The FBI refused to disclose documents on the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server during the 2016 elections, Fox News reported. The agency argued that people lack interest in Clinton's matter.

A New York Lawyer requested the FBI to provide information about Clinton's email use

In March 2016, Ty Clevenger, a lawyer in New York City, sent a request for the publication of the documents from the FBI's investigation into Clinton's email scandal to the Justice Department in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The FBI asked Clevenger on August 8 to provide the details about public interest in documents.

"It is incumbent upon the requester to provide documentation regarding the public's interest in the operations," said the FBI representative David Hardy. On Monday, the FBI’s Records Management Division said that Clevenger must demonstrate evidence of the "significant public interest" in this case to gain access to the documents.

Clevenger is still trying to obtain the documents from the FBI related to Clinton's investigation and wants to prove her guilt. He asked for all the documents from the former U.S. Representative and a Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz who was the chairman of the Committee on Oversight.

Chaffetz asked the Justice Department to investigate Secretary Clinton's illegal use of the email on September 6, 2016.

The law enforcement agency wrote a letter, giving a response to Clevenger's request, and said that "In this regard, you must show that the public interest sought is a significant one." Clevenger was stunned after the FBI's response and expressed his disbelief towards their request.

Chaffetz said that the person who ordered not to disclose the documents should be fired, Fox News Insider reported.

Comey said Clinton was 'careless' in her email handling

Earlier, ex-Secretary of State and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had been sharply criticized for working in the State Department, when she used personal email and thus endangered the country's security.

According to many analysts, she lost many supporters and voters last year due to the email scandal.

Last year in July, the former director of the FBI James Comey said that the email arrangement of Clinton was extremely careless, and he recommended to file criminal charges against her. However, following the investigation of the FBI, Clinton was not charged.