Ethan Barton, DCNF
All the emails then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent or received that the FBI uncovered will be released by the Department of State, a conservative non-profit government watchdog group announced Tuesday.
“The American people will now see more of the emails Hillary Clinton tried to hide from them,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Simply put, our lawsuits have unraveled Hillary Clinton’s email cover-up.”
An FBI investigation concluded Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling classified information on her private email server and account, bureau Director James Comey said, but he said there was insufficient evidence for a prosecutor to be assured of a conviction.
The State Department is releasing the records the FBI uncovered in response to a Judicial Watch lawsuit connected with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that sought all emails sent or received by Clinton while she was Secretary of State.
An entire disc of information uncovered by the FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of her personal email was previously withheld from a separate Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit, the State Department admitted, according to the watchdog’s statement.
The information on that disc was not included in the materials Clinton provided to the State Department, though the presidential nominee has repeatedly claimed she handed turned over all work-related emails to the agency, according to Judicial Watch.
Meanwhile, the State Department is processing six additional discs of records generated by people other than Clinton, including materials from long-time Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s clintonemail.com account. The State Department has requested additional time to process one disc because of the large volume of material it contains.
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