A new government filing has the feds admitting to additional records from Clinton’s private server. The state is withholding hem because it was “compiled for law enforcement purposes.”
It’s the latest to come out of a FOIA lawsuit brought by Vice News reporter Jason Leopold who is seeking correspondence between the FBI and Clinton referencing the Clinton email server.
Leopold is questioning the withholding.
The FBI has publicly stated that it is working on a referral from the Inspectors General of the Intelligence Community and the Department of State in connection with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server….The referral was ‘a security referral made for counterintelligence purposes.” ….Records responsive to plaintiff’s FOIA request were obtained or created by the FBI in furtherance of a pending investigation being conducted as a result of this referral.
The FBI established the burden to withhold because it’s evidence in a full investigation.
The FBI said that release of the documents “could reasonably lead to the public identification and compromising of potential witnesses, as well as defensive actions to conceal activities, elude detection, and/or suppress or fabricate evidence.”
“All of the materials retrieved from any electronic equipment obtained from former Secretary Clinton for the investigation are evidence, potential evidence, or information that has not yet been assessed for evidentiary value,” a footnote reads.
A plain reading of the filing implies the FBI is conducting a full investigation after counterintelligence issues were initially raised by the Inspector General.
According to a recent interview with The Washington Post, Clinton said the FBI has not yet scheduled a time to interview her.
READ THE FBI FILING:
Former CIA John Kiriakou, only person to have been charged relating to CIA’s torture program (for exposing it as a whistleblower), was given a 2 & 1/2 year sentence after pleading guilty to one count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, revealing identity of one CIA agent.
Hillary Clinton has violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, revealing up to 3 CIA agents’ classified identities in emails she sent and forwarded:
Clinton may have revealed ID’s of CIA Officers, WaPo Blogger Blames… FOIA Process
Hillary Clinton emailed names of U.S. Intelligence officials, Unclassified
Hillary Clinton could be indicted for, among numerous other felonies: 50 U.S. Code § 3121 – Protection of identities of certain United States undercover intelligence officers, agents, informants, and sources
Do you think there is any chance she will be indicted now that she is the nominee and Barack Obama plans to endorse her Thursday?