Five months of emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton on her private server are missing over periods beginning when she took office as secretary of state in February 2009.
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WASHINGTON – There are gaps totaling five months in the Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department, the watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Monday morning.
The revelation emerged after a court ordered the release of State Department documents as part of Judicial Watch’s effort to obtain Clinton emails under the Freedom of Information Act.
Emails sent and received by Clinton on her private server are missing over periods totaling five months, beginning when she took office as secretary of state in February 2009.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the gaps indicate Clinton lied under oath when she said all her emails had been turned over, and it suggested government officials had not turned over everything they were required to deliver.
Fitton said other State Department officials, including the one in charge of email production, Patrick Kennedy, previously had been informed of the five-month gap.
The gap in emails received by Clinton run from Jan. 21, 2009 to March 17, 2009. The gaps in emails sent by Clinton from from Jan. 21, 2009 to April 12, 2009, and from Dec. 30, 2012 to Feb. 1, 2013.
Judicial Watch said the revelation of the email gap casts doubt on whether Clinton told the truth when she declared under oath, “I have directed that all of my emails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or potentially or potentially were federal records be provided to the Department of State.”
Judicial Watch obtained that statement, made in response to a court order, in separate FOIA litigation.
The announcement of the email gap was made at an event in which many of the best minds in Washington came together to discuss what to do about the many crises plaguing the country during the Obama era.
Judicial Watch is holding a day-long “Leadership Summit on Washington Corruption and the Transparency Crisis.”
Judicial Watch has been in the forefront of the legal battle to obtain Clinton’s emails and State Department documents concerning the former secretary of state’s use of a private server to conduct all of her official business.
Contrary to her denials, government inspectors revealed Clinton did have classified information on her private server, which security experts say was especially vulnerable to hacking by foreign intelligence agencies.
The FBI is investigating Clinton’s use of the server and trying to retrieve 30,000 emails she had deleted after her own staff deemed them personal correspondence.
Fitton said one State Department official indicated he did not want a written record of the inquiry into Clinton’s emails, noting an email in which he said he preferred to discuss the matter on the phone.
Fitton also reported the newly obtained documents show an internal appraisal by the State Department determined that none of Cliton’s emails should have been excluded for examination as to whether they were personal or government business.
All of Clinton’s emails should have been turned over to the government for review, he said.
That determination is significant, because Clinton said she deleted more than 30,000 emails that her own staff had determined were personal.
Fitton emphasized that none of the Clinton emails were made public voluntarily but were disclosed as the result of litigation.
He compared the five-month Clinton email gap to the infamous 18-minute gap on the tapes turned over to Watergate investigators by President Nixon.
The event is divided into three sessions, with closing remarks and a question-and-answer period.
The first session is: “Clinton Corruption Challenge from Benghazi to Clinton Cash.”
- Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president
- John Fund, columnist for National Review Online and senior editor at the American Spectator
- Joe diGenova, diGenova & Toensing
- Steve Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News
- David Martosko – U.S. political editor for DailyMail.com
The second session: “Illegal Immigration Crisis: National Security, Job Security, Election Integrity and Public Safety.”
- Chris Farrell, Judicial Watch director of research and investigations
- Irene Garcia, Judicial Watch investigative reporter
- Rep. Louis Gohmert, U.S. congressman, TX-1
- Andrew C. McCarthy III, senior fellow at National Review Institute
- Robert Popper, Judicial Watch senior attorney and head of Election Integrity Project
- J. Christian Adams – president and general counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation
The final session: “The IRS Attack on Free Speech.”
- Paul Orfanedes, Judicial Watch director of litigation
- Ramona Cotca, Judicial Watch senior attorney
- Cleta Mitchell, partner and political law attorney, Foley & Lardner LLP