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Judge Rules FBI Must Share Details of Hillary Email Probe

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 07:43 PM

A federal judge Thursday ordered the FBI to disclose more details about how it handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email account, The Washington Times reported.

According to the outlet, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg said court papers can be made public describing grand jury subpoenas the FBI obtained to obtain information from the former secretary of state's Internet service providers.

The Trump administration had argued against making the information public, saying it would violate grand jury secrecy rules, but Boasberg disagreed.

"After reviewing the document in camera, the Court concludes that it largely rehashes information already made public, thus obviating any need for secrecy," he said, the Times reported.

Conservative groups Judicial Watch and Cause of Action Institute applauded Boasberg's ruling.

"This order makes public details submitted by the government about the FBI's efforts to recover then-Secretary Clinton's unlawfully removed emails. Americans deserve to know the full scope of that investigation," Cause of Action head John Vecchione told the Times.

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said he did not understand why the Trump administration was continuing the Obama administration's fight against transparency in the Clinton email case.

"President [Donald] Trump ought to be outraged his appointees are protecting Hillary Clinton," he told the Times. "The State Department should initiate action with the Justice Department – and both agencies should finally take the necessary steps to recover all the government emails Hillary Clinton unlawfully removed."

The FBI this week also refused an open-records request from a lawyer seeking the bureau's file on its Clinton probe, saying there was too little public interest in the emails to outweigh her privacy interests.

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A federal judge Thursday ordered the FBI to disclose more details about how it handled its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email account, The Washington Times reported.
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