More State Department business on private servers?
State Department officials told a federal judge that they could not produce all of the emails requested by the AP in a Freedom of Information lawsuit because they are still waiting for emails requested from private accounts used by Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jake Sullivan — Hillary Clinton’s top aides.
Philippe Reines, the acerbic smart aleck former press aide to Clinton, just delivered 20 boxes of emails to the State Department. Twenty boxes!!! According to Politico, the judge specifically asked whether Reines had been asked to produce federal records from his private email accounts. The State Department confirmed that he was.
The AP is seeking information about Huma Abedin’s employment as a special employee who worked for the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and Teneo — the consulting firm formed by former Clinton associate Doug Band.
So the question is why are the other aides not responding to the State Department?
We know that Huma used a private email account from Hillary’s private server. Did Mills and Sullivan use the private server too?
Gawker.com claimed several years ago that Reines used a private email account. Reines went berserk and responded with a scathing attack.
When Gawker.com filed an FOI request for Reines’ well-publicized vulgar email response to journalist Michael Hastings, the State Department responded that there were no such documents. Other State Department employees had been copied on the exchange, as were other journalists. Several months ago, the emails were finally released with a trove of emails sent to the Benghazi Committee.
So what’s going on here and what is holding up the production of other emails?
Looks like more of the same — and more headaches for Hillary when they are finally produced.