quid pro quo
A favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something.
A senior State Department official proposed a “quid pro quo” to convince the FBI to strip the classification on an email from Hillary Clinton’s server – and repeatedly tried to “influence” the bureau’s decision when his offer was denied, even taking his plea up the chain of command, according to newly released FBI documents.Fox News first reported Saturday that the FBI interview summaries and notes, known as 302s, contained allegations of a quid pro quo. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who initially told Fox News of the claim, called it a “flashing red light of potential criminality.”Documents published Monday morning confirm the account. Notes from an interview with an unnamed FBI official reveal the State Department Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy tried to horse-trade with the FBI, offering additional slots for the bureau overseas if they would de-classify a particular email marked “SECRET.”According to the documents, an unnamed individual said he was “pressured” to “change the classified email to unclassified.”
And now watch this asshole from the State Department dance while he’s actually grilled by a reporter:
He actually tries to deny that there was any “quid pro quo” despite the fact that it literally says “quid pro quo” in the goddamn emails:
Our government is rotten to the very core. It’s time for everyone to fix it.