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Judge reopens part of Hillary Clinton email investigation

December 7, 2018

  It looks like we have not heard the last of the Hillary Clinton email scandal just yet because according to this story a judge has ordered the State Department and the Justice Department to reopen part of the investigation. Here is more:

a federal judge ordered additional fact-finding into whether Clinton’s use of the private email system was a deliberate effort to thwart the Freedom of Information Act.

In a scathing opinion issued Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said that despite FBI, inspector general and congressional investigations into Clinton’s use of a private account for all her email traffic during her four years as secretary of state, the conservative group Judicial Watch should be permitted to demand documents and additional testimony about the practice.

He blasted Clinton’s email practices as “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

At worst, career employees in the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA and hoodwink this court.”

Lamberth wrote he took no pleasure in “questioning the intentions of the nation’s most august” Cabinet departments, but said it was necessary when their response “smacks of outrageous misconduct.”

  The judge also went on to say the Trump administration (read Jeff Sessions here) did not do anything about it and actually made it worse:

Lamberth added that despite President Donald Trump’s repeated campaign attacks against Clinton for not making her emails public, “the current Justice Department made things worse,” by taking the position that agencies are not obliged to search for records not in the government’s possession when a FOIA request is made.

  I could not agree more with Judge Lamberth about everything he wrote, and that includes Jeff Sessions, but unfortunately I am not sure much is going to change because we are learning that Donald Trump with his new choice to head the Justice Department has decided to dive into the swamp instead of draining it.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2018 6:49 am

    This does look promising. I would love to have the Clintons sweat at least a little bit.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 8, 2018 8:39 am

      I hope you are right. I had given up any hope of an justice on this but they keep giving me that little glimmer of hope. Even if there is no justice you are right, at least we can see them sweat a little more before it is all over.

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