DEVELOPING -- U.S. State Dept. Caught Attempting to Rig Iowa and New Hampshire Elections
Last May, a judge released an ordermandating that Hillary Clinton’s State Department release large batches of the former secretary of state’s server emails on a monthly basis.
The next deadline is Jan. 29, and according to The Hill, the department filed a court briefing Friday asking that the judge postpone the deadline by a month, allegedly because of the weekend snowstorm across the East Coast.
“[T]his storm will disrupt the Clinton email team’s current plans to work a significant number of hours throughout the upcoming weekend and could affect the number of documents that can be produced on January 29, 2016,” the department argued.
Were the request to be granted, however, the next batch of emails would not be released until after the caucuses in Iowa and the primary in New Hampshire. Caucuses and primaries are fairly similar, in that both are used to determine which candidate should represent the entire party during the general election.
The chances of a huge storm hitting the nation’s capital right before the last batch of emails was supposed to be released — and right before voters turned out in Iowa and New Hampshire — were 1 in a million, of course, but the Clinton tried to make the most of it.
The fact that Hillary’s State Department wanted to postpone the next release until after these two monumentally important events — they can set the tone for the rest of the election season — suggests that this is nothing more than an attempt to boost Clinton’s chance of defeating challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-declared socialist from Vermont.