FBI Denies FOIA Request For Hillary Documents Due To "Lack Of Public Interest"

Tyler Durden's picture

It was just over a year ago that James Comey boldly consolidated the roles of investigator, lawyer, judge and jury when he announced that, although Hillary was "extremely careless" in her mishandling of classified State Department emails, no reasonable prosecutor would be willing to bring charges against her. 

The decision sparked national outrage, particularly since it came just a few days after Bill Clinton happened to be spotted by a local reporter meeting privately with then Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a tarmac in Phoenix.  Combine that with Comey's admission under oath that Loretta Lynch clearly attempted to interfere in the FBI's investigation and it all wreaked of just another Clinton coverup...said another way, just a bunch of Republicans trying to "criminalize things that are normal."

Be that as it may, at least one attorney, Ty Clevenger of New York, has been working diligently to make sure that Hillary and various members of her staff face at least some consequences for their alleged crimes which range from perjury under oath to willful destruction of evidence protected by a Congressional subpoena (see: The "Oh Shit" Moment: Hillary Wiped Her Server With BleachBit Despite Subpoena), among many others. We noted the efforts of Clevenger to get Hillary disbarred in the state of Arkansas back in June in a post entitled "Hillary Not "Out Of The Woods": Arkansas Bar Considers Disciplinary Action Over Email Scandal."

Alas, it seems as though Clevenger's pursuit of Hillary has been has been held up by the FBI for a rather curious reason, namely a "lack of public interest."  As the Washington Times points out, after filing a FOIA request for Hillary documents with the FBI, Clevenger received the following emailed response:

“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 Mr. Clevenger in a letter Monday.


“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,” Mr. Hardy wrote.

Dear FBI, on behalf of Mr. Clevenger, please allow us to submit Exhibit A regarding the public's interest in this and all future FOIA requests regarding Mrs. Clinton's records...there are roughly 63mm people (and probably a couple of Democrats as well) who are very eager to learn anything you might have to disclose regarding Hillary's alleged transgressions.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Looney's picture


Guys, please stop saying “At least Hillary didn’t win”. Fuck that shit – Trump is very close to outdoing that Crooked Cunt!


VWAndy's picture

Yep people need to get this. Big Brother inc won it again.

Looney's picture


In March of 2016, Newt Gingrich said about Trump, “He is an outsider. He’s not part of the club. He’s uncontrollable. He hasn’t been through the initiation rites. He didn’t belong to the secret society.”

Well… it seems that NOW Trump has been fully initiated.

Whether he was taken to Bohemian Grove to suck the 45-tall Owl’s dick or the Dick was brought to the WH, doesn’t really matter.

What matters is that now Trump IS “part of the club” and he IS “controllable”.


gramps's picture

Your name is so apropos.

Pinto Currency's picture

Well, well, well.

Andre Taggart on Awan Bros.



George Webb on Taggart interview:



Hillary, Wasserman, Abedin, Awan, Weiner : Congressional Espionage Ring

robertsgt40's picture

How about a petition on WhiteHouse.gov? 

Stuck on Zero's picture

Silly me, I was under the impression that "truth and justice" were always in the public interest.

auricle's picture

Republican white house and congress!!! The a-hole who denied the request should be promptly fired and replaced. Freedom to audit the government should not come with strings attached. 

MagicHandPuppet's picture

And we thought Comey was the only treasonous criminal running the FBI!

MisterMousePotato's picture

I signed it, which is out of character for me.

I can't really say I expect all that much from 'others' anymore (or even myself, for that matter), but it would be nice if others would, too.

Again, even though I'm losing faith in others, it will nonetheless still disappoint me if this petition does not receive at least as many signatures as the "I Want to See Donald Trump's Tax Returns" petition, for instance.

There has to be at least a million people in this forum who are as disgusted as I am about Hillary Clinton and the whole lot of 'em.

I read people here talking about taking dramatic actions to do something to save our faltering nation, but they won't even sign a freaking legitimate petition?

Wouldn't it be nice if Ty Clevenger, Esq. could walk into court tomorrow and say, "Your Honor ... half the country disagrees with you."

Instead, he will probably hear, "You know, counsel, not even a hundred people cared enough to exercise their Constitutional Rights to petition the government."

Remember that long, long ad hoc scene in a bathroom with Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman (John Cusack was also in the movie) in which Mr. Hackman's character (a complete dick) schooled Mr. Hoffman's character in the realities of Truth, Justice, and The American way?

Hate to say it, but I think he was right.

DWD-MOVIE's picture

I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do… http://disq.us/url?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobproplan.com%3A68UoF1LgzM-Yo3S...

