Department of Justice officials filed a motion in federal court late Wednesday seeking a 27-month delay in producing correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s four top aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a closely allied public relations firm that Bill Clinton helped launch.http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/30/exclu ... 27-months/
If the court permits the delay, the public won’t be able to read the communications until October 2018, about 22 months into her prospective first term as President. The four senior Clinton aides involved were Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin.
The State Department originally estimated that 6,000 emails and other documents were exchanged by the aides with the Clinton Foundation. But a series of “errors” the department told the court about Wednesday evening now mean the total has grown to “34,116 potentially responsive documents.”
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.
Lynch told reporters that the meeting at a Phoenix airport on Monday was unplanned and happened while the former president was waiting to depart and walked over to the attorney general's plane after she landed there.
Lynch was traveling with her husband and said her conversation with the former president "was a great deal about his grandchildren" and their travels. The former president, who recently became a grandfather for the second time, told her he had been playing golf in Arizona and they discussed former Attorney General Janet Reno, whom they both know.
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Lynch met with Bill Clinton privately yesterday. No impropriety there! The corruption just gets deeper.Is meeting with someone illegal? When did that happen?
I think it would be wise for your to back out on this one Wabash. Even the Dems are hopping mad about this lack of judgment on both of their parts.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/Clinton-lync ... ction.html
Unless those 34,116 emails need to be carefully edited, or manufactured from scratch, even a chimpanzee with a dot matrix printer could print out 20 emails an hour. If the chimp works eight hours a day and five days a week (I'm assuming he's a union member with no overtime), he would still finish the task in just under ten months. Why would highly trained Justice Department officials need three times as long as a single chimpanzee?
Thanks for the softball.
It's not just printing out the emails. Each email has to be reviewed and then the necessary information entered into the electronic document control system. In private matters, firms can throw an army of junior associates or paralegals at the project 24/7 because a client is being billed. In the public sector, they probably don't have resources like that.
Thanks, RP. I understand that and I agree. As a quality assurance and regulatory affairs executive in both the medical device (FDA) and aerospace (FAA) fields, I'm unfortunately also familiar with the demands of document review and electronic document control systems. But 27 months is 587 work days. With the potential impact this could have on the outcome of a presidential election, it's a little mind-boggling that the United States government can't review and enter more than 58 emails a day.Reconquista Primero wrote:It's not just printing out the emails. Each email has to be reviewed and then the necessary information entered into the electronic document control system.
Concerned about what? What is illegal about meeting with someone? Or anything else you've mentioned.sbayhills wrote:I'm betting that you're getting concerned.
I knew there was more to this story.
Email Delay Request
"In fiscal year 2015 alone we received approximately 22,000 FOIA requests. The requests are also frequently more complex and seek larger volumes of documents, requiring significantly more time, resources, and interagency coordination. While we have increased staffing for our FOIA office, our available resources are still nonetheless constrained," Kirby said.There are literally thousands of RWNJs all making some wingnut request. You do realize the State Dept. does other things besides answer idiot FOIA requests. Don't you?
State says it has processed all work-related records in about 54,000 pages of emails Clinton turned over to her former agency in 2014. However, hundreds of requests for official-account and private-account emails from a slew of Clinton aides are pending.
Not when one considers the number of these requests.MDDad wrote:it's a little mind-boggling that the United States government can't review and enter more than 58 emails a day.
From the article I linked above.
However, State spokesman John Kirby blamed resource constraints and—as POLITICO revealed Wednesday—a growing backlog of requests now numbering over 29,000.I would like to know how many of my tax dollars are going to responding to these idiot requests. I'm betting all of them are nonsense.
I try not to be skeptical all the time...but yeah, I probably did.Reconquista Primero wrote:Haven't you answered the question on why it will take so long with the first part of your last sentence?
I read the description of the "private meeting" you posted and I agree with your analysis 100%...see, miracles do happen!sbayhills wrote:Lynch met with Bill Clinton privately yesterday. No impropriety there!
"How stupid is our country?"
From the time we are children we are taught how to prioritize our activities. Are you saying the federal government can't do the same? Or are you saying they probably already did, and shuffled this one to the bottom of the pile.Wabash wrote:Not when one considers the number of these requests.