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Judge says Hillary Clinton’s emails violated policy, orders State Department to communicate with the FBI

August 20, 2015

 Today a Federal judge, Emmet Sullivan, said that Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server to conduct all State Department business was a violation of policy.

  Here is more:

A federal judge has added fresh fuel to the incendiary controversy over Hillary Clinton’s email, asserting during a hearing Thursday that she violated government policy by storing official messages on a private server when she worked as secretary of state.

“We wouldn’t be here today if this employee had followed government policy,” said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, apparently referring to Clinton, during a hearing on one of the many Freedom of Information act lawsuits seeking access to her records as secretary of state.

  Of course this is not surprising, in fact it is basic common sense to understand that if you are a high-ranking government official you should be using a government account to conduct government business. Judge Sullivan went on to order the State Department to communicate with the FBI in the ongoing investigation.

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the State Department to communicate with the FBI about Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, and opened the door to additional demands on the former secretary of state.

Judge Emmet Sullivan told the department to “establish a dialogue” with the FBI about the machine, and be prepared to demand that the FBI turn over documents that may be related to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

“I’m surprised that State didn’t do that already,” Sullivan told government lawyers.

“If you can get the information as result of a dialogue with the FBI… I think I may be satisfied,” he added. “Let’s see what the investigation reveals, if anything.”

  The fact that the State Department had to be ordered to communicate with the FBI is telling…

  And here is more:

On Thursday, Sullivan raised the specter of demanding that Clinton determine whether a backup of her home server was made either by the company that managed it or by someone else, and prepare for the possibility of turning that over to the government. Those files might contain other messages of interest to the government, he suggested.

“Arguably there were backups of everything that were communicated,” he said. 

“Why wouldn’t the same requirement be appropriate” with that private company as with the FBI, he questioned.

   Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2015 4:51 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Judge: “Hillary, what is a ‘yoot’?”

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 21, 2015 6:21 am

      Thanks for the reblog and LOL!

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 21, 2015 11:07 am

        You’re welcome. (Photo on my side of the blog)

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