Federal Judge Royce Lamberth blasted Hillary Clinton, along with career State Department and Justice Department employees for colluding “to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink” his court.
Referring to former Secretary Clinton’s use of an illegal private email server for transmitting classified information back and forth on, he called it “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency” as he ruled in favor of government watchdog Judicial Watch‘s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State and Justice Departments.
Interesting. Clinton served under the usurper that told us that his administration was the most transparent administration in history.
“At best, State’s efforts to pass off its deficient search as legally adequate during settlement negotiations was negligence born out of incompetence,” Lamberth wrote of the department’s review of emails Clinton provided to investigators. “At worst, career employees at the State and Justice departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this court.”
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Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, gave the departments ten days to come up with a plan so that Judicial Watch can examine whether or not Clinton used her illegal server to evade FOIA requests.
Judge Lamberth also said the plan should determine whether or not the State Department actually tried to settle the matter with Judicial Watch “despite knowing the inadequacies of the initial search constituted bad faith.”
Judicial Watch reported:
Sorry. No data so far.
The Court granted discovery because the government’s response to the Judicial Watch Benghazi FOIA request for Clinton emails “smacks of outrageous conduct.”
Citing an email (uncovered as a result of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit) that Hillary Clinton acknowledged that Benghazi was a terrorist attack immediately after it happened, Judge Lamberth asked:
Did State know Clinton deemed the Benghazi attack terrorism hours after it happened, contradicting the Obama Administration’s subsequent claim of a protest-gone-awry?
Did the Department merely fear what might be found? Or was State’s bungling just the unfortunate result of bureaucratic redtape and a failure to communicate? To preserve the Department’s integrity, and to reassure the American people their government remains committed to transparency and the rule of law, this suspicion cannot be allowed to fester.
And new documents were released regarding her illegal email server at the FBI vault online.
The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson tweeted out what much of the mainstream media fails to acknowledge, the magnitude of Clinton’s criminality in using the illegal mail server.
Perpetually amazed at the number of journalists who still fail to comprehend that Hillary Clinton‘s email usage was:
3. A criminal investigation
4. Extremely damaging to the American public’s trust in her – based on the number of times she lied about it https://t.co/v44wFQ7Ylm
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 6, 2018
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton praised the ruling as “historic.”
“The historic court ruling raises concerns about the Hillary Clinton email scandal and government corruption that millions of Americans share,” said Fitton. “Judicial Watch looks forward to conducting careful discovery into the Clinton email issue and we hope the Justice Department and State Department recognize Judge Lamberth’s criticism and help, rather than obstruct, this court-ordered discovery.”
Article posted with permission from The Washington Standard
Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. . Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab, Minds, MeWe, Spreely, Mumbl It and Steemit
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