Obama-era politicians are still causing problems for President Trump and his administration.
Though Obama has been out of office for nearly a year, his influence on the government still lingers, with those who are loyal to him attempting to sabotage the Trump administration.
Most recently, records involving Hillary Clinton are being hidden by the public — and one lawyer claims it can be directly linked to Obama’s appointees.
FBI officials are claiming a lack of public interest is preventing them from releasing information regarding Hillary Clinton’s federal investigation.
But even Democrats admit that the public outrage over her criminal behavior has affected Hillary Clinton’s career — even going so far as to say it lost her the election in 2016.
The American people want the records released to the public, so Clinton’s crimes can be fully revealed.
But reportedly, Obama-era agents are preventing the records from being opened to the public.
Ty Clevenger, a lawyer requesting open records for the case, was shocked at the refusal to make the case public.
Though the FBI claimed there was a lack of interest in the case, the fact it made national news and sparked controversy during the election seemed obvious enough reasons to make the records public.
The Washington Times wrote:
Mr. Clevenger said he thought it would have been clear why Mrs. Clinton’s case was of public interest, but he sent documentation anyway, pointing to a request by members of Congress for an investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton perjured herself in testimony to Capitol Hill.
While Breitbart reports:
“We have determined you have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject,” says the August 28 letter from David Hardy, the FBI’s record manager.
“I’m just stunned. This is exactly what I would have expected had Mrs. Clinton won the election,” Clevenger told the Washington Times. “It looks like the [Barack] Obama Administration is still running the FBI,” Clevenger added.
“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,” said the time-wasting response, which will likely be appealed by the filer, New York lawyer Ty Clevenger.
Clinton’s records have been the focus of global attention, especially in the run-up to the shocking November presidential election in 2016 as the FBI renewed investigation into her emails, computer records and her husband’s secret runway meeting with the serving Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. In fact, Democrats blame Clinton’s November defeat on the public furor over her records.
Though President Trump’s pick for FBI director, Christopher Wray, took office on August 2nd, Obama-era agents may still hold a great deal of influence over the agency.
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