The FBI is citing a lack of public interest as a reason not to turn over documents regarding last year’s investigation into Hillary Clinton.
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.”
“Therefore, records regarding your subject are withheld pursuant to FOIA exemptions,” David M. Hardy of the FBI’s Records Management Division told Clevenger.
The idea that there is a lack of public interest is preposterous from the beginning, but judging it against Clinton’s “personal privacy” is absolutely insane.
She was a public official doing government work who was running for President of the United States. Her work as secretary of state wasn’t “personal” — it was in service to the American taxpayer.
And we deserve to know that she did.
Source: Fox News