Tarjan's picture

I signed the petition along with 14,716 others. This petition needs to be made known to the American public.


turnoffthewater's picture

Signed and here's David Hardy's contact info so anyone can ask him the same question


rbianco3's picture

Don't usually sign them- but myself and my wife are on there.

For those too afraid- use a fake name and grow a pair. 

redmudhooch's picture

In Clintons case it comes with bullets attached..

boattrash's picture

Mr. Clevenger,

You have my fucking proxy!

Sincerely, Boattrash

WorkingFool's picture

And the American way of life

waspwench's picture

This is beyond ridiculous AND what is more, how the hell do they know who is interested?   Nobody asked me, or anyone else that I know of.

We can only pursue justice if the public state that they are interested?   Peak BS!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Since when is a Freedom Of Information Act request dependent upon pubic interest?

847328_3527's picture

Berkeley Mayor Calls for Antifa to be Classified as Crime Gang After Clashes at Weekend Protest

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin has called for authorities to tackle left-wing violence by classifying members of antifa, the loosely organized group of “anti-fascists” who believe that violence is acceptable in countering right-wing extremism, as a gang.

A largely peaceful demonstration in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Civic Center Park was disrupted Sunday by black-clad antifa counterprotesters, who jumped over police barriers and chased Trump supporters, according to multiple news reports.



Some of the Berkley mayor’s libtard friends must have gotten hit in the head with a bag of feces or urine for the left wing mayor to say this.

Lumberjack's picture

Are there any statues of the Clinton's?

nmewn's picture

Here we go, followed by, my complete lack of surprise...


...Kathy Griffin un-apologized...lol.

pods's picture

The follow ups nailed it. Just a D lister trying to remain relevant. 

(and she's just not funny)


Ex-Oligarch's picture

Rat deserting sinking ship?

divingengineer's picture

Terrorist Organization, apply appropriate legislation, problem solved in 1 month.

MarsInScorpio's picture



Virginia and New York, as do many other states and localities, have a statute against wearing a mask in public except under certain precise circumstances.  Breaking the Virginia statute is a Class 6 Felony. These laws were passed to end the practice of the KKK wearing its hoods.


The Antifa Black Shirts committed a Class 6 Felony by wearing masks in Charlottesville. Because this is a felony violation, police are obligated to order them to remove the masks, or begin making arrests immediately. 


Law enforcement officers do not have the choice to stand down in the witness of a felony. Except for special circumstances that do not apply in the Charlottesville incident (drug stings, infiltrating criminal organizations, and so on), it is illegal for LEOs to witness a felony and do nothing to stop the felony and arrest the perpetrator of the felony.


Had the Virginia statute been vigorously enforced, it's reasonable to believe there would've been no violence in Charlottesville because so many Antifa would have either disbursed, or been arrested - unable to commit their violence.


Just as with the Klan, the mask empowers the Antifas to commit violent crimes without concern about being identified and prosecuted.


In addition , it's likely the mayor committed two felonies in ordering the police to stand down: 1) He facilitated the commission of a felony by allowing the Antifas to wear their masks in violation of the statute, and 2) he obstructed justice by interfering in the execution of the statute. His order was never an option; he made himself criminally liable by issuing his illegal order - which, because it is an illegal order, the police are legally obligated to ignore. 


It's time for a national law modeled on the Virginia and New York statutes. Take away the masks, and you'll see a tremendous reduction in violence, just as it did to the Klan-violence when the laws were enacted.


BTW, these laws have been tested and were found constitutional because they address ending violence, terror, fear, and anarchy in society.


Here is a copy and citation of the Virginia statute; reference to the NY statute from the National Lawyers Guild NYC Chapter follows:


VIRGINIA Section 18.2-422: 

Prohibition of wearing of masks in certain places; exceptions.

It shall be unlawful for any person over sixteen years of age while wearing any mask, hood or other device whereby a substantial portion of the face is hidden or covered so as to conceal the identity of the wearer, to be or appear in any public place, or upon any private property in this Commonwealth without first having obtained from the owner or tenant thereof consent to do so in writing. However, the provisions of this section shall not apply to persons (i) wearing traditional holiday costumes; (ii) engaged in professions, trades, employment or other activities and wearing protective masks which are deemed necessary for the physical safety of the wearer or other persons; (iii) engaged in any bona fide theatrical production or masquerade ball; or (iv) wearing a mask, hood or other device for bona fide medical reasons upon the advice of a licensed physician or osteopath and carrying on his person an affidavit from the physician or osteopath specifying the medical necessity for wearing the device and the date on which the wearing of the device will no longer be necessary and providing a brief description of the device. The violation of any provisions of this section shall constitute a Class 6 felony.


