MORE THAN NINE (9) MONTHS AFTER HILLARY CLINTON BELATEDLY TURNED OVER A PORTION OF HER E-MAILS TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT, THREE OF HER TOP AIDES HAVE EVEN MORE BELATEDLY TURNED OVER 100,000 PAGES OF THEIR OWN
ACCORDING TO THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT, HUMA ABEDIN TURNED OVER ABOUT 23,000 PAGES OF E-MAILS — PHILIPPE REINES RETURNED 70,000 PAGES — & CHERYL MILLS ALMOST 12,000 PAGES
STATE DEPARTMENT INDICATES THAT IT MUST PERUSE ALL THE ABEDIN, REINES & MILLS E-MAILS, COMB THEM FOR CLASSIFIED MATERIAL AND REDACT SUCH MATERIAL — BEFORE MAKING IT AVAILABLE TO REQUESTS BY THE PUBLIC
According to a report in the Saturday Washington Times — “Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top aides have belatedly turned over more than 100,000 pages of emails they had kept on personal email accounts, or accounts tied to Mrs. Clinton’s server, the government told a federal judge late Friday.... Huma Abedin turned over an estimated 23,000 pages of emails, Philippe Reines gave back 70,000 pages of messages and Cheryl Mills returned somewhere in the neighborhood of 11,870 pages, the Obama administration told Judge Rudolph Contreras in a court filing....” ( See “Hillary Clinton’s aides relinquish more than 100,000 pages of emails” by Stephen Dinan, 9/19/15, The Washington Times [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/19/hillary-clinton-aides-relinquish-more-100000-pages/]).
Stephen Dinan’s article went on to note that “.... The messages came to light after it was discovered Mrs. Clinton used a non-State.gov account to conduct her business during her four years as secretary. Attention then turned to her aides, and it turned out they, too, did a lot of business on non-State.gov email accounts.... Those messages have effectively been shielded from public scrutiny for years, in defiance of federal policies that discourage use of personal email accounts and insist that when they are used, all government-related business be forwarded to an official account for record-keeping.... Mrs. Clinton returned about 32,000 messages to the government in December. Ms. Mills didn’t return her last batch of messages until Aug. 12, and Ms. Abedin was even later, taking until Sept. 1 — or after the deadline the State Department had agreed to — to finally give back all of her government business messages.... Mr. Reines returned 70,000 pages of emails on July 28. But most of those are daily compilations of articles in the press related to State Department business. Excluding those, Mr. Reines has provided about 16,000 pages of new emails to the Department....”