Nearly a Year Later, Final Secret Clinton Emails Being Released

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 at 7:54 am
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with supporters following a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Well, at least the ones that were scrubbed. But hey, what difference does it make that we have a criminal as Democrat frontrunner?

The State Department will release the final batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails on Monday, some 10 months after the process began.

The release comes just ahead of 11 “Super Tuesday” contests, which Clinton hopes will propel her to a commanding lead over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential race.

Clinton’s campaign has tried to shake off the email controversy, but the monthly releases have fueled fresh headlines about her exclusive use of a private email account while serving as secretary of State.

With the releases now nearing an end, Republicans have seized on the fact that more than 1,800 emails from her machine were eventually classified.

“What we’ve learned in this discovery is that Hillary Clinton trafficked in sensitive information over her unclassified — and, by the way, private — email system,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the former head of the House Oversight Committee, told The Hill on Friday.

Clinton’s presidential campaign and the State Department have both disputed that the emails were classified at the time they were sent. Much of the information in them was classified retroactively, they say.

But the drips and drabs of information from various emails have carried the whiff of wrongdoing for Clinton.

One 2011 email released in January, for instance, seemed to show that Clinton ordered an aide to remove classification markings from a list of talking points and send it through a “nonsecure” channel.

Clinton subsequently insisted that no classified information was sent through unsecure means, but Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released a statement calling the disclosure “disturbing.”

The State Department began releasing the roughly 55,000 pages of Clinton’s emails in May, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from Vice News journalist Jason Leopold.

On a monthly basis since then, the department released thousands of pages of emails for public review.

Actually this isn’t the end of this since there are still classified emails not being released.

“The number keeps rising,” said Issa, who has accused Clinton of using her private email setup to deliberately bypass federal recordkeeping and transparency laws. “At one it could be an accident, at two, at 10 — somewhere between half a dozen and 1,750, it became a policy that she was knowingly doing.”

On Friday, Toner declined to say whether the State Department would refuse to release any more emails that it was labeling top secret.

“We’re still reviewing them,” he said.

“I’m aware that there are, in fact, still conversations taking place between the various parts of the interagency, talking about some of the emails,” Toner added. “Those are ongoing but we hope to resolve them by Monday.”

So we have as our presidential frontrunners a likely felon and a guy who digs Mussolini. Awesome.

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One Response to “Nearly a Year Later, Final Secret Clinton Emails Being Released”

  1. President Hillary Clinton on 29/29/16 at 12:46 pm

    The best part of the brokered republicant convention will be all those people switching over to Hillary.
    You’ll have plenty to whine about during Hillary’s eight years.
    Good luck with the magic Mormon Mittens and Jebio. Aahhaha!
    Since Rupert Murdoch supports Hillary and open borders that shouldn’t be a problem for you landslide victory election winning republicants who worship FUX news and river dancer MEgyn Kelly.