Some things are better late than never. This falls into that category! We can consider this a belated victory, but a victory nonetheless!
According to Judicial Watch, a U.S. District Judge has ORDERED that the State Department provide Clinton’s emails, with Obama’s response to the Bengazi disaster, to Judicial Watch.
“Eight identical photographs” are included, and show previously redacted information in two of Hillary’s emails, from September 13, 2012, which speak about “phone calls made by President Barack Obama to Egyptian and Libyan leaders immediately following the terrorist attack in Benghazi.”
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.”
The full emails may reveal what former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama knew about the September 11, 2012, terror attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.
Following Judge Jackson’s March 20 ruling, the State Department asked the court to reconsider. The State Department argued that, due to an internal “mistake,” it failed to claim that the emails were classified and, therefore, exempt from production under FOIA Exemption B(1).
In response, Judicial Watch argues that the failure was not a mistake, but instead was part of a deliberate effort by the State Department to protect Clinton and the agency by avoiding identifying emails on Clinton’s unofficial, non-secure email server as classified.
Judicial Watch’s 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 President Tom Fitton stated, “Does President Trump know his State and Justice Departments are still trying to provide cover for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?” He continued, “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.”
With former FBI Director, James Comey, out of the picture, there is no one to protect Hillary Clinton. Perhaps this is the beautiful beginning to her paying for her crimes.