FBI documents released Monday suggest that former Hillary Clinton undersecretary of state Patrick Kennedy (who still holds that title) requested that the FBI change a classified email to unclassified, in return for a “quid pro quo” offer from the State Department. Kennedy asked for assistance in changing the classification of an email that the FBI had marked classified, according to an FBI official whose name was redacted in the documents. In exchange for marking the email unclassified, the State Department was willing to “reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more agents in countries where they are presently forbidden,” according to the documents, but the FBI refused the deal and the “quid pro quo” never happened.
As reported by Catherine Herridge of Fox News the FBI 302 (FBI interview summaries and notes) of the Patrick Kennedy discussion said in part:
“[Redacted] indicated he had been contacted by PATRICK KENNEDY, Undersecretary of State, who had asked his assistance in altering the email’s classification in exchange for a ‘quid pro quo,’” the 302 states. “[Redacted] advised that in exchange for marking the email unclassified, STATE would…
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