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Obama Blocks Release Of Crucial Clinton Emails

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Jun. 6 2016, Updated 4:32 p.m. ET

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Barack Obama's administration has put an abrupt halt to the possibility of seeing more of Hillary Clinton's controversial emails, has learned.

Clinton and members of her staff were allegedly sending emails about an international trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership during her time as secretary of state. The trade deal became an key issue during Clinton's presidential bid, when she was accused of changing her stance on the issue: She initially praised the trade negotiations as secretary of state, but later said she was against it.

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"I waited until it had actually been negotiated because I did want to give the benefit of the doubt to the Obama administration," Clinton claimed. "Once I saw what the outcome was, I opposed it."

To clarify the issue, the International Business Times sent an open records request for "correspondence between Clinton's State Department office and the United States Trade Representative," but after a long delay from the State Department the emails are now set to be released — but only after the election, the White House has stipulated.

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Though Clinton has denied involvement in the TTP, leaked information from the State Department suggest otherwise.



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