Since Hillary deleted the emails from her private servers, the only other known source that could have any was Anthony Weiner’s laptop, and they’ve been withheld from the public under FBI direction.
Yet in a surprising move, the FBI has decided to cooperate with a disclosure request made by Judicial Watch. The FBI is relinquishing over 7,000 documents to the State Department and many of them are expected to be classified intel sent by Hillary Clinton. (via Washington Examiner)
Judicial Watch is a conservative watchdog organization that uses the Freedom of Information Act to investigate evidence of misconduct and corruption in government. Since 2015, the organization has been filing numerous lawsuits to receive emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private server scandal. So far it has over 20 ongoing lawsuits filed against Hillary Clinton.
The organization made headway when it convinced the FBI to send over 7,000 documents of possible interest in the Hillary email scandal to the State Department for review. The emails are expected to be correspondence between Hillary Clinton and Weiner’s ex-wife and aide to Clinton, Huma Abedin.
Though the 7,000 documents are a step in the right direction, it’s a slow process to obtain the information, a rate of 500 pages a month, and it’s starting to frustrate Judicial Watch’s president, Tom Fitton. According to Fitton, the rate at which documents are being released “pushes this out until 2020 and beyond. Production is slow because the legal counsel is a holdover from the Obama administration – the folks that are responsible for slow-rolling this are still here.” (via Fox News)
Evidence of the existence of emails from Hillary Clinton on Weiner’s computer surfaced when the former congressman became embroiled in criminal charges for sending a nude picture of himself to a minor.
After investigating the contents of the laptop, former FBI director Comey declared, “There were thousands of Secretary Clinton’s emails on that device, including what they thought might be the missing emails from her first three months as secretary of state. If there was evidence she was acting of bad intent, that’s where it would be.” (via Time)
Interestingly, the FBI was quick to “correct” Comey’s statement in a letter to Congress, saying that instead of “thousands of emails” there were in fact only a few. This led to criticism by liberals who believed Comey was interfering with the election process as part of an effort to cast doubt on Clinton. Yet with the release of more than 7,000 documents that could be related to the private server scandal, it seems there were in fact “thousands” of emails to be found on Weiner’s computer.
The State Department is only releasing 500 emails a month. Do you think they should release them all now?
With Judicial Watch only receiving 500 emails a month, it will take quite some time before all 7,000 documents see their way into JW’s hands.
When pressed for why the process is taking so long, the State Department claimed it is due to a lack of resources and a “diminished public interest” in the scandal. No doubt Obama holdovers within the department are doing everything in their power to prevent anything from leaking out that could reveal the depth of Clinton’s corruption while serving as secretary of state.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see what might be in those documents. Hopefully no one will delete those emails “with a cloth or something.”