by Daveda Gruber:
On Thursday a federal judge ordered more fact-finding in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
This is a win for the Conservative group Judicial Watch.
U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth in his ruling criticized Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State as “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”
Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State and Justice departments. They alleged that Clinton’s email practices represented a deliberate effort to violate the FOIA.
Lamberth ordered the State and Justice departments to work with Judicial Watch on a discovery plan to determine whether Clinton used the server to circumvent FOIA requirements.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, on Friday, praised Lamberth’s ruling. He cited that it showed the court was “not terribly convinced” that former FBI Director James Comey adequately investigated Clinton’s use of the private server while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
Fitton said as a result of the judge’s ruling, “Some people like Mrs. Clinton potentially will have to answer further questions.”
It is no secret that President Trump and Republicans have constantly criticized Clinton’s use of the private email server.
They argued that the practice potentially placed classified government information at risk.
We all know that Clinton was found to have deleted emails that she said were personal and not related to her State Department work.
She even took a hammer to some devices to destroy possible evidence against alleged wrong doing. BleachBit was also used on her server files.
And, no, she didn’t wipe it with a cloth.
In fact, former FBI Director James Comey announced during the 2016 presidential campaign that Clinton’s handling of emails was “extremely careless” but did not warrant criminal charges.
Could criminal charges come now? I’m hoping they do.