Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff while she was Secretary of State, said she plans to delete her email correspondence, her lawyers tell U.S. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in a letter.
The news surfaced in Friday’s State Department status report, after on Thursday, the department produced some of its correspondence with Mills and another of Clinton’s closest advisers, Huma Abedin, (HT Newsmax).
“It has not produced its correspondence with Mrs. Clinton, and it is now clear that Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills plan to thumb their noses at the Judge and the State Department,” Powell writes.
However, she said, nobody is cooperating with Sullivan, or Congress, and State allowed Clinton to use her private email server for the whole time she was Secretary.
“It is simply shocking that the State Department did not immediately inform Congress, the Court, and Judicial Watch that Mrs. Clinton operated solely on a private email server and that the State Department did not have her records,” said Powell, Newsmax reported.
The Observer reported that in a letter sent to the U.S. State Department and just filed today with U.S. federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, the counsel for Cheryl Mills wrote: “Ms. Mills does not believe that she has paper copies of potential records in her possession. Following our production on August 10, 2015 [of the defense counsel’s version of the electronic records], we have instructed her to delete any and all electronic records in her possession.”
That is a far stretch from a statement by Ms. Mills under penalty of perjury, and she and her lawyers are planning to delete the emails Judge Sullivan wants produced?
Judicial Watch has made an emergency filing in Judge Sullivan’s court to stop the further destruction of evidence of what may very well be assorted criminal conduct and violations of numerous federal laws.
This all just surfaced in State Department’s status report filed today in response to Judge Sullivan’s order. Yesterday evening, State finally produced some correspondence between it and Hillary’s right and left hands—Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. It has not produced its correspondence with Mrs. Clinton, and it is now clear that Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills plan to thumb their noses at the Judge and the State Department. No one is “cooperating,” despite their empty rhetoric to the contrary.
The correspondence that has been produced verifies that the State Department itself has not been forthcoming with Judge Sullivan, with Congress, or with anyone else. It allowed Mrs. Clinton to use an off-the-grid system for her entire tenure in the Department, and it kept that startling fact a secret as long as possible. It is simply shocking that the State Department did not immediately inform Congress, the Court, and Judicial Watch that Mrs. Clinton operated solely on a private email server and that the State Department did not have her records. It took months even to discover those crucial facts. And as Judge Emmet G. Sullivan bores toward the truth, more revelations continue to surface.
And despite the Obama administration’s countless claims that it knew nothing of her private account, the few emails already produced by Mrs. Clinton, and by Clinton consigliere Sidney Blumenthal, themselves belie that—as does the address itself. When one writes an email to the address Clinton.com, one must know that it is not state.gov—and Clinton.com was the way she communicated with everyone in the administration and other branches of government. David Axelrod is only the first to be caught red-handed.
Equally remarkable now is a false assertion in the letter from Ms. Mills to the State Department in which she claimed that “Like Secretaries of State before her, Secretary Clinton at times used her personal email account when engaging with other officials. On matters pertaining to the conduct of government business, it was her practice to use the officials’ government email accounts.” We already know that Clinton used her personal server exclusively and that classified and sensitive information was improperly transmitted through it. In addition, she has failed and refused to return it—another offense in itself.
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