(National Sentinel) Dept. of Injustice: What is it about the Clintons that makes them immune to the same rules of civil society most everyone else has to follow?
The bureau has shot down a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Ty Clevenger, an attorney in New York City, filed 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.
In a letter obtained by Fox News this week, “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,'” the network reported, citing the letter.
In other words, an FBI bureaucrat, David M. Hardy of the FBI’s Records Management Division, has single-handedly and arbitrarily decided that ‘the public’ doesn’t care enough about Hillary’s allegedly illegal behavior, so he doesn’t have to honor Clevenger’s FOIA request.
You can’t make this stuff up.
As you recall, Clinton was under criminal investigation by the FBI last summer. During the height of her campaign, she was cleared by then-FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired, after he recounted a litany of violations of national security statutes that would have landed mere mortals in prison for decades.
As for Clevenger, he believes she may have committed perjury in testimony before Congress — also a felony — and he’s trying to find out. But Hardy seems to think not enough Americans care whether or not she did.
Fox News noted:
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 statutes that prohibit destruction of records, obstruction of congressional inquiries, and concealment or cover up of evidence material to a congressional investigation.”
Nevertheless, Hardy says Clevenger has to prove why this is important to the public.
“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.”
Color Clevenger shocked.
“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.
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