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Monday, August 22, 2016

WHAT'S AN OCTOBER SUPRISE WITHOUT TIME TO SINK IN: "The State Department said Monday it was reviewing nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails recovered as part of the FBI's now-closed investigation into the handling of sensitive information that flowed through Hillary Clinton's private home server. Lawyers for the department told US District Court Judge James E. Boasberg on Monday that they anticipated processing and releasing the first batch of these new emails in mid-October, [...] Judicial Watch lawyer Lauren Burke told Boasberg that the proposed schedule was too slow and pressed for faster release of the emails from the first disk. The judge ordered the department to focus its efforts on processing the emails from the first disk and to report back to him on its progress by September 22."

BusinessInsider reporting, here. Gee. How about fifteen thousand emails the Clinton lawyers did not turn over to State because, clearly in good faith, their caption search algorithms simply were inadequate for the task of winnowing wheat from chaf. No smoking gun lost to public attention that way - no smoking gun intentionally withheld; just a simple mistake, simply made, simply approved by the lawyers' client as the right way to do things.

UPDATE: WaPo, same topic, saying 14,900 non-classified previously unreleased emails the FBI recovered once it had the Clinton server in its custody.

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