Email by Clinton Aides About Arch Terrorist Found On State Department Servers
A follow-up search of State Department emails has turned up over 1,300 emails on arch terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki authored by top aides to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The “belatedly discovered” emails came to light after Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request, Josh Gerstein writes for Politico.
In November US District Court Judge John Bates refused to expedite the release of five emails referring to al-Awlaki from Clinton’s private account. The State Department argued speeding up the process to release of the emails “would just expand and extrapolate the burden on the State Department” said Justice Department lawyer Stephen Elliott.
“It’s unclear how many of the newly discovered Al-Awlaki-related messages are substantive and how many are news reports forwarded by State officials,” Gerstein writes.
Documents released in October 2014 revealed al-Awlaki had worked with the FBI following the attacks of September 11 2001. His status afforded him special privileges.