by Pamela Williams
It seems Hillary Clinton may get what she deserves! In a new legal development over the controversy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, an appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling saying two U.S. government agencies did not do enough to recover the emails. Judge Stephen Williams (God bless him) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is declaring a renewed investigation of Clinton’s handling of government emails when she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, used a private email server housed at her New York home to handle State Department emails. She handed over 55,000 emails to U.S. officials probing that system, but did not release about 30,000 she said were personal and not work related. The Judge is saying the two Agencies involved in investigating Clinton’s use of a private email server did not do enough in following through with their handling of her case. WE THE PEOPLE knew this, and now we are being vindicated in our belief.
One factor that the Judge finds troubling is although the Agencies took steps to recover the emails the DOJ should have been asked to take action. The Judge added this: “The Department has not explained why shaking the tree harder – e.g., by following the statutory mandate to seek action by the Attorney General – might not bear more still,” Williams wrote. “Absent a showing that the requested enforcement action could not shake loose a few more emails, the case is not moot.”
Although, I cannot believe this good news, it is true and very promising to read. The State Department says they do not comment on pending litigation.
Williams noted that Clinton used two nongovernmental email accounts at State and continued using the Blackberry account she had while a U.S. senator during her first weeks as the nation’s U.S. diplomat. She only switched to the email account hosted on her private server in March 2009, the ruling said.
“Because the complaints sought recovery of emails from all of the former Secretary’s accounts, the FBI’s recovery of a server that hosted only one account does not moot the suits, the judge wrote.