The latest filing, in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., is part of an Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking access to Mrs. Clinton’s records. Whether classified or not, several law experts agree, official government business is not allowed to be conducted through personal email accounts.
“This is not surprising given the sheer volume of intelligence community lawyers now involved in the review of these emails”.
“We expect there will continue to be competing assessments among the various agencies about what should and shouldn’t be redacted”, he said in an e-mail.
This contradicts Clinton’s declaration on August 4, this time via campaign spokesman Nick Merrill.
Clinton hired Platte River to manage her email set-up after she left the State Department in February 2013.
A spokesperson for Hillary Clinton said on Twitter that the messages sent and received by Hillary’s personal email account were not classified at the time of their transmission.
“So assuming she’s able to run – which would be absolutely, to me, a miracle at this point – I will beat her”, he said.
But the support of local politicians is no guarantee that Clinton will steal the show in Iowa, where a handful of presidential hopefuls will climb on the central soapbox, aiming to woo the throngs of supporters. “People were coming up to Joni and hugging her. I think that was a precursor to what happened in the election”. It is inconceivable that the nation’s senior foreign-relations official was unaware of the risk that communications about this country’s relationships with foreign governments would be of particular interest to those governments, and to others. Because if I had not asked for my emails all to be made public, none of this would have been in the public arena.
“I love it. I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves”, she said in the video.
In June, the State Department said it was given 15 emails exchanged between herself and friend/unofficial advisor Sidney Blumenthal it did not previously have, casting doubt on the completeness of Clinton’s disclosure. Her use of the private email setup for work purposes was thrust into the spotlight as the result of Republican-led investigations into the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks. However, the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community has said he located two e-mails that contained information that was top secret, the highest level of classification, in a sample of 40 e-mails he reviewed. The State Department initially told a reporter for the website Gawker that it had no such records.
30,000 emails Clinton did not delete are in the possession of the State Department.
Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter on Friday to David Kendall, Clinton’s private attorney, asking about his security clearance and his handling of Clinton’s emails.
That comes after the Democratic candidate finally turned over two thumb drives containing emails from her tenure at the State Department. “The company says it’s cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” Those last two sentences must send a shiver down Team Hillary’s collective spine.