District Judge, James E. Boasberg, has ordered the FBI to disclose information to the public on how they handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s “secret” email account. This comes just days after two major news stories broke surrounding the case.
The first was the news that the FBI had refused an FOI request for documents relating to her account, which they said was unnecessary as there was a “lack of interest in the matter.” The second was breaking news that former FBI Director, James Comey, had decided on the outcome of the investigation up to two months before his agents had even concluded their official investigation. You can read more about this on Liberty Nation here.
Judge Boasberg, in making this decision, is showing that the FBI needs to be more the “Public Service” they were designed to be; political partisanship has no place in a law enforcement agency.
Judicial Watch and the Cause of Action Institute (COA) have been pushing at both judges and lawmakers to be more transparent in the machinations of security services for some time. John J. Vecchione, the COA president, said:
“This order makes public details submitted by the government about the FBI’s efforts to recover then-Secretary Clinton’s unlawfully removed emails. Americans deserve to know the full scope of that investigation.”
This ruling means that the FBI will be compelled to make documents public that describe the FBI’s subpoenas relating to Hillary Clinton’s email service. The Judge said:
“After reviewing the document in camera, the court concludes that it largely rehashes information already made public, thus obviating any need for secrecy.”
With the three events all taking place within one week, the mounting pressure from the public and the media, it seems as though there is finally movement on the investigation into Clinton’s misdoings. Both detractors and supporters will be pleased by his news. The supporters because they could find vindication in their belief that Clinton WAS NOT as dishonest as she appears to be, and the detractors because they want justice to be served against those who abuse their positions of power.
Members of the Senate Judicial Committee, Senators Chuck Grassley, and Lindsey Graham, said “Conclusion first, fact-gathering second — that’s no way to run an investigation. The FBI should be held to a higher standard than that, especially in a matter of such great public interest and controversy.”