State Department Fails to Produce Court Documents Because File Exceeded Bandwidth Limit

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Sep 27, 2016 12:15 PM
State Department Fails to Produce Court Documents Because File Exceeded Bandwidth Limit

The State Department is still having an issue with emails. A court ordered the agency to provide documents to the Daily Caller News Foundation by Monday night, but a technical snafu caused them to miss the deadline. The file, the department explained, was just too big.

The size of the file attached to the email, however, exceeded the maximum file size allowed for the mobile device used by counsel for State, and thus transmission of the email did not complete.

SeeExhibit B. Counsel for State was unaware of this fact until this morning, September 27, 2016.

State sent a follow-up email at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday with the documents, along with an apology.

The Daily Caller had asked for documents to help with their investigation into whether Hillary Clinton and her staff took part in security training. In her interview with the FBI over the summer, Clinton said she didn’t remember if she had or not.

Her mishandling of classified information on a private server suggests one of three things: One, she didn’t receive briefings. Two, she did receiving training and, like she said, forgot it. Three, she received training and ignored it.

The Hill notes that this is an “embarrassing” headline for the State Department. The court ordered the next releases for Oct. 3 and Oct. 10.