Judge Orders New Search Of State Department Servers For Hillary's Benghazi Emails

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In March 2015, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit seeking the following:

"Any and all e-mails of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Secretary Clinton concerning, regarding, or relating to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya."

Ironically, State Department officials at the time decided to search records voluntarily turned over by Hillary and some of her former aides from private servers, as well as records collected by the FBI during their investigations, but figured it wasn't necessary to search the one place where all official communications on such a topic should have been housed from the beginning: State Department servers.

For whatever reason, State has continually refused to conduct the search of its taxpayer funded servers going on two and a half years now.  Luckily, some small bit of rational thought prevailed yesterday when a U.S. District Judge filed an order demanding a search of State Department records for any and all Benghazi-related emails be completed by September 22, 2017.  Here is more from Politico:

"To date, State has searched only data compilations originating from outside sources — Secretary Clinton, her former aides, and the FBI. ... It has not, however, searched the one records system over which it has always had control and that is almost certain to contain some responsive records: the state.gov e-mail server," Mehta wrote.


"If Secretary Clinton sent an e-mail about Benghazi to Abedin, Mills, or Sullivan at his or her state.gov e-mail address, or if one of them sent an e-mail to Secretary Clinton using his or her state.gov account, then State’s server presumably would have captured and stored such an e-mail. Therefore, State has an obligation to search its own server for responsive records."


Justice Department lawyers representing State argued that making them search other employees' accounts for Clinton's emails would set a bad precedent that would belabor other FOIA searches.


But Mehta said the circumstances surrounding Clinton's email represented "a specific fact pattern unlikely to arise in the future."



Of course, this all feels eerily similar to another FOIA request we wrote about recently (see: FOIA Dump Reveals Collusion Between Lynch, FBI And Media To Bury Bill Clinton Meeting), in which the Obama administration told the American Center for Law and Justice there were no records of communications between the FBI and DOJ related to Loretta Lynch's now infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton.  That said, Jeff Sessions' DOJ ran the same search on behalf of the ACLJ and found dozens of FBI/DOJ exchanges on the topic...so weird, right?

But, according to a new DOJ FOIA dump just released by the American Center for Law and Justice
(ACLJ), it looks increasingly as if nothing reported about this "social meeting" between Lynch and Clinton was grounded in fact...shocking, we know.


First, the new FOIA documents seemingly confirm that the FBI and DOJ simply lied in response to the ACLJ's initial FOIA request filed back in July 2016.  Here is what the ACLJ was told at the time after sending requests to both the Comey FBI and the Lynch DOJ asking for any documents related to the Clinton-Lynch plane meeting:




That said, documents released today by the ACLJ reveal several emails between FBI and DOJ officials concerning the Lynch/Clinton meeting primarily related to how they should go about explaining the train wreck that had just been unwittingly played out on live television courtesy of a local Phoenix affiliate station.

Given that, what are the chances that Tillerson's State Department is suddenly able to 'find' records that Hillary's folks searched and searched for but were just never able to track down?  We would say pretty good...unless Hillary managed to wipe them...you know, 'like with a cloth'.


The full court order can be read here:

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Charles Wilson's picture

"OMG!!! It was a ACCIDENT, I SWEAR..."

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Judge Orders New Search Of State Department Servers For Hillary's Benghazi Emails

My response: IT IS ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was beginning to wonder if the entire judical system was CORRUPT?

As a reminder, below is a list of US Code Violations for HRC. As you read them, weep that JUSTICE has NOT BEEN SERVED.


18 U.S. Code § 1905 - Disclosure of confidential information generally


18 U.S. Code § 1924 - Unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material


18 U.S. Code § 2071 - Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally


26 U.S. Code § 7201 - Attempt to evade or defeat tax


26 U.S. Code § 7212 - Attempts to interfere with administration of internal revenue laws


18 U.S. Code § 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television


18 U.S. Code § 1349 – Attempt and Conspiracy


18 U.S. Code § 1505 - Obstruction of  Proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees


18 U.S. Code § 1621 - Perjury generally (including documents signed under penalty of perjury)


JLee2027's picture

It's been obvious to me for over a decade, dealing with the despotic ""family"" court they are extremely corrupt and serving Satan.  The veil of evil is being lifted, however, and it will be interesting to see what happens. 

