Federal Judge Says State Department Provided False Statements to Derail Lawsuits Over Hillary Clinton’s Private Server
Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is still fighting to get Hillary Clinton to answer questions under oath about her private email server.
Thanks to Judicial Watch, the public became aware of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Clinton used a private email account to conduct official business while she was the head of the Department of State in order to conceal her Clinton Foundation pay-to-play and influence peddling.
On Friday, a federal judge told Judicial Watch in a court hearing that he was shocked Hillary Clinton’s aide-turned-lawyer Cheryl Mills was given immunity. The federal judge also said the State Department provided false statements to derail the lawsuits over Hillary Clinton’s private server.
U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth strongly criticized the U.S. Department of State, stating, “The information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the [Clinton email] search and… what we now know turned out to be the Secretary’s email system.”
Via Judicial Watch:
Turning his attention to the Department of Justice, Judge Lamberth said that he was “dumbfounded” by the agency’s Inspector General report revealing that Cheryl Mills had been given immunity and was allowed to accompany former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to her FBI interview:
I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case. So I did not know that until I read the IG report and learned that and that she had accompanied the Secretary to her interview.
(In an April 28, 2008, ruling relating to Mills’ conduct as a White House official in responding to concerns about lost White House email records, Judge Lamberth called Mills’ participation in the matter “loathsome.” He further stated Mills was responsible for “the most critical error made in this entire fiasco … Mills’ actions were totally inadequate to address the problem.”)
Lamberth also complained that the Justice Department attorney representing the State Department was using “doublespeak,” and playing “word games.”
The hearing had been ordered by Judge Lamberth regarding a request from Judicial Watch for testimony under oath from Clinton, Mills and several other State Department officials regarding the State Department’s processing of Judicial Watch’s FOIA request and Clinton’s emails. The State Department still opposes all of Judicial Watch’s requests for additional discovery into the Clinton email scandal.
Judge Lamberth said he was relieved that he did not allow the case to be shut down prematurely, as the State Department had requested.
Judge Lamberth also said the State Department was using “doublespeak” and word games.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the State Department:
“President Trump should ask why his State Department is still refusing to answer basic questions about the Clinton email scandal. Hillary Clinton’s and the State Department’s email cover up abused the FOIA, the courts, and the American people’s right to know.”
Watch Tom Fitton give addition comments about the court hearing:
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