Who is ‘running the FBI’? Agency keeps lid on Clinton records, cites lack of ‘public interest’

The FBI said it would not release Hillary Clinton’s FBI files, citing a lack of public interest. / EPA


The public just isn’t interested enough in Hillary Clinton’s FBI files to have them released, the agency said in rejecting a lawyer’s open-records request.

“You have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject,” FBI records management section chief David M. Hardy told lawyer Ty Clevenger in a letter on Aug. 28.

“It is incumbent upon the requester to provide documentation regarding the public’s interest in the operations and activities of the government before records can be processed pursuant to the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)” request, Hardy wrote.

The FBI says it will only release records from its files if a subject consents, is dead, or is of such public interest that it overrides privacy concerns.

“I’m just stunned,” Clevenger told The Washington Times. “This is exactly what I would have expected had Mrs. Clinton won the election, but she didn’t.

“It looks like the Obama administration is still running the FBI.”

Full article: Who is ‘running the FBI’? Agency keeps lid on Clinton records, cites lack of ‘public interest’ (World Tribune)

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