Trump Hotels Charged Secret Service Exorbitant Rates, House Inquiry Finds; The Agency Has Done a Poor Job of Staying Vigilant against Hotel Data Breaches Over the Years
from the can’t-they-ever-find-it-anywhere-else dept
When the FBI conducted the investigation into former President Clinton’s private email server, they requested from Clinton’s personal lawyer, David Kendall, all the information they needed to conduct the investigation. The only thing he gave them was a zip file, but that was enough to satisfy the FBI for nearly two years, during which time the bureau took more than a year to complete their investigation, which ultimately determined Clinton should not face criminal charges.
The FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business is nearing an end, but that doesn’t mean they’re done with their investigation. The agency asked for access to Clinton’s emails for another year.
The FBI had asked for an extension of roughly 18 months, but it ultimately gave up, according to a court order obtained by The Associated Press, seeking the emails from Clinton. The Bureau’s request for an extension was made in 2015, although its request was made after the FBI received some information about Clinton’s emails. The FBI had received the information in another probe, but the bureau had used an attorney, not Clinton, to handle that.
The FBI did not initially say why it needed more time — the order said they needed to review the information in the emails, but the request was later redacted. The FBI’s decision on its request was the first known action from the Obama administration to examine the email server issue. The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.
But last year, The Associated Press revealed that the FBI had asked for two extensions of roughly two and a half years to access the emails — information the bureau didn’t originally disclose until December 2016. That revelation triggered new controversy over the extent to which the FBI