- The Washington Times - Monday, June 15, 2015

Sidney Blumenthal’s email correspondence on Benghazi suggests that the State Department or former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton did not turn over all of her emails to House investigators, as she has insisted, according to a report in Politico on Monday evening.

Mr. Blumenthal is a longtime Hillary confidante and friend who will testify privately before the the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Tuesday morning. The panel had recently subpoenaed his Benghazi-related emails, Politico reported.

Because Mrs. Clinton used a private email server rather than the government’s, she decided what emails were “official” communications that she would turn them over to the State Department. She has since scrubbed the server clean.

Among the material Mr. Blumenthal had turned over “were several emails concerning Libya between Blumenthal and Clinton that had not been previously turned over by State. Clinton has said she gave all her work-related correspondence, kept on her personal email server, to the State Department,” the Politico article by Rachael Bade reported.

Politico cited an unidentified “congressional source” for its report, which the State Department downplayed but did not directly deny.

“The Department is working diligently to publish to its public website all of the emails received from former Secretary Clinton through the FOIA process,” Alec Gerlach told Politico in a statement. “We provided the Committee with a subset of documents that matched its request and will continue to work with them going forward. Secretary Kerry has been clear that the State Department will be both transparent and thorough in its obligations to the public on this matter.”

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