By Jon Dougherty
Once again, we have to hand it to Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, for his and his organization’s dogged pursuit of all the facts surrounding the Obama administration’s various and sundry acts of blatant corruption.
The organization published a statement Monday noting that it had found email evidence indicating that the Exalted One not only knew about Hillary Clinton’s scandalous mishandling of classified emails far sooner than earlier revealed, but he also helped orchestrate the cover-up.
“These documents suggest the Obama White House knew about the Clinton email lies being told to the public at least as early as December 2012,” said Judicial Watch in a statement.
“A federal court granted us discovery into the Clinton emails because the court wanted answers about a government cover-up of the Clinton emails. And now we have answers because it looks like the Obama White House orchestrated the Clinton email cover-up.”
According to the newly released emails, it is apparent that the Obama regime was keeping track of a December 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding Clinton’s unsecured email server.
The new emails prove that Obama’s White House was well aware of the scandal much earlier than previously admitted and as such attempted to keep it hidden.
Months after the Obama White House got involved, “the State Department responded to the FOIA requestor, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), falsely stating that no such records existed.”
Our discovery is centered upon whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a non-government email system and whether the State Department acted in bad faith in processing our FOIA request for communications from Clinton’s office. U.S District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers, and Clinton aides, as well as E.W. Priestap, to be deposed or answer written questions under oath.
The court ruled that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”
The State Department’s Office of Inspector General issued a report in January 2016 saying: “At the time the request was received, dozens of senior officials throughout the Department, including members of Secretary Clinton’s immediate staff, exchanged emails with the Secretary using the personal accounts she used to conduct official business.”
Also, the IG “found evidence that [Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills] was informed of the request at the time it was received …”
Obviously, Obama was working to keep his heir apparent out of jail. He had lots of help — from his compromised and politicized Justice Department, FBI, and intelligence community.
Any attempts to establish our 44th president as one of our ‘greatest’ is a sick joke. He was one of the most corrupt, if not the most corrupt.
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