Beijing News Express According to the Washington Post, a federal judge in the United States asked the Justice Department and the State Department to conduct further investigations into Hillary Clintons handling of the Mail Gate case on June 6, local time, to provide more details.
Prior to the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton was exposed to using a private email to handle work while serving as Secretary of State, and was prosecuted by conservatives for violating the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Hillary later said she had permanently deleted all e-mails from her private mailbox and could not submit them to the Commission of inquiry.
According to Xinhua News Agency, in September 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a partial survey of the Mail Gate, claiming that during her tenure as Secretary of State, she used her private mailbox for convenience purposes. She deleted some of her personal emails because they were no longer useful to her, rather than intentionally circumventing the State Department and FBI investigations.
U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth issued a stern opinion on June 6, asking the Department of Justice and the State Department to examine whether they intentionally evaded the relevant public record law and maliciously conceal the fact that the court had received an email that Hillary had deleted for months.
Lamberth wrote in his opinion that although the government claims transparency, the practice of the State Department and the Department of Justice is far from meeting the legal requirements of litigation documents in the face of one of the most serious violations of openness and transparency to the government today.
Lamberth added that although President Trump repeatedly criticized Hillary for not publishing her e-mail during the campaign, the current Ministry of Justice made matters worse - the Ministry of Justice and the State Department had no obligation to search for records that were not owned by the government when required by the Freedom of Information Act. But Lamberts questioned this claim.
In the best case, Lamberts said, the governments actions were negligence due to incompetence and in the worst case, the staff of the State Department and the Justice Department conspired to prevent the public from examining Hillary, bypassing the Freedom of Information Act and deceiving the court.
According to American media Politico, Lambert clashed with the Clintons during Bill Clintons presidency.
Source: Fan Jiangyi-NN9138, responsible editor of Beijing News