Here’s the latest Hillary Clinton lie – that her emails are public only because she wanted them to be.
If such a claim were true, it certainly would seem that Hillary has nothing to hide among the tens of thousands of emails that were previously private. But as I said, that’s if her claim were true.
Politifact, a fact-checking organization that has a reputation for leaning slightly left, looked into Hillary’s claim, which they ended up giving a “mostly-false” rating. While Hillary did ask the State Department to release her emails, she did so after numerous organizations had submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. One reporter for VICE submitted a FOIA request back in November of 2014, and he was only one of many. To quote from Politifact:
It’s reasonable to assume that these FOIA requests would have eventually made the emails public, whether or not Clinton made her own request.
Her emails, at least in part, might have been made public sooner, had she not exclusively used the private email address. Until Clinton turned over her emails to the State Department in December 2014 — at the department’s behest — the department did not have the full set of emails in its possession. This made Clinton’s emails basically inaccessible to FOIA requests until then. This wouldn’t have been the case if she used a government email address.
Hillary wants us to believe that she was acting in a manor to increase transparency between herself and the public, but her actions were defensive more than anything else. If she wasn’t already forced by a FOIA request, does anyone actually believe that she would’ve voluntarily released her emails to the public?
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