REPORT: Federal Judge Orders State Dept, DOJ to ‘REOPEN’ Hillary Email Probe

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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.