Federal Judge Blasts Hillary Clinton, State Dept. & DOJ Employees For Collusion In Latest FOIA Ruling

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by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

“At best, State’s efforts to pass off its deficient search as legally adequate during settlement negotiations was negligence born out of incompetence,” Lamberth wrote of the department’s review of emails Clinton provided to investigators.  “At worst, career employees at the State and Justice departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this court.”

Federal Judge Royce Lamberth blasted Hillary Clinton, along with career State Department and Justice Department employees for colluding “to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink” his court.

Referring to former Secretary Clinton’s use of an illegal private email server for transmitting classified information back and forth on, he called it “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency” as he ruled in favor of government watchdog Judicial Watch‘s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State and Justice Departments.

Interesting.  Clinton served under the usurper that told us that his administration was the most transparent administration in history.

“At best, State’s efforts to pass off its deficient search as legally adequate during settlement negotiations was negligence born out of incompetence,” Lamberth wrote of the department’s review of emails Clinton provided to investigators.  “At worst, career employees at the State and Justice departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this court.”

Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, gave the departments ten days to come up with a plan so that Judicial Watch can examine whether or not Clinton used her illegal server to evade FOIA requests.

Judge Lamberth also said the plan should determine whether or not the State Department actually tried to settle the matter with Judicial Watch “despite knowing the inadequacies of the initial search constituted bad faith.”

Judicial Watch reported:

The Court granted discovery because the government’s response to the Judicial Watch Benghazi FOIA request for Clinton emails “smacks of outrageous conduct.”

Citing an email (uncovered as a result of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit) that Hillary Clinton acknowledged that Benghazi was a terrorist attack immediately after it happened, Judge Lamberth asked:

Did State know Clinton deemed the Benghazi attack terrorism hours after it happened, contradicting the Obama Administration’s subsequent claim of a protest-gone-awry?

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Did the Department merely fear what might be found? Or was State’s bungling just the unfortunate result of bureaucratic redtape and a failure to communicate? To preserve the Department’s integrity, and to reassure the American people their government remains committed to transparency and the rule of law, this suspicion cannot be allowed to fester.

And new documents were released regarding her illegal email server at the FBI vault online.

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