The watchdog organization Judicial Watch issued a press released on Tuesday which reveals the State Department withheld what is being described as a “key Benghazi email” despite being ordered to turn over information following a July 2014 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
This email is significant not only because it contains talking points that were to be used by Hillary Clinton during her phone calls to senators but also because it revealed her private email address on her private server, [email protected]
The fact that this email was withheld gave Clinton the opportunity, for several months, to go through her email and destroy any information and government documents that she did not want to be seen.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called out the Obama regime for this cover-up.
“Now we know the Obama administration consciously refused to give up key information about Hillary Clinton’s email in 2014. It covered up this email both from the court and Judicial Watch. Judge Lamberth was right when he suggested that Obama’s State Department acted in bad faith. This cover-up provided Hillary Clinton enough time to hide potentially thousands of government records. One aim of our court-order discovery will be to get to the bottom of this cover-up.”
In a letter dated April 18, 2016, the State Department admits that it withheld this particular email from Judicial Watch and the court despite knowing about it in 2014.
Also, upon further review, the Department has determined that one document previously withheld in full in our letter dated November 12, 2014 may now be released in part.
Earlier this month, Judicial Watch released transcripts it obtained which detailed a conversation Hillary Clinton had on September 12, 2012 with then-Prime Minister of Egypt, Hisham Kandi. In this phone call, Hillary admitted that the attacks on September 11, 2012 were a planned attack and not a result of any protest. The prime minister shared with her that they believed the group who claimed responsibility was affiliated with al Qaeda. This despite telling the American people the attacks were spontaneous and the result of an obscure YouTube video.
This occurred six weeks before the primary in which Barack Obama was seeking re-election running on the mantra that “Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive.”
On Monday, Judicial Watch released additional information including a call sheet on which Hillary referred to the attackers at Benghazi as “armed extremists.”
Read the full press release from Judicial Watch regarding the Obama State Department withholding information which would have revealed Hillary’s private email server much sooner HERE.