Comey says ‘no serious person’ thinks there’s a Hillary email case, federal judge disagrees, orders discovery

Comey says ‘no serious person’ thinks there’s a Hillary email case, federal judge disagrees, orders discovery
Comey says ‘no serious person’ thinks there’s a Hillary email case, federal judge disagrees, orders discovery
 
Former FBI director James Comey and the Democratic Party may be ready to move on from Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, even though a federal judge characterized her effort as “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

The transcripts of Comey’s recent closed-door testimony before Congress show Republican lawmakers questioned him about his decision not to charge Clinton for mishandling classified information and if the FBI questioned her about Bill Clinton‘s infamous meeting with Loretta Lynch on a Phoenix airport tarmac, according to CNN.

As Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, was wrapping up her time with Comey, she asked him, “Is there any need to further investigate Hillary Clinton’s emails based upon the decision that you made not to prosecute?”

“Not that I can possibly see,” replied Comey, who was fired by President Trump 18 months ago.

Jackson Lee then asked him if he considered the case closed.

“Yes. There’s no serious person who thinks there’s a prosecutable case there. And so, not that can I see,” he answered.

Ironically, the day before Comey went before the House Judiciary Committee, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth allowed for additional fact-finding into whether Clinton’s use of a private email server was a deliberate attempt to bypass the Freedom of Information Act.

In a scathing opinion, Royce ruled the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch should be allowed access to documents it requested as part of a 2014 FOIA request on the State Department’s response to the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.

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