One would think that if everything were on the up and up, you would not have to tell everyone to keep their mouth shut. If there was nothing to tell, why gag those who know? This is the question all Americans should be asking in the wake of recent discoveries.
The FBI has confirmed to a senior Republican senator that agents were sworn to secrecy — and subject to lie detector tests — in the Hillary Clinton email probe, an extensive measure one former agent said could have a “chilling effect.”
A July 1 letter sent by a senior deputy to FBI Director James Comey to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, detailed the restrictions on agents. The letter, reviewed by Fox News, confirmed agents signed a “Case Briefing Acknowledgement” which says the disclosure of information is “strictly prohibited” without prior approval, and those who sign are subject to lie detector tests.
This means that these agents could face the loss of their jobs or worse if they talk to anyone about the case. It would seem that those who have investigated Clinton’s email scandal have something to talk about.
Of course, we are getting the same old line. The case has to do with sensitive information. And the FBI claims that there is an ongoing FBI investigation. This makes all the information hurtful.
But, it seems to have had the effect of stirring controversy. People want to know what the agents know they are not allowed to tell. It is a natural reaction to think that this is the cleaning up or covering up.
Will the American people ever get the truth?