Outrageous Judge Nap: Clinton Aides' Destroyed Laptops Are a 'New Low' for FBI
Republicans on Wednesday expressed outrage over a controversial FBI agreement to destroy the laptops of two Hillary Clinton aides questioned in the email investigation.
Lawmakers wrote in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that it “is simply astonishing given the likelihood that evidence on the laptops would be of interest to congressional investigators.”
It was reported Monday that the immunity deals between the FBI and former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and ex-campaign staffer Heather Samuelson included an agreement that the FBI would destroy their laptops after reviewing the contents.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted this morning on Fox & Friends, calling it a "new low for the FBI" and a "head-scratcher" in terms of why the government would make this agreement.
He explained that in a case where no prosecution is pursued, the government usually keeps the evidence until the statute of limitations (in this case, five years) runs out or they give it back.
The judge said that the House issued subpoenas for the records along with a federal judge in a separate FOIA lawsuit, yet the laptops were still destroyed.
"It 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," he said.
Napolitano said the decisions came from the Justice Department, which "used the FBI to further the president's political goals."
Watch the judge's analysis above, including on the new ObamaCare problems and a case involving a Libyan arms dealer and Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.