Another twist in Clinton email saga

The Washington Examiner reports that Hillary Clinton began scrubbing her private emails 8 months earlier than previously thought, exposing another lie she told investigators.

Hillary Clinton and her aides began collecting Clinton's private emails in February of last year, eight months before the State Department formally requested copies of her work-related records.

The process of separating Clinton's official communications from her personal ones therefore lasted nearly ten months, as her aides did not provide 55,000 printed pages of emails to the State Department until Dec. 2014.

On Feb. 15, 2014, Clinton paid Platte River Networks, the technology company hired in June 2013 to move her emails onto a new server, to set up a "separate archive email box" for her records.

Nearly two weeks later, she paid the company to shift emails from the archives onto a new system, according to Sen. Ron Johnson.

Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, wrote to Patrick Kennedy, State's top records official, asking for documentation of the agency's contact with Clinton aides prior to its official email request on Oct. 28, 2014.

The Wisconsin Republican suggested in his letter Tuesday that either the State Department or Clinton herself had misrepresented the nature of the agency's initial request for Clinton's emails.

Clinton has maintained her decision to hand over work-related emails was prompted by a routine housekeeping inquiry from the State Department, which she said had sent the same request to other secretaries of state.

However, John Kirby, State Department spokesman, told the Washington Post Tuesday the State Department only asked Clinton for her emails after discovering she never used a government account.

Officials made the discovery after unsuccessful attempts to locate Clinton's records in response to congressional requests from the newly-formed House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Johnson cited a March statement from Clinton that implied she did not begin screening her emails until after the State Department approached her in October.

"After I left office, the State Department asked former secretaries of state for our assistance in providing copies of work-related emails from our personal accounts," Clinton said in a press conference just days after the New York Times first broke news of her private email use.

Authorities have had to alter the Clinton email timeline so often, it's beginning to look as though someone dumped spaghetti on it.  Hillary herself has had to amend her statements time and time again.  Like any liar, she is losing track of her lies so that now it's impossible not to come to the conclusion that what was in those emails before her "editing" was political dynamite.

Clinton had 10 months to have her loyal aides go through the emails and scrub anything incriminating, so investigators have their work cut out for them.  But I suspect that the aides inadvertently left something behind that investigators will find.  As we all know, the cover-up is worse than the crime and more difficult to hide.

The Washington Examiner reports that Hillary Clinton began scrubbing her private emails 8 months earlier than previously thought, exposing another lie she told investigators.

Hillary Clinton and her aides began collecting Clinton's private emails in February of last year, eight months before the State Department formally requested copies of her work-related records.

The process of separating Clinton's official communications from her personal ones therefore lasted nearly ten months, as her aides did not provide 55,000 printed pages of emails to the State Department until Dec. 2014.

On Feb. 15, 2014, Clinton paid Platte River Networks, the technology company hired in June 2013 to move her emails onto a new server, to set up a "separate archive email box" for her records.

Nearly two weeks later, she paid the company to shift emails from the archives onto a new system, according to Sen. Ron Johnson.

Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, wrote to Patrick Kennedy, State's top records official, asking for documentation of the agency's contact with Clinton aides prior to its official email request on Oct. 28, 2014.

The Wisconsin Republican suggested in his letter Tuesday that either the State Department or Clinton herself had misrepresented the nature of the agency's initial request for Clinton's emails.

Clinton has maintained her decision to hand over work-related emails was prompted by a routine housekeeping inquiry from the State Department, which she said had sent the same request to other secretaries of state.

However, John Kirby, State Department spokesman, told the Washington Post Tuesday the State Department only asked Clinton for her emails after discovering she never used a government account.

Officials made the discovery after unsuccessful attempts to locate Clinton's records in response to congressional requests from the newly-formed House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Johnson cited a March statement from Clinton that implied she did not begin screening her emails until after the State Department approached her in October.

"After I left office, the State Department asked former secretaries of state for our assistance in providing copies of work-related emails from our personal accounts," Clinton said in a press conference just days after the New York Times first broke news of her private email use.

Authorities have had to alter the Clinton email timeline so often, it's beginning to look as though someone dumped spaghetti on it.  Hillary herself has had to amend her statements time and time again.  Like any liar, she is losing track of her lies so that now it's impossible not to come to the conclusion that what was in those emails before her "editing" was political dynamite.

Clinton had 10 months to have her loyal aides go through the emails and scrub anything incriminating, so investigators have their work cut out for them.  But I suspect that the aides inadvertently left something behind that investigators will find.  As we all know, the cover-up is worse than the crime and more difficult to hide.