Looks like Hillary wasn’t quite as thorough as she thought. After examining about 20% of her “secret emails,” the State Department made a progress report that is nothing short of shocking. To make matters worse, the Department also found over 17,000 emails belonging to her top advisor that pertain to a controversial FIOA request from 2012.
When it was discovered that Hillary used a secret home server during her tenure as Secretary of State, she was forced to hand over thousands of pages of emails for inspection. She did so only after significant deleting. After the Inspector General uncovered TOP SECRET information among the documents, Clinton finally handed the entire server over to the feds.
Hillary assured us that nothing classified was sent or received by her secret server. But according to an article published in The Washington Times, “more than 300 of former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails — or 5.1% of those processed so far — have been flagged for potential secret information.”
Will Hillary’s campaign withstand such a blow? Her approval ratings have already tanked in a number of key states including Florida, Ohio, Colorado, and Virginia and polls show that distrust has soared to 60%. And the State Department still has 60% of the 30,000 emails left to examine.
Watergate journalist Bob Woodward can’t help but compare the email scandal to the Nixon tapes.
It’s not just Hillary hiding emails, it’s also her advisors. When top Clinton advisor Philippe Reines exchanged some particurlarly violent emails with journalist Michalel Hastings in 2012, the webite Gawker filed a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request asking to see any emails between Reines and certain media outlets.
The State Department affirmed there were no such emails and the request became a lawsuit. Eventually, the Department came up with over 17,000 emails – an estimated 22% of which match the criteria.
“The Department believes that it will need to conduct a line-by-line review of an estimated 17,855 emails for applicable FOIA exemptions,” says a recent status update. The State Department can’t even begin to estimate how long such a task will take.