A Maryland judge has ordered an investigation into three lawyers who helped Hillary Clinton to delete her private emails.
— Sheriff Paul Babeu (@PaulBabeuAZ) September 11, 2017
About David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said:
“There are allegations of destroying evidence.”
The complaint was brought by Ty Clevenger, a lawyer who has pursued sanctions against Mrs. Clinton and her legal team in several venues, and who is also pressing the FBI to release details of its investigation into the former top diplomat.
Bars in Arkansas and the District of Columbia, as well as federal courts, had brushed aside requests from Mr. Clevenger, who is seeking to have the lawyers suspended or disbarred.
Mrs. Clinton, who begins a book tour Tuesday, used a secret email account tied to a server she kept at her home in New York to conduct her official business while in the State Department.
The arrangement was against department policy, and the FBI said it risked national security, but declined to recommend charges because the bureau said Mrs. Clinton was too inept to understand the risks she was running.
After the arrangement was spotted Clinton returned some of the emails but she deleted the rest. She was claiming that they were personal.