With Hillary Clintonâs 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 âquid pro quoâ deal to declassify emails and FBI Director James Comeyâs handling of the investigation into the email scandal.
An FBI agent now claims that the State Departmentâs Undersecretary for Management, Patrick Kennedy, asked him directly to declassify certain Hillary Clinton emails in exchange for FBI posts overseas.
âThis is the same guy, Kennedy, that refused all the security requests for Benghazi, this is that same guy,â Kallstrom told the FOX Business Networkâs Stuart Varney.
According to Kallstrom, on the surface the deal looks to be illegal.
âI donât know enough about the actual deal, but it certainly looks like on paper, you know, something thatâs actually a federal crime.â
Kallstrom explained why he felt the investigation into Hilary Clintonâs email scandal was mishandled by FBI Director James Comey.
âHeâs [James Comey] let down the citizens of this country in my view, heâs let down the FBI, heâs thrown all the agents under the bus.â
Kallstrom then gave examples of why the probe into Hilary Clintonâs emails was out of character compared to how the FBI usually conducts an investigation.
âThere 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.â