questioning of Hillary?
Really and of course there is nothing to see move along……….
Had any other people in any other investigation been involved to this extent, the FBI would have been all over them and would have thrown them in jail until trial as security risks.
This is a total lack of independent and honorable judiciary from every group involved in this investigation and besmirches EVERY member of the DOJ, State Department, and FBI. It lowers the value of a majority of honorable, diligent investigators placing them in the category of private “gumshoe” or “henchmen”. Those leading this investigation are not worthy of their positions to serve the citizens in their role.