March 20, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, announces that the U.S. State Department has admitted Hillary Clinton’s wrongdoing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”). This lawsuit, now on appeal, involves the State Department’s failure to sufficiently release documents related to Hillary Clinton’s granting of sanction waivers to countries doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Freedom Watch filed a motion with the D.C. Circuit seeking to have the case remanded to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (“District Court”) in order to allow discovery into the previously unreported emails stored on Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The State Department responded late last night stating that they will search through Clinton’s emails and turn over any responsive documents. The State Department, now caught answering to Hillary Clinton’s misdeeds, told the Court that: “Once the State Department has processed the collection of emails and determined whether any are responsive to plaintiff’s FOIA request, the State Department will notify the Court and plaintiff, and the parties can file motions to govern future proceedings. If responsive records are found, the Court can remand to afford plaintiff an opportunity to challenge any redactions in those records.”
Added Klayman, “Hillary Clinton’s email scandal just goes to show the extent she went through to hide her corrupt practices. I am confident that as soon as these emails are released we will see at least some of her illegal actions while acting as the U.S. Secretary of State. I expect nothing less from the Clintons. It is an outrage and a crime in and of itself that the Obama Justice Department, still run by Attorney General Eric Holder, is running interference and defending Hillary Clinton for her so-called private actions in stealing emails which belong to the State Department. Taxpayer money should not be used to defend Hillary Clinton from the consequences of her illegal activities and she should be forced to spend her own money to fight all the charges against her.”
The State Department’s response comes less than two weeks before Larry Klayman and Freedom Watch will be appearing at the D.C. Circuit for oral arguments on a related case. On April 2, 2015, Klayman will be arguing in front of the D.C. Circuit that the State Department inappropriately withheld and redacted documents related to reporter David E. Sanger’s article in the New York Times that “leaked” classified information regarding U.S. and Israeli war plans.
The case before the D.C. Circuit is Freedom Watch v. U.S. Dept. of State, No. 15-5048. The case being heard on oral argument on April 2, 2015, is Freedom Watch v. National Security Agency, et al., No. 14-5174. For more information, contact Freedom Watch at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: (424) 274-2579.