The Obama State Department allowed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin to remove call logs, scheduling documents and files described as â€œMuslim Engagementâ€ from government premises by labeling the records â€œprivate,â€ Judicial Watch has learned.
Judicial Watch obtained records about the document removals in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)Â requestÂ for all forms authorizing the removal of â€œpersonal papers and non-record materials,â€ according to a ThursdayÂ press release.
â€œThese new documents show the Obama State Department had a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her calls logs and schedules, which would be contrary to FOIA and other laws,â€ Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. â€œWhen are the American people going to get an honest investigation of the Clinton crimes?â€
The documents, which are not classified but carry a special notation that they are not to be made public under normal FOIA procedure, include a list of Clintonâ€™s personal and official calls. The special notation was included as part of an addendum signed by Clarence N. Finney Jr., then-director of the Office of Correspondence and Records, who reviewed the records.
The newly obtained records also show that Abedin was authorized to remove five boxes of â€œphysical filesâ€ that include documents described as â€œMuslim Engagement.â€
They also indicate that Clinton removed a physical file of â€œthe log of the Secretaryâ€™s gifts with pictures of gifts,â€ which could potentially exposeÂ Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative connections.