As to be expected, this is a Friday news dump. I bet Hillary Clinton hopes this Friday revelation of her email scandal is lost in all the chaos of the Pope’s visit and Speaker Boehners resignation.
Sadly for her, we are going to bring this out in the open.
As Reported By The Fiscal Times:
By late Friday afternoon, there had been no official comment from Hillary Clinton on the announcement that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will retire next month, but it would be surprising if the Democratic presidential frontrunner, at least in private, wasn’t giving profuse thanks for Boehner’s timing. The surprise announcement that the long-serving Ohio Congressman would step down was a very effective distraction from a trio of revelations about the private email server Clinton used while secretary of state. The fact that Clinton, while running the State Department used a private email server for her correspondence is now well known.
The fact that Clinton, while running the State Department used a private email server for her correspondence is now well known. Clinton, after much prodding, finally admitted that failing to use the department’s internal email system was an error in judgment. She eventually handed over the server to the FBI, but not before erasing thousands of emails that she claimed were “private” and not subject to federal records retention requirements.
However, Clinton has maintained that she delivered all the “work-related” emails to the State Department. The State Department, in turn, has said that it provided all emails related to the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, to a House select committee currently investigating the attack and Clinton’s role in the response.
According to news reports Friday, evidence suggests that neither of those claims is necessarily true.
Hillary Clinton says she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department, evencertifying that under penalty of perjury to a federal judge in August. Now the AP reports that Obama administration officials have found emails exchanged between Clinton and David Petraeus that she did not turn over. The exchanges took place between Jan. 10, 2009 (before she took office on Jan. 21) and Feb. 1. The emails are described as discussing personnel issues and containing no classified information. Clinton’s campaign has previously said it gave the State Department all emails from March 2009 onwards because that’s when she started using her homebrew system, which is challenged by the fact of the AP report. (MORE HERE)