In a remarkable couple of minutes on television today, Fox News reporter Ed Henry shamed Hillary Clinton into taking a couple of questions from reporters following a campaign event in Iowa. Quite a feat and Ed should be proud.
Earlier today, the State Department said that they would not be releasing any of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s work-related e-mails until January 2016. The long delay is unjustifiable and inexplicable.
This is at the top of the list of reporters’ questions but they are missing the point and should not be surprised by Hillary’s statement (which she’s made before) that she wants the e-mails released as soon as possible.
Of course she wants that: she ensured that only non-incriminating e-mails were given to the State Department, although it is possible that there are a couple of e-mails that will look worse than she thinks in the context of other things we may learn before then.
But it’s not as if State has all of Hillary’s e-mails. We don’t know — and they don’t know — what they weren’t given. What we do know is that there is plenty they weren’t given, such as yesterday’s revelations of the use of a second e-mail address which Hillary’s lawyer previously claimed didn’t exist while Hillary was at State.
The only surprise here is that the State Department will be taking so long because whether or not there are some land mines contained within the e-mails, the delay can only hurt Hillary. One can only wonder whether people at the highest levels of the Obama administration who do not like the Clinton’s are creating the delay for just that reason.
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