US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton winks as she attends the fourth Libya Contact Group Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 15, 2011. Top officials from major Western and regional powers began talks in Istanbul Friday to discuss moves of unseating embattled Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi and end the conflict in the country. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Saul LOEB

These e-mails are specifically ones from right before the Sept. 11th Benghazi attack. This is an obvious omission and very specific to the important time when Blumenthal was giving Clinton advice on Benghazi. The plot thickens but we really knew all along…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said Thursday.

The emails all predate the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. diplomatic facility and include scant words written by Clinton herself, the officials said. They consist of more in a series of would-be intelligence reports passed to her by longtime political confidant Sidney Blumenthal, the officials said.

Nevertheless, the fact that the State Department says it can’t find them among emails she provided surely will raise new questions about Clinton’s use of a personal email account and server while secretary of state and whether she has provided the agency all of her work-related correspondence, as she claims.

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