The Latest on "Email-Gate"
WASHINGTON, D.C. —
There's another snag in candidate Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal in Washington D.C.
At the Judicial Watch Leadership Summit on D.C. Corruption, another potential "irregularity" has surfaced in "e-mail" gate.
The conservative watch-dog group has filed 20 lawsuits thus far to acquire the former Secretary of State's e-mails from her personal server and found what they say are 3 major gaps of missing e-mails during her tenure at the State Department.
"So, there's missing e-mails totaling 5 months of sent and received e-mails out of Mrs. Clintons email account," says Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "It's an extraordinary development."
Judicial Watch says no messages were sent or received by Mrs. Clinton on her private server January 21st through March 17th of 2009. No sent messages from January 21st to April 12th that same year. From December 20th, 2012 through February 1st of 2013, there are also no records of sent messages.
Platte River Networks, the company that managed Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server recently said it has "no knowledge of the server being wiped. That strongly implies that tens of thousands of e-mails that Clinton said were deleted could actually be recovered. Meantime, one law expert says one way to find all the e-mails would be a simple phone call from the Attorney General to the National Security Agency.
"They have counter-intelligence programs to prevent hacking of government official's e-mails," says former Washington U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova. "So, they watch them and they know what's going on. They may not produce them and they may not tell anybody. But they have access to those e-mails."
Still, some say Hillary Clinton worked within the realm of the law. Recently the Justice Department told a Federal Court that the former Secretary of State did in fact have the right to delete personal e-mails from her private server. "It is entirely possible for a government employee to make the decision themselves about what's a work related email and what's a person email," says David Brock from Media Matters.
We contacted the Clinton campaign for a response to this story. So far, we haven't heard back from the Democratic front-runner's Camp.