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State Dept. Delays Final Release of Clinton's Emails, Judge Not Pleased

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Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 10:49 AM

The State Department appears to be dragging its feet in releasing the last batch of some 54,000 email messages sent or received by Hillary Clinton on a private email set-up while she served as secretary of state — and a federal judge isn't pleased.

"The government has put me between a rock and a hard place . . . which is a position I don't like to be in," U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras said Tuesday, according to Politico.

"To state the obvious, these documents have a lot of public interest and the timing is important for the reasons stated by the plaintiff."

Contreras said he expects the State Department to hand over the remaining unreleased messages, all of which were on her home email server — by his deadline of Feb. 18th — or sooner.

The judge's demand comes after Vice News reporter Jason Leopold filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit stating that voters are being robbed of the opportunity to read all of the emails and decide on who to vote for in this year's presidential race.

The FBI is currently probing Clinton's use of a home server to send and receive messages involving government business, some of them which the State Department says contained classified information.

Republicans have been hammering away the private set-up, saying she likely jeopardized national security and is not fit to be president.

Clinton, who won last week's Democratic presidential caucuses in Iowa, came in second behind Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, the nation's first of the season.

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The State Department appears to be dragging its feet in releasing the last batch of some 54,000 email messages sent or received by Hillary Clinton on a private email set-up while she served as secretary of state - and a federal judge isn't pleased.
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