The FBI obtained secretly recorded conversations of a suspect in a public-corruption case discussing details of several alleged deals that the Clintons brokered, but they ran into resistance from Justice Department prosecutors who dismissed the claims as political gossip, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.
FBI investigators believed the audio was at least worth investigating and they grew increasingly frustrated as they ran into roadblocks erected by corruption prosecutors and even some FBI executives, sources told The Wall Street Journal. The prosecutors reportedly felt the case wasn’t worth bringing to a grand jury because the individual in the secret recording wasn’t working inside the Clinton Foundation.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Robert Capers, were both at the center of the internal dispute, per the report:
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