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Judge Orders Investigation of Clinton Lawyers for Role in Deleting Emails


At a hearing on Monday, Maryland Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. issued an order to the state bar to investigate three attorneys for their role in the deletion of emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private server. David Kendall, Cheryl Mills, and Heather Samuelson are all the subjects of a complaint filed with the state bar by attorney Ty Clevenger.

Kendall is a personal attorney who represents Clinton. Mills was the chief of staff of Clinton’s campaign and is currently on the board of directors of the Clinton Foundation. Samuelson was a Clinton aide who had reportedly worked under Mills and Kendall in going through Clinton’s emails before turning them over to the Justice Department as part of their investigation of the former Secretary of State. The Washington Times reached out to Mills and Kendall, who did not respond to comment on the matter.

The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission had dismissed Clevenger’s complaint as “frivolous,” but Judge Harris disagreed with that decision. “There are allegations of destroying evidence,” Judge Harris said, determining that this was a serious enough matter to warrant a proper investigation. He said that the “frivolous” excuse didn’t hold up. “I just think this is a rather easy decision at this point,” the judge said. “The court is ordering bar counsel to investigate.”

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