After Bill Clinton Met With Attorney General, DOJ Delays Release of Clinton Emails — 2 Years
Just days after Bill Clinton met privately with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in her jet in Phoenix, Arizona, Department of Justice officials announced a not-at-all suspicious 27-month delay in the release of another segment of Hillary’s emails.
Correspondence between then Secretary of State Clinton’s four top aides — Deputy Asst. Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, and Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer — and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton’s brainchild, public relations firm Teneo holdings are at the heart of the delay.
Those emails, should the delay be permitted by the court, would not be released until October 2018 — nearly halfway through Clinton’s first term if she indeed secures the White House.
“The State Department originally estimated that 6,000 emails and other documents were exchanged by the aides with the Clinton Foundation. But a series of ‘errors’ the department told the court about Wednesday evening now mean the total has grown to ‘34,116 potentially responsive documents.’”
Considering the new figure in conjunction with the estimated 700 times each month those aides corresponded with the Foundation and Teneo Holdings — a firm which the Callernoted Bill Clinton had been both a paid consultant and client — the delay appears more a bulwark for the Clintons than bureaucratic red tape.
In fact, the Obama administration has yet to allot additional funds to the State Department office responsible for handling FOIA requests — despite an exponential increase in inquiries, largely relating to Hillary’s ill-famed emails.
Indeed, the lengthy de facto obstruction had David Bossie, president of Citizens United — the organization fighting to have its original Freedom of Information Act request honored — fuming, calling such a delay “totally unacceptable.”
Bossie asserted the “State Department is using taxpayer dollars to protect theircandidate, Hillary Clinton,” and told the Caller, “The American people have a right to see these emails before the election.”
But perhaps most indicative of possible favoritism, if not outright corruption, theannouncement of the delay came just two days after Bill Clinton’s already controversial private meeting with Lynch — though email hijinx might not have been the sole outcome of the rendezvous.
Bill Clinton might have been seeking some protection of his own.
Former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova exclusively told the Daily Caller the former President “is at least a witness in two criminal investigations, probably a subject in two criminal investigations. He is a person of interest officially to the Department of Justice.”
And as DiGenova emphasized, because both Bill and Hillary stand at the heart of several criminal and corruption probes, the private meeting with Lynch actually violates DoJ policy.
“It’s very important to realize this isn’t just a question of her judgment,” the former U.S. Attorney told the Caller. “The question is the Department of Justice policy on communicating with a side in a case.”
DiGenova explained the DoJ and Lynch have strict obligations to maintain impartiality — and Bill Clinton’s ‘legal status’ as a party to federal investigations should put him off limits for such unofficial and off-the-record meetings.
“Bill Clinton, according to the department is a person of interest,” DiGenova continued.“What the hell is she doing meeting with a person of interest, no matter what the reason. There is no reason to believe her representation about what transpired in that conversation. The whole set of circumstances surrounding how they met on the tarmac, in a plane with no witnesses, is simply appalling.”
He added, “There’s no good reason for her to have met with him. None. Zip.”
Democrats, even those supporting Hillary’s bid for the presidency, hotly criticized the meeting for appearance’ sake, but largely claimed they had faith nothing untoward had occurred. Others weren’t as generous.
“It makes it look like the fix is in and the Obama administration is going to protect Hillary Clinton,” remarked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the Wall StreetJournal reported.
Sen. John Cornyn noted the incident “does nothing to instill confidence in the American people that [Lynch’s] department can fully and fairly conduct this investigation.”
For her part, Lynch obstinately insisted on Tuesday, “There was no discussion of Benghazi, no discussion of the State Department emails.”
Considering the all-out push to install Hillary as the next President of the once-free world, Bill’s private conference with Lynch — as egregious as it may be — can hardly come as much of a surprise.
Primaries have been wracked with allegations and evidence of blatant fraud, while the mainstream, corporate media apparently worked hand in hand with Hillary’s campaign to all-but guarantee her lock on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Of course, an all-out blitz would almost be necessary with both Clinton’s under intense scrutiny for the ongoing criminal and corruption probes — and all of this lends greater credence to theories an illegal, or at least questionable, arrangement was reached between the AG and Bill Clinton on Monday.
Currently, the FBI has an open “public corruption” investigation attempting to determine whether Hillary courted donors through the Clinton Foundation, and another to parse whether or not she also used the Foundation as a slush fund for certain foreign policy dealings during her tenure as secretary of state.
As Bossie reiterated to the Caller, “the conflicts of interest that were made possible by the activities of Hillary Clinton’s State Department in tandem with the Clinton Foundation are of significant importance to the public and the law enforcement community.”
Answering the firestorm of criticism and controversy over her impromptu discussion with Bill Clinton, on Friday reports indicated Lynch “intends to accept whateverrecommendation career prosecutors and federal agents make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server,” an unnamed and unverified Justice Department official said, according to the Associated Press.
“The Attorney General expects to receive and accept the determinations and findings of the Department’s career prosecutors and investigators, as well as the FBI director,” the official reportedly stated.
While the content of the meeting between Bill Clinton and Lynch will never be known, the 27-month delay in honoring the FOIA request appears to be yet another highly suspicious activity involving the Clinton dynasty and its unwavering lust for power and control.
Courtesy of The Free Thought Project