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Thu May 11, 2017, 05:35 AM

FBI refuses to disclose documents on Trumps call to Russia to hack Clinton

Source: The Guardian

Senior DoJ officials have declined to release the documents on grounds that such disclosure could “interfere with enforcement proceedings”. In a filing to a federal court in Washington DC, the DoJ states that “because of the existence of an active, ongoing investigation, the FBI anticipates that it will … withhold all records.”

The statement suggests that Trump’s provocative comment last July is being seen by the FBI as relevant to its own ongoing investigation.

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The FBI’s refusal to disclose documents relating to Trump’s Russia hacking invitation was made in response to a freedom of information lawsuit lodged by Ryan Shapiro of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard and the journalist Jason Leopold. They jointly submitted a Foia request last August requesting from the FBI “disclosure of any and all records, including investigative records, mentioning or referring to Donald Trump’s statement on 27 July 2016”.

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Shapiro said: “The DoJ/FBI’s latest filing makes plain that Donald Trump’s campaign trail call for Russian hacking of Secretary Clinton’s emails is of investigative interest to the FBI.” He added: “In light of Trump’s sudden termination of Director Comey, this fact should significantly reinforce the widespread perception that the president of the United States is unabashedly seeking to cover up his and his associates’ crimes.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/11/justice-department-fbi-documents-trump-russia-hack-clinton-email



One could tell on July 27 where this was all headed. No surprises yet.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 06:27 AM

1. Let's hope that Trump, et al, left enough breadcrumbs like that blooper for the

wheels of justice to grind them into dust. And let's also hope the 'wheels' don't grind TOO slowly!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #1)

Thu May 11, 2017, 08:39 AM

3. Judging by their utter incompetence during the transition, they've left huge trump steaks everywhwe

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 07:27 AM

2. The cover up is what always gets them.

We are not entirely sure yet just what or how much they are covering but everybody now knows they are certainly covering up something.

Keep digging boy and girls.

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