State Department Refuses Hillary Emails to House Benghazi Committee

Amid Tuesday’s 11th-hour release of over 3,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails, the State Department announced it is withholding a “small number” of documents from the House.

As a part of the release, the State Department turned over 3,600 pages of emails to the House Select Committee on Benghazi in response to its ongoing investigation.

Citing “important executive branch institutional interests”, Assistant Secretary of State Julia Frifield explained in a letter to committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy that those documents would not be made available for investigation.

Frifield did not indicate exactly how many documents were among the “small number.” And given Gowdy’s previous responses to what has been seen by many in the House as continued stonewalling by the Obama administration, an ultimatum from the select committee may be coming soon.

As explained here at Conservative Intel earlier this week, the Hillary email scandal is not going away anytime soon. This withholding is just another reason why.