So, what do TV pundits and print columnists really mean when they say former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned over 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department after it was revealed that she only used a personal email account while running the place? Well, it turns out it means just that.
Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto picked up on an interesting nugget from Friday’s New York Times: “In December, dozens of boxes filled with 50,000 pages of printed emails from Mrs. Clinton’s personal account were delivered to the State Department. Those documents were then examined by department lawyers, who found roughly 900 pages pertaining to the Benghazi attacks.”
Yeah, so “50,000 pages” really meant … well, 50,000 pieces of paper, rather than an electronic version. Reuters reported last week that a full review is likely to take several months given the volume of documents. As Taranto notes in the WSJ piece, compliance with the Freedom of Information Act will now take much longer because State Department officials can’t just do CTRL+F.
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