Hillary Clinton deleted some 30,000 emails from her private email server — before wiping the hard drive with BleachBit, according to Trey Gowdy, who added that it was cleaned so meticulously that “even God can’t read them now.”
The only emails that the public was allowed to see were heavily redacted. Incredibly, the FBI didn’t seek charges against her.
What was she hiding? That’s been a question many have wondered about — and thankfully, we’ll be getting an answer shortly, thanks to the team over at Judicial Watch.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
A federal court has agreed to review newly unearthed private emails sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton via her home-brewed server, despite objections from the Trump administration’s State and Justice Departments, according to a watchdog organization.
The emails have been redacted up to this point and could provide further evidence of Clinton’s potentially illicit use of iPads and iPhones to conduct official business during her stint at the State Department, according to Judicial Watch, a legal group that had pushed the court to unearth these new materials.
A federal judge rejected the Trump administration’s push for secrecy and agreed on 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,” according to Judicial Watch.
The judge also “also ordered the State Department to file an affidavit addressing why it should not have to search new Clinton emails recovered,” according to the group. “In taking these steps, the court rejected arguments by the Tillerson State Department and its lawyers at the Sessions Justice Department.”
The court will now move to review redacted information to determine if the full emails in question should be released to the public in order to shine new light on Clinton’s activities.
“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 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).”
Now, why was the Trump administration trying to protect Hillary? While it’s not like President Trump himself played a role in trying to keep Hillary’s emails redacted, those in his administration — perhaps the holdovers from the previous administration — certainly did.
Perhaps the swamp needs a bit more draining ….