A United States judge ordered the Department of Justice and the Department of State to “reopen” their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server Thursday evening; raising the stakes in the government’s efforts to receive answers regarding the former Secretary of State’s handling of classified material.
According to the Chicago Tribune, “A U.S. judge ordered the Justice and State departments Thursday to reopen an inquiry into whether Hillary Clinton used a private email server while secretary of state to deliberately evade public records laws, and to answer whether the agencies acted in bad faith by not telling a court for months that they had asked in mid-2014 for missing emails to be returned.”
“Faced with one of the gravest modern offenses to government openness, [the Obama administration’s] State and Justice departments fell far short,” said the written statement from Judge Royce Lamberth.
The news came just hours before former FBI Director James Comey testified on Capitol Hill regarding his role in Clinton’s botched email investigation.
Read the full report at the Chicago Tribune.
A THIRD TIME? Top Clinton Aide Says Hillary May Run in 2020
A former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer raised eyebrows throughout the Democratic Party this week; suggesting the former Secretary of State may be mulling a potential rematch against President Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
According to The Week, Philippe Reines -a senior aide dating back to 2002 and top advisor at the State Department- refused to rule out Hillary’s potential third run for the Oval Office; claiming no other Democrat has “anywhere near a base of 32 million people.”
“The party, he feels, shouldn’t dismiss her as a failed candidate because she’s ‘smarter’ and ‘tougher’ than most, and she ‘could raise money easier than most,’” adds the author.
“Publicly, Clinton has said she will not run again, but Reines doesn’t sound so sure she’ll keep her word on that. Politico explored Clinton’s careful re-entry into the political arena, noting that she’s going on tour with former President Bill Clinton this fall and has reportedly even called up journalists who cover the White House to put out ‘the occasional feeler,’” writes The Week.
Read the full story here.
ANOTHER EXCUSE: Hillary’s Campaign Manager Blames Lackluster ‘BLUE WAVE’ on ‘Gerrymandering’
Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook weighed-in on the less-than-expected “blue wave” Wednesday; bizarrely claiming Democrats “won the popular vote” and “gerrymandering is real.”
“Looks like Dems won the popular vote by 7-9 points yesterday. That’s more than GOP margin in 1994 or 2010–both “big waves”. Gerrymandering is real. It’s why Democrats didn’t win more seats. But wins for Gov, state leg and even state Supreme Court will translate into fairer maps,” posted Mook on social media.
Looks like Dems won the popular vote by 7-9 points yesterday. That’s more than GOP margin in 1994 or 2010–both “big waves”. Gerrymandering is real. It’s why Democrats didn’t win more seats. But wins for Gov, state leg and even state Supreme Court will translate into fairer maps.
— Robby Mook (@RobbyMook) November 7, 2018
Mook’s comments come hours after Democrats gained dozens of seats in the House of Representatives, but fell short in pivotal Senate and governor races -particularly in Texas and Florida.