In the months following President Trump’s election, more has been revealed about Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. More has come out about the FBI’s bias in the investigation, and more reporting has shed light on former FBI director James B. Comey’s manipulative nature. So, does the Clinton email matter need a fresh look? Yes.
Before Trump’s election, we didn’t know about FBI deputy counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok or his role in changing Comey’s Clinton testimony from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless”; we didn’t know that he was not apolitical and that he would reveal his anti-Trump bias in texts to others; we didn’t know, as recent reports now confirm, that the FBI believed there was evidence that laws were broken when Clinton and her aides improperly transmitted classified information; and we didn’t know that Comey had drafted an exoneration of Clinton before she was even interviewed by the FBI. And, oh, by the way, when Clinton was eventually interviewed, her statements were not recorded and she was not under oath. Hmm.