It looks like Obama certainly had Hillary Clinton’s back.
Documents released by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch on Thursday revealed that the Obama administration allowed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides to remove physical and electronic records from the State Department.
Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that solicited all DS-1904 (Authorization for the Removal of Personal Papers and Non-Record Materials) forms completed on behalf of:
Former Secretary Clinton,
Former Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills
Former Deputy Chief of Staff Jacob Sullivan
Former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin
Clinton and her staff were allowed to remove the records under the claim that they were “personal” and “unclassified, non-record,” materials. They were not to be made public.
Abedin was allowed to take five boxes of State Department physical files, including records known as “Muslim Engagement Documents.”
Clinton removed a list of personal calls and schedules that featured notation saying they were not to be made public.
Other records removed by Clinton and her aides were:
“Electronic copy of ‘daily files’ – which are word versions of public documents and non-records: speeches/press statements/photos from the website, a non-record copy of the schedule, a non record copy of the call log, press clips, and agenda of daily activities
“Electronic copy of a log of calls the Secretary made since 2004, it is a non-record, since her official calls are logged elsewhere (official schedule and official call log)
“Electronic copy of the Secretary’s “call grid” which is a running list of calls she wants to make (both personal and official)
“16 boxes: Personal Schedules (1993 thru 2008-prior to the Secretary’s tenure at the Department of State.
“29 boxes: Miscellaneous Public Schedules during her tenure as FLOTUS and Senator-prior to the Secretary’s tenure at the Department of State
“1 box: Personal Reimbursable receipts (6/25/2009 thru 1/14/2013)
“1 box: Personal Photos
‘1 box: Personal schedule (2009-2013).”
While the State Department kept copies of some of the Clinton documents, such as schedules and calls, there was no record of copies being made for the documents that preceded her time as Secretary of State.
Judicial Watch noted that “most significant of these are her personal correspondence and gift binders, which could reflect Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative ties.”
Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, issued the following statement:
“We already know the Obama State Department let Hillary Clinton steal and then delete her government emails, which included classified information. But these new records show that was only part of the scandal.
“These new documents show the Obama State Department had a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her calls logs and schedules, which would be contrary to FOIA and other law.”
Fitton closed with the question: “When are the American people going to get an honest investigation of the Clinton crimes?”