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The Department of Justice defends Hillary Clinton against Freedom Watch server subpoena

March 30, 2015

  According to this story the Department of Injustice is defending Hillary Clinton from a FOIA subpoena sought by Freedom Watch in an attempt to force her to release the emails she wrote as Secretary of State on her personal email server. 

  Here is more:

The Justice Department is defending former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from a motion to subpoena her private emails under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

“Such action is unnecessary and inappropriate under FOIA,” DOJ officials wrote in a legal briefing filed Thursday. Officials were responding to a case launched by Larry Klayman, the founder of the conservative watchdog group Freedom Watch.

Klayman is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to subpoena Clinton’s computer server where she housed the private email address she used while serving in the State Department.

Clinton has turned over 55,000 pages of emails that she believed could be considered official government communications, but she deleted 30,000 emails that she considered to be personal.

The Justice Department describes Klayman’s call for a subpoena as “speculation” in its brief.

“Plaintiff provides no basis, beyond sheer speculation, to believe that former Secretary Clinton withheld any work-related emails from those provided to the Department of State,” the agency says.

But here is the most interesting and, in my opinion, most important quote:

The agency says that the Freedom of Information Act “creates no obligation for an agency to search for and produce records that it does not possess and control.”

  Which is precisely why she set up her own personal email server in the first place! Mission accomplished! Or at least partly…this may (or may not be) true of a FOIA request made on behalf a watchdog group but I find it hard to believe this would hold true if the Congress subpoenas the email server. But then again, at this point I would not be surprised if that is the claim which is made in her defense.

  As far as this being “sheer speculation” goes; that is all we have to go on because Hillary Clinton took great measures to ensure there would be nothing left but speculation.

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2015 7:12 pm

    OUR BELOVED STEVE, CAN YOU EVER GUESS ONE OF THE MANY REASONS WHY???:::

    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2015/03/30/google-announces-its-2015-employee-of-the-yearbarack-obama/

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    • March 30, 2015 7:34 pm

      Beloved?! You make me blush. 😉 Why am I not surprised by this news? Oh yeah, Obama are Google are in bed together…

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      • futuret permalink
        March 30, 2015 7:54 pm

        HUGS STEVE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WE CAN BLUSH TOGETHER. WELL, LET THE BED BUGS HAVE AT THEM. GEE, I SEE YOUR CHEEKS ARE ROSY ALREADY.

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      • March 30, 2015 8:11 pm

        Yes they are!

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  2. March 30, 2015 8:02 pm

    D.C. Court. Right, that is the court Obama stacked. Obama is so far ahead of us it is pathetic.

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  3. Pjetermc3 permalink
    March 31, 2015 6:04 am

    Compared to his beloved Hillary the slick meister is a rank amateur. Unlike him she would never have left bodily fluids on her blue pant suit any more than leave incriminating e-mails on her private server. Soon this crisis too shall pass and Hillary can go back to baking the cookies she’s so famous for.

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    • March 31, 2015 6:57 pm

      Bill is always thought of as a smooth operator but it appears as if she might be even better!

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  4. The Hillary Difference permalink
    March 31, 2015 7:22 am

    Reblogged this on The Hillary Difference in 2016.

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