All the undisclosed details the FBI has previously kept from the public — relating to the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server — is about to be exposed after a federal judge ordered they be released.
The judge of the hour is U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg. According to the Daily Caller, he ‘ordered the FBI to produce uncensored court documents describing the grand jury subpoenas issued to force Clinton’s internet service providers to turn over information related to her private server use, according to a statement released by Cause of Action Institute.’
In reply to a motion filed in June, the ruling was made. The Cause of Action Institute and Judicial Watch both claimed ‘the Department of State violated the Federal Records Act by failing to maintain records related to Clinton’s handling of classified information,’ the DC reports.
Boasberg justified the ruling on the basis that the set of documents in question “rehashes information already made public, thus obviating any need for secrecy.”
Cause of Action President and CEO John J. Vecchione praised the decision in a statement released Thursday following the court’s ruling.
“I applaud the court’s opinion. The government attempted to end a case with evidence no one could review. This order makes public details submitted by the government about the FBI’s efforts to recover then-Secretary Clinton’s unlawfully removed emails,” he said. “Americans deserve to know the full scope of that investigation, and we, as Plaintiffs, should have an opportunity to contest the relevance of the government’s facts.”
James Comey went on the record, during his July Congressional testimony, stating Clinton’s use of a private email address and server to view and maintain classified information as ‘extremely careless’. However, he didn’t push charges against her.
The documents that have been subpoenaed are specifically related to emails off of Hillary’s two Blackberry accounts, the first few weeks she served as Secretary of State.
‘Boasberg’s order overrules objections made by the Trump administration, who previously claimed that publicly releasing the documents would violate grand jury secrecy rules,’ the DC reports.
This order happened just days after the FBI refused to hand in documents related to Hillary’s email scandal. They cited a ‘lack of public interest to justify denying the FOIA request.’
What do you say, America? Are you interested?