Hillary Clinton got some bad news this week when a federal court ruled that the State Department must review newly found Clinton emails and turn over responsive records by September 13.
In two other Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, the State Department is set to release additional emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s non-state.gov email system beginning September 30. Judicial Watch reported that the State Department admitted in court filings that it had found Benghazi-related documents among the 14,900 Clinton emails and attachments uncovered by the FBI that Mrs. Clinton deleted and withheld from the State Department.
The first batch of new emails were released in response to a November 13, 2015, Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit filed against the Department of State that sought all correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama White House from the day of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and throughout the following week.
“The State Department shall search the material, determine whether any responsive records exist, and complete its first production of non-exempt records, to the extent any exist, by September 13, 2016,” the court ruled.
In a different case, Judicial Watch sought the communications about the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.
In an August 23 court filing, the State Department admitted it found information that “satisfied the [Benghazi related] search terms” of the new Clinton emails. It then proposed a rolling production schedule, “under which State would make its first production of any non-exempt responsive records subject to FOIA on September 30, 2016, and complete production no later than October 31, 2016.”
We can only hope that the emails that are about to be released contain information that could cost Hillary Clinton the election. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.