In 2016, the FBI was incredibly close to leveling charges against Hillary Clinton. Now recently released transcripts of a congressional testimony from a former FBI lawyer show how close the investigation was and how the Department of Justice stepped in to save Hillary.
Lisa Page provided testimony to a joint task force of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees that helped to clarify why then FBI Director James Comey made statements condemning Clinton’s use of a private email, but failed to make any charges against her.
When questioned if the FBI possibly protected Hillary out of preference over Trump, Page clarified that despite not filing charges the FBI had heavily considered doing so and the subject only dropped when it was brought up with the Department of Justice.
“We had multiple conversations, multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence,” Page shared.
“The Justice Department’s assessment was that it was both constitutionally vague, so that they did not actually feel that they could permissibly bring that charge,” Page added.
Ultimately when Page was asked if she believed the information to be a command to to pursue Hillary from the DOJ, she answered, “That’s correct.”