Hillary Clinton Attacks Judicial Watch For Exposing Email Scandal

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Aug 13, 2015 9:30 AM
Hillary Clinton Attacks Judicial Watch For Exposing Email Scandal

For years the government watchdog group Judicial Watch has requested a variety of information surrounding Hillary Clinton and her secrecy. Most recently, they've issued Freedom of Information Act lawsuits for emails surrounding Benghazi and the private, secret email server used during her time as Secretary of State to conduct official government business. 

Now, as Judicial Watch continues to expose Clinton's lies about her email practices, Clinton is publicly attacking the group in an effort to discredit them. From a Univision interview yesterday (bolding is mine): 

MES: Let’s talk about a subject that seems that it’s very difficult to go away. And that’s the e-mail scandal. Even though you swore under penalty of perjury that you have turned over all e-mails that are related to any kind of, you know, federal record. Judicial Watch is still claiming that it’s not enough. Do you think that at the least that this has created the perception that you’re hiding something?

HRC: No, because you have to remember Judicial Watch is a partisan group that has been suing Democrats, me in particular, for twenty years. Anything that they can sue over to create partisan advantage, they do. The facts are very clear here. I did turn over all work-related e-mails in an effort to help the State Department make sure that their records were complete. And those are the facts. Now that doesn’t mean I will ever convince these partisans who are, you know, trying to make all sorts of allegations. But I think the American people understand that.

"Hillary Clinton’s attacks on Judicial Watch for its success in suing for her State Department records under the Freedom of Information Act will not deter us from our nonpartisan work. Hillary Clinton has a nasty record of attacking and threatening those who try to hold her accountable to the law. It was Hillary Clinton who chose to conduct official government business on a separate email system. It was this decision by Hillary Clinton that placed classified information and the nation’s security at risk," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in response to Clinton's attacks. "In addition, it prevented government records from being properly searched as required by law in response to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits. A federal judge has led the way in requesting answers from her under penalty of perjury. Mrs. Clinton has a problem with the truth and obeying the law – and that is why a federal judge has requested information from Mrs. Clinton, the State Department, and her closest advisors. Blaming Judicial Watch for the email mess she made is pathetic."  

Clinton has been sued for twenty years because her lack of transparency and corrupt behavior has transcended more than three decades. When will she start accusing the FBI, which is looking into her mishandling of top secret classified information, of being a partisan outlet attacking her?