A federal judge may order the release of thousands of secret emails Hillary Clinton says are “private,” and that’s not the only bad news he gave Hillary today.
According to The Hill:
“A federal judge on Tuesday declared that top aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be questioned about their role in Clinton’s “homebrew” email setup, and the potential that federal open records laws were skirted.
The ruling from Judge Emmet Sullivan, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, came in response to a long-running lawsuit from conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch, which has accused Clinton of deliberately thwarting the Freedom of Information Act.
The order could amount to a further headache for Clinton as she hopes to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, and amid heated calls from her critics for criminal charges over mishandling of classified information.
“This case is about the public’s right to know,” Sullivan declared, according to the Washington Post.
Sullivan also hinted that he may order the government issue a subpoena to Clinton and longtime aide Huma Abedin, the Post reported, which would force them to hand over all of the emails from Clinton’s personal server. Clinton has given only about half of the roughly 60,000 emails from her time in office to the State Department for recordkeeping. The rest, she has declared, were purely personal in nature and were deleted.”