A hearing took place Thursday in a federal court as the result of a lawsuit over Hillary Clinton’s emails.
The watchdog group, Judicial Watch, had filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in an effort to force the State Department to turn over Clinton emails from her time as secretary of state.
The State Department was reportedly ordered in November to provide 500 pages of Clinton documents per month to Judicial Watch.
Representatives from both the State Department and Judicial Watch attended Thursday’s hearing, in which a new bombshell was dropped:
The FBI has relinquished 7,000 documents to the State Department that were stored on Anthony Weiner’s private laptop; some of those documents are expected to contain emails sent by Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, who was the personal aid and confidant to Hillary Clinton.
Judicial Watch wants the emails from Weiner’s laptop in order to learn whether Abedin was sharing confidential government information on yet another non-government device.
After the hearing, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton reported to Fox News that they expect the documents to start being turned over to their agency within three months, but that with the current pace, and the addition of 7,000 new documents, it could be the year 2020 or beyond before they receive everything.
“Production is slow because the legal counsel is a holdover from the Obama administration—the folks that are responsible for slow-rolling this are still here,” Fitton said.
“I can’t imagine the Trump White House is not interested in Clinton emails,” Fitton asserted. “Six months into the Trump administration and their lawyers are defending Hillary Clinton and the misconduct of the Obama administration.”
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