Judge sets Sept. 22 deadline for Hillary Clinton email probe
After a new batch of nearly 14,900 emails that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton failed to turn over to the State department last year came to light, Federal Judge James Boasberg Monday ordered the State Department to complete its probe of the case by Sept. 22, just weeks before the Nov. 6 elections.
The missing emails from Clinton’s time as Secretary of State were uncovered by the FBI after scouring her private server and officials’ computer archives. They were handed to the State Department late last month. After determining which emails contain sensitive government information, the State Department will have to set a timetable for its release.
One of those messages showed how Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin facilitated meetings between wealthy donors to the Clinton foundation and the secretary of state.
Her campaign rival Donald Trump has called for a special prosecutor to probe the financial deals of the foundation.