Yet again, the Teflon former presidential candidate is let off the hook of a justice system hellbent on retaining her “above the law” status.
This time, a federal judge in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed a case that would have forced the U.S. archivist and the State Department to keep looking for Hillary Clinton’s private server emails from her term as secretary of state.
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, appointed to the court by President Obama in 2010, dismissed the case which was brought by Cause of Action and Judicial Watch based on a Federal Records Act line that compels the archivist to work with the U.S. Attorney General’s office to recover any documents that were “unlawfully removed from that agency.”
While one might think that Clinton “unlawfully removed” documents since more than 30,000 emails were literally whitewashed from an email system she wasn’t supposed to be using in the first place, Judge Boasberg sees it differently.
Apparently, prior attempts by the FBI to find the emails essentially left little else to be done, the Washington Examiner reports.
“The fact that this case was dismissed does not absolve Secretary Clinton or show that all of her unlawfully removed email records have been recovered,” said Cause of Action President John Vecchione in a press release. “In fact, the Court’s decision shows that Secretary Clinton violated the Federal Records Act and that a subset of her work-related emails remains missing. Unfortunately, the Court concluded that efforts by the FBI in its investigation of Secretary Clinton’s handling of classified material, which resulted in the recovery of numerous emails that Clinton had not previously turned over, left nothing further for the Attorney General to do.”
Boasberg had originally dismissed the case back in December 2016, but it was overturned by an appeals court. However, the same judge applied the standards the appeals court set and still found the case “moot.”
Naturally, absolutely no one is surprised.
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