Sec. of State John Kerry complained on Tuesday that the numerous investigations into Hillary Clinton’s home-brew email setup is “tying up international diplomats” and other limited agency resources.
But Kerry, who as a Massachusetts senator traded “Secret” emails with Clinton when she was secretary of state, also insisted that it is not clear whether Clinton’s email habits or the investigations undertaken by Congress looking into them have been more of a strain on the State Department’s resources and budget.
“We have more than 50 simultaneous investigations going on, and we have an unprecedented number of FOIA requests,” Kerry told Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “I have had to cannibalize bureaus to get people to go spend their time on these requests.”
“I’m concerned about it because this is tying up international diplomats,” he added later in the testimony.