State Department To Release All Of Hillary's Deleted Emails, May Wait Until After Presidential Election

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Some good and some bad news for transparency advocates was disclosed moments ago, when the State Department announced it would release all of the deleted work-related emails that the FBI recovered from Hillary Clinton’s private system, it confirmed in a recent court filing, eliminating the possibility that the messages will remain secret. “State has voluntarily agreed to produce non-exempt agency records responsive to plaintiff’s [Freedom of Information Act] request,” the department said in a short filing on Friday.

That's the good news. The bad news is that, according to the Hill, "it remains unsettled whether the full set of emails will be out by the presidential election on Nov. 8."

In other words, when finally released, the emails will have zero impact on the presidential election. 

The State Department has declined to set a timeline for releasing the emails, and a court conference to discuss the matter has been scheduled for Aug. 22. Reince Priebus, the head of the Republican National Committee, has urged the department to release the emails before the elections.

Clinton has repeatedly stated that she believes that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails.  In response to a court order, she declared under penalty of perjury that she had “directed that all my emails on in my custody that were or are potentially federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done.”  This acknowledgment by the State Department is also at odds with her official campaign statement suggesting all “work or potentially work-related emails” were provided to the State Department.

The thousands of messages will be released to Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that has filed a litany of legal complaints over the former secretary of State’s email setup, the department said. Judicial Watch, which routinely releases documents it obtains via open records lawsuits, is expected to make the emails public. 

The announcement appears to be a clever loophole: while the State Department had been expected to release the emails, which are the subject of multiple open records lawsuits, the new confirmation assures that the full docket of emails will be handed over. The release however, will likely come at a time when they are no longer relevant. 

The lawsuit as part of which the department made the Friday filing, which was brought by Judicial Watch, seeks “any and all emails sent or received” by Clinton while she served as the nation’s top diplomat.

Judicial Watch, which has almost singlehandedly waged a war against Hillary Clinton's constant attempts to cover up the truth, was content with the decision.

In a statement released earlier today, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said that “The American people will now see more of the emails Hillary Clinton tried to hide from them. Simply put, our lawsuits have unraveled Hillary Clinton's email cover-up.

Then again, the American people may no longer care.

In the Judicial Watch statement it added that the State Department is also processing six other discs of records from “custodians other than former Secretary Clinton … including [but not limited to] materials from Ms. Abedin’s account.”  One of the discs of information is so large that State has asked the court for additional time to process them: “Because of the volume of materials located on the final disc, State requires additional time to load them into a document management system so that they can be searched.

In 2014, Clinton gave the State Department roughly 30,000 emails from her private email system, which she claimed were work-related. A batch of another 30,000 emails was "purely personal", she claimed at the time, and was deleted. 

However, the FBI managed to recover some of those deleted emails during the course of its yearlong investigation into Clinton's "homebrew" system, and discovered “several thousand” that were work-related and ought to have been handed over to the State Department for record-keeping purposes. Three of those emails contained information that was classified, Director James Comey told reporters last month.

Despite what may have been a clear case involving not just dissemination of classified materials and perjury, but also wilfull document destruction despite an existing subpoena demanding full production, the FBI decided not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton.

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Looney's picture


Did you see Hillary wearing a blue pantsuit standing behind a blue podium? Big Blue Blurry Blimp!!!

BTW… She would look more presidential if, instead of the pantsuit, she wore the podium.  ;-)


AlaricBalth's picture

You have to vote for Hillary before you can see that she broke the law

38BWD22's picture



The State Department mostly employs worthless Ivy League weenies.

Doubt me?  Watch and see: NO ONE there will leak the emails.

macholatte's picture



Obstruction of Justice

Two types of cases arise under the Omnibus Clause: the concealment, alteration, or destruction of documents; and the encouraging or rendering of false testimony. Actual obstruction is not needed as an element of proof to sustain a conviction. The defendant's endeavor to obstruct justice is sufficient. "Endeavor" has been defined by the courts as an effort to accomplish the purpose the statute was enacted to prevent. The courts have consistently held that "endeavor" constitutes a lesser threshold of purposeful activity than a criminal "attempt."

