Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Judge Orders Discovery Over Clinton’s Private Email System

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that State Department officials and top aides to Hillary Clinton should be questioned under oath about whether they intentionally thwarted federal open records laws (such as the Freedom of Information Act, FOIA) by using or allowing the use of a private email server throughout Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, pictured, came in a lawsuit over public records brought by Judicial Watch, regarding its May 2013 request for information about the employment arrangement of Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide. Abedin at one point was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, Hillary personally and a Clinton-associated business, raised significant conflict of interest questions.

Although it was not immediately clear whether the government will appeal, Sullivan set an April deadline for parties to lay out a detailed investigative plan that would extend well beyond the limited and carefully worded explanations of the use of the private server that department and Clinton officials have given.

Sullivan also suggested from the bench that he might at some point order the department to subpoena Clinton and Abedin, to return all records related to Clinton’s private account, not just those their camps have previously deemed work-related and returned.

“There has been a constant drip, drip, drip of declarations. When does it stop?” Sullivan said, adding that months of piecemeal revelations about Clinton and the State Department’s handling of the email controversy create “at least a ‘reasonable suspicion’” that public access to official government records under the federal Freedom of Information Act was undermined. “This case is about the public’s right to know.”

Hillary of course has responded by calling this whole thing no big deal, and painting herself as the victim of some vast right wing conspiracy.

— The problem is that the information above is true, and was reported by the Washington Post, which endorses Clinton, not the Koch Brothers.

— The judge who ruled on the case was appointed by Bill Clinton.

— Discovery in FOIA cases has a very high legal burden, which a Democratic judge says was met.

— Keep in mind that State claimed repeatedly for four years to never have any Clinton documents responsive to FOIA requests, hiding behind the private server. The issue before the court was that, the FOIA requests, not the legality of the server itself.