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(The Raw Story)   FBI says lack of public interest in Hillary Clinton emails justifies withholding documents   ( rawstory.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Ty Clevenger, Bill Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, Barack Obama, Federal Bureau of Investigation, open-records request  
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2017-08-30 07:41:26 AM  
Which means Congress will drop everything to focus on this.
 
2017-08-30 07:47:59 AM  
We're going to be hearing about her farking emails till 20 years after she's in the Damon ground.
 
2017-08-30 08:06:49 AM  

Aar1012: Which means Congress will drop everything to focus on this.


I think that's the plan. If you recall, during the 2016 Campaign, Comey and the FBI were practically tripping over themselves to make whatever damning public statements they could about Hillary's emails, with Comey even coming out and making public statements that Trump was his man and that he was supporting Trump by doing whatever he could to harm Hillary with the email investigation during the election

Seeing Trump deal with Comey the way he did has turned the FBI against him, and are a large and powerful part of the growing rift within the Executive Branch. In fact, amongst that major Depts in the Executive Branch, such as the State and Military, that rift is becoming clearer with each passing day. I doubt Trump will make it to the end of the Year
 
2017-08-30 08:11:03 AM  
My God, it's almost as if the rule of law still works in the USA.
 
2017-08-30 08:15:55 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: My God, it's almost as if the rule of law still works in the USA.


For now
 
2017-08-30 08:36:38 AM  

rcain: If you recall, during the 2016 Campaign, Comey and the FBI were practically tripping over themselves to make whatever damning public statements they could about Hillary's emails, with Comey even coming out and making public statements that Trump was his man and that he was supporting Trump by doing whatever he could to harm Hillary with the email investigation during the election


That's very much not how that went down.
 
2017-08-30 08:36:58 AM  
One cannot help but admire the cognitive dissonance in fervently believing the two following statements with equal zeal:

1) People are sick and tired of hearing about Russia, so let's drop it already
2) Hillary's high school softball coach died in a car crash in 1968 - was this the first Clinton Serial Murder? Only 45 special congressional hearings (one for each absolutely proven murder a Clinton committed with their own hands) can confirm this guilt!
 
2017-08-30 08:39:21 AM  

rcain: I think that's the plan. If you recall, during the 2016 Campaign, Comey and the FBI were practically tripping over themselves to make whatever damning public statements they could about Hillary's emails, with Comey even coming out and making public statements that Trump was his man and that he was supporting Trump by doing whatever he could to harm Hillary with the email investigation during the election


Yeah, that didn't happen.  I think you have a fault in your memory.
 
2017-08-30 08:41:56 AM  
Stop the corruption.
 
2017-08-30 08:55:31 AM  
Home brewed private email server!!!
 
2017-08-30 09:21:54 AM  
That's not what the word "interest" means in that context, shiatnuts.
 
2017-08-30 09:24:52 AM  
Buttery Males!!!!
 
2017-08-30 09:26:17 AM  
"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," Mr. Clevenger told The Washington Times.


What an absolute asshole.
 
2017-08-30 09:26:36 AM  
The interest in her emails was one of the things that allowed a Trump EC victory.
 
2017-08-30 09:27:27 AM  
And, the hounding continues...
 
2017-08-30 09:28:24 AM  
"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," Mr. Clevenger told The Washington Times.

I think he's got that exactly backwards. Had she taken office, then releasing the documents would be in the public interest. Since she's retired from government now, the only practical purpose would be slaking the blood thirst of angry old senior citizens who listen to too much AM radio.
 
2017-08-30 09:29:40 AM  

thurstonxhowell: That's not what the word "interest" means in that context, shiatnuts.


I read the fark comments before the article and when I got to your post I was like, "No professional writer could possible mistake 'public interest' for 'things the public might find interesting', right?"

Then I clicked tfa:

Hillary Clinton's case isn't interesting enough to the public to justify releasing the FBI's files on her, the bureau said this week in rejecting an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have the former secretary of state punished for perjury.

