In May of 2015, Judicial Watch filed seven Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the State Department in order to obtain documents on Hillary Clinton’s alleged email scandal, including emails about Libya, the Clinton Foundation, and Huma Abedin.
“Mrs. Clinton and her co-conspirators in the Obama administration will be held accountable for the violations of transparency law, criminal destruction and mishandling of government records, their Benghazi lies, and the Clintons’ abuse of office for personal and political dollars.”
Now, over three years later, two new batches of uncovered emails have been released as part of an accelerated schedule, ordered by the U.S. District Court requiring the State Department to disclose the remaining 72,000 pages recovered by the FBI from the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server.
In 2017 the FBI uncovered 72,000 pages – yes 72,000 pages – of documents that Hillary Clinton failed in her attempt to delete, and to which she lied under oath about having no knowledge of their existence. The State Department has been moving so slow in the processing that the general public would have to wait until 2020 to review the undisclosed Clinton documents. Before the FBI probe Clinton had stated over and that she had turned over all of her work-related emails during her time as Secretary of State.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton pointed out how ironic it is that Trump’s State Department had to be instructed by a federal court order to stop the long drawn out disclosure of Clinton emails through the Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuits – not Congress or the media.