(Right Country) – Judicial Watch is at it again.
Following a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit which produced even more emails this week from the notorious former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, which indicate that even more classified information was transmitted over her unsecure, private, non-government servers than we have long believed.
In 2016, Clinton was let off the hook after a highly corrupt investigation overseen by former FBI Director James Comey who quickly and ultimately decided not to seek any sanctions.
Now, Comey’s no longer at the FBI to keep her safe, and these newly discovered emails have led to speculation that she could face a real investigation this time around.
This may be what we’ve been waiting for, folks.
The New American reports:
Judicial Watch released 37 pages of new Clinton emails that had been found by the FBI after the FOIA request. Also found were text messages used by Clinton to conduct government business, which is also illegal.
The State Department told a federal court in November of last year that the FBI had found these previously undisclosed e-mails. The State Department had claimed in 2018 that all of Clinton’s e-mails had been disclosed, but that was evidently not true. The Justice Department has told the court that they are unable to explain either how the additional e-mails were discovered, or where they were found.
The e-mails were messages sent or received by Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state in her official capacity. Included in the new e-mail batch was a classified and redacted e-mail to Clinton from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Other messages also contained highly sensitive classified information. Among the e-mails was a message from April 2012 on the election campaign in Egypt and some information about the Muslim Brotherhood. Clinton received this information from Sidney Blumenthal through her then-Deputy Chief of Staff Jacob Sullivan. Blumenthal said he had “sources with access to the highest levels of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and Western intelligence and security services.”
In one series of e-mails sent over the course of two days — January 25-26, 2009 — Clinton CC’d her personal BlackBerry in a discussion about an envoy to North Korea with Cheryl Mills, then her chief of staff, and with Robert Einhorn, a former State Department special advisor for nonproliferation and arms control.
Clinton responded, using her personal e-mail account.
“Magically, after years, the FBI finds more Clinton emails that show Clinton used text messages for government work, not to mention the continuing flow of classified information transmitted over her unsecure email system. These documents further underscore the need for a fresh, unbiased and thorough criminal investigation into Clinton’s blatant malfeasance — and the related DOU, FBI, and State Department cover-up,” Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton declared upon the release of the new emails.
Clinton has long insisted that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December of 2014 included all non-work-related emails.
She claimed that all of the other emails were just personal and perfectly innocent, like wedding planning for Chelsea and yoga classes.
Under penalty of perjury, Clinton declared that she had “directed that all my email on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or are potentially federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done.”
In this latest cache of documents, there were about 5,000 recovered by the FBI out of the 33,000 government emails that Clinton tried to destroy.
In World War II, a popular admonition was, “Loose lips sink ships,” a warning that some information could adversely affect the war effort and lead to casualties. Some government secrets — such as information about the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt that Clinton received — need to be kept secret for national security reasons. This is why there is a law requiring government officials to use only secure government servers to transmit and receive e-mails. Some officials have been either fined or jailed for ignoring this law.
But not Hillary Clinton.
The double standard is obvious. First, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch clandestinely met with Hillary’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, on the tarmac of an airport in Arizona just a few days before Comey announced that Hillary would not be prosecuted. Fortunately, a local reporter spotted them. When their meeting was reported, Lynch and Clinton assured the public that it was just a “chance meeting,” and that they only discussed grandchildren.
Then, FBI Director James Comey announced that Clinton would not be prosecuted. This was quite unusual, if not unique, as it is actually the prosecutor’s job (in that case, the Justice Department, led by Lynch), not the FBI director’s, to decide whether to prosecute. The FBI’s role is simply to turn over information to the Justice Department. Having the FBI director make prosecutorial decisions would be comparable to a sheriff deciding whether to prosecute someone, rather than the district attorney.
In addition to the seriousness of the underlying crime of being careless with classified material, Clinton also declared, under penalty of perjury, that all pertinent e-mails had been turned over. This latest release indicates that this was not done.
Of course, were the Justice Department to actually proceed to prosecute Clinton, the mainstream media — the same media that protected her before — will undoubtedly rush to her defense and condemn the prosecutors.