Big news in the Hillary Clinton email scandal: a routine Freedom of Information Act request by a group named Judicial Watch has been reopened to release the documents stored on Hillary Clinton’s personal email server.

Fox News reports:

A federal judge has agreed to reopen a lawsuit that seeks to gain access to emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server.

Judge Reggie B. Walton’s decision Friday came after the State Department and Judicial Watch, which brought the lawsuit, agreed that the documents that Clinton kept on her own email server separate from the government should be turned over.

The request by Judicial Watch was originally denied, “on the grounds that the documents did not exist,” Fox News explained. As more information about the server scandal came to light, the case was reopened- this time with the State Department actually agreeing with Judicial Watch!

It is significant to note that a federal court is taking action, not the legislative branch. The federal judge has authority that special Congressional committees do not, so without this case, those documents would not likely see the light otherwise.

 

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