Even an Obama-appointed federal judge has questions about Hillary Clinton’s past actions while she worked as Secretary of State.
In a lawsuit brought against the State Department by Judicial Watch, Judge Amit Mehta declined to side with government lawyers arguing that the State Department thoroughly searched its records to find all emails relevant to the Benghazi attack. According to the Daily Caller, the State Department took Hillary at her word that she turned over all related correspondence in the 30,000 emails she turned over, so it never searched its own servers to see if any others existed.
Now, Judge Mehta is demanding the agency do a thorough search to find any and all emails from Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s top aides as Secretary of State.
From the Caller:
The State Department reviewed the 30,000-plus emails that Clinton returned to the agency in Dec. 2014. It has also searched emails that Abedin, Mills and Sullivan sent and received on personal accounts.
“Secretary Clinton used a private email server, located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as Secretary of State,” Mehta said.
“[State] has not, however, searched the one records system over which it has always had control and that is almost certain to contain some responsive records: the state.gov email server.”
Mehta said that the State Department “has offered no assurance” that the records it has received so far from Clinton and the trio of aides “constitute the entirely of Secretary Clinton’s emails during the time period relevant to Plaintiff’s FOIA request.”
We’re coming up on the fifth anniversary of the attacks, and to this day there’s more questions than answers regarding our government’s response. At the very least, the families of the four victims deserve to know what happened, and if we’re lucky, the Justice Department will finally move to bring Hillary and her cohorts to justice.