Fark me.  The fact that a reporter/commentator would write that and that an editor would read it and say... "Sure, publish that" is a pretty good indication why the US is in full Roman Empire decline.  The country is too stupid to survive in a modern world.
 
2017-08-30 09:30:17 AM  

rcain: Aar1012: Which means Congress will drop everything to focus on this.

I think that's the plan. If you recall, during the 2016 Campaign, Comey and the FBI were practically tripping over themselves to make whatever damning public statements they could about Hillary's emails, with Comey even coming out and making public statements that Trump was his man and that he was supporting Trump by doing whatever he could to harm Hillary with the email investigation during the election

Seeing Trump deal with Comey the way he did has turned the FBI against him, and are a large and powerful part of the growing rift within the Executive Branch. In fact, amongst that major Depts in the Executive Branch, such as the State and Military, that rift is becoming clearer with each passing day. I doubt Trump will make it to the end of the Year


Has mentioned how completely wrong you are yet?
 
2017-08-30 09:30:19 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: rcain: If you recall, during the 2016 Campaign, Comey and the FBI were practically tripping over themselves to make whatever damning public statements they could about Hillary's emails, with Comey even coming out and making public statements that Trump was his man and that he was supporting Trump by doing whatever he could to harm Hillary with the email investigation during the election

That's very much not how that went down.


Yup you're totally right
Comey and the FBI TOTALLY DID NOT come out in support of the Trump Campaign
http://realnewsrightnow.com/2016/10/federal-bureau-investigation-forma​lly-endorse-donald-trump-president/
And those last minute Hillary emails? just a case of bad timing

And of course, Time Magazie was totally WAY OFF BASE to question Comey's integrity and clear bias against Hillary and public support of Trump
http://time.com/4634613/comey-fbi-investigation/

I don't know about your views, but it was clear to me in the 2016 election cycle that Comey and the FBI were fervent Trump supporters and that the last minute email "bomb drop" was purely a political stunt
 
2017-08-30 09:30:20 AM  
Oh lordy.
 
2017-08-30 09:30:27 AM  
Multiple investigations found that, at worst, Hillary was guilty of slightly sloppy records-keeping. Donald Trump has been far more careless with far more sensitive intel (blabbing it to Russian diplomats, foreign dictators, or just Tweeting it to the public at large), to the point where he's seriously damaged our intelligence agencies' capabilities, because other nations' intel agencies are hesitant to share intel with ours.

But hey, both sides are bad, amirite?
 
2017-08-30 09:35:14 AM  

Mercutio74: thurstonxhowell: That's not what the word "interest" means in that context, shiatnuts.

I read the fark comments before the article and when I got to your post I was like, "No professional writer could possible mistake 'public interest' for 'things the public might find interesting', right?"

Then I clicked tfa:

Hillary Clinton's case isn't interesting enough to the public to justify releasing the FBI's files on her, the bureau said this week in rejecting an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have the former secretary of state punished for perjury.

Fark me.  The fact that a reporter/commentator would write that and that an editor would read it and say... "Sure, publish that" is a pretty good indication why the US is in full Roman Empire decline.  The country is too stupid to survive in a modern world.


Indeed, "public interest" means that the public must justify its request beyond the fact that it finds the information interesting.

But hey, it's not like words matter anymore.
 
2017-08-30 09:36:05 AM  
CNN reports today a Russia spokesperson says they did indeed receive an email from Trump's campaign. So, therefore let's have hearing on Hillary's email.
 
2017-08-30 09:37:00 AM  

fernt: The interest in her emails was one of the things that allowed a Trump EC victory.


Yeah, lies can be influential (particularly when spread by news media more interested in ratings than actual objectivity, when they're not outright Republican propaganda outlets) . That doesn't make them any less truthful.

