Hillary Clinton magically did not send or receive any emails for months at a time from her private server, the one on which she used to conduct high-level State Department business.
WASHINGTON – There are gaps totaling five months in the Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department, the watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Monday morning.
Massive gaps exist in email records Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department last year, representing entre months at the beginning and end of her time as America’s top diplomat.
The missing email traffic is ‘comparable to the Nixon “18-minute gap”‘ in the Watergate tapes, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said Friday.
State Department documents that Fitton’s anti-corruption gruop unveiled Monday indicate that Clinton did not give her old agency any emails that she sent or received during the first two months she was in office, between January 21 and March 17, 2009.
The material Clinton handed over begins with emails she received March 17 of that year. Messages she sent before April 12, 2009 are also missing from the 55,000 printed pages she made available to State Department lawyers.
The agency’s records are also missing emails from the last five weeks Clinton was secretary of state, Dec. 30, 2012 to Feb. 1, 2013.
Nothing she sent or received in those ‘gap’ periods is part of the cache that the agency is scouring for telltale signs of classified or other sensitive information, Fitton said..
Clinton told a federal judge on August 10 that she had complied with his court order and given the State Department every worl-related email she sent or received while she ran the agency.
If that’s true, it appears she conducted no work at all over email during her first and last months on the job.
State Department official Eric F. Stein described the missing periods as ‘gaps’ when he wrote an evaluation on April 21 of this year covering what the agency had received.
His summary was titled ‘HRC Emails.’
It’s that accounting that Fitton blasted on Monday. Judicial Watch obtained it through one of its many lawsuits aimed at forcing government agencies to follow the letter of America’s freedom-of-information laws.
The revelation that emails representing entire months of Clinton’s tenure at State might have been hidden or overlooked raises ‘questions whether Clinton told the truth last month,’ according to Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.
‘I want an explanation,’ he told an audience at the group’s inaugural Leadership Summit in a Capitol Hill hotel ballroom.