Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has tried to obtain records from the State Department regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email server but the request was denied by a federal judge on Tuesday.
According to The Hill, a federal judge now says the documents do not show evidence of “government misconduct.”
Judicial Watch requested 30 documents via the Freedom of Information Act but was denied. Reportedly, the judge read through the documents and determined there was “no support for Plaintiff’s position.”
“The Court … concludes that Judicial Watch has not provided a sufficient basis to believe that the information withheld by the State Department would shed light on any government misconduct,” U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg wrote. The ruling went on to explain that a document sheds light on misconduct when it “reflects any governmental impropriety,” but not when it reveals “part of the legitimate government process intended to be protected by Exemption 5.”
“We remain curious about the documents,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Politico. “The PR effort remains troubling and something that we think is in the public’s interest to know.”
H/T: The Hill
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