The State Department has been playing cover up for Hillary Clinton ever since news of her private email server broke, and it just got some major help from a federal judge.
For the most part, the government is required to share any non-sensitive information with the American people, which is why the Freedom of Information Act was created. However, the State Department has not only been denying FOIA requests regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for official business, it’s let it go all of the way to the courts it can continue to withhold information.
Judicial Watch has been tied up in a lawsuit with the agency for months as the organization attempts to shed light on how much government officials knew as Hillary broke numerous laws, but a federal judge just issued a ruling that’s quite devastating to their cause.
The Daily Mail has more:
A federal judge ruled yesterday not to hand another 30 documents pertaining to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secret email server over to a conservative watchdog group.
Judge James E. Boasberg concluded that ‘Judicial Watch has not provided a sufficient basis to believe that the information withheld by the State Department would shed light on any government misconduct,’ the decision read, according to Politico.
Using the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch, the group that got many of Clinton’s emails released, wanted additional correspondence about Clinton’s server released to the public.
However, the State Department refused, citing Exemption 5, which keeps the government’s internal deliberations private.
Judicial Watch countered and argued that keeping the records away from public view suggested the government was trying to cover-up the misdeeds of Clinton’s record keeping while she was in office.
The judge claims to have personally reviewed the documents in question, and he believes they’re not of importance. However, as we’ve seen in the past with Hillary’s email scandal, it’s impossible to trust any government official when they’re speaking about anything related to it since we all know that the Clinton tentacles run deep in government.
As for the case itself, Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton said he’s considering appealing the decisionthe decision.
“We remain curious about the documents,” Fitton told the publication. “The PR effort remains troubling and something that we think is in the public’s interest to know.”
However, he does plan on urging President Trump’s Justice Department to review the case once again, since “the last administration was completely lawless on this issue.”