What a day it’s been for the FBI. As we reported earlier, FBI Director James Comey announced, to the shock of many, that the agency has reopened its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email scandal.And keeping with the theme of the Democrat presidential nominee’s criminal activity, today our friends at Judicial Watch sued the FBI after the law enforcement agency ignored a Freedom of Information Act request for records related to the Hillary email investigation.
Yeah, turns out the “most transparent administration” in history doesn’t actually believe in Freedom of Information — especially when it’s got something to hide. Which is often.As The Washington Examiner reports:
Judicial Watch filed a FOIA on July 7 for documents that included “all records related to the meeting between Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on June 27, 2016.”
Bill Clinton and Lynch met privately on a Phoenix tarmac in the final days of the email probe after they said their jets unexpectedly landed near each other.While both parties claimed the meeting was purely social in nature, their visit sparked a fierce backlash among critics who accused Bill Clinton of attempting to tilt the outcome of the investigation in favor of his wife.
Wonder what the FBI could possibly be hiding about the meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch — during which they supposedly “just” talked about their “grandchildren”?FBI has to date released hundreds of pages of 302s, or official summaries of interviews with witnesses, in response to separate FOIA requests.
One has to wonder, what’s the difference between the FOIA requests the FBI — and the Obama administration in general — chooses to respond to and those it chooses to ignore? Rather convenient, isn’t it, to pick and choose when to be “transparent?” Sadly, it leaves other organizations, like Judicial Watch and the media (like the Associated Press, who’s sued over Hillary Clinton’s calendar as secretary of state, just as an example) to file costly lawsuits — which, in turn, must be responded to with costly legal counsel, funded by us taxpayers.
All in an attempt to get information that is our right to know about our government.All of this is not only costly, but also prevents us, the American people, from getting critical information in a timely manner to make critical decisions about our future — like who will be our next president. All by design, of course.
What would our founders say?
[This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]