FBI AGENT TOLD TO ERASE WEINER'S LAPTOP


FBI agent John Robertson found the messages that led to the Hillary Clinton email investigation being reopened days before the 2016 election

He said the way the bureau handled the case was ‘not ethically or morally right’

Robertson feared he would be made a ‘scapegoat’ when he found the emails in the wake of DailyMail.com’s revelation that Anthony Weiner was sexting a minor

The disgraced congressman’s wife Huma Abedin was Clinton’s top aide

Robertson said the FBI did nothing for a month until he went outside the chain of command and spoke with the US Attorney’s office overseeing the case

The only advice from his bosses was to erase his office computer, which meant leaving no record of his investigations, a new book says

October Surprise: How the FBI Tried to Save Itself and Crashed an Election will be published on September 22

Robertson’s claims add another layer of intrigue to the investigation of Clinton’s emails which has become one of the most divisive episodes of the 2016 election

By DANIEL BATES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

 

PUBLISHED: 18:48 BST, 18 September 2020 | UPDATED: 06:53 BST, 19 September 2020

 

An FBI agent who found the messages that led to the Hillary Clinton email investigation being reopened days before the 2016 election said the way the bureau handled the case was ‘not ethically or morally right’.

 

John Robertson feared he would be made a ‘scapegoat’ when he found the new emails less than two months before voting day, in the wake of DailyMail.com’s revelation that Anthony Weiner, whose wife Huma Abedin was Clinton’s top aide, was sexting an underage girl.

 

Robertson watched nervously as the bureau did nothing for a month until he went outside the chain of command and spoke with the US Attorney’s office overseeing the case.

 

The only advice from his bosses was to erase his office computer, which meant leaving no record of his investigations, a new book says.

 

As Robertson put it: ‘To this day don’t understand what the hell went wrong’, the Washington Post reported.

 

The claims add another layer of intrigue to the investigation of Clinton’s emails which has become one of the most divisive episodes of the 2016 election.

 

They appear in October Surprise: How the FBI Tried to Save Itself and Crashed an Election, which will be published on September 22 by PublicAffairs.

 

FBI agent John Robertson (pictured) found the messages that led to the Hillary Clinton email investigation being reopened days before the 2016 election

 

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