Posted: 22 Aug 2016 01:22 PM PDT
The FBI has confirmed they have uncovered nearly 15,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server from her tenure as Secretary of State that were previously undisclosed.
The existence of the emails was confirmed before a federal judge on Monday, during a hearing with the conservative group Judicial Watch who is seeking the release of the emails in a public records lawsuit. The 14,900 new documents equal roughly 50% of what had willingly been turned over to the State Department by Clinton’s lawyers in 2014.
When asked for her emails by the department, Clinton had a team go through them and permanently deleted any that were considered “personal.” They ultimately deleted more emails than they handed over, with no third party or impartial group overseeing the deletions.
The Washington Post has reported that all of the new emails were messages sent directly to or from Clinton herself, not just email chains she was looped in on — as in previous disclosures.
The group is fighting for the emails to be turned over prior to the election in November, but the president of Judicial Watch believes that the State Department is trying to stonewall them and delay the release.
The department claims that they have not yet reviewed the emails to determine if they are new or duplicates of the ones they previously had.
Amazingly, the FBI decided last month not to bring criminal charges against Clinton for her private server — which was seemingly aimed at avoiding transparency and FOIA laws, while putting national security at risk — despite these emails being in government possession and not yet reviewed.
US District Judge James Boasberg has ordered that the department provide a status update on their review of the emails by September 23.
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|Chairman of Oversight Committee: FBI’s Notes on Clinton Don’t Match Up!
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 12:30 PM PDT
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee has asserted that two sets of notes that they received from the FBI regarding their interview with Hillary Clinton over her private email server don’t match up.
The committee is scheduled to hold a hearing in September to look at the possibility of charging the former Secretary of State with perjury for making misleading statements to Congress — and in the meantime, the FBI has provided them with two sets of notes from the interview they conducted with her.
Beyond the issue of not being allowed to see the full materials, Chairman Jason Chaffetz has asserted that they were provided with two completely inconsistent sets of documents.
The notes the FBI originally handed over to the committee were so “highly redacted” that Chaffetz asked to be provided with a second, classified, set — which they did. There are several problems with the documents, however, Chaffetz has asserted. First of all, was the fact that the two sets don’t match.
Chaffetz could not provide an explanation for the differences, but stated that he will be seeking one from the FBI.
Chaffetz also demanded that the second set of documents are “embarrassing” and should not be labeled classified.
Chaffetz did add that he was not accusing the FBI of protecting Clinton, though he criticized the agency for not looking at her underoath testimony.
“I’m stunned the FBI director came before Congress and testified that during their year-long investigation, they never looked at the under oath testimony from Hillary Clinton,” Chaffetz asserted.
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