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Oops. State Department withheld Clinton email which revealed private server for almost 2 years
HotAir ^ | April 27, 2016 | by Jazz Shaw

Posted on 04/27/2016 11:23:01 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Update: (9:15) The State Department is disputing the timeline of events as given by Judicial Watch in this story. See the Free Beacon for details. Judicial Watch maintains that their clarification is still inadequate. (Original article follows)

Hillary Clinton enjoyed a huge win in the primary battle last night and she should probably hope that it dominates the news cycle for a while because I doubt her team wants this particular nugget drawing too much attention. Judicial Watch has been pounding the pavement for more than two years now in search of information about her communications during her time as Secretary of State and this week they found out that there was a rather serious “oversight” on the part of State in that process. When their original request for Clinton’s emails from July of 2014 was answered, one document was mysteriously left out of the delivery, and just by happenstance (I’m sure) it happened to be the one which would have revealed the existence of her private email server. (Fox News)

The State Department withheld a vital Hillary Clinton email for two years that would have exposed the existence of her private email server before she wiped it, a conservative watchdog claimed Tuesday.

Judicial Watch, the group that successfully sued in federal court for Clinton’s emails, claims the Sept. 29, 2012 email was withheld from them in 2014 by the State Department because it showed she was not using a government account for State Department business. They received the document last week from the State Department.

“Upon further review, the Department has determined that one document previously withheld in full in our letter dated November 12, 2014 may now be released in part,” the letter, dated April 18, said.

So what made this email so difficult to release? Was it highly classified, containing information which could put American security or personnel at risk? No… it was a memo from Jake Sullivan laying out some talking points on Benghazi for an upcoming conference call. But the key factor here is that it was sent to the then unknown private email account which Clinton maintained on a server in her home. So how did it slip through the cracks? It was an “oversight.”

Oops. Damn the bad luck.

I first caught wind of this story from Jeff Dunetz, who pinpoints why this “oversight” is so critical in the timeline.

In a letter to Judicial Watch dated the department released documents that it admitted they had previously withheld. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails.

The September 29, 2012, email to Clinton from then-Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan concerns talking points for Clinton calls with senators about the Benghazi attack and is almost totally redacted. But it does contain Hillary Clinton’s private server email address. Which would have raised questions if it had been released when first discovered.

You can call this an oversight if you like, but some things are simply too convenient to be written off to mere coincidence. If this email had been released along with the initial trove the public would have been made aware of the existence of the private server before Clinton had the chance to delete tens of thousands of documents which she deemed “personal” in nature and most likely have the drive wiped clean and overwritten. But the delay meant that Clinton’s team had months of time to sort through everything and destroy any documents which she didn’t want the public to see.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton went so far as to call it a “cover-up” on the part of the State Department. If that sounds like strong language to you I’m guessing you have a vested interest in seeing Clinton elected because there’s really no other word for it. If this story doesn’t catch fire in the mainstream media (don’t hold your breath, folks) then it may be the most under-reported piece of evidence in the entire scandal.

Hillary shrugs


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 04/27/2016 11:23:01 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The corruption has to stop. God forbid this felon gets in.


2 posted on 04/27/2016 11:27:47 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So—Who will be going to jail for this?


3 posted on 04/27/2016 11:33:54 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)
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To: Arm_Bears

No one, and there won’t be any outraged FBI agents resigning in protest. They can see what a tough job market it is out there in the private sector. They have families to feed, they won’t cut off their noses to spite their faces.


4 posted on 04/27/2016 11:37:53 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi! My vote went to Cruz.)
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To: Arm_Bears
Trump will add this to his attacks on Hillary and Obama....

He attacked them real good this morning in his speech.

5 posted on 04/27/2016 11:38:18 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

ping


6 posted on 04/27/2016 11:38:38 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
You can call this an oversight if you like, but some things are simply too convenient to be written off to mere coincidence. If this email had been released along with the initial trove the public would have been made aware of the existence of the private server before Clinton had the chance to delete tens of thousands of documents which she deemed “personal” in nature and most likely have the drive wiped clean and overwritten. But the delay meant that Clinton’s team had months of time to sort through everything and destroy any documents which she didn’t want the public to see. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton went so far as to call it a “cover-up” on the part of the State Department. If that sounds like strong language to you I’m guessing you have a vested interest in seeing Clinton elected because there’s really no other word for it. If this story doesn’t catch fire in the mainstream media (don’t hold your breath, folks) then it may be the most under-reported piece of evidence in the entire scandal.

"My predecessors did the same thing," Clinton said during Wednesday's Democratic debate.










7 posted on 04/27/2016 11:46:52 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (Was addicted to the Hokey Pokey...but I turned myself around...((@))
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To: SunkenCiv; NormsRevenge; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; justa-hairyape; ...

fyi


8 posted on 04/27/2016 11:48:12 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sounds like obstruction of justice.


9 posted on 04/27/2016 11:51:29 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The purpose was Treason, and it HAD to continue.

The FBI, corrupt as a Clinton, was in on it,
and would permit it, and then cover it up.

Treason at the highest levels.

Wink. Wink.
from the White Mosque to ISIS to al Qaeda
to the Pentagon to the State Dept and not one person
in DC gives a hoot. Not one.


10 posted on 04/27/2016 11:56:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Thanks for the GOOD STUFF!


11 posted on 04/27/2016 12:01:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Ernest!

12 posted on 04/27/2016 12:19:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If Judicial Watch knows then so does the FBI and they aren’t going to argue about it in the press with the State Dept.


13 posted on 04/27/2016 12:39:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason and rule of law. Prepare!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Give me a break, she was the Secretary of State and doing all her business through that server. They knew from day one when they started receiving emails from “clintonemail.com” instead of “sos.gov” that she was using an unauthorized private email server.


14 posted on 04/27/2016 12:44:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kypl1MYuKDY


15 posted on 04/27/2016 2:56:25 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bkmk


16 posted on 04/27/2016 9:08:03 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Cruz - the Charlie Sheen of politics - 'winning')
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping.

Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.


17 posted on 04/28/2016 3:28:03 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The criminal activities continue UN-abated in this administration.


18 posted on 04/28/2016 1:54:11 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......but alas! Honor must be earned...)
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