Federal Judge to FBI: You Need To Release More Documents On The Clinton Email Probe

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Posted: Sep 01, 2017 7:00 AM
Federal Judge to FBI: You Need To Release More Documents On The Clinton Email Probe

Katie wrote about the bombshell revelation that former FBI Director James Comey had long decided not to charge Hillary Clinton for anything relating to the investigation into whether she mishandled classified information last year. The former first lady had set up a private emails server from which she conducted all official State Department business while she served as secretary of state in the Obama administration. This was made known by the Senate Judiciary Committee, who sent a letter to the FBI demanding more documents on the matter. Comey reportedly drafted his exoneration statement in April or May of 2016. While Comey did tear into Clinton and her associates for being extremely careless in handling sensitive material, his decision not to file charges infuriated Republicans. Now, a federal judge has ordered the FBI to release more documents relating the email probe (via Washington Times):

A federal judge ordered the FBI on Thursday to disclose more details about how it handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email account.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg said court papers describing the grand jury subpoenas the FBI obtained to compel information from Mrs. Clinton’s internet service providers can be made public.

In doing so, he overruled objections by the Trump administration that had insisted making the information public would violate grand jury secrecy rules.

“After reviewing the document in camera, the court concludes that it largely rehashes information already made public, thus obviating any need for secrecy,” the judge said.

Stay tuned.