September 25, 2015

BREAKING: Clinton Did Not Turn Over All Work-Related Emails As She Claimed

The Associated Press is reporting the State Department now has Hillary Clinton emails that she did not turn over to the Department:

The messages were exchanged with former top Gen. David Petraeus, beginning before Clinton entered office and continuing into her first days on the job.

Officials said they largely pertained to personnel matters and in no way dealt with classified material. But their existence challenges Clinton’s claim that she has handed over the entirety of her work emails from the account.

Clinton has asserted on numerous occasions that she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department, perhaps most famously in her March 2015 press conference at the United Nations:

CLINTON: Third, after I left office, the State Department asked former secretaries of state for our assistance in providing copies of work-related emails from our personal accounts. I responded right away and provided all my emails that could possibly be work-related, which totaled roughly 55,000 printed pages, even though I knew that the State Department already had the vast majority of them. We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work-related emails and deliver them to the State Department.

Clinton also signed a declaration, under the penalty of perjury, that she had turned over all of her work-related emails:

Clinton signed a declaration obtained by CNN, which said “While I do not know what information may be ‘responsive’ fr purposes of this law suit, I have directed that all my e-mails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or potentially were federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done.”

The veracity of that declaration now appears to be in question.