Last May, a judge released an order mandating that Hillary Clinton’s State Department release large batches of the former secretary of state’s server emails on a monthly basis.
The next deadline was Jan. 29, and according to The Hill, the department filed a court briefing Friday asking that the judge postpone the deadline by a month, allegedly because of the weekend snowstorm across the East Coast.
“[T]his storm will disrupt the Clinton email team’s current plans to work a significant number of hours throughout the upcoming weekend and could affect the number of documents that can be produced on January 29, 2016,” the department argued.
Had the request been granted, however, the next batch of emails would not be released until after the caucuses in Iowa and the primary in New Hampshire. Caucuses and primaries are fairly similar, in that both are used to determine which candidate should represent the entire party during the general election.
The chances of a huge storm hitting the nation’s capital right before the last batch of emails was supposed to be released — and right before voters turned out in Iowa and New Hampshire — were 1 in a million, of course, but the Clinton tried to make the most of it.
The Clinton machine’s plan, however, was partially thwarted when a judge denied their request. The State Department then released 2,000 Clinton emails, but in a stunning act of defiance, refused to release another 7,000, saying that those 7,000 messages had not been reviewed by the other offices and agencies which might need to redact sensitive information.
Attempting to explain its way out of a contempt of court ruling, the State Department lamely stated its failure to review the 7,000 emails had been a simple oversight that was exacerbated by last week’s D.C. snowstorm.
Regardless of the (meager) release of 2,000 emails, the fact that Hillary’s State Department wanted to postpone the next release until after two monumentally important electoral events — they can set the tone for the rest of the election season — suggests that this is nothing more than an attempt to boost Clinton’s chance of defeating challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-declared socialist from Vermont.
It would certainly make sense, what with the desperation felt by Clinton’s supporters — all of whom have realized that she now faces the very real possibility of losing to Sanders. The assumption, of course, is that President Barack Obama’s administration is among those supporters.
This assumption fits, since Clinton is more likely than Sanders to keep in place the programs and policies — Obamacare, for instance — put in place by her former boss.
Simply put, it appears the department wants to rig the elections, and we can thank Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration for such a level of gross corruption and malfeasance.
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