Thursday, January 16

More Smoking Guns from McChesney Diary Upend Freeh's Email Claims

Numerous diary entries confirm that PA OAG and State Police had Schultz's emails prior Freeh's "discovery" of them

Ray Blehar

January 16, 2020, 1:00 PM EST, Updated 1/18/20 at 9:30AM EST

The diary of former Freeh investigator Kathleen McChesney contains numerous entries referencing the 1998 and 2001 Penn State emails that predate the purported discovery of the emails by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

At a nationally televised press conference on July 11, 2012, Freeh claimed that his investigative team independently discovered the 1998 and 2001 Penn State emails on March 20, 2012.   The claim was also repeated on page 11 of the Freeh Report.

McChesney's diary proves many times over that Freeh was fibbing.

On February 12, 2012, McChesney wrote:
"Tomalis, Frazier interested in knowledge of JP incident & they were advised of the 1998 emails."

JP is a reference to Joe Paterno.  And this entry shows that Frazier and Tomalis were in on the scam.

On February 27, 2012, McChesney wrote:
"PSP has Schultz emails."

PSP is a reference to the Pennsylvania State Police.  The Moulton Report (at 158) confirmed the PSP were provided with the PSU emails on July 7, 2011 -- over five months before Freeh's team was hired.

On March 7, 2012, McChesney wrote:
"Have emails that indicate Paterno knew about 1998 incident, & more that Spanier knew that - would indicate they should have done more in 2002 - significant but not probative."

On March 22, 2012, McChesney wrote:
"State computer person & AG found 2001 emails, PWC writing report to validity of emails; he told Zubrod about emails. they are still feuding with state, non committal re: docs they've received."

PWC is a reference to the Price Waterhouse Coopers who apparently worked under contract to Freeh Group International Solutions (FGIS).   Zubrod is Gordon Zubrod, former US Attorney for the PA Middle District.

On March 20, 2012, McChesney wrote:
"State hasn't turned over 2001 emails to Amendola, waiting until they have the right chain of custody within next few days."

The last statement is significant because it reveals that OAG officials (e.g, Fina, Eshbach, et al) were trying to figure out how to cover up the misconduct related to misleading the court about their discovery, leaking the emails, and tampering with their contents.

Coming soon...

 Diary Indicates Tampering with 2001 Email

The Incredible Shrinking Schultz File

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