Another day, another lie. That should have been Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan. But, given her cozy relationship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, perhaps “stronger together” was accurate. The FBI is refusing to turn over files on their investigation of Clinton.
Because the public doesn’t find the information interesting.
New York City attorney, Ty Clevenger, sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the FBI back in March of 2016. Clevenger was asking for a variety of documents, pertaining to the Clinton email scandal. Among the files requested were the correspondence between the Bureau and Congress regarding the investigation.
However, after stalling for 18 months, the agency responded to Clevenger’s request this week. The head of the FBI’s Records’ Management Division sent a letter stating that the bureau has “determined you have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject.”
“You must show that the public interest sought is a significant one,” said David Hardy in the letter to Clevenger. “Therefore, records regarding your subject are withheld pursuant to FOIA exemptions.” Has Hardy never turned on a television or read the news? People want to know the truth.
Has Hardy never turned on a television or read the news? The public, this republic, wants to know the truth.
After all, Clinton’s job as an employee of the federal government was serving the American public’s interest, right?
Clevenger’s reason for requesting the documents is to prove that Clinton committed perjury. His goal is the disbarring of Clinton, and her lawyers, for their handling of her official emails while she was Secretary of State. The story dominated headlines throughout 2015 and 2016 as, then, FBI Director James Comey was pursuing the investigation.
During last year’s election, Comey broke with FBI protocol and made the agency’s investigation of Clinton public. However, he chose not to prosecute her, not once but twice. Even after describing her handling of the classified emails as “reckless.”
Then he lost his job.
President Trump fired Comey earlier this year and the agency is now being led by Christopher Wray. Insiders are hoping that Wray will head a new investigation into all of Clinton’s misdeeds, including Benghazi and her ties to Russia.
It’s not looking very hopeful so far.