From Legal Insurrection:
The FBI published around 300 pages of documents associated with Hillary Clinton’s email investigation on Sunday night when the most of us enjoyed football, hockey, or the Golden Globes…
Back in October, reports surfaced over possible “quid pro quo” between the State Department and FBI over the reclassification of the emails. An FBI official said that Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy bribed him to change some of the emails.
Kennedy said “in exchange for marking the email unclassified, STATE would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden.
The official told Kennedy “Well, we’ll see.” Unsatisfied with the answer, Kennedy asked if he could speak with someone else. He turned to “Michael Steinbach, then a top official with the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division.” Kennedy kept applying pressure to the FBI to change the classification, but Steinbach said no.