Judicial Watch: FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records

State Department tells Court it processed only 32,000—and has yet to review 40,000 Clinton records. Courts orders explanation on processing.

HIllary Scary Clinton
HIllary Scary Clinton

Judicial WatchWashington, DC-(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch announced that the State Department revealed in a federal court hearing that it has yet to process 40,000 of 72,000 pages of Hillary Clinton records that the FBI recovered last year. The revelation came during a federal court hearing in Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails that were sent or received during her tenure from February 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The case is before Judge James E. Boasberg.

The hearing focused on the State Department’s progress on processing the tens of thousands of emails Clinton failed to disclose when she served as Secretary of State, some of which were emails sent by Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop of her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. The State Department has processed 32,000 pages of emails so far, a small number of which have been released, but 40,000 pages remain to be processed.

Judicial Watch asked the court to require the State Department to identify any records from the seven FBI discs that it intends to withhold, and why, in a timely manner. The State Department disclosed to the Court that it was adding extra resources to its FOIA operation but would not commit to a faster production of the Clinton emails. On October 19, Judge Boasberg ordered the State Department to “explain how its anticipated increase in resources will affect processing of records in this case and when the processing of each disk is likely to be completed.” Surprisingly, the Tillerson State Department and Sessions Justice Department previously argued to the court that there was diminished public interest in the Clinton emails.

In November 2016, the State Department was ordered to produce no less than 500 pages of records a month to Judicial Watch, emails of which the FBI found in its investigation into Clinton’s non-government email system. The State Department has produced 23 batches of documents so far. At the current pace, the Clinton emails and other records won’t be fully available for possible release until at least 2020.

Clinton attempted to delete 33,000 emails from her non-government server. The FBI investigation recovered or found a number of these missing emails, many of which were government documents.

The lawsuit was originally filed in May 2015.

“Secretary Tillerson should be asked why his State Department is still sitting on a motherlode of Clinton emails,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “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.”

In a related lawsuit Judicial Watch recently revealed that the State Department admitted it received 2,800 Huma Abedin work-related documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that were found on her estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s personal laptop. The State Department expects to complete its review and production of the FBI records by December 31, 2017.

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JS
JS
4 years ago

Perhaps now the strangle-hold the Clintons and Obama have on the govt. will be broken and maybe, just maybe, someone or a few will end up in the slammer where they should have been a long time ago.

tomcat
tomcat
4 years ago

It is evident that Hildabeast can get out and run her mouth because she knows no one will throw her under the bus because she can turn around and throw them under the bus. I do not understand why the state dept and DOJ do not cooperate with the ongoing investigations. The heads of these departments are Trump appointees and it is becoming evident they are part of the swamp or do not have control over the people who work for them. Either way they both need to grow a pair or move on.

james
james
4 years ago

Pant Suit, aka ZERO FOR TWO, commingled all emails, personal and US Govt, on the private server(s),
therefore she is in DIRECT VIOLATION of email archiving per the US Govt Standards set by National Archives.

Prosecute the BITCH.

Charlie
Charlie
4 years ago

More blah..blah..blah! I admire Judicial Watch and the work they do. On occasion, I’ll throw some money their way. But that being said, it’s a waste of time and money. The Clintons are above the law in this country and will never be held accountable for all of their illegal activities. They’re still filling their pockets (via Clinton Foundation) and will continue to do so right under the noses of the DOJ and our corrupt FBI. They’re in a class of their own (political criminal class) and will continue to do criminal activities in the open without fear of prosecution.… Read more »

Rock
Rock
4 years ago

They should be FORCED to expose ALL of her emails buy January 2019………. PERIOD !

Jimmy G
Jimmy G
4 years ago
Reply to  Rock

This will go to the ( Never never Land ) Been over a year and NOTHING ! Politicians are ALL crooked and cover each other so they don’t go down with them. Real simple if you are keeping my secret I am not going to stab you in the Back !

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  Jimmy G

It has been a Trump Justice Department and FBI for about nine months, now. Judicial Watch should be getting all this stuff with a ten minute phone call! A Trump DOJ and FBI should be falling all over themselves giving JW even more stuff than they ask for.
Anyone obstructing or even dragging their feet is a deep state bureaucrat that should be fired in two weeks.