State Dept. to send Benghazi committee nearly 1000 Clinton emails

26 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Clinton failed to turn over some work emails.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to turn over an email correspondence between herself and David Petraeus, officials within the Obama administration announced Friday. The State Department has said over and over again that it turned over all of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi-related emails to the committee investigating the 2012 attack.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a community forum on healthcare, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Moulton Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa. Foggy Bottom mistakenly failed to produce a “small number” of those emails, a senior State Department official told The Daily Beast. “Following our second review of former Secretary Clinton’s emails… the Department is producing a small number of emails relating to Benghazi,” the official said.

Speaking of her emails on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ this week, Clinton said: ‘We provided all of them.’ But the FBI and several congressional committees are investigating. “The State Department’s record of Clinton emails begins on March 18, 2009 — almost two months after she entered office. Central Command, responsible for running the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and mostly relate to personnel matters. “These emails are now in our possession and will be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said. “Furthermore, we asked the IG to incorporate this matter into the review Secretary Kerry requested in March. But by Jan. 28 — a week after her swearing in — she switched to using the private email address on a homebrew server that she would rely on for the rest of her tenure.

The House Benghazi Committee plans to hold a public hearing with Clinton next month to hear specifically about what the emails might say about the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya that killed four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012. And the Senate Judiciary Committee’s GOP chairman said he wants the Justice Department to tell him if a criminal investigation is underway into Clinton’s use of private email amid reports this week that the FBI recovered deleted emails from her server. Separately Friday, State Department officials said they were providing the Benghazi-focused probe more email exchanges from senior officials pertaining to Libya.

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