Besides, though, interest has clearly declined significantly. Even Donald Trump declared that "lock her up" was just a sound bite to get the rubes riled up.
 
2017-08-30 09:38:33 AM  

The Madd Mann: Mercutio74: thurstonxhowell: That's not what the word "interest" means in that context, shiatnuts.

I read the fark comments before the article and when I got to your post I was like, "No professional writer could possible mistake 'public interest' for 'things the public might find interesting', right?"

Then I clicked tfa:

Hillary Clinton's case isn't interesting enough to the public to justify releasing the FBI's files on her, the bureau said this week in rejecting an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have the former secretary of state punished for perjury.

Fark me.  The fact that a reporter/commentator would write that and that an editor would read it and say... "Sure, publish that" is a pretty good indication why the US is in full Roman Empire decline.  The country is too stupid to survive in a modern world.

Indeed, "public interest" means that the public must justify its request beyond the fact that it finds the information interesting.

But hey, it's not like words matter anymore.


These are the same idiots who think a scientific theory is just a guess.
 
2017-08-30 09:39:10 AM  
Well good thing Trump doesn't use a private email server. The can rest easy now knowing our secrets are secure.
 
2017-08-30 09:40:09 AM  
Would that make them e-meh-ls?
 
2017-08-30 09:40:12 AM  

LordJiro: Multiple investigations found that, at worst, Hillary was guilty of slightly sloppy records-keeping. Donald Trump has been far more careless with far more sensitive intel (blabbing it to Russian diplomats, foreign dictators, or just Tweeting it to the public at large), to the point where he's seriously damaged our intelligence agencies' capabilities, because other nations' intel agencies are hesitant to share intel with ours.

But hey, both sides are bad, amirite?


Trump as president is infinitely more entertaining than hilldawg, and it's this popular mindset that got him in by the skin of his teeth. Email storage and record keeping? Bah.  We've got treason! Russian spies! Unhinged tweets! Freakin' Nazis! You just can't compete with that. This is the last gasps of hearing about buttery males. Ohh! Something shiny!
 
2017-08-30 09:40:15 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: rcain: If you recall, during the 2016 Campaign, Comey and the FBI were practically tripping over themselves to make whatever damning public statements they could about Hillary's emails, with Comey even coming out and making public statements that Trump was his man and that he was supporting Trump by doing whatever he could to harm Hillary with the email investigation during the election

That's very much not how that went down.


No goddamn kidding...

Plese link to something showing "Comey even coming out and making public statements that Trump was his man and that he was supporting Trump by doing whatever he could to harm Hillary..."

I'll wait.
 
2017-08-30 09:41:10 AM  
Can't a FoI request force their hand and they will have no recourse?
 
2017-08-30 09:41:20 AM  
I sincerely want to hear about Hillary's yoga practices. I mean, she's like 70 and not in particularly great shape, how does she do it? What witchcraft does she employ? Was Vince Foster sacrificed to some dark Hindi God, like the really metal one from Temple of Doom that gives you the power to rip out a means beating heart while keeping him alive so you can murder him with lava a minute later for some reason? Only these emails hold the truth.
 
2017-08-30 09:41:36 AM  
 
2017-08-30 09:41:54 AM  

dwrash: Can't a FoI request force their hand and they will have no recourse?


File one.
 
2017-08-30 09:43:17 AM  
curiosity isn't interest
 
2017-08-30 09:45:59 AM  

Mercutio74: thurstonxhowell: That's not what the word "interest" means in that context, shiatnuts.

I read the fark comments before the article and when I got to your post I was like, "No professional writer could possible mistake 'public interest' for 'things the public might find interesting', right?"

Then I clicked tfa:

Hillary Clinton's case isn't interesting enough to the public to justify releasing the FBI's files on her, the bureau said this week in rejecting an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have the former secretary of state punished for perjury.

Fark me.  The fact that a reporter/commentator would write that and that an editor would read it and say... "Sure, publish that" is a pretty good indication why the US is in full Roman Empire decline.  The country is too stupid to survive in a modern world.


