Well, Hillary told us that she turned over all of her emails, except the ones which were personal in nature, while she was Sec. of State. So, clearly, as Sec. of State, she went 5 months without sending any emails or receiving emails as Sec. of State.
It may be time to resurrect the Nixon comparisons, which were recently raised by someone with unique expertise on such matters. Via Judicial Watch, which has done yeoman’s work using FOIA and other transparency tools to pry information out of the opaque Obama administration. What’s this about?
Judicial Watch today released newly obtained Department of Statedocuments showing a nearly five-month total gap in the emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to return to the State Department late last year. The documents also show that one key State Department official did not want a written record of issues about the Clinton emails. The documents also raise new questions about the accuracy of representations made to Judicial Watch, the courts, Congress, and the public by the Obama administration and Clinton. The documents were produced under court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit Judicial Watch filed on May 6, 2013 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The lawsuit was filed after the Obama State Department violated federal law and failed to respond to two separate FOIA requests, including a request for records about the actual production of the emails records by Clinton to the State Department. The first batch of documents obtained by Judicial Watch contains a heavily redacted email from State Department official Eric F. Stein to Margaret P. Grafeld, dated April 21, 2015, with the subject “HRC Emails.” Stein is deputy director of global information systems at the State Department and Grafeld is deputy assistant secretary of global information systems. Stein reports to Grafeld that the “gaps” in Clinton’s emails include:
Jan. 21 – March 17, 2009 (Received Messages)
Jan. 21 – April 12, 2009 (Sent Messages)
Dec. 30, 2012 – Feb. 1, 2013 (Sent Messages)
So within those “more than 50,000 printed pages” of emails the Clinton camp brags about turning over (while failing to mention that they only did so under duress and that the trove doesn’t include more than 32,000 deleted emails), there are weeks-long stretches over which Mrs. Clinton apparently neither sent nor received any emails. That seems…curious, no? Judicial Watch’s write-up goes on:
The chart shows a significant email gap lasting 40 days before Miguel Rodriguez, with the email address “Miguel_Rodriguez @clinton.senate.gov,” sends Clinton’s account an email on March 18, 2009. ….
Read more at the link, or the last link I emboldened.
Well, laws are for little people, anyway.