Uh-huh, it only took Hillary 4 years to pile-up the emails while at State, but State needs 75 years to collect them? I’m pretty sure there are superior IT folks out there that would do this for ‘free’ and have it done in less than a month. Hell, just call Alaska and get those people that served Gov. Sarah Palin’s mound of emails to the MSM…
(The Hill) – The State Department said it would take 75 years for the release of emails from top aides to Hillary Clinton from during her time as secretary of State.
Lawyers said it would take that long to compile the 450,000 pages of records from former Clinton aides Cheryl Mills, Jacob Sullivan and Patrick Kennedy, according to a court filing from last week, which was first reported by CNN.
“Given the Department’s current [Freedom of Information Act] workload and the complexity of these documents, it can process about 500 pages a month, meaning it would take approximately 16-and-2/3 years to complete the review of the Mills documents, 33-and-1/3 years to finish the review of the Sullivan documents, and 25 years to wrap up the review of the Kennedy documents — or 75 years in total,” the State Department said in the filing.
In March, the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a pair of lawsuits requesting the release of emails and records from Clinton and her top aides during and after her time at the State Department.
“The Obama administration has failed to comply with records requests in a timely manner as required by law,” Chairman Reince Priebus said in a March statement, noting that the RNC had previously requested the documents from State last October and December. […]
This argument appears to refute Hillary’s oft-repeated argument that the FBI was only conducting a “security review.” Nor does this case involve a mere monitoring of private activities, according to the Justice filing. The Inspector General referral — from discovering the classified information on her server that Hillary claims never existed — and the State Department’s follow-up relate specifically to law enforcement, which is why the DoJ argues it shouldn’t have to produce the documents sought by Leopold or suffer a summary judgment for failing to produce them.
The DoJ acknowledges here that the FBI is conducting a law-enforcement action as well as a counterintelligence assessment. That seems significant, especially since Hillary has also insisted that there were no national-security implications from the use of her unauthorized and unsecured e-mail server. If that was the case, the FBI would have certainly ascertained that by now, and would have no need to withhold the documents from the court hearing the FOIA case — and wouldn’t need to justify it with a second secret filing.
Update: It’s going to be very awkward indeed if the FBI investigation returns a criminal referral and the DoJ declines to pursue it after these declarations, no?