UPDATED 9:15 AM PT – Tuesday, February 12, 2019
New documents obtained by Judicial Watch appear to show Hillary Clinton’s lawyer putting pressure on the FBI after it reopened an investigation into her emails days before the 2016 election.
The conservative watchdog group released the emails Monday, which were obtained by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. It showed fired FBI agent Peter Stzrok organized a meeting between senior officials, including then-director James Comey, and Clinton’s team at their request.
Just days after the conference call reportedly took place, the agency closed its investigation and said it would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton.
“In the reaction, the FBI held an urgent conference call the documents show,” explained Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch. “These documents show the Hillary Clinton email investigation was fixed and, frankly, it’s well past time for both the Department of Justice and the FBI to finally conduct an honest investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email misdeeds.”
This comes after a federal judge ruled discovery can now begin into Clinton’s email scandal. That means top Clinton associates must answer questions from Judicial Watch under oath.