Clinton e-mail ordered searched

Clinton e-mail ordered searched

By Joe Baker, Senior Editor

A federal judge in Washington has ordered a search of e-mail messages from the Clinton White House in connection with the “Filegate” scandal.

The Justice Department sought to block any such search, but was overruled by Judge Royce Lamberth, who ordered the e-mail accounts of Hillary and Bill Clinton be searched for any material related to FBI files.

Judicial Watch, a public interest law firm in Washington, is prosecuting a $90 million class action lawsuit against Hillary and other Clinton administration officials on behalf of those whose FBI files were misused by the Clinton administration.

The law firm first exposed the e-mail scandal early in 2000 through Sheryl Hall, a former computer official in the Clinton White House, who testified that incriminating e-mails on nearly all the scandals of that administration had never been released in response to subpoenas.

Another computer contractor, working with the Clinton camp, said top-level White House officials had threatened her and other contractors, telling them to keep quiet about the hidden e-mails or be fired or face jail. The threats came in the midst of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. The federal court still is mulling over whether to begin criminal contempt proceedings. The material is in the custody of the National Archives.

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