Earlier this year, Judicial Watch — a conservative, government watchdog group — filed a cert petition with the U.S. Supreme Court in which they asked that the high court rule on a challenge to a previous appeals court order that gave former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton an exemption from testifying over her email scandal and documents related to the Benghazi attack.
Unfortunately for Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton and his team, the high court failed to rule in favor of the organization’s petition, which in turn meant that the appeals court ruling giving Clinton the exemption was still in force. Fitton issued a fiery response to SCOTUS for what appears to be a “double standard of justice,” as was posted on the watchdog’s website.
Fitton held nothing back as he slammed the entirety of the U.S. court system for what he suggested was special treatment, presumably because of her high-profile status.
“Hillary Clinton ignored the law but received special protection from both the courts and law enforcement. For countless Americans, this double standard of justice has destroyed confidence in the fair administration of justice,” Fitton said.
The JW president went on to remind readers that if it were for Judicial Watch’s diligence from the beginning, Clinton’s email scandal likely would have gone unnoticed, which could have hypothetically led to vastly different outcomes in the 2016 presidential election.
His outlook on the next steps in bringing Clinton to the point where she would have to be deposed or testify was grim, given that President Joe Biden and his allies in the U.S. Department of Justice will likely never let that happen to such a powerful political friend.
“We expect that the Biden State and Justice Departments will continue to protect her and cover up their own misconduct as we press for additional accountability through the courts,” Fitton wrote.
The government watchdog also claimed that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit “erred in undermining the Freedom of Information Act in giving Clinton unwarranted special treatment that conflicts both with Supreme Court precedent and the precedents of other courts of appeal, including its own.”
Only time will tell if Clinton is ever held accountable for her scandals, but given the latest ruling and the fact that Democrats have a majority of the power in Washington D.C., it likely won’t happen anytime in the near future.