As we told you yesterday, the FBI ruffled more than few feathers when it released 129 pages of documents on the 2001 investigation into Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich:

Well, here’s the explanation.

Apparently it’s an automated system that was triggered because these documents were requested under the FOIA “three or more times”:

Other recent releases posted automatically covered General David Petraeus, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s father, Fred:

It should be noted that before the Fred Trump release on October 30, 2016, the previous one happened over a year earlier on October 15, 2015:

So for an entire year this 3-or-more FOIA request rule wasn’t triggered? Something still doesn’t make sense with all of this.

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The FBI just released 129 pages of its 2001 investigation into the Clinton Foundation and the pardon of Marc Rich