The news has been all over the meeting Bill Clinton had with attorney general Loretta Lynch on a private jet.
Well this news just came out.
Department of Justice officials filed a motion in federal court late Wednesday seeking a 27-month delay in creating 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 allows the delay, the public won’t be able to read the communications until October 2018, which would be around 22 months into her potential first term as President.
The four senior Clinton aides 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.
Originally, the State Department estimated that 6,000 emails and other documents were exchanged by the aides with the Clinton Foundation. But due to a series of “errors” the department told the court 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.
Naturally, people are crying foul on this.
Citizens United President David Bossie called the delay State requested this week “outrageous” and explicitly accused the agency f trying to cover for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“This is totally unacceptable; the State Department is using taxpayer dollars to protect their candidate Hillary Clinton.” Bossie said. “The American people have a right to see these emails before the election. If transparency is truly important to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, they will order the production of all of these records as ordered by the court by July 21, 2016.
The conflicts of interest that were made possible by the activities of Hillary Clinton’s State Department in tandem with the Clinton Foundation are of significant importance to the public and the law enforcement community.”