The hits just keep on coming in the Clinton email fiasco! Now, the State Department says it can’t comply with a FOIA request until October 2018.
You can’t make this stuff up.
From The Daily Caller:
Department of Justice officials filed a motion in federal court late Wednesday seeking a 27-month delay in producing correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s four top aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a closely allied public relations firm that Bill Clinton helped launch.
If the court permits the delay, the public won’t be able to read the communications until October 2018, about 22 months into her prospective first term as President. The four senior Clinton aides involved were Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin.
Ah yes, the other two members of what I like to call “the Coven,” Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin. And check this out. The Obama Department of (In)Justice attorney told the judge that the reason that they can’t comply with the Freedom of Information Act request from Citizens’ United is that they don’t have enough time and people to review them.
The State Department originally estimated that 6,000 emails and other documents were exchanged by the aides with the Clinton Foundation. But a series of “errors” the department told the court about Wednesday evening now mean the total has grown to “34,116 potentially responsive documents.”
During Clinton’s four years as America’s chief foreign diplomat, her aides communicated with officials at the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings where Bill Clinton was formerly both a client and paid consultant, on the average of 700 times each month, according to the Justice Department filing.
U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, a President Obama-appointed judge, had previously ordered the State Department to release the requested documents by July 21. But Department of Justice lawyers informed Contreras Wednesday night that “the [State] department discovered errors in the manner in which the searches had been conducted in order to capture documents potentially responsive to plaintiff’s request.” The motion was filed by Justice Department attorney Joseph Borson on behalf of the State Department.
Borson also provided new details about how few resources the State Department has devoted to answering 106 separate Freedom of Information Act requests that are pending before it, many of them ordered by federal judges. Only 71 “part-time” retired foreign service officers are being used to review all of the pending FOIA requests.
Here’s an idea: take some of the people working 24/7 to “screen” the Muslim refugees that the Obama Regime is rushing to “seed” into the heartland of America and put them on this job.
This filing is extremely interesting in view of the revelation that Attorney General Loretta Lynch had a secret meeting with Bill Clinton on a Phoenix airport tarmac. While it’s true that this meeting was HIGHLY irregular and inappropriate because Bill’s wife is the target of an FBI investigation about her outlaw email server, not often mentioned is the fact that BILL HIMSELF is also a target of an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
It is beyond bizarre that we are in a situation where nearly all the elites are behaving as if its perfectly normal and fine that the presumptive nominee of one of the major political parties is under multiple investigations and who actually endangered national security by using a secret, outlaw email server, and who has offered multiple conflicting explanations for doing so.
What say you?