Despite the fact that Donald Trump is the president of the United States and leader of the Executive Branch, that doesn’t mean every department of government is willing to respect his decisions. In fact, it turns out that one government bureau is defying Trump, and instead is doing its utmost to shield Hillary Clinton.
According to Fox News, the FBI has shut down the request for files on Hillary Clinton – basically covering for her crimes. Their justification: a lack of significant public interest.
Ty Clevenger, an attorney in New York City, filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year asking for a variety of documents and details from the FBI and Justice Department – including correspondence exchanged between Congress and the FBI regarding the Clinton email investigation.
Shockingly, the head of the FBI’s Records Management Division denied his request, saying that they “determined you have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject. Therefore, records regarding your subject are withheld pursuant to FOA exemptions.”
Of course, this is complete nonsense. How could the potential corruption of one of the top figures in the Democrat Party be irrelevant to the public’s interest? In fact, politicians should be required to have even more transparency when it comes to their dealings.
The FBI has proven to be increasingly corrupt over the past few years. Former FBI Director James Comey would refuse to recommend criminal charges against Clinton for what even he had to admit was an “extremely careless” breach of public security regarding her private email server and the transmission and storage of top secret information.
Specifically, Clevenger is asking for all documents resulting from the September 6, 2016 referral to the Justice Department from then-House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz. At the time, Chaffetz asked the department to determine whether Clinton had violated statutes that prohibit destruction of records, obstruction of inquiries, and concealment or covering up evidence material.
“If you seek disclosure of any existing records on this basis, you must demonstrate that the public interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests,” stated the FBI’s response letter. “In this regard, you must show that the public interest sought is a significant one and that the requested information is likely to advance that interest.”
Clevenger was, justifiably, shocked at the comment.
“Frankly, I am stunned I should have to explain why my request pertains to a matter of public interest,” the lawyer wrote back to the FBI.
Regardless, it seems that the corruption within this bureau extends deeper than it first appeared. If the efforts of civilians such as Clevenger show little sign to get anywhere, then the nation’s best chance to ever see Clinton’s crimes come to justice lies in the Trump administration itself.
The FBI shut down a recent Freedom of Information Act inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails because of a lack of significant public interest. Are her emails still of public interest?
A couple of weeks ago, there were signs that the Clinton email investigation was being reopened. According to The Blaze, Clinton was even offered a plea deal – but refused. “They are seriously thinking of reopening this investigation,” said the article, and since Clinton won’t ever be willing to accept a plea deal and admit she did something wrong, then the investigation “is going to drag on for a long time.”
Hopefully, Clinton will be exposed for all the crimes she has covered up for. Then it should be on to those in the FBI covering for her.