Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Clinton emails include dozens of documents she failed to turn over to State Department - Rick Moran

by Rick Moran

In one email highlighted by the IG, Clinton observes that she didn't want "any risk of the personal being accessible."

One hundred sixty five pages of Hillary Clinton emails sent over her private server, previously unseen, were released under court order as a result of a suit filed by Judicial Watch.

Associated Press:
The emails were not among the 55,000 pages of work-related messages that Clinton turned over to the agency in response to public records lawsuits seeking copies of her official correspondence. They include a March 2009 message where the then-secretary of state discusses how her official records would be kept.
"I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State," Clinton wrote to Abedin and a second aide. "Who manages both my personal and official files? ... I think we need to get on this asap to be sure we know and design the system we want."
The "system we want" was made clear last month when the State Department IG issued a blistering report accusing Clinton of violating protocol by using her private server. In one email highlighted by the IG, Clinton observes that she didn't want "any risk of the personal being accessible."

That led to the deletion of emails that should have been handed over:
Before providing her correspondence, Clinton and her lawyers withheld and subsequently deleted tens of thousands of messages that she claimed were personal, such as emails about her daughter's wedding plans, family vacations, yoga routines and condolence notes.
With the new release Monday, more than 50 work-related emails sent or received by Clinton have since surfaced that were not among those she provided.
Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon did not immediately respond Monday to a message seeking comment. Last week, Fallon told AP that Clinton had provided "all potentially work-related emails" that were still in her possession when she received the 2014 request from the State Department.
"Secretary Clinton had some emails with Huma that Huma did not have, and Huma had some emails with Secretary Clinton that Secretary Clinton did not have," Fallon said.
Fallon declined to say whether Clinton deleted any work-related emails before they were reviewed by her legal team.
Dozens of the emails sent or received by Clinton through her private server were later determined to contain classified material. The FBI has been investigating for months whether Clinton's use of the private email server imperiled government secrets. Agents recently interviewed several of Clinton's top aides, including Abedin.
As part of the probe, Clinton turned over the hard drive from her email server to the FBI. It had been wiped clean, and Clinton has said she did not keep copies of the emails she choose to withhold.
A wiped hard drive, deleted emails that should have been turned over, her campaign denying the reality of what the IG found and what the emails tell us. This adds up to a cover up as Clinton desperately sought to keep damaging emails from coming to light. How many more work related emails are in that batch that she originally deleted? The evidence so far suggests those 50 deleted emails that were discovered are just the tip of the iceberg.

Clinton deleted more than 30,000 "personal" emails. The FBI has been able to recover an unknown number of them. It's likely that when the decision on prosecuting Clinton is announced, that more of these deleted emails will be released.

Rick Moran


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