The American public may have learned much earlier than it eventually did that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account. But two of her State Department aides intervened in late 2012 and early 2013 to block a Freedom of Information Act request seeking records for Clinton’s email accounts.
On Wednesday, Judicial Watch released two emails which show that Clinton insiders Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were made aware of a “significant” FOIA request seeking those records. The liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) had filed the request on Dec. 6, 2012.
But even though Mills, Samuelson, and dozens of other State Department officials knew that Clinton used a private email account, the agency inexplicably and improperly rejected the request in May 2013, several months after Clinton & Co. left office.