NEW YORK Penal Law 240.35 (4):

Being masked or in any manner disguised by unusual or unnatural attire or facial alteration, loiters, remains or congregates in a public place with other persons so masked or disguised, or knowingly permits or aids persons so masked or disguised to congregate in a public place; except that such conduct is not unlawful when it occurs in connection with a masquerade party or like entertainment if, when such entertainment is held in a city which has promulgated regulations in connection with such affairs, permission is first obtained from the police or other appropriate authorities; (National Lawyers Guild NYC Chapter paper on the anti-mask law)




876.11 Public place defined.—For the purpose of ss. 876.11-876.21 the term “public place” includes all walks, alleys, streets, boulevards, avenues, lanes, roads, highways, or other ways or thoroughfares dedicated to public use or owned or maintained by public authority; and all grounds and buildings owned, leased by, operated, or maintained by public authority.

History.—s. 1, ch. 26542, 1951.

876.12 Wearing mask, hood, or other device on public way.—No person or persons over 16 years of age shall, while wearing any mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter upon, or be or appear upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road, highway, or other public way in this state.

History.—s. 2, ch. 26542, 1951.

876.13 Wearing mask, hood, or other device on public property.—No person or persons shall in this state, while wearing any mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, enter upon, or be, or appear upon or within the public property of any municipality or county of the state.

History.—s. 3, ch. 26542, 1951.

876.14 Wearing mask, hood, or other device on property of another.—No person or persons over 16 years of age shall, while wearing a mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, demand entrance or admission or enter or come upon or into the premises, enclosure, or house of any other person in any municipality or county of this state.

History.—s. 4, ch. 26542, 1951.

876.15 Wearing mask, hood, or other device at demonstration or meeting.—No person or persons over 16 years of age, shall, while wearing a mask, hood, or device whereby any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, hold any manner of meeting, make any demonstration upon the private property of another unless such person or persons shall have first obtained from the owner or occupier of the property his or her written permission to so do.

History.—s. 5, ch. 26542, 1951.

876.155 Applicability; ss. 876.12-876.15.—The provisions of ss. 876.12-876.15 apply only if the person was wearing the mask, hood, or other device:

(1) With the intent to deprive any person or class of persons of the equal protection of the laws or of equal privileges and immunities under the laws or for the purpose of preventing the constituted authorities of this state or any subdivision thereof from, or hindering them in, giving or securing to all persons within this state the equal protection of the laws;

(2) With the intent, by force or threat of force, to injure, intimidate, or interfere with any person because of the person’s exercise of any right secured by federal, state, or local law or to intimidate such person or any other person or any class of persons from exercising any right secured by federal, state, or local law;

(3) With the intent to intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass any other person; or

(4) While she or he was engaged in conduct that could reasonably lead to the institution of a civil or criminal proceeding against her or him, with the intent of avoiding identification in such a proceeding.

History.—s. 1, ch. 81-249; s. 1416, ch. 97-102.

876.16 Sections 876.11-876.15; exemptions.—The following persons are exempted from the provisions of ss. 876.11-876.15:

(1) Any person or persons wearing traditional holiday costumes;

(2) Any person or persons engaged in trades and employment where a mask is worn for the purpose of ensuring the physical safety of the wearer, or because of the nature of the occupation, trade, or profession;

(3) Any person or persons using masks in theatrical productions, including use in Gasparilla celebrations and masquerade balls;

(4) Persons wearing gas masks prescribed in emergency management drills and exercises.

History.—s. 6, ch. 26542, 1951; s. 46, ch. 83-334.

876.21 Sections 876.11-876.20; penalty.—Any person or persons violating ss. 876.11-876.20, except as provided in s. 876.18, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.—s. 11, ch. 26542, 1951; s. 1142, ch. 71-136; s. 4, ch. 91-83.





1) https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Gitlow_v._New_York/Opinion_of_the_Court


2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-mask_laws#cite_note-anapsid-1


3) 876.02 Criminal anarchy, Communism, and other specified doctrines; prohibitions.—Any person who:

(1) By word of mouth or writing advocates, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, or propriety of overthrowing or overturning existing forms of constitutional government by force or violence; of disobeying or sabotaging or hindering the carrying out of the laws, orders, or decrees of duly constituted civil, naval, or military authorities; or by the assassination of officials of the Government of the United States or of the state, or by any unlawful means or under the guidance of, or in collaboration with, officials, agents, or representatives of a foreign state or an international revolutionary party or group; or

(2) Prints, publishes, edits, issues, or knowingly circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any book, paper, document, or written or printed matter in any form, containing or advocating, advising, or teaching the doctrine that constitutional government should be overthrown by force, violence, or any unlawful means; or

