Judicial Watch today released new U.S. Department of State documents showing former Secretary Hillary Clinton and her then-Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin were permitted to remove electronic and physical records under a claim they were “personal” materials and “unclassified, non-record materials,” including files of Clinton’s calls and schedules, which were not to be made public.
The documents show the Obama State Department records would not be “released to the general public under FOIA.”
The documents include a list of official and personal calls and schedules that Clinton removed, which carry a special notation that the documents were not to be made public records. The notation is on an addendum to a DS-1904 signed by Clarence N. Finney Jr., then-director of the Office of Correspondence and Records, who was the reviewing officer. (Judicial Watch has a pending request for the deposition of Finney in separate litigation concerning Clinton emails and the Benghazi terrorist attack.):
According to Freedom Daily:
The Department of Justice failed to respond to FOIA request about the removal of personal papers. Judicial Watch received the records on Thursday in response to FOIA request about all DS1904 forms completed from Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills – Former Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin – Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Jacob Sullivan – Former Deputy Chief of Staff.
Many of the documents that Hillary was allowed to remove, contained files named “Muslim Engagement”. Both Huma and Hillary were authorized to remove five different boxes that include documents named “Muslim Engagement“.
Hillary also gave freedom to herself by removing files named: “the log of the Secretary’s gifts with pictures of gifts.” Apparently they would expose the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative which will apparently put Clinton’s behind bars.
As a result of these findings, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton is demanding answers. He said in a statement –
“”We already know the Obama State Department let Hillary Clinton steal and then delete her government emails, which included classified information but these new records show that was only part of the scandal. These new documents show the Obama State Department had a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her calls logs and schedules, which would be contrary to FOIA and other laws.”
Electronic records Clinton was allowed to remove:
- Copy of “daily files.”
- Non-record copy of a log of calls the Secretary made since 2004.
- Official and personal copy of the Secretary’s “call grid” which is a running list of calls she wants to make.
Physical records Clinton was allowed to remove:
- 16 boxes of personal schedules from 1993-2008 (prior to her becoming Secretary of State).
- 29 boxes of miscellaneous public schedules ranging from her time as FLOTUS all the way up to her appointment at the State Department.
- 1 box of personal reimbursable receipts.
- 1 box of personal photos.
- 1 box personal schedule.
- Daily file binders.
- Gift binders.
- Gifts (actual).
- Topic binders.
- Electronic records Abedin was allowed to remove:
- Outlook contacts.
Physical records Abedin was allowed to remove (5 boxes):
- Travel Records
- Muslim Engagement Documents
- Newspaper Articles
- Gift Archive Binder
- FLOTUS “Courtesy Storage/Box Content List” Binder
- CODEL Trips Binder
- Menu Cards & Table Arrangement Binder
- Personal Event Planner (2001 thru 2011)
After this latest bombshell revelation Fitton demands to know the obvious question – “When are the American people going to get an honest investigation of the Clinton crimes?”