Donald Trump joked during the presidential campaign that the Russians should try to find the missing emails of Democrat Hillary Clinton, who used an unsecured server while she was secretary of state, and that perhaps he would authorize an investigation that might put her in jail if he became president.
But since Trump’s huge victory over Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, he’s largely been quiet about any misdeeds she committed in violation of the trust Americans gave her when she was appointed by Barack Obama.
Others, however, have not.
The newest move comes from Judicial Watch, which has sued the federal government for not carrying out a routine assessment of the damage that may have been done to America’s security by her actions.
The case against the Office of National Intelligence and the Department of State is intended to force the government to produce a report that details whether Clinton’s scandalous private email practices damaged national security.
The lawsuit cites Intelligence Community Directive 732, a 2014 rule that requires a damage assessment to be conducted if there is “an actual or suspected unauthorized disclosure or compromise of classified national intelligence that may cause damage to U.S. national security.”
Despite Directive 732, Judicial Watch notes, the Office of National Intelligence announced in September 2016 that no intelligence damage assessment into Clinton’s practices would happen.