On Tuesday the FBI released a strange set of documents on the Mark Rich pardon in 2001 at the end of Bill Clinton’s presidency.
William J. Clinton Foundation: This initial release consists of material from the FBI’s files related to the Will… https://t.co/Y4nz3aRSmG
— FBI Records Vault (@FBIRecordsVault) November 1, 2016
Mark Rich was indicted in the United States on federal charges of tax evasion and illegally making oil deals with Iran during the Iran hostage crisis. He was in Switzerland at the time of the indictment and never returned to the United States. He received a controversial presidential pardon from U.S. President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001.
On Tuesday the FBI later explained an automated system was triggered to release the documents because these documents were requested under the FOIA “three or more times.”