Federal Judge Re-Opens Hillary Email Case, Excoriates DOJ, State Department
It’s been quiet on the Hillary Clinton email investigation front – so quiet that Hillary may have been thinking she got away with it. Not so fast, says a federal judge.
In a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, Federal Judge Royce C. Lambeth ordered that discovery be opened into whether Hillary Clinton violated the Freedom of Information Act.
Judicial Watch reports:
“…in a ruling excoriating both the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth has ordered both agencies to join Judicial Watch in submitting a proposed schedule for discovery into whether Hillary Clinton sought to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a private email system and whether the State Department acted in “bad faith” by failing to disclose knowledge of the email system.
Terming Clinton’s use of her private email system, “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency,” Lamberth wrote in his MEMORANDUM OPINION:
… his [President Barack Obama’s] State and Justice Departments fell far short. So far short that the court questions, even now, whether they are acting in good faith. Did Hillary Clinton use her private email as Secretary of State to thwart this lofty goal [Obama announced standard for transparency]? Was the State Department’s attempt to settle this FOIA case in 2014 an effort to avoid searching – and disclosing the existence of – Clinton’s missing emails? And has State ever adequately searched for records in this case?”
Hillary Clinton may yet pay for her misdeeds. Stay tuned.
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