According to reports, House Speaker John Boehner is expected to announce a new investigation later this week into Hillary Clinton’s email during her time in charge of the State Department.
ABC News first reported the news during the “This Week” Sunday news program. The former first lady is under fire after reports that she used personal email accounts on a private server based out of her Chappaqua, New York, home.
At a press conference in New York last week, Clinton asserted it was out of “convenience” she used a private account rather than one provided by the federal government. “I thought using one device would be simpler, and obviously it hasn’t worked out that way,” Clinton told reporters.
The former secretary of state reportedly deleted about 31,000 emails she deemed to be personal and submitted more than 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department as per the Federal Records Act.
Clinton also said she went “above and beyond” what the law said for compliance regarding the preserving of her emails.
Daniel Metcalfe, the founding director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information and Privacy (OIP), had a different point of view. “What she did was contrary to both the letter and spirit of the law,” he told CBC News last week. Metcalfe helped four different administrations, including the Clinton administration, interpret the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
“There is no doubt that the scheme she established was a blatant circumvention of the Freedom of Information Act, atop the Federal Records Act,” he continued.
Democratic strategist James Carville, a Clinton confidant who helped engineer Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, said on the “This Week” panel Sunday that Hillary Clinton “didn’t want [Rep] Louis Gohmert [Republican from Texas] rifling through her emails.” Carville also contended the investigation into the emails “amounts to nothing but a bunch of people flapping their jaws about nothing.”
h/t: X Tribune
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