In addition to the immunity agreement, two Clinton aides also received a side deal to dispose of evidence.
CATHERINE HERRIDGE: The five immunity deals include two side agreements with Clinton attorneys — Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson — who oversaw the sorting and destruction of 30,000 Clinton emails deemed personal. Under the Justice Department deal, the FBI got access to their computers and in return [Mills and Samuelson] were shielded from prosecution for obstruction of justice and the FBI agreed to destroy the laptops after concluding its search.
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According to Judge Napolitano, this was done to further President Obama’s “political agenda.”
NAPOLITANO: To destroy it knowing that another entity — the House of Representatives — has subpoenaed it, also a federal judge had order it produced in the Freedom of Information Act cases, is an example of the government breaking its own laws. The Justice Department would prosecute any one of us and anyone watching now who knowingly destroyed evidence that the government had subpoenaed. These decisions were made by the Justice Department which used the FBI to further the president’s political goals. This is a new low for the FBI and it’s a head-scratcher as to how this came about. The government does not simply destroy evidence that it has acquired in a case in which there is no prosecution.