It has been reported that a conservative group took home a court win this week after a federal judge ruled in favor of further investigation into the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
In his Thursday ruling, United States District Court Judge Royce Lamberth slammed Hillary Clinton’s illegal usage of a private email server during her time as Obama’s Secretary of State as “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”
Fox News reports:
Conservative group Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State and Justice departments, alleging that Clinton’s email practices represented a deliberate effort to violate the FOIA, Politico reported.
On Friday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton praised Lamberth’s ruling, telling Fox News it showed the court was “not terribly convinced” that former FBI Director James Comey adequately investigated Clinton’s use of the private server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
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Fitton said that because of the judge’s ruling, “Some people like Mrs. Clinton potentially will have to answer further questions.”
Judge Lamberth ordered on Thursday that both the State and Justice departments work alongside Judicial Watch to create “a discovery plan” in order to find whether or not the failed presidential candidate used the private server to “circumvent FOIA requirements,” reports the Hill.
Clinton’s use of the infamous private email server has been the subject of scrutiny by President Donald Trump and Republicans since 2016. They have argued that the practice of using a private email server put classified government information at serious risk.
Fox News reported:
Clinton was found to have deleted emails that she said were personal and not related to her State Department work. Comey announced during the 2016 presidential campaign that Clinton’s handling of emails was “extremely careless” but did not warrant criminal charges.
Only time will tell what will come of Hillary Clinton, but things aren’t looking very good.