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State Dept. Want's Five Years To Process And Release 31,000 Pages From FBI Investigation

The FBI just managed 650,000 Emails in less than a week, but the State Dept wants 5 years to deal with 31,000 seems they need to pick up their game. These are emails not snail mail.

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding developments during today’s court hearing concerning Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her official capacity during her tenure as secretary of state:

The Obama State Department is doing a political favor for Hillary Clinton for suggesting to a federal court today that Judicial Watch wait as long as five years to see up to 31,000 new Clinton documents found by the FBI.  We learned in this lawsuit that the State Department is slow-walking the release of Hillary Clinton’s deleted and hidden emails.  Ironically, this Clinton/Obama State Department stonewalling has guaranteed that the Clinton email scandal won’t be resolved for years.

The court has set the next hearing in this case for November 29 to discuss the status of 650,000 emails reportedly found on the computing devices of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.

The State Department has been producing Clinton email recovered by the FBI under a September 23, 2016, court order issued by Judge Boasberg. The State Department confirmed in September that the FBI turned over to the State Department at least 15,000 new Clinton emails as a result of Judicial Watch’s litigation seeking all of Clinton’s work-related emails (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)).

—Judicial Watch

Looks like Judicial watch is busy doing the work of making good on President Obama’s promise to be “The Most Transparent Administration Ever”.  You have to wonder just how the State Dept plans on evaluating the mail that it’s going to take them 1825 days to evaluate the pages ? In terms of pages per day that’s under 20 pages per day or about 2.5 pages per hour. I know we joke about the government’s legendary inefficiency but this is a little ridiculous.