Defying A Subpoena Usually Results In Jail Time

Yesterday an article at the National Review revealed that Hillary Clinton had wiped her private email server clean. Depending on how well she did this, it is possible that some good computer geeks could manage to recover the contents. However, there is a serious question as to whether those investigating the lack of proper archiving of State Department records during Mrs.Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State will ever get their hands on that server. This is very reminiscent of the Internal Revenue Scandal where Lois Lerner’s computers crashed (and all related computers crashed at the same time) and her emails were lost (only to be rediscovered years later–after there was time to sort through them). Does anyone remember the Rose Law Firm records?
The article at the National Review reports:

“After seeking and receiving a two week extension from the Committee, Secretary Clinton failed to provide a single new document to the subpoena issued by the Committee and refused to provide her private server to the Inspector General for the State Department or any other independent arbiter for analysis,” Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), the chairman of the select committee investigating the attacks, announced Friday evening.

“We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server,” he continued. “While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department.”

All of this information has come out as a result of the House of Representatives’ investigation of the attack on Benghazi.

The troubling thing here, other than the total disregard for the law, is the fact that evidently Mrs. Clinton was not the only person using her private email server. Huma Abedin was also using the server. Ms. Abedin (married to former New York Representative Anthony Weiner) was evidently corresponding by email to Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2013. Judicial Watch has made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request for those emails ( (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00321)). (See rightwinggranny).

All of this may be totally innocent, but we will probably never know. I am not optimistic that America will ever have the archives from Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State. If she becomes President, will we have archives of her term in the White House?