Whoa Dammit's picture

I hope Judicial Watch also asked for emails with any and all of Hillary's alias addresses.

Big Creek Rising's picture

WTF- someone please explain why lawyers from Jeff Sessions' Justice Dept are arguing in favor of Hillary's stooges left over at State?

DOJ should not  have contested the request.

Anunnaki's picture

Sessions believes in the duopoly

Bigly's picture

I have said it before- judicial watch is the only party rooting around and bulldogging like our FBI should be doing (but is not) as they are as corrupt- or more so- than cankles herself. She is  a psycho.  But they should know better, at least collectively.

what happened's picture


Please write your legislators to support Senator Lindsay Grahams constitutional amendment for parents rights.  The corrupt system has been a boondoggle for judges, lawyers and government agencies.  It has been allowed to destroy the family and usurp civil and human rights.  No democrat has signed on as a co-sponsor.  We want a better deal for families.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ GUS,

You're aware that imitation is the highest form of Flattery right?

As a reminder, all the data to date suggests that Hillary broke the following 9 US CODES. I provided the links for your convenience. HRC needs to Arrested & indicted.

CEO aka "President" TRUMP was indeed correct when he said: "FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!" 

18 U.S. Code § 1905 - Disclosure of confidential information generally 

18 U.S. Code § 1924 - Unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material

18 U.S. Code § 2071 - Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally

26 U.S. Code § 7201 - Attempt to evade or defeat tax

26 U.S. Code § 7212 - Attempts to interfere with administration of internal revenue laws

18 U.S. Code § 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television

18 U.S. Code § 1349 – Attempt and Conspiracy

18 U.S. Code § 1505 - Obstruction of  Proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees

18 U.S. Code § 1621 - Perjury generally (including documents signed under penalty of perjury)

The Preponderance of Evidence suggests that she broke these Laws, Knowingly, Willfully and Repeatedly. This pattern indicates a habitual/career Criminal, who belongs in Prison.

veritas semper vinces's picture

Can somebody tell me why this demon is not in jail? Or at least investigated for the obvious multiple felonies?

mr. mirbach's picture

There was NEVER EVER a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya - it was a CIA Outpost.

Gods's picture

lock her up lock her up ohhhh w8t never gunna hapn never gunna hap wah wah ho ho

TeaClipper's picture

Stay away from Florida beaches judge

Normalcy Bias's picture

It's about fucking time.


Rex Andrus's picture

Now that the servers have all been replaced have at it suckers! You'll find that Trump got paid bank to do Uranium One, covered looting Libyan gold with Benghazi, and his iphone uploaded his Russian emails too, including golden shower pix. No wait those pix are Brock's.

Duc888's picture



"Now that the servers have all been replaced have at it suckers!"

"The servers"?

I guess you're unaware of how emails work, right?

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Yeah. I got the basics. When you hit Send on an email it goes to a "server".

It's called a server from the game tennis where one guy hits a ball really fast at the other guy but in this case a server hits the ball straight up in the sky, way high into orbit where the email can see the Earth's rotation and it figures out where you are and it dive-bombs all the way back down and right into your iphone.

This is where "cloud architecture" comes in because the old way was secure until the NSA put all these guys up in the clouds (it takes a lot of architecture to do that) and they are reading the "meta info" on your emails as fast as they can as they fly past. And they jot this down on little scraps of paper which are retrieved by storks.

Very brave and highly trained storks.

For my next talk we'll discuss how blockchain can go around a stork's neck so we don't lose so many of them.

