Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch advanced their investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a subpoena last week, ordering that Google provide all of the emails from her Google account, which is believed to contain thousands of emails from her time as secretary of state. Judicial Watch announced the court-authorized subpoena on Wednesday, intending to obtain all of the emails that were sent on Clinton’s private emails server, in addition to the thousands that were deleted using BleachBit.
In particular, Judicial Watch is attempting to compel Google to release emails from an individual who helped Hillary Clinton operate her private email server.
Check out what Sara Carter reported below:
Judicial Watch served a subpoena Wednesday on Google to produce Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from the Google account believed to contain her government emails when she served as Secretary of State.
The subpoena was authorized by a DC federal court. According to documents and testimony Platte River Networks’ IT specialist Paul Combetta reportedly “used the Google account to transfer Clinton’s emails from a laptop to a Platte River server, then used Bleach Bit to remove any traces of the emails from the laptop.”
“Judicial Watch’s subpoena seeks all Clinton emails from her time at State, January 21, 2009, to February 1, 2013. Google is requested to produce the emails by May 13,” stated a statement released by Judicial Watch Wednesday.
So far, Judicial Watch has presented “approximately thirty previously undisclosed Clinton emails” that the State Department “failed to fully explain.”
As a result, a federal judge ordered that Hillary Clinton appear in court for a sworn deposition and answer questions regarding her use of this private email server.
Although Hillary Clinton has been questioned on the issue in the past, D.C District Court Judge Royce Lamberth says he did not find her answers satisfactory.
“As extensive as the existing record is, it does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business,” Lamberth said.
“Simply put her responses left many more questions than answers,” he added.
Hillary Clinton’s legal team attempted to avoid this court-ordered testimony shortly after the ruling by filing an 83-page petition to a judge, asking that the higher court reverse the ruling from the lower court.
However, the State Department rejected the stance from Hillary Clinton’s legal team, arguing that new advancements in the probe have brought up more questions that need to be answered.
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