12 September, 2017
Three of Hillary Clinton's lawyers accused of deleting thousands of her emails will be investigated by the Maryland state bar, a judge announced Monday.
Ty Clevenger, a Texas attorney who lives in NY, filed the complaint, saying they deleted thousands of emails related to a private email server Clinton used during her time as Secretary of State.
Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were "egregious" and said the state bar couldn't brush them aside by calling them "frivolous".
It's unbelievable that Hillary Clinton got so close to becoming president, after intentionally using a private email server and potentially destroying evidence in the investigation.
"There are allegations of destroying evidence", Harris said at a September 11 hearing, according to The Washington Times, adding that state rules require the bar to investigate complaints.
If found guilty of misconduct, the attorneys "could face professional sanctions", the Baltimore Sun reported. The investigation grew more serious after Clinton deleted 33,000 emails, and after her staff destroyed data, phones, and laptops that were requested by investigators. 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.
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Hillary Clinton would probably like everyone to forget about her email scandal but she's not out of the woods yet. And following another subpoena, someone also manually deleted her server backups.
Mrs. Clinton had her lawyers do the scouring of her account, and that is what's landed them in potential jeopardy.
Bars in Arkansas and the District of Columbia, as well as federal courts, brushed aside requests from Mr. Clevenger, who is seeking to have Mrs. Clinton and her attorneys suspended or disbarred.
Maryland's Attorney Grievance Commission had tried to sideline Mr. Clevenger a year ago, arguing he had "no personal knowledge of the allegations" so they weren't going to investigate. He said he was writing a book about political corruption and has lobbed accusations against both Republicans and Democrats.
He explained his thesis to The Baltimore Sun after the hearing, that "If you are a politically prominent attorney, you are held to a different standard. I choose this case because I knew people would pay attention".