One of the Justice Department officials who interviewed Hillary Clinton in July as part of the government’s investigation into her email practices has contributed to President Obama’s presidential campaigns, The Daily Caller can reveal.
David H. Laufman is named in the notes taken during Clinton’s July 2 interview. Since Dec. 2014 he has served as chief of the counterespionage section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
A former CIA analyst, Laufman joined several other DOJ colleagues and FBI section chief Peter Strzok during Clinton’s three-and-a-half hour interview, notes from the interrogation show.
The White House, Justice Department and FBI have all set a high standard for the Clinton email investigation. All three entities have claimed that the probe was free of political influence and that investigators were independent and nonpartisan.
But Federal Election Commission records show that Laufman has at least some political leanings.
He has contributed $850 to Obama’s two presidential campaigns. He gave $300 directly to the campaign on April 22, 2012 and another $300 to the Obama Victory Fund on the same day. In Jan. 2008, he contributed $250 to Obama’s campaign. Notably, he has not contributed to Hillary Clinton’s campaigns, either this cycle or in 2008.