Federal Judge Amit Mehta Orders New Search For Clinton Benghazi Emails

A federal judge has ordered a search of the accounts of several Hillary Clinton aides, saying the State Department hadn’t done enough to try and track down emails sent pertaining to the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012.

US District Court Judge Amit Mehta ordered the department to conduct a search of the accounts for three top aides, Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan.

The State Department never “searched the one records system over which it has always had control and that is almost certain to contain some responsive records,” Mehta wrote in the opinion.

He is referring to in-house emails sent and received via Hillary and her aides’ state.gov accounts.

Via Politico:

Nine months after the presidential election was decided, a federal judge is ordering the State Department to try again to find emails Hillary Clinton wrote about the Benghazi attack.

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the State Department had not done enough to try to track down messages Clinton may have sent about the assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound on Sept. 11, 2012 — an attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

In all, State found 348 Benghazi-related messages or documents that were sent to or from Clinton in a period of nearly five months after the attack.

However, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch argued that the search wasn’t good enough because State never tried to search its own systems for relevant messages in the official email accounts of Clinton’s top aides.

The judge agreed, saying the State Department has “an obligation to search its own server for responsive records,” he wrote.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued a statement indicating he was pleased with the ruling.

“This major court ruling may finally result in more answers about the Benghazi scandal — and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in it — as we approach the attack’s fifth anniversary,” Fitton said.

Mehta was appointed to his seat by President Barack Obama in 2014.

Do you think this new search of emails will lead to trouble for Hillary? Share your thought below. 

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  • Do you think this new search of emails will lead to trouble for Hillary? Share your thought below.

    We live in hope!

  • My guess is John "Fraud" Kerry and his spawn, erased "those Emails", but there probably is a backup in a filing cabinet, somewhere in W Virginia.

    On the other hand, the Judge could just "ask" those who were aware of, for instance, the 600+ times Ambassador Stevens requested more security, but, guess, that would be too logical and easy to do?

  • Why are they not going after the Republicans in congras who denied funding Sec. Clinton wanted for the security for Benghazi?

  • There is such an ingrained deep state corruption,I have lost any trust in justice any more.Obama was never vetted with his history in communism and Islam,Jarret came along and is still deep into the cause.She wanted Van Jones in the government to push the communist cause.America is moving toward that ideology,or it will be a combination of it and Islam.

  • If you really want a good laugh about Killary, she wants to be a pastor now. Hahaha! If the Church of Satan doesn't even want her there's fat chance of that. Of course if the Catholic Church changes it's policy about female priests she might get in there since she's already a pedophile!

  • She was WRONG. I will never forget what she and Obama did in Benghazi and the reason why they did it in the first place. Hillary wanted to look Presidential. Thank God she didn't get her wish.

  • Hillary is so Evil and corrupt, not many people can keep . She belongs in prison for life.

  • Trump and North Korea are sparing over nuclear weapons and possible attacks against Navy ships near N Korea and American bases in Guam.

    And you want to distract us with Benghazi?

    241 Americans died in the Beirut Barracks bombing, so President Reagan pulled the Marines out of Lebanon with their tail between their legs.

    How about dragging that one out of the closet?

  • What's the feds are waiting for? Killary Rotten should be, must be and will be imprisoned. She will not be able to pass it. Do your jobs federal pigs!

  • Good news. Can't wait for the S---to hit the fan on Hillary. Meanwhile, the distraction will not detour Pres. Trump on his mission to retaliate to North Korea if he has to. So proud to have him stand up and take care of business. That little bantam rooster before him hid in the coop for 16 years. That is why we have this mess.

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