The State Department said Friday that it is not going to search Hillary Clinton’s email server, and that it is not helping the Department and Justice and the FBI with their investigation into Clinton’s server.
The State Department filed a status update to a federal judge in relation to the nonprofit group Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against the agency. The department said that it is NOT “currently working with DOJ, the FBI, or other government agencies to search former Secretary Clinton’s private email server for information responsive to plaintiff’s FOIA request.”
Clinton’s email server was turned over to investigators after being stored for about two years by a Denver-based IT firm called Platte River Networks, which shared confidential information with other IT firms across North America.
As Breitbart News first reported, two of Clinton’s emails have been referred back to the State Department for determination of their classification status — meaning that the State Department still has the authority to keep those two emails classified.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton expressed outrage at the State Department’s declaration Friday. Fitton said in a statement:
The State Department filing is woefully deficient, misleading, and contemptuous of the court’s orders for complete disclosure about Mrs. Clinton’s email system and the systems of Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills. The court, Judicial Watch and the American people are no closer to learning where all of the emails of Hillary and her top aides can be found. The State Department refused to answer questions about what is even in its possession. Now we know that the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton have joined hands in this email scandal. The State Department relies on the half-baked, vague declaration by Hillary Clinton and a misleading letter by her lawyer to try to avoid its obligations to produce records under the Freedom of Information Act. It is now clear that Mrs. Clinton is withholding servers and emails from the FBI and Justice Department, and Judge Sullivan is being misled to conclude otherwise. We will seek appropriate relief from the court.