DOJ files motion to delay release of Clinton Foundation emails

Attorneys with the Department of Justice filed a motion in federal court Wednesday aiming to push back the release of email communication between four Hillary Clinton aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation until October 2018.

The Justice Department brief explains the Department lacks resources and personnel to properly review records in order to comply with a court order. According to the State Department Office of Information Programs and Services, under the current circumstances the department would only achieve release of 500 documents a month.

Originally scheduled to be released by July 21, the e-mails cover the four-year period when Clinton served as Secretary of State and amount to over 34,000 e-mails and associated documents.

The communications involving the four Clinton aides, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, existed between both the Clinton Foundation and New York-based public relations firm, Teneo Holdings.

Abedin, a top Clinton aide, worked at State with Clinton while simultaneously holding a position at Teneo; Mills, another top aide to the former Secretary, worked at the Clinton Foundation while also serving Clinton at the State Department. Former president Bill Clinton served as a paid consultant at Teneo during the same period Hillary Clinton served at State.

David Bossie, president of advocacy group Citizens United, which filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the documents called the Justice motion “totally unacceptable.”

“The American people have a right to see these emails before the election,” said Bossie.

In addition to an ongoing FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server, the FBI is in the midst of a public corruption probe of the Clinton Foundation on whether Hillary Clinton used her position at State to benefit donors to the charity.

Analysis

Clinton corruption is not a goal, but a journey.

Even more troublesome than the legal filing on behalf of Clinton is the inaction and inattention to this investigation from the Obama White House: Despite the consequence of the inquiry and its impact on the 2016 election, the White House has not asked for an increase in funding to accomplish the task of reviewing Clinton e-mails.

Tether the timing of this legal motion to Bill Clinton’s Tuesday chinwag with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and, at the very least, demands for Lynch to remove herself from any role in any Clinton investigation grow more legitimate.

Clinton supporters will serve up the excuse this was the former president being his convivial self and continuing his life’s objective of prevailing on friends and political allies alike, but for those who are willing to see the world as it exists, Bill tends to mix the personal with the political, and often.

Following Wednesday’s legal filing, Lynch’s ludicrous account the conversation with Bill revolved around Brexit and grandchildren refuses to take note of how this meeting imperils an already heavily-politicized and deeply-flawed investigation. A 25-minute private meeting on board her aircraft with FBI security informing those present no video or images would be tolerated only arouses suspicion there was something unseemly about their conversation.

As for Bill’s attempt to vindicate himself stating he regretted the “chance” meeting at Sky Harbor, it is proportionately absurd and consistent with a lifetime of Clinton justifications for dubiousness. When enmeshed in iniquity, he expresses superficial disappointment over his behavior followed by an attitude of indifference.

Bill always believes if his offense is committed in a respectable way, he will be forgiven.

As for Hillary, her groping in the darkness is likely over: By any objective standard, her only concern is shattering a glass ceiling. Unconcerned with the e-mails scandal now she has been abetted by both her husband and Obama, her main concern is making history regardless of what rules are broken, what ethical codes are violated or which laws are flouted.

Perhaps Bill offered Lynch a position at another corrupt entity, the Clinton Foundation.

 

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