The farktards are in charge now.
 
2017-08-30 09:46:16 AM  
What kind of idiot iterprets, "the public interest is not greater than her right to privacy" as "people aren't interested about it"?
 
2017-08-30 09:46:27 AM  
This means they're getting close.
 
2017-08-30 09:46:42 AM  
img.fark.net
I think it's become a form of OCD at this point.
 
2017-08-30 09:47:32 AM  

Bugerz: We're going to be hearing about her farking emails till 20 years after she's in the Damon ground.


You sound probiotic
 
2017-08-30 09:47:46 AM  
img.fark.net

We've got to get to the bottom of those...er, this...
 
2017-08-30 09:48:07 AM  
I thought it was the years of investigating without coming up with anything worth charging her with that made them not worthy of release?
 
2017-08-30 09:48:44 AM  

Destructor: This means they're getting close.


If the exact opposite thing has happened, you would have made the exact same post.
 
2017-08-30 09:49:30 AM  
It's almost like one word can have two meanings.
 
2017-08-30 09:54:53 AM  

Destructor: This means they're getting close.


Any day now.
 
2017-08-30 10:03:33 AM  
I think we should re-open an investigation into Gerald Ford's taxes.  Or maybe Millard Fillmore's expense account.  Or how about Taft's bathtub funding.
That dead horse has a beating coming.
 
2017-08-30 10:05:56 AM  
I was all set to be angry at this before I read the article.  The headline pretty badly mischaracterizes what's happening (I know, welcometofark.jpg).  They're not saying they're not releasing the emails because the public isn't interested; they're not releasing the emails to someone who's trying to get her disbarred because he hasn't shown that he's not just on a fishing expedition.

So...I'm ok with this.
 
2017-08-30 10:09:07 AM  

rcain: http://realnewsrightnow.com/2016/10/federal-bureau-investigation-form​a​lly-endorse-donald-trump-president/


Not sure if serious (and in any event it's a bad link, but I assume it once said something like you assert), but here you go: http://fakenewswatch.com/realnewsrightnow-com
 
2017-08-30 10:09:59 AM  

rcain: Noticeably F.A.T.: rcain: If you recall, during the 2016 Campaign, Comey and the FBI were practically tripping over themselves to make whatever damning public statements they could about Hillary's emails, with Comey even coming out and making public statements that Trump was his man and that he was supporting Trump by doing whatever he could to harm Hillary with the email investigation during the election

That's very much not how that went down.

Yup you're totally right
Comey and the FBI TOTALLY DID NOT come out in support of the Trump Campaign
http://realnewsrightnow.com/2016/10/federal-bureau-investigation-forma​lly-endorse-donald-trump-president/
And those last minute Hillary emails? just a case of bad timing


... Did you just cite a site that makes shiat up?
 
2017-08-30 10:10:24 AM  

tarnok: I was all set to be angry at this before I read the article.  The headline pretty badly mischaracterizes what's happening (I know, welcometofark.jpg).  They're not saying they're not releasing the emails because the public isn't interested; they're not releasing the emails to someone who's trying to get her disbarred because he hasn't shown that he's not just on a fishing expedition.

So...I'm ok with this.


You should be angry that the article's author and an actual good damned lawyer think that the public being interested is the same as the public interest.

Apparently the inner contours of Alison Brie's vagina are in the public interest avoiding to these morons.
 
2017-08-30 10:11:09 AM  

tarnok: I was all set to be angry at this before I read the article.  The headline pretty badly mischaracterizes what's happening (I know, welcometofark.jpg).  They're not saying they're not releasing the emails because the public isn't interested; they're not releasing the emails to someone who's trying to get her disbarred because he hasn't shown that he's not just on a fishing expedition.

So...I'm ok with this.


To be fair the farking article makes that mischaracterization.
 
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