New reports have surfaced saying that a federal court is set to assess recently found private emails sent by Hillary Clinton while serving as secretary of state from her private server, even though the State and Justice Departments have advised otherwise, via The Washington Free Beacon.
The emails have been, up until now, redacted and may be used as additional evidence in the already closed case into the former Democratic presidential nominee’s work-related use of a private, unsecured email server.
A federal judge has rejected the Trump administration’s call for the emails to remain out of the public eye and requested Thursday to “personally review, in camera, redacted material from emails discussing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of iPads and iPhones during her tenure at the State Department.”
“The court will review the blacked-out information so as to better ascertain whether the government misconduct exception would require the release of the full emails,” according to the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch. “Generally speaking, the government misconduct exception prevents government agencies from withholding information that would shed light on government wrongdoing under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).”
Newly acquired evidence suggests that Hillary deliberately used her private server to do official government business and handle confidential material.
Tom Fitton, the President of the Judicial Watch, issued a statement calling the Trump administration’s push to keep secret the information “outrageous.”
“Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecure email system and risky iPads and smartphones to conduct classified and sensitive government business,” said Fitton in his statement. “It is frankly outrageous that Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions allow their agencies to cover up for and defend Hillary Clinton’s scandalous and potentially criminal conduct.”