The FBI used the Twitter account FBIRecordsVault to tweet a heavily redacted file on the activities of the Clinton Foundation, writing that the “bulk of these records come from a 2001 FBI investigation into the pardon of Marc Rich (1934-2013), aka Marcell David Reich, by President Clinton in 2001.” The release comes less than a week after FBI Director James Comey controversially informed Congress about potential new evidence in the currently closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server use.
William J. Clinton Foundation: This initial release consists of material from the FBI’s files related to the Will… https://t.co/Y4nz3aRSmG
— FBI Records Vault (@FBIRecordsVault) November 1, 2016
The FBI was accused of playing politics when Comey sent the letter to Congress, though the Bureau’s defenders believe Comey was between a rock and a hard place given the information. In the Clinton camp the new release — rightly or wrongly — has heightened the suspicion that the FBI has a political agenda. Clinton spokesperson Brian Fallon said the release was “odd,” believing it came “absent a FOIA litigation deadline.”
Absent a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) litigation deadline, this is odd.
Will FBI be posting docs on Trump’s housing discrimination in ’70s? https://t.co/uJMMzX6rtI
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) November 1, 2016