As the sticky wickets mount in Email-gate, according to at least one political watchdog group, Judicial Watch, the Obama Administration is taking its sweet time responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.
Judicial Watch recently filed a strong brief in federal court, a Reply in Support of a Motion for a Status Conference, that argues that the State Department should be required to inform both Judicial Watch and the court itself â€œabout the details surrounding the retention of agency emails within the Office of the Secretary and the extent of the Departmentâ€™s ability to search, request and retrieve those recordsâ€¦â€ in order to avoid â€œfurther undue delays, prejudice and potential spoliationâ€ of those documents. Â The request is before U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth, who is the judge assigned to what should have been a simple FOIA lawsuit to find out more about Hillary Clintonâ€™s role in the Benghazi cover-up.
In a brief filed last week opposing a court hearing on this issue, the Obama administration argued that there was no need for urgency in resolving the issue, and continued their attempt to stonewall. Â They want no hearing until at least late April!
Not to sound suspicious at all, but if they have nothing to hide, why wait? Â Oh, wait, that’s right, the Secretary of State was breaking the law by having her own private email server which has been emptied of any potentially incriminating evidence that she may have been up to something unsavory (or running her own spy network), and the Obama Administration has come up with no good reason for the lack of oversight. Â At this point it’s a gigantic he said, she said ping pong match. Â Largely, the Obama Administration is referring questions on the entire affair to the Clinton Camp, but the more that is revealed the worse the tar baby seems to be getting for both Clinton and the Obama White House. Â This one has staying power.
While the main goal of Trey Gowdy’s Special Committee on Benghazi is to find out what happened to cause such a cluster in Libya on September 11, 2012, the discovery phase of the investigation has encountered a potentially BIGGER scandal. Â Various reports indicate that when the initial FOIA requests for Mrs. Clinton’s emails were made late last summer, the State Department admitted they did not have them and that during her tenure they never had them. Â Trey Gowdy, Jim Jordan, and the other members of the Benghazi committee aren’t dumb. Â They knew what they found was beyond explosive. Â Even a few Democrats knew. Â What is being peeled away through the press conference statements, hacked accounts, etc., is revealing a woman who revels in power and will do anything to hold on to it.
In addition, the Obama White House either did not know what she was up to, did not care enough to provide the proper oversight, or was in cahoots with her entire vicious and unscrupulous grifter gang.
When it comes down to it, we might be getting tired of Email-gate and Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, but as time goes on, that scandal is starting to look like the tip of one hell of an iceberg.