Judge Orders State Dept To Release Non-Redacted Benghazi Emails – Trump Admin Fighting Against It

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 Judicial Watch once again is getting to the truth where our supposed law enforcement agencies refuse to venture, into confrontation with Democrat obstructionists and the deep state.  On Friday they announced that US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has ordered the US Department of State to release to them “eight identical paragraphs” of previously redacted material in two September 13, 2012, Hillary Clinton emails. The emails discuss phone calls made by ‘president’ Hussein Obama to Egyptian and Libyan leaders in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attacks.

Both emails have the subject line “Quick Summary of POTUS Calls to Presidents of Libya and Egypt” and were among those stored illegally on the Clinton bootleg server.  Judge Jackson reviewed the documents directly, rejecting the government contention that the records had been properly withheld, consistent with the FOIA B(5) “deliberative process” exemption.

One might ask, if the good guys, Republicans President Trump and Rex Tillerson are in charge at the State Department, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now running things at DOJ, why is the government challenging the release of documents critical to the questions of what happened at Benghazi. It was Republicans, led by Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who investigated and who were, we are told, fought and obstructed at every turn by the obfuscating Obama regime. With them now out of power why does it appear that the obstructionism and the cover up are still ongoing?

According to Judicial Watch, Judge Jackson ruled:  “the two records, even if just barely predecisional, are not deliberative. [The State Department] has pointed to very little to support its characterization of these two records as deliberative, and the Court’s in camera review of the documents reveals that they do not fall within that category.”

It is the hope of Judicial Watch and many other observers that the emails will reveal what was known by Clinton and Obama and when about the September 11th, 2012 attack that killed four Americans.

Following the ruling of Judge Jackson on March 20th, the Trump State Department, under Tillerson, asked the court to reconsider, arguing that due to an internal mistake, they had failed to make the argument that they were actually classified and therefore exempt from production under FOIA.

Judicial Watch countered with the argument that it was not a mistake, but that the government, despite Donald Trump being President, was still covering up for Clinton and did not want to identify the documents as classified as it would then be more evidence in the mountain that Clinton was feloniously storing classified material on her bootleg home server.

Perhaps we’re getting insight into why the Department of Justice hasn’t pursued charges against Hillary Clinton. If they’re still trying to cover for her, in conjunction with the State Department, for crimes committed, it’s not likely they’ll also be pursuing prosecuting her. It does appear we’re being misled for some reason about the adversarial relationship between Clinton and the President or that other factors have acted to impede the “lock her up” promises and tone of the campaign in a major way.

Judicial Watch noted that their filing, “cites an interview of an FBI employee who told federal investigators that top State Department official Patrick Kennedy pressured the FBI to keep Clinton’s emails unclassified.  The employee told the FBI he “believes state ha[d] an agenda which involves minimizing the classified nature of the Clinton emails in order to protect state interests and those of Clinton.”

Judicial Watch also referenced an interview of a State Department employee who told the FBI that the State Department’s Office of Legal Counsel interfered with the FOIA processing of email from Secretary Clinton’s server, instructing reviewers to use Exemption B(5) (deliberative process exemption) instead of Exemption B(1) (classified information exemption).  According to the FBI interview:

STATE’s Near East Affairs Bureau upgraded several of CLINTON’s emails to a classified level with a B(1) release exemption . [Redacted], along with [Redacted] attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, called STATE’s Near East Affairs Bureau and told them they could use a B(5) exemption on a upgraded email to protect it instead of the B(1) exemption. However, the use of the B(5) exemption, which is usually used for executive privilege-related information, was incorrect as the information actually was classified and related to national security, which would be a B(1) exemption.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton asked the same burning question, “Does President Trump know his State and Justice Departments are still trying to provide cover for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?” He noted, “An extraordinary court ruling that could result in key answers about the Benghazi outrage is being opposed by the Trump administration.  This may well be an example of the ‘deep state’ trying to get away with a cover up – if so then the Trump administration must put a stop to it.”

