February 2, 2016

Cheryl Mills Refused To Speak To State Dept. Investigators About Hillary’s Email Account

Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, refused to speak to investigators with the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General about her handling of a 2012 public records request for information about Clinton’s private email addresses that the agency falsely denied.

That’s according Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who sent letters last week to Secretary of State John Kerry and the State Department’s inspector general Steve Linick, in response to a report Linick’s office released last month about the State Department’s mishandling of Freedom of Information Act requests for records pertaining to Clinton’s email account and private email system.

Mills was identified in that report — though by job title and not by name — as having handled a December 2012 FOIA request filed by the watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, for information about Clinton’s email addresses.

Linick labeled the State Department’s handling and subsequent denial of the request — which was handed down in May 2013 — “inaccurate and incomplete.” The report noted that the FOIA request was denied even though Clinton clearly had a personal email account which Mills and many other officials knew about at the time.

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