For the first time, a federal court has taken action on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and reopened a case brought by a watchdog group trying to force the presidential candidate to release official communications she claimed were stored on a private email server.
The Washington Times reports that the move by Judge Reggie Walton came in response to revelations indicating that the former secretary of state had improperly “shielded her messages from valid open-records requests.” Ironically, both the U.S. State Department and Judicial Watch are on the same side in this case that seeks to search all of Mrs. Clinton’s emails to see whether any that were not disclosed, should have been.
The Times report quotes the head of Judicial Watch, noting the significance of the court’s action: “’This is the first case that’s been reopened,’ Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said Friday. ‘It’s a significant development. It points to the fraud by this administration and Mrs. Clinton.’”
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As Fox News tells us, Judge Walton had previously dismissed the Judicial Watch request to make Mrs. Clinton’s emails public because he had been told the documents simply didn’t exist.
By clicking on the video above, you can see Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, explain the significance of the court’s reopening of the case and how it could hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances of keeping her official communications out of the public eye.