The Real Reason Secretary Clinton Turned Over Some Emails

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The Real Reason Secretary Clinton Turned Over Some Emails

The Real Reason Secretary Clinton Turned Over Some Emails


United States House of Representatives

March 10, 2015

Speaker of the House John Boehner

The Real Reason Secretary Clinton Turned Over Some Emails

March 10, 2015 | Kevin Smith

There remain unanswered questions about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address for official State Department business, as well as her own personal server, located at her home in New York. But what is clear is that Secretary Clinton didn’t hand over her emails out of the goodness of her heart. She was forced to by smart, determined, and effective oversight by the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Today she claimed: “I feel that I have taken unprecedented steps to provide these public emails; they will be in the public domain.”

But the fact is she never would have turned over those emails were it not for the House Benghazi inquiry. It’s easy for her to claim openness and transparency now, but she had no intention of ever turning over those emails, as The New York Times documented:

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The paper has also described in detail the negotiations under which Secretary Clinton was forced to turn over some of her emails:

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Secretary Clinton’s press conference raised a whole lot more questions than it answered, and the American people deserve the truth. As Speaker Boehner recently said on Fox News Sunday:

“What we need are facts. The American people deserve the truth about what happened, and that’s all what we’re interested in.”

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