FBI and DOJ won’t let Congress see files suggesting Lynch intervened in Hillary email probe

FBI and DOJ won’t let Congress see files suggesting Lynch intervened in Hillary email probe
Men in black. DOJ IG Michael Horowitz testifies to the House in 2018. (Image: Screen grab of YouTube video)

[Ed. – This is the “Russian hacking” intelligence I have written about extensively here and here.  The short story is that intelligence gained by the Russians, and seen by U.S. agencies, suggested Lynch promised a Hillary aide not to let the probe “go too far.” Comey has alluded to that supposed intelligence on multiple occasions, but it was redacted from the DOJ IG report, and so far DOJ/FBI have stonewalled congressional attempts to view it.  Paul Sperry’s excellent write-up doesn’t really contain anything new — i.e., beyond what I’ve written up before — except for this crucial tidbit: confirmation that the intelligence was “TS/SCI.”  Actually, there should be no issue with allowing members of the intelligence committees to see that.  Meanwhile, for those of you who know — now you know.]

The contents of the secret intelligence document — which purport to show that Lynch informed the Clinton campaign she’d make sure the FBI didn’t push too hard — were included in the inspector general’s original draft. But in the official IG report issued June 14, the information was tucked into a classified appendix to the report and entirely blanked out.

“The information was classified at such a high level by the intelligence community that it limited even the members [of Congress] who can see it, as well as the staffs,” Horowitz explained last week to annoyed Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has oversight authority over Justice and the FBI.

He said he has asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray to work with the CIA and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to determine if the material can be rewritten to allow congressional oversight.

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