This is incredibly bad for the country and very embarrassing for Ms. Clinton and Mr. Obama. Basically, the State department has just said that Ms. Clinton is:
- lying about turning over all relevant emails,
- is withholding information from the American people,
- throws into question each and every statement she has made regarding Benghazi.
The issue is not just that she had a private email server. The issue is that an employee of hers at the time went on TV to repeatedly give an incorrect narrative in the attacks on US personnel in Libya. If Ms. Clinton knew a different version at the time of those statements, then the Obama administration would also be guilty of lying to the people. The natural conclusion is that the administration lied for pure political gains. Mr. Obama was up for re-election just a few weeks later.
The State Department said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t turn over at least 15 emails that appear to be work-related from her personal server, contradicting her claims that all relevant emails were in the hands of the federal government.
The emails in question were uncovered as part of a subpoena from a congressional committee to Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Clinton confidant and former White House aide in Bill Clinton’s administration.
At least 15 emails given by Mr. Blumenthal to the committee—which is investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attack—don’t match any in the archive of more than 30,000 emails turned over by Mrs. Clinton to the State Department late last year, the department said.