U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled on Tuesday that the State Department had not done enough to try to track down messages Clinton may have sent about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012 — an attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.
It has now been nine months since the election and these people still will not shut the fuck up about emails! That is enough time to make a human being! It begs the question, is this a distraction? Any time something big is going down in Trumpland, we hear more and more about Hillary.
Hey guys – you won. Your president is under investigation for collusion with Russia in tampering with our election process. There are bigger fish to fry than the former Secretary of State and her damn emails.
Thousands and thousands of emails have been turned over to the State. In all, they found 348 Benghazi-related messages or documents that were sent to or from Clinton in a period of nearly five months after the attack. However, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch argued that the search wasn’t good enough because they never tried to search its own systems for relevant messages in the official email accounts of Clinton’s top aides.
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Mehta issued a 10-page order. It reads in part,
To date, State has searched only data compilations originating from outside sources — Secretary Clinton, her former aides, and the FBI. … It has not, however, searched 8 the one records system over which it has always had control and that is almost certain to contain some responsive records: the state.gov e-mail server. If Secretary Clinton sent an e-mail about Benghazi to Abedin, Mills, or Sullivan at his or her state.gov e-mail address, or if one of them sent an e-mail to Secretary Clinton using his or her state.gov account, then State’s server presumably would have captured and stored such an e-mail. Therefore, State has an obligation to search its own server for responsive records.
State Department officials have said there was no automated archiving of official emails during Clinton’s tenure. Some officials did copy their mailboxes occasionally and put archived message folders on desktop computers, so they may still have some messages from the aides, but the FBI may already have acquired some of those messages during its inquiry.
This sounds more and more like a witch hunt – if I may borrow the phrase from the pumpkin head currently in office. We find it very convenient that more news of Hillary’s emails has surfaced in a time when the president is being compared to Richard Nixon.