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State Dept. Says It Would Need 75 Years to Release Clinton Emails

State Dept. Says It Would Need 75 Years to Release Clinton Emails
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Via The Hill:

The State Department said it would take 75 years for the release of emails from top aides to Hillary Clinton while she was serving as secretary of State.

Lawyers said it would take that long to compile the 450,000 pages of records from former Clinton aides Cheryl Mills, Jacob Sullivan and Patrick Kennedy, according to a court filing from last week, which was first reported by CNN.

“Given the Department’s current [Freedom of Information Act] (FOIA) workload and the complexity of these documents, it can process about 500 pages a month, meaning it would take approximately 16-and-2/3 years to complete the review of the Mills documents, 33-and-1/3 years to finish the review of the Sullivan documents, and 25 years to wrap up the review of the Kennedy documents — or 75 years in total,” the State Department said in the filing.

This news will be hardest for the rose-colored glasses types out there who still think Her Madameship will get into legal trouble that derails her coronation nomination. Those of us who have been around to smell all of the Clinton stench on American politics know that they are exceedingly accomplished criminals who are difficult to indict. Think Al Capone.

It’s pretty ironic that the State Department is now stuck on procedure after letting Mrs. Clinton throw the rules to the wind. You can bet your retirement money that if this were a Republican, State would be having a hiring frenzy that would make the New Deal look like a tepid approach to providing jobs.

The State and Justice departments have been working in tandem to stonewall any real progress on getting the truth out before Hillary becomes the most powerful woman in the world.

With friends like that, who needs accountability?