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Hillary Clinton’s closest aide revealed in a deposition last week that her boss destroyed at least some of her schedules as secretary of state — a revelation that could complicate matters for the presumptive Democratic nominee, who, along with the State Department she ran, is facing numerous lawsuits seeking those public records.
Huma Abedin was deposed in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit into Clinton’s emails — but her admission could be relevant to another lawsuit seeking Clinton’s schedules.
“If there was a schedule that was created that was her Secretary of State daily schedule, and a copy of that was then put in the burn bag, that . . . that certainly happened on . . . on more than one occasion,” Abedin told lawyers representing Judicial Watch, the conservative organization behind the emails lawsuit.
Abedin made the surprising admission in response to a question about document destruction at the Department of State. A lawyer for Judicial Watch asked: “And during your tenure at the State Department, were you aware of your obligation not to delete federal records or destroy federal records?”
Abedin was not pressed for more details.
Clinton has admitted to destroying “private personal emails” as secretary of state. But Abedin’s admission that she used so-called “burn bags” — a container that material is placed in before it is destroyed — for some of her schedules is the first time anyone close to her has disclosed destroying public records.
The Associated Press has been seeking Clinton’s schedule through Freedom of Information Act requests asking for Clinton’s public and private calendars and schedules from Jan. 21, 2009, through Feb. 1, 2013. The wire service sued the State Department for those schedules in 2015.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: IAMTAT
Her personal schedule isn't federal records.
Oh my she flushed federal toilet paper. Get her. Lock her up and throw away the key.
God almighty no issue is too small for this nit picking crew.
I laugh every day over these boards. It's so pathetic it's funny.
originally posted by: 200Plus
Question: Where are Clintons schedules while she was SoS?
Answer: She burned them.
CtR: Those were just copies. No big deal.
Question: Where are the "Original" schedules while she was SoS?
Answer: She deleted/destroyed them.
CtR: That is why they keep copies. No big deal.
Question: Where are the copies of her schedules while she was SoS?
Answer: She burned them.
CtR: They were just the copies. No big deal.
CtR: It's all a rightwing conspiracy. She hasn't been convicted, so no crime was committed. What difference does it make. No body, no murder (as it were).
Is there any wonder people don't take Clinton supporters seriously.
Her personal schedule is not federal records.