For some reason Rex Tillerson’s State Department and Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice are fighting to keep Hillary Clinton’s crimes a secret. A federal judge is now going to personally look into one aspect of whether or not what they are doing is appropriate.
Judicial Watch has announced that DC Federal District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly will personally review redacted material from emails discussing Clinton’s use of iPads and iPhones during her tenure at the State Department. She will do so privately, in camera.
She also ordered the State Department to file an affidavit explaining why they should not be required to conduct a new, FOIA compliant and serious search for Clinton emails, given the fact that a thorough search, including the most obvious files for the emails in question, was never conducted.
The court rejected arguments by the Tillerson State Department and their attorneys at the Sessions Justice Department intended to further obstruct and impede the investigation. The tactics and obstruction are familiar ploys from the days of Kerry, Lynch and the Obama regime. It’s surprising to many that they are continuing under Sessions and Tillerson.
Judicial Watch reported, “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).”
Under FOIA requests 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.
Their areas of interest include a battle over mobile devices between Cheryl Mills’ (Clinton’s then-chief of staff) and the National Security Agency and Clinton’s demands for a secure BlackBerry. Judicial Watch has evidence from a related case in which NSA personnel had not only denied Clinton’s request for a Blackberry but dismissively told her staff to “shut up and color.”
Judicial Watch notes that in June of 2017 they submitted new evidence to the court showing that Hillary Clinton had knowingly used an unsecure Blackberry device, ignoring warnings against doing so. Maybe they didn’t know how to color or decided they’d do as them damn well please. Spoiled children don’t like being told “no.”
Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch President stated, “Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecure email system and risky iPads and smart phones to conduct classified and sensitive government business. 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.”
It raises several questions, the most obvious being the possibility of being compromised or complicity on the parts of Sessions and Tillerson in the Clinton criminality. Are they being manipulated through blackmail or bought off? Are they really just figureheads with the departments being run by a shadow government through the deep state?
Something isn’t adding up. Maybe Judge Kollar-Kotelly can shed some light on the subject. Clearing away the heavy Clinton-insulating redaction would go a long way towards that end.
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