Why the Hillary Clinton Email Probe is Far from Over
Just because the FBI has closed its official investigation into Hillary Clinton’s inappropriate use of her private email server while as the Secretary of State doesn’t mean the probe is over.
More classified documents by the former Democratic presidential candidate keep being handed over to the State Department.
Back in February of 2016, the State Department reviewed 30,000 emails that Clinton handed over three months prior. She also deleted 32,000 “personal” messages.
Last summer, the FBI gave the State Department tens of thousands of additional emails from its investigation. Then in June, the FBI gave the department an additional 7,000 documents found from the Clinton top aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner’s investigation.
It’s safe to say that the department will be busy reviewing these documents for a long time.
“At this time, we do not have an estimate for completion of processing all of these documents,” said an official at the State Department to The Washington Times. “We have not yet determined how many of these documents are State Department records as opposed to personal emails, nor have we determined how many documents are duplicative of material already in our possession.”
The latest batch of documents has at least two emails with confidential information. So far, there have been 2,083 confidential documents that were accessed on Clinton’s unsecured email server.
The FBI said this week that there isn’t enough public interest in releasing the documents.
“You have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject,” said David M. Hardy, FBI records management section chief to Ty Clevenger, who is on a mission to get the documents released.
“I’m just stunned. 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,” said Clevenger to The Washington Times. “How can a story receive national news coverage and not be a matter of public interest? If this is the new standard, then there’s no such thing as a public interest exception.”
FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who has several ties to Hillary Clinton, is too busy running the investigation on Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia instead.
“The fight for transparency in Mrs. Clinton’s emails has broken major ground in open-records laws, and more legal battles are still to come. The conservative legal group Judicial Watch, which has been at the forefront of the fight to make the emails public, has at least nine Freedom of Information Act lawsuits pending,” writes The Washington Times. “The group scored a legal victory last week when District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the State Department to expand its search for Mrs. Clinton’s emails related to the terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.”
“It’s not about politics. It’s just about finding the truth as to what happened,” said Ramona Cotca, a senior attorney for Judicial Watch.
Author’s note: We the public are indeed interested. Maybe it seems like there isn’t much public interest because the mainstream media is not covering this properly. The public should be concerned because Hillary Clinton was a presidential candidate and will likely run again. Not to mention, she is still influential in politics. Her criminal activity needs to be further examined.
Editor’s note: A judge just ordered the release of additional Hillary documents from the FBI, so look for new fun from the conservative media shortly.