Chalk up another belated victory for transparency in government.

The acclaimed investigative news site Judicial Watch announced Friday that a U.S. District judge has ordered the U.S. Department of State to release documents to Judicial Watch under the Freedom on Information Act relating to the Benghazi attack.

The documents include "eight identical photographs" of previous redact material in two Hillary Clinton emails dated Sept. 13, 2012 regarding "phone calls made by President Barack Obama to Egyptian and Libyan leaders immediately following the terrorist attack in Benghazi," according to Judicial Watch.

The Benghazi Committee's report graphically detailed the magnitude of the intelligence failure that resulted in the terrorist attack that killed four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012.

According to Judicial Watch, the full emails may uncover what former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama knew about the attack. The State Department argued that the emails are classified and exempt under FOIA guidelines.

“Does President Trump know his State and Justice Departments are still trying to provide cover for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “An extraordinary court ruling that could result in key answers about the Benghazi outrage is being opposed by the Trump administration. This may well be an example of the ‘deep state’ trying to get away with a cover up – if so then the Trump administration must put a stop to it.”

The State Department answers to the president -- not the other way around. In light of Trump's recent foreign policy reversals, many of his core supporters are starting to wonder if this president has knuckled under to the deep state and forgotten his promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C.

Source: Judicial Watch

 

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