POLIZETTE — As the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails looms large over her campaign, a conservative watchdog group is one step closer to getting to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the group, Judicial Watch, will be granted access to records from Clinton and her staff regarding the Benghazi attacks as well as the records of Susan Rice.
Judge Lamberth ruled that “where there is evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith, as here, limited discovery is appropriate, even though it is exceedingly rare in FOIA cases.”
In a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed in July 2014 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State), Judicial Watch sought records regarding talking points, communications and updates related to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi — which resulted in the death of four Americans.
With Judge Lamberth’s ruling, the group can now obtain evidence through their requests for records, interviews, and communications.
Judicial Watch seeks the testimony of eight current and former State Department officials, including Bryan Pagliano (the staffer infamously known for maintaining the email server), Cheryl Mills, and Huma Abedin.
What’s more, Judge Lamberth said the State Department has given “constantly shifting” stories regarding her email account.
This is the second decision this year by a federal judge granting discovery to Judicial Watch, which filed yet another lawsuit against the State Department regarding Clinton’s email correspondence.
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