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Thu Jun 9, 2016, 10:06 PM

 

Voters Will Be Left Hanging by State Department's Clinton Email Slow-Walk

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Voters Will Be Left Hanging by State Department's Clinton Email Slow-Walk
By Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel | Report
08 June 2016


The State Department is poised to wait until after the general election to publish informative emails sent and received through a private server by Hillary Clinton during her tenure as top US diplomat.

Correspondence revealing just how involved Secretary Clinton was in pushing the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) won't be released until late November, the International Business Times reported on Monday.

Officials at State initially told reporter David Sirota that his Freedom of Information Act request for Secretary Clinton's messages on TPP would be fulfilled by April of 2016. The department told the IB Times last week, however, that it won't be able to comply with the request until Nov. 31 -- a calendar date which doesn't even exist, as there are only 30 days in the month.

Clinton claimed on the trail last year that she is opposed TPP in its current form. But as Secretary of State in 2012 she stated that the agreement "sets the gold standard in trade agreements."

State Department FOIA intransigence has also foiled Vice News reporter Jason Koebler, who filed a documents request in March 2015 for internal department emails related to the security of Secretary Clinton's private email server. The department notified Koebler last month that it won't be able release the messages until December 2016 -- a month after the election.

Another batch of emails from Secretary Clinton's staff won't be released until after 2090. In a court filing last week, the department claimed that it would take "75 years in total" to respond to a Republican National Committee request for all the email records belonging to Clinton's top staff at State.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 10:09 PM

1. It appears that only, a small handful of other people and the GOP think something will come of this.

 

If Obama was even slightly concerned, he wouldn't have endorsed her. It really is that simple.

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 10:19 PM

3. You realize Obama is PUSHING the horrible TPP, right?

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 10:12 PM

2. June 16th baby, June 16th.

 

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