Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is accused of hiding important details in her emails — among other crimes. Clinton won a court victory Thursday that is leaving many Americans furious and scratching their heads in disbelief.
On Thursday, a federal judge decided to throw out a lawsuit against the failed 2016 presidential candidate. The dismissed lawsuit, according to The Washington Times, urged the State Department and the FBI to push for the rest of Clinton’s emails. The official ruling said that the government had done everything possible to locate all of the other emails.
Both Judicial Watch and Cause of Action, government watchdog groups, sued back in 2015. Their demand was the government recover all of Clinton’s emails instead of a small percentage.
Their claim for this lawsuit is that Clinton violated the open-records laws when she decided to delete her emails. Open-record laws cite that there should be a preservation of the emails in question.
At the conclusion of the trial, US District Judge James E. Boasberg, who was appointed by former-President Obama, claimed that the FBI was successful in their efforts. Furthermore, he said that the FBI did manage to recover thousands of emails that Clinton did not turn over.
“Those efforts went well beyond the mine-run search for missing federal records … and were largely successful, save for some emails sent during a two-month stretch. Even then, the FBI pursued every imaginable avenue to recover the missing emails,” Judge Boasberg wrote.
This is not the first time that the case was shot down. In 2016, the lawsuit was dismissed as moot. However, not long after, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed the finding.
The Circuit Court demanded that the government “shake loose a few more emails.” Yet Judge Boasberg did what he could to make sure that the shaking for emails would stop.
“The Court of Appeals may have asked the Government to ‘shake the tree harder’ for more emails, but it never suggested that the FBI must shake every tree in every forest, without knowing whether they are fruit trees,” the Judge wrote in his findings.
The president of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, noted that he thinks President Donald Trump will be unhappy with the results of this court case. He also said that he thought there would be more effort put into uncovering all of Clinton’s hidden emails.
Since the beginning, Hillary Clinton has done everything to hide the contents of her emails. Should we be allowed to see all of her emails?
“I think the President, once he learns about this, is going to blow his top and he ought to,” Fitton said. His hope seems to be that this will be enough to push President Trump forward so the truth can be revealed.
John Vecchione, president of Cause of Action, also spoke about his disappointment over the Judge tossing his case out. Vecchione pointed out that he does not believe that Clinton’s “unlawfully removed email records,” were actually recovered.
If evidence comes to the light that shows Clinton did not give up her deleted emails, it could trigger additional investigations of the emails. Many Americans are suspicious of the former Secretary of State and are seeking the real truth.