Questions about Hillary Clinton’s email “problem” have been on the public’s radar since early 2015 when it first became known that she had made the unprecedented decision to set up a secret, private email server in her residence to conduct official business when she served as President Obama’s first Secretary of State.
Clinton made an ill-fated attempt to manage the fallout from the revelation with a March 2015 speech she hoped would stifle questions that might sidetrack her bid for the presidency, but instead had the unintended consequence of putting herself on the record with definitive statements that fell like dominoes under scrutiny.
Once the 2016 campaign was fully underway, the email problem, including investigations by the FBI and Congressional committees, was rarely was rarely out of the conversation – at least when Republican Donald Trump was involved.
His supporters delighted in chanting, “Lock her up!” at his rallies, but following his unlikely win in November, Trump indicated he was not particularly interested in pursuing prosecution of his now-defeated rival, so in the months since, the public can be forgiven if they think Hillary is in the clear.
But now, just days after Hillary was forced to watch Donald Trump take the oath of office at the inauguration she had long thought would be hers, a U.S. District Court judge has issued an order that proves the former Secretary’s email troubles are far from over.
Judge James E. Boasberg ordered the State Department – now under the control of the Donald Trump administration – to produce original copies of 30 Clinton “email-related documents” that had been submitted to the court in heavily redacted form.
he court order sided with Judicial Watch’s argument that Clinton and the State Department deliberately failed to respond to document requests duly filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in part to mislead the public about the government’s misconduct so as not to hurt Clinton’s campaign for the presidency.
Also Rep. Jason Chaffetz has reiterated that the quest to hold Hillary accountable is far from over:
The State Department must turn over the documents for review by Tuesday, January 31.
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Source: Judicial Watch