- Judge James Boasberg said on Monday the emails could be disclosed
- They will probably go from FBI to the State Dept, which will process them
- But it may take 5 years for all emails – including Weiner’s – to be processed
- Judicial Watch is suing the State Dept for access to the pre-Weiner emails
- It says if the FBI won’t hand Wiener docs over to State Dept, it will sue them
Warning: Judge James Boasberg (pictured) said that the recently discovered Clinton emails could be opened up to the public – but warned it could take five years to do
Emails regarding Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop can be made public, a Federal judge said Monday – but he warned the process could take five years.
During the hearing, it was said that the FBI would most likely release the documents to the State Dept, which is the subject of existing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits targeting the other emails.
But US District Judge James Boasberg wasn’t happy that it might take five years for all Clinton emails to be cleared for the public by the State Dept.
‘I’m not satisfied saying, “Fine, go ahead and take five years,”‘ he said, according to US News.
Things are still extremely uncertain with regard to the Weiner files.
Trouble: The renewed probe into Clinton’s email server caused trouble for her campaign. The FBI is expected to hand the new emails to the State Dept, which will prepare them for release
Justice Department attorney Lisa Olson told Boasberg that the State Dept believes it has a standing request with the FBI to receive additional Clinton documents.
But she added that it doesn’t yet have the 650,000 Weiner emails, which are believed to have been sent between his wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin and the Clinton server.
If it does get them, she said, she ‘assumes’ that they will be reviewed for possible disclosure.
And the State Dept is the subject of a number of FOIA suits from conservative transparency organization Judicial Watch, which will demand the files.
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