FBI Special Agent John Robertson worked in the New York office’s child sex crimes unit and was later cited (though not named) in Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s 2018 report on the handling of the investigation of Clinton’s unauthorized private email server. Robertson had unearthed 600,000 Clinton emails in late September 2016 on the laptop belonging to Weiner, the husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, in a sex crimes case involving underage girls, but for weeks after being alerted, top FBI leaders (including fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, fired FBI agent Peter Strzok, and former FBI counterintelligence chief Bill Priestap) took little to no action to investigate.
It was only after he spoke with the U.S. Attorney’s office overseeing the case – to “cover his ass” – that the agency took action. Robertson claimed the FBI did nothing after his initial reporting of the find, which made him suspect that he’d become the “scapegoat,” according to the new book “October Surprise: How the FBI Tried to Save Itself and Crashed an Election” by Devlin Barrett.
BREAKING: Meet the man who changed course of history:FBI agent JOHN ROBERTSON. Working Weiner sex-crime case, this unsung (& before-now unidentified) hero discovered trove of Clinton emails & blew whistle on the Comey/McCabe/Strzok cover-up of the evidencehttps://t.co/YCvwlfQNjd— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) August 28, 2018
Special Agent John Robertson was worried when he heard “crickets” from his supervisors after he flagged the find just two months before the election. (More here at Bizpacreview). He set out to cover his ass and approached senior officials about the instruction to suppress evidence.
Roberston claims that the Obama DOJ then threatened to prosecute him if he told anyone about the Hillary Clinton emails on Weiner’s laptop. To this day, no case has been brought against Clinton.
“What’s in the emails is staggering and as a father, it turned my stomach,” the NYPD Chief said. “There is not going to be any Houdini-like escape from what we found. We have copies of everything. We will ship them to Wikileaks or I will personally hold my own press conference if it comes to that.”