On Monday morning, Judicial Watch, the conservative watchdog group, announced that the Tillerson State Department is sitting on 75,000 Clinton documents and will not release them until the year 2020.
In a federal court hearing, the State Department revealed that it has yet to process 40,000 of 72,000 pages of Hillary Clinton records that the FBI obtained last year, reported Judicial Watch.
This comes after a federal court hearing in which Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit sought emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that were sent or received while she was at the state department, from February 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)).
Judge James E. Boasberg leading the case.
The focus of the hearing was on the State Department’s progress on processing the tens of thousands of emails Clinton didn’t reveal when she served as Secretary of State, some of which were emails sent by Clinton aide Huma Abedin, which the FBI found on the laptop of her estranged husband Anthony Weiner.
40,000 pages of the Clinton documents are still not processed by the State Department, as a small number of those 32,000 pages have been released.
Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, spoke of the new developments:
“Secretary Tillerson should be asked why his State Department is still sitting on a motherlode of Clinton emails. It is disheartening that an administration elected to ‘drain the swamp’ is stalling the release of documents to protect Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.”
Also, additional 2,800 documents related to Huma Abedin have been discovered on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, the State Department admitted.
Tom Fitton pointed out that the documents most likely contain classified information.
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