Huma Abedin admits Hillary Clinton destroyed State Department schedules
A couple of weeks ago it was reported that Hillary Clinton’s official State Department calendar was missing 75 entries. These entries just happened to be meetings between the former Secretary of State and “longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests.”
If this story is true it appears as if Hillary Clinton went to great lengths to ensure these meetings were kept from the public because it is being reported that Huma Abedin, in a sworn depostion, stated that the former Secretary of State destroyed the hard copies of official State Department schedules on “more than one occasion.”
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Hillary Clinton’s closest aide revealed in a deposition last week that her boss destroyed at least some of her schedules as secretary of state — a revelation that could complicate matters for the presumptive Democratic nominee, who, along with the State Department she ran, is facing numerous lawsuits seeking those public records.
Huma Abedin was deposed in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit into Clinton’s emails — but her admission could be relevant to another lawsuit seeking Clinton’s schedules.
“If there was a schedule that was created that was her Secretary of State daily schedule, and a copy of that was then put in the burn bag, that . . . that certainly happened on . . . on more than one occasion,” Abedin told lawyers representing Judicial Watch, the conservative organization behind the emails lawsuit.
This is a stunning revelation because Hillary Clinton has sworn she only deleted personal emails but Huma Abedin clearly stated she threw State Department schedules into a “burn bag” to be destroyed! So even if we give her the benefit of the doubt and admit Hillary Clinton only deleted personal emails we are still left with the possibility she edited some of the official calendars to omit what she would consider to be embarrassing or troubling meetings with political donors and then destroyed the hard copies of the same schedules. I would be willing to bet the schedules she sent to the “burn bag” are the same schedules which are missing from the official State Department calendars.