Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FBI says lack of public interest in Hillary emails justifies withholding documents!

The Washington Times ^ | 8-29-17 | Steven Dinan 

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.
Ty Clevenger, the lawyer, has been trying to get Mrs. Clinton and her personal lawyers disbarred for their handling of her official emails during her time as secretary of state. He’s met with resistance among lawyers, and now his request for information from the FBI’s files has been shot down.
“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.
Mrs. Clinton, is the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, former chief diplomat, former U.S. senator, and former first lady of both the U.S. and Arkansas. Her use of a secret email account to conduct government business while leading the State Department was front-page news for much of 2015 and 2016, and was so striking that the then-FBI director broke with procedure and made both a public statement and appearances before Congress to talk about the bureau’s probe.
In the end, the FBI didn’t recommend charges against Mrs. Clinton, concluding that while she risked national security, she was too technologically inept to know the dangers she was running, so no case could be made against her.
The FBI says it will only release records from its files if a subject consents, is dead, or is of such public interest that it overrides privacy concerns.
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Donald Trump to Cheering Crowd: ‘Texas Can Handle Anything!’ After Hurricane Harvey!

Breitbart ^ | August 29,2017 | by Charlie Spiering 

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Corpus Christi, Texas, for a briefing on the state’s efforts to rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The storm briefing took place at the Annaville Fire Department, as hundreds of Texans lined the streets to welcome him with chants of “USA!,” “Texas for Trump,” “We Love Trump,” “Texas Strong,” and “We Love Trump!”After spotting the crowd, Trump stood on a ladder and waved the Texas flag.

“It’s historic, it’s epic, but I tell you it happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything!” he shouted.

American flags and a yellow Gadsen flag were spotted in the cheering crowd as well as signs from a couple of protesters.
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No Shame: MSNBC Whines That Trump Is Going to Texas Too Quickly!

NewsBusters ^ | 28 Aug 2017 | Scott Whitlock 

Proving they are the opposition party, journalists completely switched complaints when it comes to the subject of Republican presidents and Hurricanes. While reporters spun George W. Bush as callously staying away from Hurricane Katrina, MSNBC’s Katy Turn on Monday whined about Hurricane Harvey: “[Donald Trump is] going to Texas tomorrow and there's real concern that his going there is going to have to divert, at least a little bit, some resources away from the rescue effort and toward him.”
Talking to ex-Congressman Tom Davis, she chided, “The President is going to Corpus Christi and he will be diverting at the very least some resources away from them. There's an ongoing search and rescue effort underway in Houston and the other areas that have been devastated so far by these floods that could only intensify and get worse by tomorrow. Do you think it's the right thing to go?”
Peter Alexander touted Obama aides to make this point: “Some of President Obama's old aides say they support the idea that the President would go down there, but this is simply too soon.” Well, if Obama aides say it, it must be so. Right?
Over on CBS, Gayle King wondered if it’s the “best time” for Trump to visit Texas.
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