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nctarheel:  It is a shame that one must resort to an organization that was SPECIFICALLY CREATED to HARASS the Clintons, the Obamas, and Hillary Clinton in particular as a legitimate source of material.

 

 

 

That's true. Judicial Watch is like a Chihuahua snapping at ankles in rage....annoying, but doesn't get far.

 

"Judicial Watch’s strategy is simple: Carpet-bomb the federal courts with Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. A vast majority are dismissed.

Judicial Watch is a polarizing group, even among advocates for greater government transparency. Critics accuse it of weaponizing the Freedom of Information Act for political purposes. They argue that its unending barrage of lawsuits does more harm than good by draining federal resources, tying up the courts and wasting public servants’ time."

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/us/politics/judicial-watch-hillary-clinton.html?rref=collection%2...

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I can hear the right now "Please God. Open another Hillary probe so they stop looking at all the crap Trump has done!!!" 

 

By the way, what is the latest on locking Evanka up?  Any progress there?

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It is a shame that one must resort to an organization that was SPECIFICALLY CREATED to HARASS the Clintons, the Obamas, and Hillary Clinton in particular as a legitimate source of material.

 

Folks, just look at what Judicial Watch is well known for:

 

(1) They refer to climate change as fraud science.

(2) They've made numerous false claims and have filed a plethora of bogus lawsuits most of which are dismissed.

(3) They accused the Clintons of having murdered both Vince Foster and Seth Rich.

(4) They claimed ISIS is in Mexico.

(5) They pushed to deport Obama because they were in the forefront of THE BIRTHER CONSPIRACY.

 

They were founded by an almost disbarred lawyer by the name of Klayman, a racist, conspiracy theorist who has been barred from at least one district court judge and one Federal court judge  from their courtrooms for LIFE due to his antics in court.

 

I don't know where @jimc91 finds these sources but it is clear that this source is but another source none of us should believe.

 

Heck, from what I read, even the organizations on the NEAR RIGHT and RIGHT stay away from this source; it's basically only the FRINGE FAR RIGHT organizations that lend them any credence.

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This Clinton investigation is just another Republican diversion tactic designed to take some of the heat off of The Man currently occupying the White House. The entire "email" investigation which has been on repeat for several years pales in comparison to the crimes of 45 and his criminal family and enterprise.  But I guess they have to do something to protect their rubber stamp.   Even though, if he goes down, they have a very capable duplicate stamper in the wings--Pence.  So I guess, in the meantime, repubs will keep running up that deficit in between taking vacation breaks and getting absolutely nothing done for the American people!  

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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that, in a ruling excoriating both the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth has ordered both agencies to join Judicial Watch in submitting a proposed schedule for discovery into whether Hillary Clinton sought to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a private email system and whether the State Department acted in “bad faith” by failing to disclose knowledge of the email system.  The decision comes in a FOIA lawsuit related to the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Specially, Lamberth ruled:

 

… the Court ORDERS the parties to meet and confer to plan discovery into (a) whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email while Secretary of State was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; (b) whether the State Department’s attempts to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and (c) whether State has adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s requests.

 

Terming Clinton’s use of her private email system, “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency,” Lamberth wrote in his MEMORANDUM OPINION:

 

… his [President Barack Obama’s] State and Justice Departments fell far short. So far short that the court questions, even now, whether they are acting in good faith. Did Hillary Clinton use her private email as Secretary of State to thwart this lofty goal [Obama announced standard for transparency]? Was the State Department’s attempt to settle this FOIA case in 2014 an effort to avoid searching – and disclosing the existence of – Clinton’s missing emails? And has State ever adequately searched for records in this case?

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At best, State’s attempt to pass-off its deficient search as legally adequate during settlement negotiations was negligence born out of incompetence. At worst, career employees in the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this Court.

 

Turning his attention to the Department of Justice, Lamberth wrote:

 

The current Justice Department made things worse. When the government last appeared before the Court, counsel claimed, ‘it is not true to say we misled either Judicial Watch or the Court.’ When accused of ‘doublespeak,’ counsel denied vehemently, feigned offense, and averred complete candor. When asked why State masked the inadequacy of its initial search, counsel claimed that the officials who initially responded to Judicial Watch’s request didn’t realize Clinton’s emails were missing, and that it took them two months to ‘figure [] out what was going on’… Counsel’s responses strain credulity. [citations omitted]

 

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.

 

“The historic court ruling raises concerns about the Hillary Clinton email scandal and government corruption that millions of Americans share,” stated Judicial Watch Tom Fitton.  “Judicial Watch looks forward to conducting careful discovery into the Clinton email issue and we hope the Justice Department and State Department recognize Judge Lamberth’s criticism and help, rather than obstruct, this court-ordered discovery.”

 

https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/federal-judge-opens-discovery-into-clinton-e...

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