Federal obstruction of justice statutes have been used to prosecute government officials who have sought to prevent the disclosure of damaging information. The Watergate scandal of the 1970s involving President richard m. nixon is a classic example of this type of obstruction. A number of Nixon's top aides were convicted of obstruction of justice, including former attorney general john n. mitchell.A federal Grand Jury named Nixon himself as an unindicted coconspirator for the efforts to prevent disclosure of White House involvement in the 1972 Burglary of Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate building complex in Washington, D.C.


18 U.S. Code § 1519 - Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy

Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
(Added Pub. L. 107–204, title VIII, §?802(a), July 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 800.)

knukles's picture

That's a Conspiracy.
A Legal Conspiracy.
Not a Theory.
A Fact

nibiru's picture

Mails will be released for the public... when it's not going to matter anymore. 


They are still in power now, so it is logical they won't hand over steering wheel willingly.

knukles's picture

Wouldn't want her to be embarassed by her e-mails with her Bench-Pressing Coach


nibiru's picture

What is the pain threshold for the US society?


When does a person say 'enough' when such spit lands on one's face?

Chupacabra-322's picture

We're Governed by Children & Psycopaths.

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) Chupacabra-322 Aug 16, 2016 1:59 PM

In other news, the State Dept will release Hillary's birth certificate next week...


"Trust Us people... We'll solve the Global Warming crisis with a Cold War!"

Richard Chesler's picture

To think this corrupt bitch could be elected POTUS.

How low have we fallen...

Here2Go's picture

Personally, I've "fallen" nowhere near anywhere of these corrupt fucks pretend to think I, & others, have...


It's like some cleverly scripted Hollywood movie, where, for about 90 minutes, the suspension of disbelief has you throwing away all your values & rooting for the villan...


But then, you get down to the unpopped kernels at the bottom of the bucket, the cola rush wears off, you need a drink of water, the movie ends & you say to yourself...


"Why the fuck did I waste $20 bucks on all of that shit"?

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) Here2Go Aug 16, 2016 2:44 PM

Trump's tax returns would put this story to bed and then some

BennyBoy's picture




KickIce's picture

There is no hope for the fsa.  The ironic thing with many of them is they think they are a working against the system while not even realizing they are the equivalent of a pawn.

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bob_bichen (not verified) nibiru Aug 16, 2016 3:16 PM

You imply that each and every single email of  "SHillary's 33,000 emails gap" is going to be released (with hat tip to Richard Nixon and his secretary Rose Mary Woods and the Infamous 18-1/2 Minute Gap**) .  It would NEVER occur to any of these Very Special Government Employees to "keep and share" the yoga routines and "wipe and deny" the bloody fingerprints in the emails that really matter.....

I, for one, kind of doubt we would ever see ALL of them, no matter what they say.

"It's tough being a cynic these days because it is so much work to keep up!"  --Lily Tomlin


** = Here is the picture of Rose Mary Woods demonstrating the physical position she alleged she maintained during the entire 18-1/2 minutes which resulted in the crucial parts of Mr Nixon's secret recordings to "get erased."  She had to keep her left foot on the floor control (she claimed it was "unconscious") AND her hand on the telephone for the entire time.  Easy to believe!

froze25's picture

True indeed, lets see if the Republican "leadership" does there job or not. My guess is not.

knukles's picture

"Republican" and "Leadership" together is an example of an Oxymoron

E.F. Mutton's picture

It makes an awesome synonym for "Keystone Kops" however

knukles's picture

A "Keystone Kop" annagram is "neotypes"

Hah ha ha ha ha ha ha
Oh my .......

Chupacabra-322's picture

We're Lawless now. "So what difference at this point does that make.?"

