Hillary Clinton gets the Federal government as her defense attorney.
I guess there is no way to avoid the problem, but it still seems grossly unfair. How can we claim that people are equal before the law when some people get massive tax-funded resources for their defense in court, and other people have to use their own meager funds (meager, in part, because of how much the Federal government takes from them in the first place).
I have in mind the way the Justice Department has come to play the role of defense attorney for Hillary Clinton, as The Hill reports.
The Justice Department is defending former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from a motion to subpoena her private emails under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
“Such action is unnecessary and inappropriate under FOIA,” DOJ officials wrote in a legal briefing filed Thursday. Officials were responding to a case launched by Larry Klayman, the founder of the conservative watchdog group Freedom Watch.
Klayman is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to subpoena Clinton’s computer server where she housed the private email address she used while serving in the State Department.
Clinton has turned over 55,000 pages of emails that she believed could be considered official government communications, but she deleted 30,000 emails that she considered to be personal.
The Justice Department describes Klayman’s call for a subpoena as “speculation” in its brief.
“Plaintiff provides no basis, beyond sheer speculation, to believe that former Secretary Clinton withheld any work-related emails from those provided to the Department of State,” the agency says.
The filing, first reported by Politico, is the first time that the Justice Department has addressed the government’s role in accounting for Clinton’s private emails.
I reported earlier that there was a possibility that the Clinton email scandal was actually started by the Obama Administration. If so, this shows that they are not willing to let one of their own be subjected to accountability. Another act of the most transparent administration in history.
Tyrants have their fights but they also tend to stick together.