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Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:20 PM

 

State Department seeks 2-year-plus delay in suit for Clinton aides’ emails

http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2016/06/clinton-emails-state-lawsuit-delay-request-224981#ixzz4D517Fk50

Justice Department lawyers notified U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras on Wednesday that State will be unable to meet the court-ordered deadline of July 21 in the lawsuit the conservative group Citizens United brought earlier this year seeking emails ex-State Department officials Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, Melanne Verveer and Michael Fuchs exchanged with individuals at the Clinton Foundation or a firm with ties to the Clintons, Teneo Consulting.

The government lawyers asked Contreras to give State an additional 27 months— until October 2018—to finish work on the request, processing documents at a rate of about 500 pages a month.


I think this is bad optics, it will just feed fuel to the fire that the State Dept. is working to block the investigation especially with the recent incident with Bill Clinton and Lynch. 500 pages a month seems a bit low as that is only about 25 pages a work day processed.

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Reply State Department seeks 2-year-plus delay in suit for Clinton aides’ emails (Original post)
GeorgiaPeanuts Jun 2016 OP
still_one Jun 2016 #1
morningfog Jun 2016 #2
still_one Jun 2016 #4
GeorgiaPeanuts Jun 2016 #3
still_one Jun 2016 #5
GeorgiaPeanuts Jun 2016 #6
840high Jul 2016 #38
Maru Kitteh Jul 2016 #47
840high Jul 2016 #48
leftofcool Jun 2016 #7
still_one Jun 2016 #9
GeorgiaPeanuts Jun 2016 #10
leftofcool Jun 2016 #15
creeksneakers2 Jun 2016 #20
Post removed Jun 2016 #8
still_one Jun 2016 #11
Post removed Jun 2016 #19
lostincalifornia Jun 2016 #27
Post removed Jun 2016 #29
George II Jun 2016 #12
GeorgiaPeanuts Jun 2016 #13
leftofcool Jun 2016 #16
GeorgiaPeanuts Jun 2016 #17
morningfog Jun 2016 #31
840high Jul 2016 #39
Post removed Jul 2016 #42
synergie Jul 2016 #43
morningfog Jun 2016 #25
George II Jun 2016 #28
morningfog Jun 2016 #30
George II Jun 2016 #33
morningfog Jun 2016 #34
George II Jun 2016 #35
trc Jun 2016 #14
GeorgiaPeanuts Jun 2016 #26
MohRokTah Jun 2016 #18
GeorgiaPeanuts Jun 2016 #22
MohRokTah Jun 2016 #23
GeorgiaPeanuts Jun 2016 #24
MohRokTah Jun 2016 #36
840high Jul 2016 #40
Loki Jul 2016 #45
Politicalboi Jun 2016 #21
Arazi Jun 2016 #32
SheilaT Jul 2016 #37
cosmicone Jul 2016 #41
NastyRiffraff Jul 2016 #44
randome Jul 2016 #46

Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:24 PM

1. So who will you be voting for in the general election?

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:25 PM

2. Why are you posting about a DUer? Why make it personal?

 

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Response to morningfog (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:28 PM

4. The OP is pushing the right wing Citizens United case. The OP knows exactly what he or she is doing

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:26 PM

3. I voted in the Democratic Primary and I am on a site called Democratic Underground...

 

I wonder who.. but nice job insinuating I have ulterior motives.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:28 PM

5. Are you cheering for Citizens United? Of course you avoided the question I asked

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Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:31 PM

6. I am under no obligation to humor an asinine question that violates the ToS

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:16 AM

38. Not your business.

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #38)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:08 PM

47. Of course it is. This is Democratic Underground. Our business is the election of Democrats

Beginning with, and most especially, the Democratic nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Do not post support for Republicans or independent/third-party "spoiler" candidates. Do not state that you are not going to vote, or that you will write-in a candidate that is not on the ballot, or that you intend to vote for any candidate other than the official Democratic nominee in any general election where a Democrat is on the ballot. Do not post anything that smears Democrats generally, or that is intended to dissuade people from supporting the Democratic Party or its candidates. Don't argue there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats.

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So yes, of course it is our business who someone votes and advocates for in the general election.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #47)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:45 PM

48. Votes are private.

 

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:35 PM

7. Fuck Citizens United!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:37 PM

9. Isn't that terrific, some people pushing the right wing Citizens United

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Response to still_one (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:39 PM

10. This post is about the request for a 2 year delay and less with Citizens United

 

Seeing how the only reason Citizens united is even mentioned in the article is because they filed the FOIA request. The point of the OP is in regard to the email investigation that actions like this I feel will be potentially damaging for the election because while it is not likely some nefarious plot by the state dept. to stonewall any investigation it gives the appearance of such. Sigh...

