Judicial Watch served a court-authorized subpoena to Google on April 15 requesting emails from a controversial Gmail account tied to Hillary Clinton.
The subpoena is part of a yearslong Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which has led to the discovery of Clintons use of an unauthorized private email server to conduct government business during her tenure as the secretary of state.
Judicial Watch, a conservative government transparency group, requested the emails and metadata from the firstname.lastname@example.org account. Clinton IT aide Paul Combetta claimed to have used the account to transfer all of Clintons emails from a laptop to an email server.
As a result of the transfer, the Carter Heavy Industries email ended up in the metadata of all but four of the Clinton emails handed over to Congress. The email accounts peculiar name—similar to that of a Chinese company—prompted concerns that the Chinese regime may have gained access to Clintons emails. An inquiry by two inspectors general did not find evidence of an intrusion or any association between Combetta and any Chinese company. Combetta—who was granted immunity before Clintons exoneration—declined to be questioned for the inspector generals inquiry.
“A federal court, tired of the State and Justice Departments gamesmanship authorized Judicial Watchs subpoena to Google to follow a lead on the Clinton emails,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “DOJ and State are AWOL and covering up for Hillary Clinton, so it is again up to Judicial Watch to do the basic investigative heavy lifting to get at the truth.”
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