A new mystery has been uncovered in the ongoing scandal involving Hillary Clinton’s private email server — and it’s a doozy.
During its investigation the FBI discovered there were apparently 14 “bankers boxes” of Clinton’s emails at the former secretary of state’s Friendship Heights office. However, when officials with the Office of Information Programs and Services went to pick them up, they only found 12.
Officials don’t seem to know what happened to the two missing boxes of emails, the FBI’s notes revealed. IPS staffers said they didn’t know if the boxes were “consolidated” or the boxes were missing for some other reason, according to Fox News.
A State Department witness also reportedly told the FBI that they were “unable to locate any of her emails from January-April 2009,” an extremely important time period as it’s when Clinton began her term as secretary of state and set up her controversial private email server.
The FBI’s notes also reportedly outline major allegations that a former Clinton staffer, Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy, attempted to interfere with the Freedom of Information Act process.
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“(Redacted) believed there was interference with the formal FOIA review process. Specifically, STATE’s Near East Affairs Bureau upgraded several of CLINTON’s emails to a classified level with a B(1) release exemption. (Redacted) along with (redacted) attorney, Office of Legal Counsel called STATE’s Near East Affairs Bureau and told them they could use a B(5) exemption on an upgraded email to protect it instead of the B(1) exemption.”
In early May 2015, the witness reported, “… KENNEDY held a closed-door meeting with (redacted) and (redacted) DOJ’s Office of Information Programs where KENNEDY pointedly asked (redacted) to change the FBI’s classification determination regarding one of CLINTON’s emails, which the FBI considered classified. The email was related to FBI counter-terrorism operations.”
This appears to be one of two emails that kick-started the FBI probe in the summer of 2015.
The Wall Street Journal also reported on Thursday that the White House coordinated on the email scandal with Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign in 2015.
Some Republicans in Congress want the FBI to reopen its probe into Clinton’s emails, citing a litany of unanswered questions and witnesses accepting plea deals. FBI Director James Comey has rejected the requests.