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Sessions Speeds Up Clinton Email Case

by Countable | Updated on 4.10.18

What's the story?

  • President Trump on Saturday accused the Justice Department of "slow walking" the release of documents related to an FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
  • In response, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is speeding up the delivery of more than a million documents to Congress.

Who’s requesting the docs?

  • Last month, the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed records connected to the DOJ’s review of the FBI’s handling of the investigation of Clinton’s email server.

How’s it being sped up?

  • The DOJ has tapped U.S. Attorney John Lausch of Chicago to oversee the production of documents as he’s "outside of D.C. and independent of the FBI hierarchy."

"Our goal is to assure Congress, the president and the American people that the FBI is going to produce the relevant documents and will do so completely and with integrity and professionalism," Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.

  • The FBI has also doubled the number of people working on the request to 54 staff members. They are working two shifts daily to speed up the production of documents.

What do you think?

Has the DOJ been "slow walking" the delivery of documents? Is the House Judiciary Committee correct in continuing to investigate Hillary Clinton’s emails? Should additional committees get involved? Hit Take Action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.

—Josh Herman

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  • She.Persisted
    04/10/2018
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    The President of the United States pressuring an investigation of a political opponent is an abuse of power and derailment of democracy. It also serves as a distraction from the real threat of illegal activity conducted by and on behalf of the sitting president.

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  • Robert
    04/11/2018
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    Another wild goose chase initiated by a mentally impaired man who is running the country into the ground. Have the Justice Department look for the electronic bugs that Obama put in Trump tower while you’re at it. Obama and Hillary are not the problem. Trump is the problem. Don’t fall for his diversionary tactics that deflect from the Mueller investigation.

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  • Ann
    04/10/2018
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    Stop wasting my tax dollars on stupid things that are already resolved! Get over it!

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  • Christine
    04/10/2018
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    What a WASTE of taxpayer $$$$$$.

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  • John
    04/10/2018
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    45 and the House Repugnacants will forever be investigating Hillary Clinton because they can’t face facts. She beat 45. She didn’t have a pizza/sex slave ring. She was a very good Secretary of State. She didn’t do anything to cause Benghazi. And, she BEAT 45!

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  • David
    04/10/2018
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    Enough with Hillary and her email server. Presidents who live in glass houses....

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  • Jeanne
    04/11/2018
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    Trump appears more paranoid than Nixon!

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  • Richard
    04/11/2018
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    Can we stop pretending that this is anything but a way to try and take the pressure off of old orange face?

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  • Ochoninja
    04/10/2018
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    This has already been done. What about double jeopardy? Just anything to distract from his investigation. If innocent why is he so scared?

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  • kleineklein
    04/11/2018
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    Please focus your time and energy on things that matter. Clinton was investigated. She lost the election. She holds no office. At this point it appears that any investigation into her emails is just a deflection from the very real issues affecting our country right now. Please put an end to this ridiculousness. Stop wasting time & resources on this. Use those resources to find an immigration solution, use them to find real solutions for our relationships with China & North Korea, use them to build humanitarian support for Syria.

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  • Sherri
    04/11/2018
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    Trump, Sessions, and certain members of Congress are trying anything they can to distract us from Mueller’s investigation. At this point in time, we don’t care about Hillary’s emails. We care that a crime family is in the White House destroying democracy, with the help of Congress. PROTECT MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION

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  • Christine
    04/10/2018
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    This is ridiculous. He is demanding this because he needs to deflect! MAKE it STOP!

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  • Andi
    04/10/2018
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    How long does Obama and Clinton get to be this idiots go to deflection? For the love of God you are a waste of space 45. You’re the president in title only. Grow up and lead. We are a laughing stock of EVERYONE! Allies and enemies. You’re the butt of jokes. Is Clintons email server going to do anything for the Wall you sent thousands of soldiers to babysit? Will it put food in the stomachs of starving people? Will it put money in the bank for those below poverty line? You pompous ass and every fucking idiot who entertains his delusions need to shut up already and actually do your job. This is sickening display of wasting money that’s not yours to waste. Trump wants to investigate Hillary make him pay for it out of his own pocket. Does anyone care our enemies are sitting trigger happy to send a nuclear war our way and what will we be doing? Having Clinton’s private server up and ready!? Jesus

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  • Pat
    04/10/2018
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    The Republicans have been pushing an investigation on Hillary for years. No one has found anything yet other than she used a private email server. Now, Trump is in office; he’s part of NY mafia and has been money laundering for years. No telling what else we are going to find he is guilty of when Mueller finishes his investigation. Now that the investigation is getting hot for him the Hillary emails are being brought back up. Deflection.

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  • BeStrong
    04/11/2018
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    Awesome. Congress is going to be sent over 1MILLION pages on Hillary emails. These folks won’t read their own budget and now they’re going to read, digest and then make recommendations on over 1 MILLION pages. 😂. This email matter was already addressed in 2015-16. This round is just to placate Mr Trump...Just do your job. We have shit going on.

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  • OlderNWiser
    04/11/2018
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    The corrupt White House and administration create daily chaos to distract from their money laundering, Russian connections, immoral and illegal actions. Both #45 and Sessions need to be removed before they destroy more lives for their white male supremacist dictatorship agenda. When will they get over Hillary Clinton’s winning the election? Looks like never. Help!

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  • Patricia
    04/10/2018
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    This is a major and costly distraction by a person in deep trouble for real crimes. When will the legislature do something to curb this man’s excesses? There are no checks and balances left. The GOP is shameful and complicit in Trump’s destruction of our country as we know it.

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  • Wyoming4178
    04/11/2018
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    I seen a lot in my sixty one years political speaking. I have never seen a president try to run the Justice department and FBI as his own personal business. It’s been plain to see this President doesn’t no there are 3 branches of government. And he’s only one part of it. This President is dangerous.

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  • Kathie
    04/11/2018
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    Stop! Stop this ”witch hunt” immediately! Hillary has already been investigated and cleared of this-and other-false claims against her. Stop spending my tax dollars to appease an unhinged, paranoid con man!

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  • David
    04/11/2018
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    Trump has it in for the DOJ and the FBI because Jeff Sessions did the right thing and recused himself, and the Mueller Investigation continues to get ever closer to holding Trump responsible for his own behavior. Hillary has been investigated numerous times with no result other than harassment and unnecessary expenditure of taxpayer funds. Accessing additional documentation is no more being slow-walked than Trump has demonstrated competence to be President. He is diverting attention, scared, and going back to his old tactics of blaming Clinton when he’s feeling cornered. Trump is a bully and is behaving as one.

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