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Just in: Feds Make Hillary Clinton Announcement

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The FBI rejected an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have Hillary Clinton punished for perjury this week, saying that the former Secretary of State’s case is not interesting enough to justify releasing the FBI’s files on her.

The Washington Times reported that attorney Ty Clevenger has been trying to get Clinton and her personal lawyers disbarred for their handling of her official emails during her time as secretary of state.

Unfortunately, his efforts have been met with resistance among lawyers, and now his request for information from the FBI’s files has been shot down.

“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. Hard said to Clevenger in a letter sent yesterday.

“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.”

Clevenger was stunned by the letter, as he said he thought it was clear why Clinton’s case was of public interest.

“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,” Clevenger said. “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.”

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