The State department has identified roughly 30 emails pertaining to the 2012 attack on US compounds in Benghazi, Libya from the thousands of the emails Hillary Clinton sent on her unsecure email server.
These were just some of the many emails containing highly sensitive information found by the FBI while investigating the former Secretary of State’s reckless private email usage.
On Tuesday, the government lawyers told the US District Judge Amit P. Mehta that several of the emails among the 30 were not included in the former 55,000 documents provided by Clinton.
The State Department attorneys stated they will be reviewing the emails and will need until the end of September to do so. Then they will release the contents after redacting the classified information.
Judge Mehta pointed out that this is suspicious and stated they have a week to outline why the review process will take a full month even though there are so few documents.
Clinton had admitted to previously withholding and deleting personal emails that did not have anything to do with her secretary of state role. But, why the delay on these 30 emails?
What could she possibly be hiding?
We speculated a while ago in April that Clinton discussed the 2012 movements of the US military in Benghazi on her unsecure email system. The information in these emails may have given the terrorists the information they needed to plan a devastating attack. The access to these emails could have led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Steven and other soldiers in the terrorist attack on the Consulate in Benghazi in 2012.
Then earlier this month, the families of two victims from this very attack filed a suit against Clinton for her “extremely careless handling of confidential and classified government information.”
Patricia Smith and Charles Wood both had sons who were murdered in the Benghazi attack and believed the attack would have never happened or been as successful if it wasn’t for Clinton’s reckless email use.
“It is highly probable, given Defendant Clinton’s history of reckless handling of classified information, that Defendant Clinton, as Secretary of State, sent and received information about Ambassador Christopher Stevens and thus the U.S. Department of State activities and covert operations that the deceased were a part of in Benghazi, Libya. This information was compromised from the second that it left Defendant Clinton’s private email server and easily found its way to foreign powers including, but not limited to Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea,” according to the lawsuit by Smith and Wood.
Clinton continues to be criticized for her inappropriate and dangerous actions. The FBI Director James Comey described her actions as “extremely careless.”
Even though the FBI ceased its investigation last month, other groups are trying to get answers and see what information from Clinton could have been leaked to enemies.
Last week, Clinton was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to answer 25 questions from the Judicial Watch’s regarding the matter. They were submitted to Clinton this Tuesday. The group has stated the deadline for the answers is in late September, but Sullivan’s order doesn’t give an official date as a deadline. So, Clinton may be able to weasel her way out of answering them until following the November election.
Not to mention, the FBI has yet to release documents related to its investigation. Hopefully, we get some answers before election day. Regardless of what these secret emails reveal, the damage has been done.
Above all, we deserve a president who understands how to behave in a secure manner and is concerned about protected classified information. Clinton’s made this mistake as the secretary of state, but what more harm could she cause as president?