September 23, 2016

Three Big Developments In Clinton Email Scandal On Friday Before First Debate

Hillary Clinton probably hoped today would be a quiet day. Having dropped off the campaign trail to prepare for the first debate on Monday, the last thing Clinton wanted were news stories forcing her litany of scandals to the forefront. Yet, three major news developments today continue the drip, drip, drip of information about the email controversy that reminds Americans why they don’t trust her.

First, there was the stunning revelation that one of Clinton’s top aides received immunity from the FBI as part of its criminal investigation of Clinton’s emails:

Hillary Clinton’s top aide was given a limited immunity deal by the FBI in the investigation into Clinton’s private email server, according to congressional sources Friday. Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff and adviser at the State Department, was given the narrow immunity deal during the FBI’s investigation into the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server during her time in office.

Mills, Clinton aide Heather Samuelson, and Clinton’s Office of Information Resources Management Director John Bentel all reportedly received immunity deals, bringing the total number of Clinton aides to receive immunity to five.

Second, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Clinton emails recovered by the FBI won’t be released until after the election, ensuring that voters won’t know of the contents when they head to the ballot box:

Most of Hillary Clinton’s emails recovered during a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into practices from her time as secretary of state won’t be made public until after Election Day, according to a new timetable set Friday by a federal judge. Judge James Boasberg on Friday ordered the State Department to finish processing 1,050 pages of material for release by Nov. 4—just a fraction of what could be as much as 10,000 pages of material.

Third, government lawyers revealed that Clinton deleted “at least 2,800 emails” that were work-related. This is yet another devastating blow to Clinton’s blatant lie that she turned over all her “emails that could possibly be work-related”:

Despite Clinton’s greatest efforts to stop it, the new revelations show that the drip, drip, drip about her emails does not seem anywhere close to stopping.