State Department officials filed a motion this week asking a federal court for a 27-month delay in releasing 14,000 pages of emails between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and four top aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a global consulting firm with Clinton connections.
In a court filing released Wednesday, administration lawyers claimed the State Department, believing it was only collecting 6,000 emails, misjudged the amount of material necessary to process the many documents necessary as part of a lawsuit regarding conservative organization Citizens United.
Instead of turning the correspondence over on July 21, the original due date, Justice Department officials are seeking to push that date back to October 2018, nearly halfway through the first term of a potential Hillary Clinton presidency, according to The Daily Caller, which first broke the story.
“The American people have a right to see these emails before the election,” David Bossie, president of Citizens United, told The Daily Caller, adding that the delay is “totally unacceptable.”
The motion was filed just two days after U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch held a coincidental 30-minute meeting with former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. Lynch claimed the meeting was “primarily social,” but both Democrats and Republicans have criticized the attorney general for the appearance the talk created, given she is overseeing an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department.
You read that right. Only TWO DAYS after AG Loretta Lynch conveinently bumped into Wild Bill, her office asks for a TWO YEAR extension. That means if Hillary is elected president, the documents will not be released until she is well into her first term.
This stinks to high heaven. It just goes to show that if you know the right people, you can get away with anything.