“Lock her up! Lock her up!” was an often-heard chant from crowds attending Donald Trump campaign rallies in 2016, and it was even was heard rising from the floor of the Republican National Convention.
Now that the dust has cleared and the smoke settled from the bitter election, it seems the chant needs amending to, “What will it take to lock her up??!”
Despite months and months of stonewalling by federal agencies, various watchdog groups that have been requesting official documents through Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) filings are starting to get their hands on the goods. And as they examine them, Trump’s not-so-flattering label of “crooked Hillary” is looking more and more appropriate.
One of the watchdogs leading the FOIA charge is Judicial Watch, and as Fox News just disclosed, Judicial Watch has blown the lid off the Hillary Clinton/Huma Abedin/Anthony Weiner triad of sharing and mishandling sensitive and classified information.
The FBI reportedly found 2,800 government documents on disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s personal laptop computer that were related to his estranged wife’s work as Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff during her tenure as secretary of state.
The conservative group Judicial Watch reported Tuesday that the State Department received the documents from the FBI after Judicial Watch sued the department when it failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The documents were sent to Weiner’s computer by Huma Abedin, a revelation that came to light in the closing days of last year’s presidential campaign.
“This is a disturbing development. Our experience with Abedin’s emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “When will the Justice Department do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law?”
Judicial Watch initially sued the State Department in May 2015, after it failed to respond to a request to produce all official emails sent or received by Abedin using a non-government address.
In a court filing, the State Department said it expected to review and produce the entire cache of 2,800 documents by the end of this year. However, the government filing also suggests that some of the material is “duplicative” of other records that have already been made public.
Last month, Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to sending sexually explicit texts across state lines to a 15-year-old girl. Similar indiscretions, first as a congressman and then as a candidate for New York City mayor, had scuppered Weiner’s political career.
Some 2,800 documents?! How is it possible for anyone, let alone the secretary of state and her chief aide, to be this casual with sensitive information concerning our national security?
The only reason we know about any of this is because a private party sued its own government in order to force it to cough the information up. This revelation comes on the heels of a similar embarrassment for the FBI after it suddenly “found” documents relating to the “chance” meeting of Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch (then Attorney General) on the tarmac at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport.
All of this business is sure to rekindle a question being asked in many circles — how is it possible that Hillary Clinton has never been charged with any crimes?
[NOTE: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn, Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, and a speaker, author, columnist and analyst for multiple print and broadcast media outlets. Follow him on Facebook and at RMBlackConservatives.com.]