When the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails was released on Friday, Feb. 26, the State Department stated that all of the rest of the official emails from Clinton’s private server at home would be released as well, as the investigation into possible felony mishandling of documents continues. However, according to at least one news report today, Feb. 28, the State Dept. has appeared to hedge on the promise to turn over the rest of the emails tomorrow, Feb 29, one day before Super Tuesday.
A State Dept. spokesman has indicated that the rest of Hillary’s emails may not be released Monday after all. The operative word the spokesman used was try. The State Dept. would try to release the rest of the Clinton material that has been ordered to be turned over by a federal judge. It is unclear at this point what, exactly, would prevent State from turning over the rest, particularly when the department had already announced it would do so.
One answer to the riddle is that State has indicated that some of Hillary’s emails are so secretive, so extremely top secret that they cannot be released. Thus, the public has been aware for quite some time via news reports that getting these particular emails would be extremely difficult, even for members of Congress who have top security clearance. But most of the material that was supposed to be released Monday has nothing to do with those disputed emails that supposedly cannot be shown to anyone. The document dump planned for tomorrow involves material, it is assumed, that is similar to the emails already released, some 55,000 pages of emails Hillary kept on her private server long after she had resigned as Secretary of State nearly four years ago.
Despite the court imposed deadline for the rest of the emails to be turned over, the State Department admitted that only 1,000 pages of documents would be released. 8,000 pages of emails were supposed to be released. But State claims it only discovered 7,000 more pages of emails more recently and that various agencies need to pour over them before they are released.
Thus, what was thought to be all set for release tomorrow has turned out to be only a small percentage of the material the court ordered for release. Why? Is this more foot dragging on the part of the State Dept. and Hillary Clinton, a practice that has so angered Judge Emmet Sullivan, who has been forced to deal with the unnecessary delays for years that he lowered the boom on Hillary and State on Friday, Feb. 26, removing all obstacles for the case to proceed to the next level, even for the FBI to question Hillary and all of her top aides at State under oath? Does this delay have anything to do with the release date being set only one day before Super Tuesday?
Will we ever get truthful answers from those involved or is this asking too much from those running for public office and agencies of the federal government?