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:51 PM

15. Like I said, FU to Citizens United.

They are a right wing hatchet group who does not deserve anything under FOIA.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:58 PM

20. The State Department

is overwhelmed with FOIA requests.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:40 PM

11. because that would defeat the OPs purpose. To push the right wing case, and try to undermine

Hillary

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Response to Post removed (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:13 PM

27. How would you know what the jury results are?

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:41 PM

12. Three questions:

Why are you hinting that the State Dept. is blocking the investigation?

Why are you hinting that a chance meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch had ulterior motives and had something to do with the investigation?

Why are you questioning the pace of releasing emails?


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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:43 PM

13. Where did I hint any of those things?

 

Many republicans think that Obama/etc. are going to block an indictment over the emails and interfere with the investigation...

Actions like this feed the fire, even if there is nothing improper going on.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:52 PM

16. Answer the questions!!!!!!!!!!!!

And just so you are aware, there is not going to be an indictment.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:53 PM

17. I asked to be shown where I personally hinted any of the claims he/she made against me.

 

I cannot answer a question that starts from a false premise.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:21 PM

31. Answer the questions? Is it an interrogation?

 

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:20 AM

39. Who are you to demand?

 

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 02:20 AM

43. That fire is fueled by RW lies and propaganda, there is nothing wrong with "actions like these"

 

Republicans don't think, they simply swallow whatever BS they're fed, and this thing they're trying to blow up into something in no way changes the storyline they've already created.

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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:09 PM

25. WHy are you posting about a DUer?

 

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Response to morningfog (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:14 PM

28. Who is "posting about a DUer"?

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Response to George II (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:20 PM

30. You asking for the DUer to explain themselves, are you not?

 

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Response to morningfog (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:27 PM

33. Isn't that what people do on a discussion site when one doesn't understand someone?

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Response to George II (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:28 PM

34. You aren't asking for clarification though, are you?

 

You're asking for their motivation, right?

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Response to morningfog (Reply #34)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:31 PM

35. You read it the way you want, but remember I was asking the OP, not you.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:45 PM

14. The problem is with the State Department's system for archiving emails

I believe Rachel Maddow went through this several weeks ago. It seems that the archival process is so archaic that the emails to be retained must first be printed then submitted for storage. There apparently is no method in place for indexing the emails received so it literally is a hand search of documents to find relevant emails. That's why it can take months to search what should take only hours.

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Response to trc (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:11 PM

26. Thanks for a reasonable response...

 

That seems like a good way to respond if anybody bring this up in conversation.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:53 PM

18. I thought I'd seen everything here, but DUers supporting a Citizen's United lawsuit?

 

DAYUM!

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:02 PM

22. Can you show where I supported the Citizen's United Lawsuit?

 

I fail to see how discussing a current event and what implications it could have on the election is supporting a Right Winger group, the very group who opened the floodgates for money in politics.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:04 PM

24. Yeah thought so...

 

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:52 PM

36. You betchum, Skippy. eom

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #36)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:23 AM

40. 'bye

 

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:48 PM

45. Paging Georgia Peanuts, pick up, pick up, pick up. Do you know who David Bossie is?

You might want to look him up and it might give you some insight into why posting information that sites his suit as something legitimate wouldn't be considered a good idea here. Just a heads up, if you're interested. I'll give you a hint, he's a Republican hack. So posting something using Citizen's United (the organization) as a source, well do you get the picture? We shall see.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:59 PM

21. OMG!!!!!

 

LOL! It figures. I'm really surprised, really.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 11:25 PM

32. Of course they're blocking the investigation. Duh

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:27 AM

37. Wow. Two years. How do these people actually spend their working days? What

 

do they actually do all day long?

In the world outside of the government, lots of things get taken care of in a vastly more timely manner. Why should this take so long?

Really?

I wish I worked for an outfit where a year or more could be spent on something, and then we'd request an additional two years to finish the job. Maybe.

Where have I gone wrong in my employment choices?

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:24 AM

41. Post removed

 

The content of this post defending from the assertions in the OP has been preemptively removed to not be caught up in censorship of pro-Hillary posts prevalent here.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 11:39 AM

44. Good grief!

I actually had to double check that I was on the right site. Turns out it IS DU, but a post touting a Citizens United (!) suit and implying that a conversation between two people who know each other well is some kind of conspiracy? That post would not be out of place on Free Republic.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:51 PM

46. “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”

 

Apparently some can never get enough of it, though.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]Stop looking for heroes. BE one.[/center][/font][hr]

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