And by “SHOCKING!” we mean, not shocking at all:
State Department just pushed response date for my FOIA about Hillary Clinton's email security til AFTER THE ELECTION https://t.co/cJeOFJtyP1
— Jason Koebler (@jason_koebler) May 5, 2016
This particular FOIA request pertains to information on how the State Department secured Hillary’s home-brew server against security threats, which is something voters deserve to know before the election. From Vice:
In March 2015, soon after Clinton’s secret personal email account was reported by the New York Times, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the State Department asking for “communications, presentations, and procedures created by the State Department to secure Hillary Clinton’s email from electronic threats.” I filed a separate FOIA asking for emails sent to her personal @clintonemail.com account.
December 2016, of course, is just after the election for the next president of the United States. The FOIA process is a notorious mess, but it is patently ridiculous that records pertaining to the security practices of someone who stands a very good chance of running the country—and thus being in possession of highly sensitive documents at all times—won’t be made available to the public a year and a half after they were requested.
How convenient, especially in light of a new report from Fox News that Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar — also known as “Guccifer” — claims that he, and others, did hack into her server.
Lazar was extradited to the U.S. last month and is thought to be cooperating with the F.B.I. on the probe of Clinton’s emails:
Romanian hacker "Guccifer" says he broke into Hillary Clinton's personal email server and "it was easy"https://t.co/0VhayfoBvB
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 5, 2016
From Fox News:
In the process of mining data from the Blumenthal account, Lazar said he came across evidence that others were on the Clinton server.
“As far as I remember, yes, there were … up to 10, like, IPs from other parts of the world,” he said.
No wonder the State Dept. doesn’t want to come clean.