With Hillary Clinton’s email scandal continuing to weigh on her campaign, former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom weighed in on the allegations of negotiations between the State Department and the FBI for a ‘quid pro quo’ deal to declassify emails and FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the investigation into the email scandal.
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“This is the same guy, Kennedy, that refused all the security requests for Benghazi, this is that same guy,” Kallstrom told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney.
According to Kallstrom, on the surface the deal looks to be illegal.
“I don’t know enough about the actual deal, but it certainly looks like on paper, you know, something that’s actually a federal crime.”
Kallstrom explained why he felt the investigation into Hilary Clinton’s email scandal was mishandled by FBI Director James Comey.
“He’s [James Comey] let down the citizens of this country in my view, he’s let down the FBI, he’s thrown all the agents under the bus.”
Kallstrom then gave examples of why the probe into Hilary Clinton’s emails was out of character compared to how the FBI usually conducts an investigation.
“There was a point in time when this investigation went into what I would call the sham category. And I could talk for a half an hour on why that is, no grand jury, no subpoenas, no court orders, you know, immunity to the co-conspirators, letting the co-conspirators in on the interview. I mean, these are all crazy things that the FBI never does.”