Mar. 23, 2015

DOJ Calls Hunt for Hillary's Email 'Speculation'

Is it really too hard to ask Hillary Clinton and the government for the whole cannon of email relating to communication about Libya during her time as secretary of state? House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Congress only wants her emails dealing with the Benghazi incident. “We’re not interested in her private emails,” McCarthy said. “We’re not even interested in her emails regarding Russia and the ‘reset’ or Syria and Assad and the chemical weapons, only those pertaining to Benghazi.” The committee investigating the Benghazi attack know Hillary is hiding emails from them. “There are huge gaps” in the email record, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy. But the Department of Justice has taken up the cause of defending Hillary from the investigations. In a brief written by two DOJ lawyers, the department argues it has no duty to unearth the records – even when private citizens (in this case Freedom Watch) request the information. The DOJ opined about a request for the rest of Hillary’s email, “Plaintiff provides no basis, beyond sheer speculation, to believe that former Secretary Clinton withheld any work-related emails from those provided to the Department of State.” And again, the Obama administration once again tries to undermine transparency laws. How will the public learn if Hillary hid emails if there is no proof? See the vicious cycle? More…

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