A federal judge is now escalating the release of the remaining emails at the State Department, ordering them to be released by the end of February, just in time for Super Tuesday:
POLITICO – A federal judge has ordered the State Department to make four additional releases of Hillary Clinton’s emails between Saturday and the end of February.
U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras issued an order Thursday requiring State to release batches of the still-undisclosed portion of Clinton’s emails on Feb. 13, 19 and 26 with “all remaining documents” released by “the close of business” on Feb. 29.
Contreras had publicly discussed the possibility of releasing some of the messages directly to the Freedom of Information Act litigant whose case the judge is overseeing, Jason Leopold of Vice News. However, the judge’s order Thursday directs State to release the records on its website, as the agency has done at least once each month since last May.
The release schedule stretches the emails disclosures out through two upcoming contests where Clinton is competing for delegates in the Democratic presidential race: the Feb. 20 Nevada caucuses and the Feb. 27 South Carolina primaries.
Lawyers for Leopold had argued that the elections created an urgency for State to complete its work reviewing and releasing the Clinton emails. At a hearing Tuesday, the judge said he agreed.
Get out the popcorn. Hillary’s electability troubles may only be starting.