Nonsequitur: Did the FBI Destroy Evidence for Clinton’s Staff?

October 5, 2016

The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, believes so.  After the committee reviewed the immunity deals given to Clinton aides, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, Chairman Goodlatte  wrote a letter to Attorney General Lynch asking for an explanation:

Please provide a written response to the below questions and make DOJ staff available for a briefing on this matter no later than October 10, 2016.

  1. Why did the FBI agree to destroy both Cheryl Mills’ and Heather Samuelson’s laptops after concluding its search?
  2. Doesn’t the willingness of Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson to have their laptops destroyed by the FBI contradict their claim that the laptops could have been withheld because they contained non-relevant, privileged information?  If so, doesn’t that undermine the claim that the side agreements were necessary
  3. Have these laptops, or the contents of the laptops, in fact been destroyed, thereby making follow up investigations by the FBI, or Congressional oversight, impossible?

Chairman Goodlatte had several other questions for the AG.  You can view the letter here.


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