The government watchdogs at Judicial Watch just released a batch of emails, which were obtained only after suing the federal government, that show the Obama White House monitored a critical FOIA request for Hillary Clinton’s personal emails. This is the same request that was ultimately rejected by the State Department in 2013, claiming that no such records existed. “These documents suggest the Obama White House knew about the Clinton email lies being told to the public at least as early as December 2012,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton revealed. It was only publicly revealed in March 2015 by the New York Times that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton illegally used a personal email account on her secret server-yet another smoking gun in the hands of the Obama White House.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…
The Obama White House kept tabs on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email accounts that the State Department improperly denied, according to newly released emails.
The emails, which were provided to Judicial Watch, show for the first time that the Obama White House was aware of the Clinton-related FOIA request, which the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) submitted to the State Department in December 2012.
The State Department denied the request in May 2013, claiming that no responsive records existed. That despite officials at the State Department, the White House and even President Obama himself knowing that Clinton used a personal email account for government business.