Court Rules Trump State Dept Must Release Clinton Emails of Obama Response to Benghazi

By Michael W. Chapman | May 5, 2017 | 12:00pm EDT


( -- Despite legal pleadings from the Trump State Department, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for D.C., has ordered the department to release eight paragraphs from emails sent by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sept. 12, 2012 "regarding phone calls made by President Barack Obama to Egyptian and Libyan leaders immediately following the terrrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi," reported Judicial Watch

In the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack by Islamic radicals, 4 American personnel were murdered, including our ambassador, Chris Stevens. In addition, for weeks following the attack, the Obama administration and Secretary Clinton falsely claimed the assault was caused by an anti-Muslim video posted on TouTube. 

The eight paragraphs in question were redacted in previous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by Judicial Watch. 

The 4 Americans killed in the radical Islamic attack in Benghazi, Libya,

Sept. 11, 2012.  (Screenshot: FNC) 

The unredacted emails requested "had the subject line 'Quick Summary of POTUS Calls to Presidents of Libya and Egypt,' and were among emails stored on Clinton's unofficial email server," said Judicial Watch.

"Judge Jackson reviewed the documents directly and rejected the government's contention that the records had been properly withheld under" a FOIA "deliberative process" exemption.

The emails may reveal what Secretary Clinton and President Obama knew about the Benghazi attack the day after it happened. 

Judicial Watch argues that there is a "deliberate effort by the State Department to protect Clinton and the agency by avoiding identifying emails on Clinton's unofficial, non-secure email server as classified." 

“Does President Trump know his State and Justice Departments are still trying to provide cover for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“An extraordinary court ruling that could result in key answers about the Benghazi outrage is being opposed by the Trump administration," said Fitton.  "This may well be an example of the ‘deep state’ trying to get away with a cover up – if so then the Trump administration must put a stop to it.”

U.S. District Judge Amy

Berman Jackson.  


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