The State Department has been covering for Hillary Clinton since her email scandal began. Secretary Kerry hired an email czar to handle the scandal and the czar is a donor to Hillary’s campaign. The DOJ appears poised to do the same.
The Washington Times reported that the DOJ told a federal court Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was within her legal rights to use of her own email account, to take messages with her when she left office and to be the one deciding which of those messages are government records that should be returned.
The DOJ lawyers insisted they have no power to go back and demand Clinton turn over any documents beyond what she has given.
Judicial Watch has sued under the Freedom of Information Act to get access to her emails. There is a serious unprecedented assault on U.S. open records laws by the corrupt Obama administration and employees like Hillary Clinton.
The company that handled her server said it was not wiped and the emails are most likely retrievable, but the DOJ isn’t going to go after them obviously. It’s hard to see how a thorough investigation doesn’t include the emails she erased.
This suggests we won’t get an honest investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
In a filing this week with the U.S. District Court in Washington, as part of the public records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, the Justice Department wrote that Hillary Clinton had the right to erase her personal emails.
“There is no question that former Secretary Clinton had authority to delete personal emails without agency supervision — she appropriately could have done so even if she were working on a government server,” attorneys from the Justice Department’s civil division wrote.
She had no right to keep the government emails on a personal server and on her personal devices, but you probably won’t hear that from the Justice Department.
Judicial Watch had requested a court order from the judge to ensure that Clinton’s emails were being preserved. But the Justice Department said there was no need for such an order given that Clinton had the right to delete personal emails and that those messages are not subject to the public records law.
The government said Judicial Watch had presented no evidence to suggest Clinton had mistakenly or intentionally deleted government records instead of personal emails, and said “government agencies are not required to take steps to recover deleted material based on unfounded speculation that responsive information had been deleted.”
The DOJ is probably looking for an angle to excuse Hillary’s violation of national security laws but everywhere they turn, they will have a problem.
DOJ head Loretta Lynch is going to serve the president and his agenda on this issue, and pursuing justice is not going to be the priority.
In January, 2014, Lynch told a class in Long Beach that she serves the president and DOJ Holder. She didn’t say she serves the American people and the rule of law.
“I serve at the pleasure of the first African-American president of the United States of America,” she said to a round of applause.
Loretta Lynch went through her confirmation hearings barely answering a question. She conveniently either didn’t know or couldn’t remember anything. When she did answer, she made it clear she would follow Barack Obama’s policies, even if they were in direct violation of the law of the land. She would not consider any limitations to the power of the presidency.
She even said she would violate immigration law by allowing illegal aliens to work in the United States.
Lynch supported partial birth abortion, aka infanticide, by signing onto a Planned Parenthood brief to make it legal. She said she focused ‘on the issue of the facial aspect of the law and how it might impact law enforcement’s discretion and independence’. She did that knowing it’s in direct violation of the law.
The only way Hillary will ever be held accountable is if Barack Obama wants her held accountable. It’s unlikely he does.
There is no investigation of the approvals she granted to foreign entities for certain requests and the consequent payoffs to her husband Bill while she was Secretary of State.
While there is an investigation of whether or not Hillary’s computer was compromised, it’s probably a foregone conclusion that she will be exonerated. How they get around the fact that they destroyed General Petraeus for a lot less is unclear, but in all likelihood, in their arrogance, they don’t care.