Newly Released Documents Prove Obama Administration Lied (ALOT) About Knowledge Of Hillary Email Server
Judicial Watch has obtained new emails though a FOIA release that show Obama knew about Hillary’s server long before they claimed. The emails also show that they were keeping tabs on the issue the whole time. Extreme efforts were made to manage the situation.
This revelation is important as U.S. Attorney Huber wraps up his two year investigation which has included the email scandal.
The emails also show that the Obama administration was routinely lying when they received FOIA requests claiming that the records didn’t exist.
To make it easy: Hillary kept all her official emails on her personal server. When they received a FOIA request, they would only search her unused official accounts.
The Obama administration would then respond that no records existed. But they did exist, on Hillary’s illegal server.
This basically proves what we have known all along, that the server was set up as a way to cover-up wrongdoing! Hillary began the scheme immediately after she became Secretary of State!
Judicial Watch explains:
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained 44 pages of records from the State Department through court-ordered discovery revealing that the Obama White House was tracking a December 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking records concerning then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecure, non-government email system.
Months after the Obama White House involvement, the State Department responded to the requestor, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), falsely stating that no such records existed.
On January 10, 2013, Walter writes to Samuelson that she is not including “personal” accounts in the FOIA request search:
“Hi Heather – did you ever get any intell re what other agencies are doing re this FOIA request that seeks records about the number of email accounts associated with the Secretary (but isn’t specifying “personal” email accounts so we are interpreting as official accounts only). We are considering contacting the requester to find out exactly what it is they are looking for. Do you have any-concerns about that approach?”
Soon afterward, Samuelson responds, “White House Counsel was looking into this for me. I will circle back with them now to see if they have further guidance.”
READ ALSO: Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Justice Department seeking FBI records into whether Clinton Foundation participated in pay-to-play schemes with the U.S. government
CREW’s general counsel, Anne Weismann, submitted a FOIA request to the State Department on December 6, 2012, seeking “records sufficient to show the number of email accounts of or associated with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the extent to which those email accounts are identifiable as those of or associated with Secretary Clinton.”
On May 10, 2013, [Information Programs and Services] replied toCREW, stating that “no records responsive to your request were located.”
We will soon know more as these investigations begin to complete. But we really owe a lot to Judicial Watch as they have relentlessly filed these FOIA lawsuits and discovered so much about what was really going on.
U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said late last year that despite FBI, inspector general and congressional investigations into Clinton’s use of a private account for all her email traffic during her four years as secretary of state, the conservative group Judicial Watch should be permitted to demand documents and additional testimony about the practice.
“The historic court ruling raises concerns about the Hillary Clinton email scandal and government corruption that millions of Americans share,” Fitton said at the time in a statement. “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.”
And they have!
Keep the popcorn running!