• Hillary Clinton Finally Breaks Silence: I Want The Emails Out Too!

    Hillary Clinton, having faced weeks of criticism for avoiding the press since entering the presidential race, finally broke her media silence Tuesday (sort of.

    And it almost didn’t happen.

    Fox News’ Ed Henry interrupted Clinton to ask whether she would take questions as she was in the middle of talking to a carefully selected audience at an event in Cedar Falls, Iowa meant to focus on invigorating small businesses and community banks.

    “Maybe when I finish talking to the people here, how’s that,” Clinton arrogantly replied.“I might. I have to ponder it. I will put it on my list for due consideration.”

    Thanks to Henry, Clinton—who has notoriously not answered a single question from the press for 28 days— actually addressed controversies dogging her campaign after the event, including the email fiasco that’s freshly swirling around her on the campaign trail.

    She told reporters that her State Department emails should be released “as soon as they can get out.”

    “I have said repeatedly I want those emails out,” Clinton told reporters. “Nobody has a bigger interest in getting them released than I do.” Clinton said to reporters in a rare instance of fielding press questions on the campaign trail.

    She contended she has limited say over the timetable.

    “Anything that they might do to expedite that process I heartily support,” she said. “I want the American people to learn as much as they can about the work I did with our diplomats and our development experts.”

    “They’re not mine,” Clinton said about her emails. She turned over copies of them to her former department last December. “The State Department has to go through its process, but as much as they can expedite the process, that’s what I’m asking them to do.”

    The State Department on Monday night proposed a deadline of January 2016 to complete its review and publicly release the Clinton’s emails. However, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras on Tuesday said in a written order that the State must propose a new schedule by next Tuesday that involves disclosing the records batch-by-batch on a regular basis and updating the court every 60 days on the releases.

    The State Department received the 55,000 pages of emails from Clinton in paper form. Aside from those, Clinton’s office has deleted about 30,000 emails deemed personal.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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