Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry to Force Action on Clinton Emails

JUDICIAL WATCH

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to compel Secretary Kerry’s compliance with the Federal Records Act and challenge “the failure of Defendant Kerry to take any action to recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees unlawfully removed from the agency (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)).

Kerry’s predecessor at the State Department, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, conducted official government business using a secret, unsecured email server and email accounts. Her top aides and advisors also used non-“state.gov” email accounts to conduct official business.

In 2014, Clinton “unilaterally determined which of her emails were official government records and, in December 2014, returned at least a portion of these public records – as many as 55,000 pages of records – to the State Department.”

In the lawsuit, Judicial Watch argues the following:

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Hillary Speak

Secretary of State? John Kerry Belongs in Jail!

Flopping Aces

It looks like John Kerry will soon be our next Secretary of State. The initial nominee, Susan Rice, went down as a sacrificial lamb so that the Republicans can say that they got their pound of flesh and President Obama can get the person he probably wanted in the first place without the same intense scrutiny. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that this was the same thing that President G.W. Bush did with his nomination of Harriet Meyers to the Supreme Court, but that’s neither here nor there. I’m not even going to focus on how many ways Kerry’s past statements on foreign policy make him incredibly unqualified for this position. While I don’t like the idea of Kerry representing the United States in this role, just like potentially appointing Anna Wintour as our ambassador to the U. K. I think that Kerry is a perfect representative for the Obama administration and how it sees the United States’ role in the world. There is one small problem – John Kerry belongs in jail.

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