Skip to comments.Federal Court Hearing on FBI Clinton Records – Agency Wants Up to Two Years to Turn Over 35 Records
Posted on 02/06/2017 6:40:26 PM PST by markomalley
Judicial Watch today announced a hearing will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017, regarding Judicial Watchs Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records held by the FBI containing text messages and emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stored on the equipment of Datto Inc., a commercial data management company, as well as FBI records about the device and what materials were recovered on it (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02369)). The case is before U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss.
At the previous hearing Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Trump administration lawyers for the FBI informed Judicial Watch and the court that it located 35 FBI records that concern the Datto device and that it may take up to two years to release the records. In addition, the FBI recovered approximately 10,000 messages from the Datto device. The messages were turned over to the State Department to be processed and released on its website.
Tomorrows hearing should address whether the Trump FBI will be able to slow walk the release of these records.
Judicial Watchs lawsuit seeks:
Clinton reportedly was using an online backup service called Datto Inc. to create copies of her data during a time when she and her aides were improperly handling classified material. Dattos website company promises data is invincible, secure, and instantly restorable at any time.
Datto announced it had turned over a hardware device to the FBI, along with all Clinton emails the company had in its possession, possibly including Clintons deleted private emails:
With the consent of our client and their end user, and consistent with our policies regarding data privacy, yesterday, Tuesday, October 6, Datto delivered a hardware device to the FBI containing all backed up data related to Platte Rivers Networks client known to be in its possession, said the company.
The court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning:
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Location: Courtroom 21
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
333 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
If you release it now the Clintons will get a heads up on the investigation
You’ve got 24 hours.
Well, take your time but, hurry up...
Clinton SOP: obfuscate, delay, claim it’s old charges by people who hate us.
2 years, interesting timing??
timing... you mean after the midterms?
also - are these the 650k illustrious emails?
Somehow this doesn’t sound like the “Trump” FBI, exactly. So what’s wrong with this picture?
One possibility outlined here:
Assumptions and facts:
1. Donald Trump is a man who does not lie, he may not tell people everything, but if he makes a promise or a statement, he will not lie. He hates lies and liars.
2. President Trump told Hillary and Bill Clinton something, speculating that he told them that he would NOT ORDER an investigation of her and Bill.
3. President Trump told Congressman Chaffetz to investigate anything that he wanted, that he was doing a great job.
4. President Trump told his FBI to turn the emails and messages over to the State Department and he told the State Department to continue its previous policy (2 years).
5. President Trump is leaving it to Congress (Chaffetz) and the courts (Judicial Watch) to get the goods on the Clintons, and he is keeping his word that he personally will not give the order to investigate.
6. Once the Clintons are cornered in court and by Congress, the FBI MUST INVESTIGATE regardless if the President orders it or not, so the President keeps his word.
7. The FBI hands over their findings to DOJ and to Congress.
8. At this point, I see it as Congress calling for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to go after the Clintons or the President having AG Sessions go after them.
In all the above, the President never ordered an investigation.
So if all of it play out in some sort of fashion as the above, the President keeps his word.
Thanks! I totally missed number four. Still don’t quite get the 2 year delay over 35 docs or emails going to Judicial Watch.
And, it seems like the FBI would have far more clout to do a proper and deep investigation then Jacob Chaffitz, stuck on a committee.
Put them in prison till they “find” the records. Guess is that would be about two hours.
Declare war on them all and start RICO procedures against them all.
“He told the State Department to continue its previous policy (2 years)”???
I agree with 2.
It was very clear to me on election night that he was not going to do anything to Hillary.
i think this timing has to do with statutes of limitations but I don’t know what the crime is.
The FBI is dirty as hell is regards the Clintoons and their grifter ways.
justice delayed is justice denied...
US Attorneys and the FBI have license to investigate without direct orders from the President.
Some Presidents, however, will order priorities so that some investigations are effectively abandoned. or the results of certain investigations will be ignored, or the agents involved will be reassigned or forced into early retirement. This activity may touch the fringe of corruption or run deep in it.
The State Department, on the other hand, is completely controlled by the President’s word and instruction. So the President gives the word to continue the previous policy of Obama that slow walks the release of the records via the State Department. Meanwhile, the FBI continues to investigate independently and continues to work with US Attorneys and also continues to respond to Congress.
Nothing changes from the Obama era, President Trump issues no NEW orders, why? Because he doesn’t have to. Why give it a priority when the people going after the corruption are already doing a good job?
The documents are like a loaded gun. President Trump can keep it on the table in front of him. He doesn’t need to discharge it, yet. The Clintons know he’s got it on the table in front of him. He can smile and act graciously.
But there are other guns pointing at the Clintons. So the President can sit back and watch. If he fires the gun, the democrats will scream that it’s a partisan witch hunt. But the President can take his time and allow the other guns to take out the Clintons. That is the best outcome for the President.
Why should I chase rats at the local park when I can watch how the local dogs and cats run after them? I’ve got a shotgun by my side just in case.
The Court can order the documents be turned over.
Congress can subpoena the documents.
Both the Court and Congress can stipulate the documents be handed over immediately without condition. Let’s see if they do it.
Let's see, it's about 8:54 AM in DC...
I buy this. I believe it’s a very plausible synopsis of what’s on the table. I want to see shoes drop. Thanks.
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