Hillary Clinton said it's 'pathetic' that Pompeo promised to release more of her emails ahead of the election

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  • Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said it was “pathetic” that State Secretary Mike Pompeo promised the release more of her emails ahead of the 2020 election.
  • Pompeo made the pledge to release more of Clinton’s State Department emails in an interview with Fox News earlier this month, saying “we’ve got the emails, we’re getting them out.”
  • Ahead of the 2016 election, the FBI investigated Clinton’s use of a private email server, but the investigation resulted in no charges.
  • The State Department also probed into emails of former Clinton aides in 2018, which did not reveal any “persuasive evidence” of widespread mishandling of classified information.
  • Pompeo did not clarify the timeline in which he is attempting to release the emails per his pledge, but said “there will be more to see before the election.”
  • In an interview with The New York Times, Clinton said she thought Pompeo’s promise was “pathetic.”
  • “What they do is they take these emails that were frankly pretty boring, if you want to really know the truth about them, and they begin to try to manipulate them, or they pull them out of context, or they make up whole cloth crazy stories about them,” she said, “And people, unfortunately, believe they’re getting kind of a behind-the-scenes look.”
  • Clinton said she doesn’t believe she will continue to be a target of the Trump administration if he were to win another term, but she said she “can’t entertain the idea of him winning.”
  • “It makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we’d have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions, and damaging of our norms and our values, and lessening of our leadership, and the list goes on,” she said.
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