Conspiracy Theory

The RNC Files a Lawsuit Trolling for More Clinton Emails

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The State Department has released all of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's work-related emails and none of them contained the smoking gun implicating her for -- something -- that Republicans have been hoping to find for several years.

Republicans have cloaked this nonsensical investigation as a fact-finding mission based on the idea that we never got the "whole story" about Benghazi, but pretending this is anything other than a partisan witch hunt will be more difficult now that the Republican National Committee (RNC) is getting directly involved.

via Reuters

The Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to obtain the records of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during and after her tenure as top U.S. diplomat. [...]

It seeks disclosure of records exchanged between a dozen State Department officials and people using e-mail accounts from designated domain names affiliated with Clinton, including and

In their court filing, the RNC says their request for more nonsense "bears directly on [Clinton's] qualifications for president."

It seems to me that may be hard to prove without knowing what, if anything, they will find. Similar lawsuits filed over the last year by Larry Klayman's Judicial Watch have been rejected. It's also not clear to me if the RNC has any standing to demand emails from the Clinton Foundation.

The Clinton Foundation is a nonprofit public health charity, but if you listen to the GOP they'll tell you it's where Clinton and her henchmen formulate their nefarious plots. Or something like that.

  • waspuppet

    “It’s also not clear to me if the RNC has any standing to demand emails from the Clinton Foundation.”

    They can cite Bush v. Gore: the RNC is materially injured by the possibility that a Republican will not be elected president as God obviously intended.

  • mnpollio

    And it will never end. Eight years from now, the Republicans will probably still be beating the dead horse of Clinton’s e-mail and Benghazi. They truly have never met a failed philosophy or strategy that is not worth forever doubling down on.

  • muselet

    I believe this is what is known in legal circles as “a fishing expedition.”

    If these lawsuits aren’t thrown out of court, I’ll be very surprised.


  • Aynwrong

    “bears directly on [Clinton’s] qualifications for president.”

    In other words the GOP has for what I believe is now the third time publicly admitted, through no provocation but their own that the Benghazi/E-Mail obsession is nothing more than oppo research.

    Pardon me while I continue to remain unsurprised.