A new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals that now-former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe may have discovered new Hillary Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop nearly a month before alerting Congress, and perhaps even waited weeks to tell then-FBI director James Comey.
According to the WSJ, a number of text messages shared between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page — two agents under investigation for undermining both the Clinton investigation and Mueller’s inquiry into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian officials to influence the Presidential election — show that McCabe “knew of thousands of new emails pertaining to Clinton’s private email server used at the State Department on or before September 28, 2016.”
That’s exactly a month before Comey informed Congress that additional evidence suggesting that Clinton may have mishandled classified information was found on a laptop shared between Anthony Weiner and his wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The timing, the WSJ suggests, could mean that McCabe waited to inform even the FBI director.
“Got called up to Andy’s earlier,” Strzok wrote to his FBI paramour on September 28. “[H]undreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner’s atty to sdny, includes a ton of material from spouse. Sending team up tomorrow to review … this will never end …”
Judicial Watch has already instigated a Freedom of Information Act request asking for further evidence of McCabe’s possible inaction on Clinton’s emails. So far, though, the FBI has been reticent to turn over any of McCabe’s text messages and any materials that McCabe created during the period when the emails were discovered.
Instead, according to WSJ, those emails and text messages are now the subject of an internal FBI investigation concerning whether McCabe deliberately sat on evidence of Clinton’s possible misdeeds in the hopes that Comey or others could wait until after the election to announce a rekindled investigation.