Court Review Clinton Emails over Objections from Justice & State Department

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Court Review Clinton Emails over Objections from Justice & State Department

Judicial WatchWashington, DC-( Judicial Watch announced today that a federal judge will personally review, in camera, redacted material from emails discussing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of iPads and iPhones during her tenure at the State Department. Judge Kollar-Kotelly also ordered the State Department to file an affidavit addressing why it should not have to search new Clinton emails recovered. In taking these steps, the court rejected arguments by the Tillerson State Department and its lawyers at the Sessions Justice Department.

The court will review the blacked-out information so as to better ascertain whether the government misconduct exception would require the release of the full emails. Generally speaking, the government misconduct exception prevents government agencies from withholding information that would shed light on government wrongdoing under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The September 21 court order comes in connection with an April 28, 2015, FOIA lawsuit filed after the State Department failed to respond to a March 10, 2015, request (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00646)). Judicial Watch is seeking:

All records of requests by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton or her staff to the State Department Office Security Technology seeking approval for the use of an iPad or iPhone for official government business; and

All communications within or between the Office of the Secretary of State, the Executive Secretariat, and the Office of the Secretary and the Office of Security Technology concerning, regarding, or related to the use of unauthorized electronic devices for official government business.

In March 2016, Judicial Watch obtained State Department documents in this case showing Cheryl Mills’ (Clinton’s then-chief of staff) efforts with the National Security Agency to address Clinton’s demands for a secure BlackBerry.

In a related case, Judicial Watch released an email showing that National Security Agency personnel had denied Clinton’s requests for a BlackBerry, telling Clinton staff to “shut up and color.”

In June 2017, Judicial Watch submitted new evidence to the court showing that Clinton knowingly used an unsecure BlackBerry device despite being warned by “security hawks” against doing so.

“Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecure email system and risky iPads and smartphones to conduct classified and sensitive government business,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is frankly outrageous that Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions allow their agencies to cover up for and defend Hillary Clinton’s scandalous and potentially criminal conduct.”

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The photo of Hillary Clinton made me think of the movie “Invasion of the Bodysnatchers”. Looks lovely like one of the zombies pointing out a normal human.

Hardy Spires

It is time to stop protecting the Obozo and Hildebeast criminals. If we can’t find out the truth with President Trump in office we will never know it. Time to fire the ones that are traitors to our cause. The ones helping cover up for the lawless DemoRats need to be exposed.


According to Jason Chafettz (?) , Jeff Sessions told him personally that Hillary and her crew would NOT be prosecuted for their crimes. Why?? Someone has something big on many people for this to happen.


That blows my mind that Trump’s cabinet heads will not uphold justice and get to the bottom of some of this crap. If Tillerson is involved he needs to see his Friday firing. If he has turned this over to other employees of the State Department they need firing. Sessions IS part of the swamp and needs to have his Friday firing plus get rid of all the obumer holdovers that throw up road blocks. Judicial Watch should not have to sue to get the information necessary for an investigation.

Wild Bill

@tcat, Yeah, it is as if all those cabinet level office occupiers suddenly turned stupid, and forgot what to do and how to do it. It is simple, anyone over the GS 13 level is entitled to two weeks notice, period. Anyone that will not follow orders gets canned and loses their security clearance, period.


@W. Bill, it is about time to start the process of showing the door to these do nothing other than hamper Trump’s efforts. Maybe that will happen in the second year or later. I know there are a lot of lack luster posers that work for the fed. govt.

Douglas White

I do not get Tillerson. He acts as if obama appointed him.

BillyBob Texas

GO GET THE INFORMATION. And….get it on EVERYONE who does this kind of crap!

Gregory Romeu

WB, Sometimes I feel that you are just too cognizant for the issues being presented in public forums auch as this and it throughly pisses me off that I spend so much time awaiting someone else’s logical and truthful answer(s) to your questions and never getting the results warranted.

Wild Bill

@GR, It is the ranch horses! They watch FOX all day, and ambush me at meal times, with questions that I can not answer. The rescue dogs are bad, too. When I am out doors, they access the e-mail. They have their sources, too!

Wild Bill

The paid trolls that prowl, here, are not allowed to deviated from the propaganda that they have been issued.

To Cor

In an era where the Trump administration OWNS the State and Justice Departments, why isn’t President Trump ORDERING his administration to fully support and and all actions relating to the Clinton emails by the Judiciary?

Wild Bill

“It is frankly outrageous that Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions allow their agencies to cover up for and defend Hillary Clinton’s scandalous and potentially criminal conduct.” What could the State Dept and main Justice possibly gain by fighting this judge and protecting Clinton?


They are protecting their “phony baloney jobs”. If those emails get released it will probably implicate so many people that the peasants may finally decide to revolt. The Clinton’s are smart enough to implicate everyone in their illegal activities in order to blackmail them and protect themselves. The truth will never come out and nothing will ever happen to the Clinton’s or anyone involved with them.

Wild Bill

@SK you are probably right in predicting that nothing will happen to them. But.. this morning, before the sun came up, I awoke with the prayer on my lips, “Thank you God, that Hillary is not president.” And when she awoke, Hillary … heard the echo of it.