(National Sentinel) Scandal: A federal court has ordered the U.S. State Department to search for any and all emails sent or received by aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related to the Benghazi disaster in 2012.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
Washington D.C. District Court Judge Amit Mehta, an Obama appointee, ordered State to search the accounts of Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s top aides at the State Department, in response to a lawsuit filed by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Mehta said that the State Department did not do enough to search for all emails it has on its computer systems regarding the Benghazi attacks, which left four Americans dead.
The State Department reviewed the 30,000-plus emails that Clinton returned to the agency in Dec. 2014. It has also searched emails that Abedin, Mills and Sullivan sent and received on personal accounts.
“Secretary Clinton used a private email server, located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as Secretary of State,” Mehta said.
“[State] has not, however, searched the one records system over which it has always had control and that is almost certain to contain some responsive records: the state.gov email server.”
Mehta said that the State Department “has offered no assurance” that the records it has received so far from Clinton and the trio of aides “constitute the entirety of Secretary Clinton’s emails during the time period relevant to Plaintiff’s FOIA request.”
Judicial Watch officials cheered the ruling but didn’t have much good to say about the current administration.
“This major court ruling may finally result in more answers about the Benghazi scandal — and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in it — as we approach the attack’s fifth anniversary,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement.
“It is remarkable that we had to battle both the Obama and Trump administrations to break through the State Department’s Benghazi stonewall. Why are Secretary [Rex] Tillerson and Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions wasting taxpayer dollars protecting Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration?”
Well, it’s a stretch to say they are “protecting” Clinton and Obama. After all, Sessions is working on cracking down on sanctuary cities while Tillerson has sort of had his hands full traveling the world to lay out Trump’s foreign policy priorities. But no matter; at least the records, if they exist, will be now be located.
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