Comey’s legacy: FBI integrity in tatters

Opinion:

‘Justice?  There is no Justice – Just us” Richard Pryor

The FBI is refusing a FOIA request by Ty Clevenger, an attorney in New York City, who filed the request for release of the  Clinton investigation files. According to the FBI, there is a lack of public interest. Something is askew here. The idea that the FBI determines a ‘lack of interest,’ is in itself, in my opinion,  highly suspicious.

What may be in play here is the files will not only expose the many miscarriages of confidentiality already known by Clinton while Secretary of State, but also Clinton’s conflict of interest by her involvement in the Clinton Foundation where it is ‘alleged’ she sold favors for contributions while Secretary of State. 

Now to ask: Who is ‘really’ behind the decision to keep Hillary Clinton’s files out of public view?  Again, in my opinion, Clinton Foundation corruption may be in play – money talks.  

Former FBI Director James Comey lowered the bar for the FBI when he refused to challenge Loretta Lynch’s refusal to indict one of the most publicly corrupt political figures in the Obama administration, after he publicly announced her guilt.

There is one other piece of this drama that the FOIA request may expose, possible malfeasance and corruption by Comey himself as well as his favored ‘underlings’ supervising the Clinton investigation. In any case Comey has sullied the reputation and public trust of the Bureau by his actions.….WFM

 

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FBI shuts down request for files on Hillary Clinton by citing lack of public interest

By Alex Pappas, Fox News, August 29, 2017

The FBI is declining to turn over files related to its investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails by arguing a lack of public interest in the matter.

Ty Clevenger, an attorney in New York City, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in March of 2016 asking for a variety of documents from the FBI and the Justice Department, including correspondence exchanged with Congress about the Clinton email investigation.

But in a letter sent this week and obtained by Fox News, the head of the FBI’s Records Management Division told Clevenger 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”

– David M. Hardy of the FBI’s Records Management Division

“Therefore, records regarding your subject are withheld pursuant to FOIA exemptions,” David M. Hardy of the FBI’s Records Management Division told Clevenger.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, was investigated by the FBI for using a private email address and server to handle classified information while serving as secretary of state.

In July 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey famously called Clinton’s email arrangement “extremely careless” though he decided against recommending criminal charges.

HILLARY CLINTON’S BOOK RELEASE HAS DEMS WORRIED, IRRITATED

Though Clinton lost the election, Clevenger is still attempting to obtain documents related to the investigation. He’s seeking to prove she committed perjury, the Washington Times reported.

He specifically asked for all documents resulting from a September 6, 2016 referral to the Justice Department from then-House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican.

At the time, Chaffetz asked the department to “investigate and determine whether Secretary Clinton or her employees and contractors violated statues that prohibit destruction of records, obstruction of congressional inquiries, and concealment or cover up of evidence material to a congressional investigation.”

On Aug. 8, the FBI asked Clevenger to detail why the public would be interested.

“If you seek disclosure of any existing records on this basis, you must demonstrate that the public interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests,” the letter stated. “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 expressed disbelief at the request.

“Frankly, I am stunned I should have to explain why my request pertains to a matter of public interest,” Clevenger wrote in an Aug. 11 letter to the FBI.

He cited how Clinton was the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, a former secretary of state and a former senator.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

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7 Responses to Comey’s legacy: FBI integrity in tatters

  1. George Bucriter says:

    Lock up the head of FBI until they produce . Then next week lock up next level of FBI staff eventually they will get message . The American people expect the FBI to uphold the law from top down . Even if he was put in place by president Trump he is not above the law ,no FBI person is

  2. John H Gibson III says:

    IT’S TO BAD HILLARY IS BLINDED BY HER OWN IGNORANCE THINKING PEOPLE LIKE HER. GUESS AGAIN YOU OLD HAG YOU AND YOUR WHORE HOPING HUSBAND ARE AS BAD AS IT GETS. AND THE F.B.I. USED TO MEAN INTEGRITY NOT ANY MORE

  3. Barry Kar says:

    Why is Public Interest an issue? We don’t make or uphold LAWS based on Public Interest.

  4. Larry Nowick says:

    A lot of people who think they are going to heaven,have just sold their souls to the devil, that’s why they say,hell is going to be a mighty crowded place,and yes God is going to forgive all sins,but are you going to be in heaven or hell when God says your sins are forgiven,think about that people,for that is the biggest question in the world

  5. Mary Jean Donahue says:

    You must be kidding! The entire country is pissed off because of this…MORONS! Don’t close that case.

  6. Don Dale says:

    There is a petition at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ to keep this case open and prosecute hitlery,,,Compel The F.B.I. To Release All Records Pertaining To Hillary Clinton’s Personal Secret Server Email Investigation… It’s up to US to make certain that she knows she is not above the law!

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