Hil­lary emails will all be re­leased in 2020

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

A gov­ern­ment watch­dog’s ef­forts to ob­tain doc­u­ments re­lated to former Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton’s se­cret email server won’t be com­plete un­til Oc­to­ber 2020.

The non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion Ju­di­cial Watch was told this week by an at­tor­ney for the Justice De­part­ment that roughly 100,000 un­re­leased emails sought through a Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act (FOIA) law­suit are still be­ing pro­cessed.

At­tor­ney Jen­nie Kneedler’s rea­son­ing while stand­ing be­fore District Court Judge James E. Boas­berg boiled down to three words: “Pro­cess­ing takes time.”

“From to­day’s hear­ing be­fore Judge Boas­berg, things re­main sta­tus quo, pro­cess­ing an amount of 2,350 pages per month,” Ju­di­cial Watch at­tor­ney Lauren Burke told The Daily Caller. “It will be a cou­ple of years be­fore we con­clude this.”

Ms. Burke said she sus­pects the process is be­ing “slow-walked” on pur­pose by fed­eral bu­reau­crats.

“Those who are in place at Justice or State or at other agen­cies deal­ing with th­ese on­go­ing cases are the same peo­ple,” the at­tor­ney said. “Ev­ery­thing gets slow-walked … noth­ing has fun­da­men­tally changed.”

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