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Investors Op Ed: “After vowing to kill coal jobs, Hillary Clinton is now trying to recast herself as Sissy Spacek in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” But coal workers ain’t buying it, and she’s hearing their wrath while campaigning in West Virginia.

At a CNN town-hall-style forum in March, Clinton asserted: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

Coal country hasn’t forgotten the threat from the Democratic front-runner.”

Opinion: But, apparently, Mrs. Clinton and the State Department completely forgot about 2 more pages and 241 emails that the a Judicial Watch report released yesterday.

“The documents were obtained by Judicial Watch in response to a court order in a May 5, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department, after it failed to respond to a March 18 FOIA request (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)).  The lawsuit seeks:

  • Emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-“state.gov” email address

Many of the documents predate March 18, 2009, go back as far as January, and were not turned over by Clinton to the State Department from her non-government server. The emails cover topics such as: her schedule and travel plans; criticisms of Clinton by Richard Gere; Afghanistan; U.S. financial aid and security concerns for several Pacific Islands; the recommendation for a health care system overhaul; and food security.” Judicialwatch.org

(Richard Gere apparently had criticized Bill Clinton about a lack of AIDS research)

Meanwhile, Judicial Watch included Huma Abadin’s emails: Hillary’s top aide,, who back in November 2015 warned that Hillary was ‘often confused‘ and needed hand-holding about calls with foreign leaders.

The new Abedin emails include an exchange with Clinton’s former Deputy Chief of Staff Jacob Sullivan, in which Abedin suggests Clinton would often complain of being “exhausted”:

From: Abedin, Huma
To: Sullivan, Jacob J.
Sent: Thursday, April 16 18:54:22 2009
Subject:

I have to go to the dinner with her [state dinner in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic]
I just got the I’m exhausted thing from her and Eugene [likely Eugene Bae, Clinton’s advance official] isn’t going to be able to tell Oscar de la Renta to shut up.

The General Election for 2016 is off to an interesting start, don’t ya think?

 

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