Corruption, Crime, Hillary Clinton, Issues

Court Overrules Deep State, Will Look Into Hidden Hillary Emails

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Judicial Watch today announced that a federal judge will personally review, in camera, unredacted copies of emails between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and General David Petraeus. In taking these steps, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the Trump State Department’s argument that information regarding a potential personnel appointment is protected by a claim of personal privacy. This is the third federal court that has turned aside Trump administration efforts to defend Hillary Clinton’s email and related information from further review.

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Judge Randolph D. Moss last week ordered the State Department to “provide the court with unredacted copies of General Petraeus’ emails to Secretary Clinton dated January 10, 2009, and January 14, 2009 for in camera [non-public] inspection.”

Judicial Watch seeks the emails as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit related to Clinton’s non-government email server (Judicial Watch vs. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00689)). Judicial Watch filed its May 6, 2015, lawsuit after the State Department failed to respond to a March 6, 2015, FOIA request. Judicial Watch seeks:

  • All records concerning the use of a non-“state.gov” email address by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Such records include, but are not limited to, records concerning security, classification, preservation, and compliance with the Federal Records Act and/or the Freedom of Information Act.

In August 2016, the FBI uncovered 14,900 Clinton emails and attachments that Clinton deleted and withheld from the State Department. Judicial Watch argued that the State Department inappropriately withheld “the names of ‘any third party discussed’ in an email exchange between Clinton and Petraeus.”

One Petraeus email at issue reads:

P.S. Any feedback on possibility of keeping [redacted] until his replacement is confirmed? As you recall this was a personal request from [redacted]. Best — Dave.

A second email reads:

Thx for making it happen [redacted]. Great news.

Judge Moss states in his order that “the Court must balance the privacy interest of the individuals with respect to the public disclosure of their identities against the public interest in that disclosure.”

In a related case, another federal judge ordered the State Department to file an affidavit addressing why it should not have to search new Clinton emails recovered regarding redacted material from emails discussing Secretary Clinton’s use of iPads and iPhones during her tenure at the State Department. In taking these steps, the court rejected arguments by the Tillerson State Department and its lawyers at the Sessions Justice Department.

In a recent ruling, United States District Judge James E. Boasberg ordered the State Department to make public a FBI declaration detailing its efforts to retrieve Hillary Clinton’s government emails.

“It is appalling that the Sessions Justice Department and the Tillerson State Department continue to try shielding Hillary Clinton,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This is the third federal court that has rejected arguments by Trump agencies to defend Hillary Clinton. President Trump needs to bring his agencies to heel on this core corruption issue.”

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  • BonLovesFreedom

    Let the truth be known! We all know hitlery is guilty of sedition if not treason. She needs to be held responsible for her actions. So tired of politicians and the rich not having to follow our laws. Disgusting! Hope she is charged with every possible infraction and made to pay – not only with money – but incarceration.

  • Jose

    It’s long been preached that, here .. in the USA, “WE’RE ALL EQUAL” under the Law. Well, enough said. It is more the due time for those of “our government” officials who are in charge of dispensing “justice” .. for them to practice ALL of what these have been preaching about our Judicial System of Laws.. More so being that, for far too long a time, it’s well known that many of the known “powerful individuals” .. the frauds, criminals, thieves, liars, and traitors .. so called “public servants” many of them, who claim they “serve” the people of the United States of America; that, many of these crooks – literally – have long been getting away with crimes a common citizen would be jailed for. It is time for “our” government officials to stop their lying/pretending. It’s time for them to show to the American public that even the most “powerful” .. they’re not above our Laws. For if any of them government officials really do care about being trusted for all of what they claim they represent, then, it is about due time for these with the authority .. to be responsible and prosecute all known “powerful people” for their violations/crimes.

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