So the good news is that the FBI is still trying to get to the bottom of the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Monday, the State Department confirmed that almost 15,000 emails sent to or from Clinton were uncovered and are being analyzed by the FBI. The bad news? Well, according to TheHill.com:
It remains unsettled whether the full set will be out before the presidential election on Nov. 8. Lawyers for the conservative watchdog group that has demanded the release have accused the agency of slow-walking the production.
You’re telling me that the FBI can’t scrub and release 15,000 emails before November 8th? Or is it that they don’t want to? Is this another attempt to purposefully influence the outcome of this election by not being decisive, as we saw with the Director Comey announcement? Every day new information breaks about the email scandal, hope is given and hope is taken away. Hope that the agencies investigating the matter are still pursuing the truth, and increasing doubt that anything presented will be taken seriously by the officials we trust to uphold the law.
In a related note, from Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch today released 725 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state. In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.
The new documents included 20 Hillary Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to 191 of new Clinton emails (not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department). These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.
Now if I see one more second of “news” television dedicated to a couple of single guys in a foreign country drunkenly vandalizing a gas station bathroom instead of reporting in depth about various Gulf States donating tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and then requesting back-channel access to meet with the secretary of state, I might explode.
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