Koba the Dread's picture

Thanks for the excellent discussion of the internet. I really think I understand it now. One thing you didn't mention was why the original experts (you know, the DNC-designated experts) thought it was a Russian hack. This has to do with ascii characters or more critically the obverse side of ascci which is called telski. Telski is obviously a Russian word, as is ascii in it's proper spelling Russian spelling aski. Easy enough for forensic computer nerds to get two loan words from World War II confused with contemporary tell-tale signs of Russian fingerprints on the electrons. Like mouse droppings on your mouse pad.

fbazzrea's picture

the looong arm comin' to get ya, Hitlery... 

TheEndIsNear's picture

"Millstones of Justice turn exceedingly slow, but grind exceedingly fine."
~John Bannister Gibson (1780-1853), American jurist, Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

JailBanksters's picture

Give it up and move on, you're not going to find squat. Squat has been overwritten a long long long time ago.

At time when this is just a distraction to what else is happening


dirty fingernails's picture

I hope you're wrong, but you're probably right.

Anderson Coopers Gerbil's picture

How many more people will Queen Depends have killed?

Karl Marxist's picture

That's Pastor Queen Depends to you, chum.

Duc888's picture



Just contact NSA.  They have ll the goods.

One of We's picture

Apparently you can see the elephant in the room.

BarkingCat's picture

Never seen one.

I did see a Rino.

Mr Twitch's picture

Rumor has it Seessions will offer  Hillbilly a plea deal.  What's been holding Exec branch back from taking a stand against Clinton/Obama tricks being pulled since the election?

Duc888's picture



Trump offered her a plea last month and she basically told him to fuck off.

nailgunner44's picture

You're right! Kim Dotcom pointed out that the NSA does in fact have all this data already through their XKeyscore program. There is no such thing as a private server, how did he know this? Because the NSA used XKeystore to take down megaupload.


detached.amusement's picture

William Binney is *the* original NSA whistleblower, and he's been blowing that whistle since 2003.  I guess 14, 15 years, better late than never...

NickPeeMe's picture

Relax Hillary is not going to jail. But Lawyers will again find creative ways to spend our tax dollars.

markar's picture

True. But there's got to be someone on the planet she's betrayed with the desire and the ability to have her whacked. 

TwelveOhOne's picture

I'm not sure that the desire to see other humans die is the right way to do it.

KimAsa's picture

As far as most reasoning people are concerned, Cabbage Cunt isn't of the human kind. This one shits little black pellets, and has a forked tongue. Besides that, Cabbage Cunt has committed enough crimes to make her unfit for human interaction.

Got The Wrong No's picture

You shouldn't talk about NickPeeOnMe's Mother like that. 

south40_dreams's picture

This judge might want to update his obit

Karl Marxist's picture

That's Pastor Hillary Clinton, cunts....

kernel_panic's picture

A little late for that, isn't it?

gilhgvc's picture

just remember...any republican can start doing the same crap.....that is where the hypocrisy from the left comes into glaring focus. If it was ok for Killary to do all the crap she did, then any republican has cart blanche to do the same things...truly stupidly mind boggling that idiots can't figure that out. Keep defending Killary and obummer...makes perfect sense

WillyGroper's picture


the NSA has it all.

mr. mirbach's picture

They are all on Anthony Weiner's laptop in the folder labeled "insurance"

CheapBastard's picture

But she ain't got no intent to lie, steal and cheat.

Cankles, Huma, Mills, Comey, Pedopodesta, Wasserman, et al...throw them all in the same Gitmo jail cell.

They're terrorists.

CRM114's picture

"er.......the cat's eaten it!"

Scuba Steve's picture

... And Mueller scrub-a-dub-dub team well on their way to white washing everything they can befoe this announcement.

Coincidence? I think not.

The Mueller team was never about DJT/Russian collusion ... it was all about covering up ALL loose ends from the Kenyan chimp and the cankled witch regime.

Mark it down.

"if the people only knew the facts of the back office govt corruption, there would be a revolution by morning"