State Department playing rope-a-dope on Hillary documents; many may not be released until after election

On the very day that was the court-ordered deadline for disclosure of Hillary Clinton’s emails, February 29, the dedicated public servants at the State Department disclosed to Citizens United that they had discovered previously unsearched records that would require months to process.  Citizens United, Judicial Watch, and voters and will just have to wait until fall, possibly after the election, for full disclosure of the docuemnts demanded in FOIA lawsuits.  Alana Goodman reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

The State Department’s recent discovery of thousands of unsearched records from Hillary Clinton’s tenure has delayed several public records lawsuits and could keep many of the documents out of the public sphere until next fall. (snip)

Citizens United said the State Department has yet to explain how the electronic files were overlooked for the past two years, raising questions about whether this was a stonewalling effort. The group is seeking records related to Clinton donors Gilbert Chagoury and Rajiv Fernando.

“With this 11th hour revelation, the State Department has missed its court-ordered deadline to finish the production of documents in this case,” said David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United. “These newly discovered records could impact document production in other Citizens United FOIA lawsuits as well as cases involving other plaintiffs.”

Oddly enough, State had already disclosed to Judicial Watch on January 14 that “officials had recently found shared and individual electronic files in the executive secretary’s office that were not previously searched in response to the lawsuit” but kept Citizens United in the dark about delays to its lawsuit directed at donors’ interactions with Hillary’s State Department.  And its story does not hold water:

The State Department said it had not informed Citizens United earlier because its attorneys did not know about the new sources of records until Feb. 11—even though they had been disclosed to Judicial Watch in early January.

“Neither State’s agency counsel nor undersigned counsel for State was aware of this issue until February 11, 2016,” said the State Department in a Feb. 29 court filing.

Somebody is lying!

Until a federal judge starts demanding the names of officials who are playing these games and locks one or more of them up for violating his court orders, this cover-up will continue.  Lawless government officials are laughing at the very notion of accountability.

On the very day that was the court-ordered deadline for disclosure of Hillary Clinton’s emails, February 29, the dedicated public servants at the State Department disclosed to Citizens United that they had discovered previously unsearched records that would require months to process.  Citizens United, Judicial Watch, and voters and will just have to wait until fall, possibly after the election, for full disclosure of the docuemnts demanded in FOIA lawsuits.  Alana Goodman reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

The State Department’s recent discovery of thousands of unsearched records from Hillary Clinton’s tenure has delayed several public records lawsuits and could keep many of the documents out of the public sphere until next fall. (snip)

Citizens United said the State Department has yet to explain how the electronic files were overlooked for the past two years, raising questions about whether this was a stonewalling effort. The group is seeking records related to Clinton donors Gilbert Chagoury and Rajiv Fernando.

“With this 11th hour revelation, the State Department has missed its court-ordered deadline to finish the production of documents in this case,” said David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United. “These newly discovered records could impact document production in other Citizens United FOIA lawsuits as well as cases involving other plaintiffs.”

Oddly enough, State had already disclosed to Judicial Watch on January 14 that “officials had recently found shared and individual electronic files in the executive secretary’s office that were not previously searched in response to the lawsuit” but kept Citizens United in the dark about delays to its lawsuit directed at donors’ interactions with Hillary’s State Department.  And its story does not hold water:

The State Department said it had not informed Citizens United earlier because its attorneys did not know about the new sources of records until Feb. 11—even though they had been disclosed to Judicial Watch in early January.

“Neither State’s agency counsel nor undersigned counsel for State was aware of this issue until February 11, 2016,” said the State Department in a Feb. 29 court filing.

Somebody is lying!

Until a federal judge starts demanding the names of officials who are playing these games and locks one or more of them up for violating his court orders, this cover-up will continue.  Lawless government officials are laughing at the very notion of accountability.