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The FBI’s Hillary Server News Tends To Come On Holiday Weekends

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Kevin Daley Supreme Court correspondent
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Major news concerning Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server has tended to come on holiday weekends, a master work of timing that seems too fortunate to be coincidental.

Clinton was interviewed at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 2nd, the weekend of the Fourth of July. News of the meeting was broken exclusively by the Daily Caller. The campaign confirmed the meeting in a Saturday press release.

The FBI released its notes of the July interview Friday, hours before the Labor Day holiday weekend began. The documents indicate Clinton aides uses hammers and software called BleachBit to destroy old mobile devices and conducted a major purge of the email server shortly after a New York Times report on the subject. Clinton herself told the Bureau she did not know documents marked “C” were classified, and attributed several memory lapses to a concussion sustained in 2012. (RELATED: FBI Releases Hillary Clinton Investigation Documents)

Public relations benefits flow from such timing. News consumption declines on Fridays and, compared to the work week, remains low throughout the weekend. The drop is all the more precipitous over holiday weekends. News of these two developments were thus unlikely to be widely disseminated in the public in the immediate aftermath of the news.

An FBI spokesperson told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the period elapsing between the July 2 interview and Friday’s release is not unusual, as the Bureau had to evaluate and redact its notes given the sensitive nature of the probe. Beyond that, the FBI had no comment relating to the investigation.

The Clinton campaign did not respond to multiple inquiries related to this story.

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