The media learned about the requirement trump to expedite the publication of the letters Hillary Clinton
The President of the United States, Donald trump turned to the state Department demanding to speed up the process for public access of the emails of former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton. It is reported by CNN, citing government sources.
According to the channel, this requirement can be considered in the framework of the plans of the Republicans to conduct an investigation of the previous administration. In turn, sources say that trump the wishes to do with his intention to make the work of government agencies more transparent.
Commenting on the demand of the trump to the state Department, the White house spokesman confirmed the opinion of the sources. “The President wants all of Federal service worked in accordance with the requirements imposed on them the law was open to society,” he said.
According to estimates by CNN, a state Department there are about 40 thousand pages of letters to Clinton, which, in accordance with the law on the disclosure of information should be made public.
In addition, we are talking about older documents, whose age in some cases up to ten years. Only the state Department needs to assess the possibility of publication of the order of 13 thousand documents that fall under FOIA law on freedom of information.
The investigation against Hillary Clinton in connection with the use of her personal email to forward work-related information has become one of the key grounds for criticism from opponents during the presidential campaign of 2016. Clinton was accused of thus jeopardizing disclosure of sensitive information. Clinton herself has repeatedly stated that this investigation, together with the “Russian hackers”, was the cause of her defeat.