After the State Department missed an end of January deadline to publicly release all of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her time as Secretary of State, a federal judge in Washington has now ordered the feds to produce those emails by four dates, the last of which is on the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries.
“The Court expects that Defendant will endeavor to avoid any additional delay,” Judge Rudolph Contreras wrote in his order to the State Department, which has been sued by Vice News for copies of Clinton’s emails.
In his order on Thursday, the judge set out four different deadlines for release of emails – by February 13, February 19, February 26 and February 29.
The dates have some significance when compared to the primary and caucus calendar for the Democrats as well:
+ February 19 is one day before the caucus in Nevada.
+ February 26 is one day before the primary in South Carolina.
+ February 29 is one day before Super Tuesday.