(3) Openly, willfully and deliberately urges, advocates, or justifies by word of mouth or writing the assassination or unlawful killing or assaulting of any official of the Government of the United States or of this state because of his or her official character, or any other crime, with intent to teach, spread, or advocate the propriety of the doctrines of criminal anarchy, criminal Communism, criminal Naziism, or criminal Fascism; or

(4) Organizes or helps to organize or becomes a member of any society, group, or assembly of persons formed to teach or advocate such doctrines; or

(5) Becomes a member of, associated with or promotes the interest of any criminal anarchistic, Communistic, Naziistic or Fascistic organization, or helps to organize or becomes a member of or affiliated with any subsidiary organization or associated group of persons who advocates, teaches, or advises the principles of criminal anarchy, criminal Communism, criminal Naziism or criminal Fascism; shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.



MissCellany's picture

"Since when is a Freedom Of Information Act request dependent upon pubic interest?"

Er uh... well, it could be, I suppose. But public interest is more to the point, especially in Hillary's case...

Teehee. Point taken, anyway. I don't think there's anything in the law about demonstrating public interest as justification for a FOIA request. But then, as the Tylers noted, there wasn't anything in the law about needing to prove criminal intent on Hillary's part either...

redmudhooch's picture

I bet it would top 1 million within a week.

AtATrESICI's picture

It looks like that shit is going to get swept under the fucking rug too. We are officially beyond banana republic. Fucking sad.

AtATrESICI's picture

FBI Investigation of Espionage, Blackmail Charges in Awan Case Blocked By Obama DOJ Appointee Who Worked for Holder & Lynch


Chupacabra-322's picture

To reiterate, it's absolutely, completely, open in your Face
Tyrannical Lawlessness.

The Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. & its affiliates at the Criminal Fraud STATE / LOCAL Municipalites BOND markets predicates that we are a Nation of Law not Men.

Hence, the "Full Faith & Credit" (Birth Certificate) of the American People (Consenting IMF Citizen Slave).

We've now incrementally evolved into a Nation of Men.
The Emperor is Stark Naked.

How soon before the Global Bond Markets expoldes is anyone's guess.
Full Faith the Collapse is eminent.

chubbar's picture

How is it that every fucking person in power in the FBI has been co-opted by this cunt Hillary? Why can't Trump get someone who gives a shit about upholding the law into a position of power, any fucking position of power? This is just another outrage. This asshole should be fired yesterday.

If Trump would just hire every fucking law school grad from the past two years that is conservative, as proven by their social media, he would be leaps and bounds ahead of where he is right now. He is being blocked at every turn.

booboo's picture

Ug, and who is the attorney general? The FBI does not prosecute, they investigate, dump that fucking simpleton sessions and get a guy with some scalps hanging from his belt

rosiescenario's picture

Trump should have cleaned house starting with the IRS, since everyone hates them and then moved on to the DOJ and FBI.


If you are going to drain the swamp, you got to get rid of the swamp critters as well as their minions.

caconhma's picture

Is Trump very imbecile or extremely crooked? I think the later.

The only Trump's agenda is to stay in the WH and enrich his family. As for the USA, he would not give a shit about it.

VWAndy's picture

Do you even know a single sane person? If so Who? Id like to know!

847328_3527's picture



Don't forget, 90% of the fbi voted for Hitelry.

Bigly's picture

How do you know this. Link? Thx

847328_3527's picture

It was posted during the November election ... the data also show approx 80% of gubmint employees, in general, voted democrat; namely, for Hillery.


CNN, MSNBC etc had it on their web sites back then and bragged on TV about it.

CheapBastard's picture

That makes sense since traditionally government employees like Big Government and we also know Obama replaced lots of FBI, CIA (look at Brennan for example) etc with his troops. Dick Morris quotes those numbers in his YooToob series also.

Supafly's picture

Good thing government employees don't make up too large a percentage of our population yet.

Bob Beachcomber's picture

You don't do news do you?

Bigly's picture

Thanks for all the downvotes! I must have missed this. I know it's high, but wow... 

No...why would I watch those moronic puppets.  I have not turned on the 'news' for over 5 years

Blue Steel 309's picture

I am not sure if that is true or not. The problem is that it is credible.

MarsInScorpio's picture


GFY, then E S & D.

Freddie's picture

Pres. Jared Kushner-Soros- Netahyahoo.

Ivanka is best buddies with .chelsea.

AtATrESICI's picture

Trump was a democrat until 5.5 years ago. They are all in the big club. Parties are a distraction for the little people.