State Department quickly responds to Democrat requests for documents and slow rolls GOP requests
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., blasted the State Department on Thursday for moving quickly to provide a requested email from Hillary Clinton's server to Democrats on the House Oversight Committee while stonewalling requests from Republicans and the public.They have also been slow rolling media requests for years and still make the claim that there is no way they can get the material released before the election. It makes you think they have something to hide and hope to run out the clock to help the Clinton campaign.
During a hearing about the agency's handling of Freedom of Information Act requests, Meadows questioned why the State Department handed over an email chain between Colin Powell and Clinton just five days after Rep. Elijah Cummings, the committee's top Democrat, and seven other minority members asked for it while ignoring a FOIA request for that same email since 2014.
"We try to the best of our ability to respond to committees of Congress," said Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary for management at the State Department, in defense of his agency's treatment of records requests.
"It is with unbelievable speed when it fits the narrative that you want to do," Meadows argued.