Convenient: State Department Seeks 27-Month Delay in Releasing Thousands of Clinton Foundation Emails

It's like they're going out of their way to look guilty.

For people who are supposedly completely innocent they sure don't act the part. 

The Department of Justice sought a motion to delay the release of thousands of Clinton Foundation emails by 27 months -- in other words, well into a potential Clinton presidency. The Daily Caller, which first broke the story, reports

Department of Justice officials filed a motion in federal court late Wednesday seeking a 27-month delay in producing correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s four top aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a closely allied public relations firm that Bill Clinton helped launch.

If the court permits the delay, the public won’t be able to read the communications until October 2018, about 22 months into her prospective first term as President. The four senior Clinton aides involved were Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin.

The State Department originally estimated that 6,000 emails and other documents were exchanged by the aides with the Clinton Foundation. But a series of “errors” the department told the court about Wednesday evening now mean the total has grown to “34,116 potentially responsive documents.”

During Clinton’s four years as America’s chief foreign diplomat, her aides communicated with officials at the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings where Bill Clinton was formerly both a client and paid consultant, on the average of  700 times each month, according to the DoJ filing. 

The documents are being sought through the Freedom of Information Act by the conservative nonprofit group Citizens United.

"The American people have a right to see these emails before the election," Citizens United President David Bossie told the Daily Caller.

State Department spokesman John Kirby cited an overload in FOIA requests as the cause for the State Department's extension request.


The Citizens United motion was filed just two days after Attorney General Loretta Lynch "coincidentally" bumped into Bill Clinton at the Phoenix airport, where they, you know, just "chatted about their grandkids."

In the video clip featured above, Fox News' Greta Van Susteren and guests say it's as if Clinton and the administration are going out of their way to "look guilty."