 

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13 Comments on Judge Orders State Dept To Release Non-Redacted Benghazi Emails – Trump Admin Fighting Against It

  1. Deep State is in control? Deep state thus is protecting Israel’s gain of getting weapons to ISIS whom they support. It thus is all about Deep State being a zionist operation.

  2. Connect the dots. Trump is hammered every day in every way by the zionist controlled news media. This suggests their goal is to force him to let Hillary off the hook on Bengazi-the ISIS weapons channel. Does the zionist deep state still control Washington? If so they will finally lead us to war with Russia.We and the zionists will lose.

  3. My guess is Trump does not know. This is treason from within his administration. Why? Somebody has something to hide. Could it be linked with pedophile rings? Personal blackmail? Sell outs? What the hell is going on…and WE WANT TO KNOW! I’m sick and tired of these people getting away with…yes, MURDER. They need to go down.

  4. Shirley Freeland // May 6, 2017 at 9:17 pm // Reply

    Surprised that President doesn’t want this information to be released?!!!
    I think someone is working on President Trump to change his stance on things. He seems to be changing to me!! Anyone else getting the same feeling!! If he is it will tragic for our Country. Keeping Ryan is suicide to his success!!!

  5. Law-abiding natural born citizen // May 6, 2017 at 10:23 pm // Reply

    I don’t “get” the conclusion that Zionists are controlling “deep state,” and “deep state” is still controlling the Trump administration. Deep State are enemies of the pro-USA Trump administration, while Zionists by definition support Israel and its ally, the USA. YHVH God has said that He will fight for Israel and therefore I conclude confidently that Israel will win. I only hope that the USA sticks with Israel and therefore will not be on the losing side in the coming war, i.e. will also win. If Zionists truly support Israel, they would do well to also support its ally, the USA, and the pro-USA Trump administration in this critical pre-war era.

  6. Objection your Honor, facts not in evidence. Where’s the evidence that Trump or T-Rex are aware, especially as it relates to the Pres. Hell the man is the Speaker a swell as the Majority leader. He’s also defacto running State, while also being the President.

    • That’s part of the problem, if he doesn’t know this is going on in multiple areas of his administration, he should. Maybe he’s spreading too thin, but if Judicial Watch is on it, he should be on it and if Sessions and Tillerson are fighting against the accountability of the previous regime he should certainly be aware of it. Hell, we are and we’re just regular citizens.

  7. There are many intelligent people who have carefully and skeptically observed the U.S. involvement in the middle east, especially with nations like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Qatar, Israel and Syria. It is a very ugly history of corruption, immorality and crime that reaches far beyond anything the average American would even dream of. Those who are familiar with it know there will be great damage to international relations if/when the truths become known. As Dr. Cutberth suggests, we simply need to “connect the dots”. The dirt will surface and all hell will break loose.

    Trump does not yet know all of it. The people inside the government who know the truths are not among those loyal to him who he can trust. And, unfortunately, he doesn’t have the free time needed to dig-in and learn it on his own. We need to hope he listens more to Bannon.

  8. Watcher (Nancy) // May 7, 2017 at 4:17 am // Reply

    “Oh, she has suffered enough”…. Remember?
    We have ALL been shafted. Wake up people, “new boss, different color, different size, …. SAME as old boss”…
    How many pounds of odious “read my HIPS” ‘shinola’ are you guys going to eat before you regurgitate?

  9. One can interpret these hillary legal issues like the three layer chess game where one move on one layer effects a move on another layer. For example, we were shocked that attorney general said he is going after Wikileaks Assang. Then reinterpret that one as that when he does that he knows he will find that assang actually does have the facts. Of course he does and Sessions is crafty. Trump in fact blasted a hole in the wall of the great global mafia (so called by Putin).

  10. Kelleigh Nelson // May 8, 2017 at 12:05 pm // Reply

    How about Ivanka’s friendship with Chelsea Clinton, think that might have anything to do with it????

  11. Check my othe post that Attorney General Sessions claiming he is going after Assange was more apt to be going after FBI director Comey. See the result, Comey is fired. Sessions went around Comey to get the facts that Comey was covering up. I noted that Trump is playing a three layer chess game.

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