RNC Dares Hillary to Release Her Own Emails if State Department Refuses

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Aug 11, 2016 7:30 AM
RNC Dares Hillary to Release Her Own Emails if State Department Refuses

New Hillary Clinton emails suggest the Clinton Foundation was seeking special favors from the State Department while she was serving as secretary of state. It was just another scandal to add to her long list of controversies and we may not have heard of it were it not for the legal group Judicial Watch's FOIA request.

Some might say the State Department has not exactly been completely forthcoming in the Clinton email scandal. While the department has released thousands of emails from Clinton's private server as part of a court order, it has not done the same with more work-related emails the FBI discovered in its investigation. 

Other agencies have been just as cooperative. Recently we learned that the FBI had requested an investigation into Clinton's emails - and the Department of Justice said no thanks. Now, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus is challenging them to release the messages - and if they refuse, why not Clinton herself?

“With growing evidence of pay-to-play relationships between Clinton’s State Department and her family foundation, the State Department owes it to the American people to release the thousands of work-related emails she failed to turn over before voters head to the polls,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "Clinton has repeatedly looked in the eyes of the American people and lied to their face in order to hide her unethical and reckless conduct as secretary of state while furthering her own self-interest. If the State Department continues to withhold these emails, Hillary Clinton should demand they be released, or release them herself. Anything less than a full release of these public records before voting begins will only further prove that we have a rigged system that has one set of rules political elites and another for everyone else. Our country cannot afford further erosion of the public’s faith in our institutions because of the unseemly and deep collusion between the Obama Administration and their anointed successor Hillary Clinton.”

I must leave you with this apt tweet.