After previously announcing it would produce the emails in April, the US Department of State (DOS) has abruptly suspended the release of Hillary Clinton’s correspondence regarding the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) until after the election.
The State Department’s decision, which shows blatant support for a presidential candidate, comes in response to an open records request filed by International Business Times in July 2015. After estimating the request would be completed by April 2016, the State Department has since delayed completion of the request until November 31st – weeks after the general election (not to mention November has only 30 days).
Trade has become a big issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, but “correspondence from Hillary Clinton and her top State Department aides about a controversial 12-nation trade deal will not be available for public review – at least not until after the election,” reports Investor’s Business Daily.
Hillary’s shifting positions on the trade deal have been a source of controversy throughout her presidential campaign. IBT’s request for the documents was “designed to provide a comprehensive view of how involved Clinton and her top aides were in shaping the trade agreement, and whether her agency had a hand in crafting any particular provisions in the pact.”
Meanwhile, the Obama Administration has also filed a court motion in the attempt to defeat a lawsuit aimed at forcing the government to speed up its response to open records requests for Clinton’s documents. “The Obama Administration has failed to comply with records requests in a timely manner as required by law,” argued Reince Priebus in March.
In response, the State Department complained about the massive number of FOIA requests it was receiving and stated that it would take 75 years to process all 450,000 pages of email correspondence between Clinton and her top aides.
With victories in New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, and California, Hillary has finally accumulated the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic presidential nomination. If the former Secretary of State was involved in wrongdoing, the American people have a right to know before they cast their votes in November.
Editor’s note: Is thais acceptable now? The IRS scandal where conservative organizations were being disapproved as non-profits, was also blatant partisanship. Such blatant partisanship from the Obama administration as has never been seen before. No other president would have gotten away with this.