Megyn: 'Absurd' to Suggest Clinton Didn't Know Federal Records Act Obligations
Megyn Kelly and former Department of Justice attorney Shannen Coffin tonight discussed the revelation that there is “no record” of Hillary Clinton signing the OF-109 form.
“We have reviewed Secretary Clinton’s official personnel file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing the OF-109,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said today.
Psaki also suggested that secretaries at that level may not be subjected to the same protocols as lower level employees, which Kelly slammed as false.
Kelly said federal law is clear that government officials can’t conceal records, citing 18 U.S. Code Section 2071 (B), which reads:
Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Coffin said that there’s evidence which raises questions about whether or not Clinton committed a crime.
“She certainly has a concealment problem when she’s hiding the existence of at least 30,000 records,” he said. “She might have a destruction problem given this strange review process that her lawyers went through, which resulted apparently in the deletion of 31,000 records.”
Kelly noted that Clinton worked as an attorney, was in the White House for eight years, and then served as secretary of state for four.
“To suggest that she had no idea what her obligations were under the Federal Records Act is absurd,” Kelly said.
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