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) macholatte Aug 16, 2016 1:47 PM


eclectic syncretist's picture

No Worries. She'll have her Deputy Chief of Staff meet with all the investigators, Law Enforcement officers, Federal officials, Judicial officials, ects., individually or in groups to ease their tensions and make the problems go away. After all, she isn't named Humma Weiner for nothing.

froze25's picture

OK, WikiLeaks, if you have what you say you have, this is the time to release them. On a side note the picture of Hillary above looks like she is having a "oops I shit my pants" moment. Trump 2016

NihilistZero's picture

Assange already said they're dropping in October for Max effect.  I suspect we've got about 60 days and then hell breaks loose on Crooked Hillary.  3 weeks before the election seems about perfect timing.  Max initial exposure along with enough time for Hillary and the DNC's bullshit denials and claims of falsehood to be completely rebuffed.  then again with as many lies as they'll try 4 weeks before election day might be the target.  A lot of fact checking and spin statements to be certified false.

froze25's picture

Rule of thumb for peoples attention spans is 2 weeks. That puts us Oct 25th.

knukles's picture




froze25's picture

Basically people only give a shit about something for about 2 weeks. So to time the release of Hillary's emails for maximum effect wikileaks should release them on October 25th, 2 weeks before election day. Anything longer than that you risk it being forgotten about. This is a general rule, people on this website have shown time and time again their memories are indefinite.

sleigher's picture

I'm sorry, were you saying something?   ;)

css1971's picture

You've got to factor a week or two for people to find stuff in the  mail dump.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ froze,

Operation Mocking Bird wil "Gaslight" the masses immediately.

bob_bichen's picture
bob_bichen (not verified) froze25 Aug 16, 2016 3:19 PM

What was that you said?  I got distracted by something important on daytime TeeVee.

thismarketisrigged's picture

wouldnt it be better if the first batch is released on 9/26 , the date of the first debate?


u will have at least 80 million plus watching the debate, and if they released it that morning, what a disaster it can be for killary

BeerMe's picture

Nah.  That would give too much time for the media to make her look good in the final debates.  Obama looked like a complete dumbass to most after his first debate with Romney.  In the following weeks the media covered and Romney never went for the kill.

enough of this's picture

They will need more time than that to account for early voting.  Early voting begins about two weeks before the general election on November 8th. 

Clinton plans to have her operatives to get out the vote early in order to run out the clock.

theeseer's picture

It doesn't matter because we have crossed the "Pokemon" bridge of stupidity as most millennials, immigrants, and ghetto residents couldn't tell you what their State Capital is or who fought WW2 etc. All they want is more welfare and a ticket to tour the successes of socialism; Europe, Venezuela, Russia and Nicaragua. If cash registers did not automatically make change it would take two hours to buy anything at the grocery store. The USA is turning into a ghetto of young stoned morons and boomers afraid their Social Security will run out. The best advice is from the 1950's "Duck and Cover".

GreatUncle's picture

If a fraudulent set of emails are released first which ones you going to believe?

State Dept will show theres ASAP then after that any otheres will be considered speculation or an attack on USA if by a foregin power.

The hackers really need to get them out first or they become marginalised and then treated as rumour.

oncemore's picture

In other words no one wants to commit a suicide, shooting himself two times in tha back of his head.

bid the soldiers shoot's picture


It will take 6 months just to redact them

And Obama has to personally approve every line redacted.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"Can we stop talking about the emails?" -Bernie Sanders, before the felt the DNS burn.

Sanders, the Useful Tool to "Get out the Vote for $Hillary", while pretending to be the "Voice of the Disenfranchised Left".  He truly was and remains a Fool or worse.

skipjack's picture

That's OK - there's still time to prosecute. Trump 2016 !!

Skiprrrdog's picture

They dont make a podium in her size (yet)...

poeg's picture

Sure they do but fitting it with wheels and a hand-brake take time.

Duc888's picture





ohhhh, I think they'll come to the surface sooner rather than later.



Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

"“State has voluntarily agreed to produce non-exempt agency records responsive to plaintiff’s [Freedom of Information Act] request,”"

The "exempt" ones are the ones that hold all the juicy details of her crimes.  We won't get to see those.

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) Duc888 Aug 16, 2016 1:30 PM

I'll take the OVER on that (gamblin' man that I am)...

thesonandheir's picture

Nets closing on you Cankles 

Never One Roach's picture

"Cankle Shackles" on Ebay made just for Hillary.

ObamasYoYo's picture

cough cough cooouffff.   i lie u eat shit

probably be released on a friday afternoon.