Oct 24, 2017
The State Department’s processing and releasing of 72,000 pages of “non-government emails that [Hillary] Clinton failed to disclose during her tenure as Secretary of State and later tried to delete” has slowed to a snail’s pace. A federal judge overseeing the release of the documents “order the Department of State . . . to explain their delayed pace.” The department is under orders to “turn over no less than 500 pages of emails per month to Judicial Watch.” The agency has processed 32,000 pages, but it has released a small number of the emails. Representatives of the State Department said that “additional resources” have been added to the team of people processing the emails. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “It is disheartening that an administration elected to ‘drain the swamp’ is stalling the release of documents to protect Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.” In earlier hearings, representatives for the State Department argued that because of “diminished public interest” the emails should not have to be produced. At the current rate of work, the emails won’t be fully released until sometime in 2020.