Lawyer Ty Clevenger was denied an open-records request from the FBI seeking the agency's files dealing with Hillary Clinton's email investigation.
No, the FBI told him. It just isn't newsy enough.
“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.
I'm not sure what the FBI's sources are, but Hillary Clinton was our secretary of state when she mishandled sensitive national security intel on a privater server. I think the public is interested.
Clinton was unable to shake her email woes during the 2016 presidential campaign. Her fumbled press conference in which she tried to dismiss the scandal was so damaging that she failed to hold another presser for months.
In the meantime, media networks insist Americans want to see Russia coverage 24/7. By July, CNN had mentioned Russia almost 16,000 times in their coverage since the inauguration, hoping to find a link between the Kremlin and the Donald Trump campaign. CNN producers admitted behind the scenes that it was only for ratings.
Yet, Russiagate is not as newsy as CNN thinks. When now-former White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka joined Alisyn Camerota's program, he informed her that CNN was lagging behind Nickelodeon cartoons thanks to its obsessive reportage on nonexistent Russian collusion.