FBI surprises with files on Clinton ’01 pardon of Marc Rich

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http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-01/fbi-surprises-with-files-on-bill-clinton-01-pardon-of-marc-rich

The FBI unexpectedly released 129 pages of documents related to an investigation closed without charges in 2005 into President Bill Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich, who had been married to a wealthy Democratic donor.

The file was posted online Monday but received little attention until the FBI noted it in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon. It comes as Director James Comey faces fire from Democrats and even some Republicans for releasing information about his renewed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of e-mail.

The unusual timing of the release was the result of a Freedom of Information Act request that had been completed and was posted under standard FBI practice, according to a law enforcement official who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters. But the Clinton campaign immediately questioned it.

“Absent a FOIA litigation deadline, this is odd,” Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said on Twitter.

The investigation stemmed from one of several pardons Clinton made on the last day of his presidency in 2001, that of financier and international fugitive Marc Rich, whose ex-wife Denise had given to the Democratic National Committee and the entity that would later become the Clinton Foundation.

While the files may seem dated, they invoke figures beyond the Clintons who went on to play key roles in official Washington — including Comey.

He served as prosecutor in charge of a legal case against Rich from 1987 to 1993. As the U.S. attorney in Manhattan in 2002, Comey took over a criminal investigation of Clinton’s pardons. “I was stunned” at the Rich pardon, Comey wrote in a letter to lawmakers in 2008.

Also playing roles were former Attorney General Eric Holder, who was a deputy attorney general advising on pardon requests at the time, and current Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White, who was a U.S. prosecutor.

A congressional investigation later found that Clinton didn’t follow standard protocol but there was no proof of a quid pro quo. Denise Rich invoked her constitutional right against self-incrimination during the investigation. Her ex-husband, Marc, died in 2013.

The FBI notes, which are heavily redacted, suggest protocol wasn’t followed but give little new information into the pardon dispute.

In questioning why the FBI was reviving the Rich pardon now, Fallon, the Clinton spokesman, asked on Twitter: “Will FBI be posting docs on Trump’s housing discrimination in ’70s?”

In fact, on Oct. 7 the FBI posted eight pages of documents relating to Trump’s father, Fred. That file included a March 28, 1966 memo to then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover requesting a check be issued to Fred Trump, “whose deposition is being taken March 31 in connection with a tax case.”

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marc “richie” rich..a blast from the past..why are these being revealed now?

something is going on in dc..there is a massive internal fight that the majority are oblivious to..but the resulting actions will be on going for years..

“The investigation stemmed from one of several pardons Clinton made on the last day of his presidency in 2001, that of financier and international fugitive Marc Rich, whose ex-wife Denise had given to the Democratic National Committee and the entity that would later become the Clinton Foundation.”

uh huh..

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~ by seeker401 on November 3, 2016.

7 Responses to “FBI surprises with files on Clinton ’01 pardon of Marc Rich”

  1. “something is going on in dc..there is a massive internal fight that the majority are oblivious to..but the resulting actions will be on going for years..”

    plan B:

    https://seeker401.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/meet-evan-mcmullin-the-never-trump-3rd-party-candidate-ex-cia-goldman-sachs/comment-page-1/#comment-140687

  2. Wait until you see what the NYPD has on the Clintons.
    From TruPundit:

    ——
    “The NYPD seized the computer from Weiner during a search warrant and detectives discovered a trove of over 500,000 emails to and from Hillary Clinton, Abedin and other insiders during her tenure as secretary of state. The content of those emails sparked the FBI to reopen its defunct email investigation into Clinton on Friday.

    >NYPD sources said these new emails include evidence linking Clinton herself and associates to:

    >Money laundering

    >Child exploitation

    >Sex crimes with minors (children)

    >Perjury

    >Pay to play through Clinton Foundation

    >Obstruction of justice

    >Other felony crimes

    >NYPD detectives and a NYPD Chief, the department’s highest rank under Commissioner, said openly that if the FBI and Justice Department fail to garner timely indictments against Clinton and co-conspirators, NYPD will go public with the damaging emails now in the hands of FBI Director James Comey and many FBI field offices.”
    ——

    It should be noted too, that there are other journalists, from rather large newspapers in NYC, that have come out and said their sources from inside the NYPD have told them the same things.
    Whatever was in that laptop, Weiner had it all under a file labeled “Life Insurance.”
    Also, it is rumored that the FBI is in a state of outright revolution right now, with different factions lining up & sides being taken. They are undoubtedly going to leak what they know if the “justice” dept. tries to bury it.

    May you live in interesting times…

    • State and Feds are at each others throats. NYPD suffered great loss of life caused by 911 engineered by the shadow government and its constituents. Mr. USA Mayor Giuliani should be equally concerned of the axe NYPD has to grind.

  3. I have not yet found a source for the “life insurance” claim… not that it would surprise me.

  4. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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