Judge Orders State Dept. to Release Deleted Benghazi Emails

In response to a request by a conservative watchdog group, a judge has ordered the State Department to find any emails between Hillary Clinton and the White House regarding the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya—in a new batch of thousands of deleted messages uncovered by the FBI. Earlier this month, the FBI gave the department about 15,000 new emails it had recovered during the course of an investigation into Clinton’s private email usage during her tenure as secretary of State. Judge William Dimitrouleas of the U.S. District Court said Thursday the new emails must be released to Judicial Watch by Sept. 13. The group is suing the State Department for the records by way of Freedom of Information laws. The State Department has so far released about 30,000 Clinton emails to the public.