Latest Clinton email release, today at 4 pm Eastern, will fall short of what court required
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The latest Clinton email release, coming on New Year’s Eve, will be seriously deficient.
State Department officials will fall short of a court order compelling them to produce nearly 9,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s private emails by the end of December.
Instead, the agency will publish 5,500 pages of Clinton’s emails Thursday and make another production of emails “sometime next week,” State Department officials said Thursday morning.
“We have worked diligently to come as close to the goal as possible, but with the large number of documents involved and the holiday schedule we have not met the goal this month,” the agency said in a statement.
The shortcoming is not the first time the agency has failed to meet a court-ordered benchmark for the production of Clinton’s emails. The State Department fell short of its goal in both July and August before ramping up efforts to screen the former secretary of state’s records.
In addition to missing thousands of pages of Clinton’s emails, Thursday’s batch will not contain the subject fields, senders or recipients of emails in the usual format. The omission will make it more difficult for reporters to comb through the emails, which will not even be published online until late in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve.(emphasis mine)
Coverup? What coverup?