Whoops! Her Imperial Majesty’s email troubles continue to worsen. Excerpt:
The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.
Justice Department lawyers said last week that the State Department would review and turn over Clinton’s work-related emails to a conservative legal group. The records are among “tens of thousands” of documents found by the FBI in its probe and turned over to the State Department, Justice Department attorney Lisa Ann Olson said Monday in court.
The 14,900 Clinton documents are nearly 50 percent more than the roughly 30,000 emails that Clinton’s lawyers deemed work-related and returned to the department in December 2014.
Also on Monday, a GOP lawmaker issued subpoenas to three private companies that helped run or protect Clinton’s email server. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who chairs the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, is demanding documents by Sept. 9 after the firms declined earlier this year to produce them voluntarily.
Amazingly, while overall polling numbers are narrowing, Her Majesty is still faring well in the ever-so-key swing states. It’s common knowledge that roughly 45% of the electorate is in Her Imperial Majesty’s corner no matter what; The Donald may have boasted that he could shoot someone in Times Square and not lose any of his base, but Her Imperial Majesty could probably set fire to a basket of kittens on live television and not lose much (if any) of that 45%.
The Donald, if he really wants to win this thing, needs to buckle down hard on Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. It’s looking – beginning to, anyway – like he might be doing just that. But time is running out, and if he doesn’t pick up the pace, we may well be facing the most fundamentally corrupt and dishonest President since… well, ever.