The controversy over her use of a private email server is the scandal that won’t die for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch announced Tuesday the State Department has agreed to release all of the previously undisclosed emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her unauthorized email account. The work-related emails were not in the original disclosure Clinton gave to the State Department, but were uncovered by the ensuing FBI investigation.
“The American people will now see more of the emails Hillary Clinton tried to hide from them.”
The State Department acknowledged it had received all of the emails from the FBI and “voluntarily agreed to produce nonexempt agency records,” to Judicial Watch in accordance with the group’s initial Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
In that FOIA request, Judicial Watch sought “any and all emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as secretary of state during her tenure as secretary of state. The time frame for this request is February 2, 2009 to January 31, 2013.”
Clinton initially claimed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department in December 2014. But FBI Director James Comey confirmed in his press conference on his agency’s decision to not recommend a criminal indictment for Clinton that investigators had unearthed thousands more work-related emails from Clinton.
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“The American people will now see more of the emails Hillary Clinton tried to hide from them,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Simply put, our lawsuits have unraveled Hillary Clinton’s email cover-up.”
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Another Judicial Watch FOIA suit prompted the State Department to acknowledge that an entire disc “containing information recovered by the FBI in the course of its investigation” wasn’t included “in the materials provided to the State Department by former Secretary Clinton in December 2014.”
It appears the watchdog group’s effort have produced many more, potentially revealing emails to soon be released into the public.
“The State Department is also processing six other discs of records from ‘custodians other than former Secretary Clinton … including [but not limited to] materials from Ms. Abedin’s clintonemail.com account.'”
“One of the discs of information is so large that State has asked the court for additional time to process them: ‘Because of the volume of materials located on the final disc, State requires additional time to load them into a document management system so that they can be searched,'” Judicial Watch reported.