WATCH | In a speech on Monday, Donald Trump called for the resignation of State Department Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy, who has been accused of being involved in a "quid pro quo" deal with the FBI involving the classification of a single email to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Kennedy was accused of trying to exchange declassification of a Clinton email for the FBI's ability to place more agents in foreign nations.
The FBI, the State Department and the Clinton campaign all denied any deal ever took place. The agent Kennedy spoke to was never involved in the FBI's investigation of Clinton's emails. FBI documents show that agent actually made the "quid pro quo" offer first, not Kennedy.
That hasn't stopped Trump and other GOP leaders from claiming it's evidence of a cover-up.
State & FBI confirmed today - allegations of quid pro quo are flatly inaccurate. Interagency debate about classification is 100% routine.— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) October 17, 2016
John Kirby, spokesman for the State Department, called the discussions "flatly inaccurate."
U/S Kennedy never bargained over email classification. Just didn't happen. Also, no increase in FBI Iraq slots resulted from this convo.— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) October 17, 2016
He continued his explanation on Twitter.
Trump has used this incident as evidence that the election is rigged against him.