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FOIA News: FBI releases Marc Rich files

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Clinton camp questions FBI release of Marc Rich pardon files

The bureau published heavily redacted records of former President Clinton's pardon of a fugitive financier.

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, Nov. 1, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is raising questions about the timing of the FBI’s release Tuesday of records on a 15-year-old investigation into President Bill Clinton’s pardon to fugitive financier Marc Rich.

The FBI posted the 129 pages of records in its online Freedom of Information Act reading room in apparent response to a FOIA request seeking information on FBI inquiries into the Clinton Foundation.

The release was dated Monday, but an FBI Twitter account flagged the new posting Tuesday.

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