Watchdogs Win Victory in Bid for FBI Records Related to Hillary Email Probe
SEPTEMBER 01, 2017
Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch’s president, expressed frustration that President Donald Trump’s administration has taken the same position as former President Barack Obama’s.
“We’re happy with the ruling, but it is unbelievable we’re being opposed by Trump appointees in the State and Justice Departments on the Clinton email issue,” he said in a statement. “President Trump ought to be outraged his appointees are protecting Hillary Clinton. The State Department should initiate action with the Justice Department — and both agencies should finally take the necessary steps to recover all the government emails Hillary Clinton unlawfully removed.”
Clinton’s use of private email — stored on a private server in her suburban New York home — led to a criminal investigation that dogged her presidential campaign. The criminal probe ended last year when then-FBI Director James Comey announced that no reasonable prosecutor would seek charges in such a case.