Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman says his government watchdog group wants Hillary Clinton held in criminal contempt for "purposely" hiding her emails with a private Internet account as secretary of state.
"We're not trying to influence an election, I'm trying to bring out justice here," Klayman, a former federal prosecutor, said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
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"People use private emails. If you want to have a personal message with somebody, no harm in that. If it's dealing with your family or Chelsea or whoever, that's fine.
"But she purposely from the get-go, from the start of her reigning as secretary of state, decided she was not going to use government email."
Freedom Watch will petition a federal court to charge Hillary, following the bombshell New York Times report
that Clinton used a private email account "to communicate with people in and out of government, separate from the system maintained at the State Department."
The group also plans to ask that the State Department under President Barack Obama be charged as well.
"She apparently had a server installed in her house in Chappaqua, New York," Klayman said.
"We're filing what is known as Motions for Orders to Show Cause why Hillary Clinton and the State Department should not be held in criminal contempt of court for obstructing justice and lying to the courts.
"This is a very serious scandal, it's going to continue and it will get out of control at some point. That's why the Democrats are scurrying around."
Nobody should be surprised if the Democratic Party asks her not to seek the 2016 presidential nomination as new details of the email storm are revealed, according to Klayman.
"But she will [run] because she's a megalomaniac and she doesn't care about the rest of the Democratic Party. Legally, we have to take her out," he said.
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