Watch: Clinton Spox Claims Judge’s Decision Is Right-Wing Conspiracy, Then CNN Drops A Truth Bomb

Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager sought to dismiss a federal judge’s ruling on Tuesday saying it is par for the course for the “right wing,” but then CNN’s Jake Tapper challenged him with one important fact about the judge who decided the issue.

As reported by Western Journalism, a federal judge granted Judicial Watch’s request for discovery into whether Hillary Clinton and the State Department deliberately thwarted the government watchdog’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests over a six-year time period.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan stated in a hearing on Tuesday, “How on earth can the court conclude there is not at minimum a reasonable suspicion of bad faith,” regarding the State Dept.’s handling of FOIA requests regarding Clinton and her aides. 

He further ruled that Judicial Watch will be permitted to get testimony from several Clinton aides under oath who set up or knew about the former secretary of state’s private email server. According to Reuters, those aides may include Clinton’s former chief of staff at State Cheryl Mills, former deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin, and former under secretary for management Patrick Kennedy.

Sullivan hinted from the bench that he may order the State Dept. to issue a subpoena to Clinton and Abedin that would force them to hand over all their emails from Clinton’s server.

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook about the judge’s ruling on Tuesday. “Jake we all know that the right wing sees Hillary Clinton as the Democrats best chance to hold on to the White House and continue to build on the progress that Pres. Obama has made,” Mook replied. “That’s why this right-wing group filed this lawsuit. Of course they’re trying to subpoena people. Of course, they’re trying to get this into the news.”

“This judge was appointed by Bill Clinton, I believe,” Tapper interjected. Sullivan was appointed by Clinton to the Washington, D.C. federal district court in 1994.  

“It’s the judge’s decision to make,” Mook haltingly responded. “My point is this was promulgated by a right-wing group.” The campaign manager then quickly pivoted off the subject to saying Hillary Clinton would be focused on issues voters cared about like healthcare and college tuition. 

The candidate herself also dismissed the ruling that night during a townhall on CNN stating, “I know there are are challengers about what the State Department did or did not do – that will all be worked out,” she said tonight at a CNN town hall. “It’s just not something that is going to have a lasting effect. And I am not at all worried about it.”

Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton characterized Sullivan’s ruling as “a major victory for the public’s right to know the truth about Hillary Clinton’s email system.” He added, “While Mrs. Clinton’s testimony may not be required initially, it may happen that her testimony is necessary for the court to resolve the legal issues about her unprecedented email practices.”

Clinton’s use of a private, unsecured email server is currently being investigated by the FBI for possible breaches of federal law. To date over 1700 emails have been found from the server which contained classified information.

Fox News Just Got Handed HUGE Win From The American People That Says A Lot About The Network

As Western Journalism has reported, the top three news and commentary programs in the United States are found on Fox News. Bill O’Reilly’s program The O’Reilly Factor leads the nation as the most watched news program, followed by Megyn Kelly’s The Kelly File, and in third place is Sean Hannity’s show Hannity.

Now, in a recent poll, Fox News was found to be the most trusted news source among several news channels.

The poll was conducted by Suffolk University, and was not specifically asking about news channels. However, as part of one of the questions related to the presidential campaign of 2016, the following question was asked: “What TV news or commentary source do you trust the most?”

Fox News came in first with 27.5 percent. CNN was in second place with 13.4 percent. CBS was in third place with 8.7 percent. NBC was in fourth with 7.9 percent. ABC was in fifth with 7.1 percent.

MSNBC came in sixth with 5.9 percent. Strangely enough, Comedy Central came in seventh with 4.8 percent, followed by CSPAN with 3 percent. Of those polled, 21.7 percent said they were undecided.

The survey had a sampling size of 1,000 people with 49.1 percent male and 50.9 percent identified as female. Other factors from the survey that may be of interest to some is that 93.7 percent of those polled indicated they were very likely to be voting in the general election for president this year. As for political affiliation, 37 percent of those surveyed identified themselves as Democrats, 33 percent as Republicans and 25 percent reported as Independents.

WATCH: Tense Moment CNN Host Throws Out Claim About Obama, Then Silences Guest Before He Answers

A CNN host tried to turn the dialogue on guns in America into a monologue Friday, but in the end learned a lesson about the Constitution.

Carol Costello of CNN made the claim that most Americans support President Obama’s gun control agenda, but refused to give Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, the chance to respond.

” … most Americans, according to our poll, support the president’s executive orders.They support it because it’s strengthening existing laws on the books. My final question to you, my final, is this, my final question to you, Erich, stop. My final question, my final question, my final question: Was this a waste of time by the president? Would anything change your mind? Would you have wanted to go to that meeting and like sat down and talk to people who don’t think like you?” she said.

As Pratt tried to respond, Costello then changed her ground. However, Pratt would not be dissuaded from speaking his mind.

“The polls are conflicting,” he said. “There are many polls that show Americans don’t want stricter gun control.”

“That’s not my question,” Costello interrupted.

“Frankly, it doesn’t matter what the polls say because the beauty of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is that it trumps what people think,” Pratt added.

In another part of the interview, Pratt schooled Costello about what Obama’s proposals are all about, saying he did not attend the CNN town hall on gun control because there’s no reasoning with the president,.”

“Despite what the facts are, he has an agenda. Taya said it well, Taya Kyle. We have more guns than ever in this country and yet our murder rates are at all-time lows, and yet the president proceeds going after the rights of law-abiding Americans. There’s no common ground there,” he said.

“OK. There’s no middle ground then, huh?” Costello replied.

“Well, there’s not when — what middle ground is there for restricting your First Amendment rights? If it’s a God-given, constitutionally protected right—” Pratt said.

“I can’t yell fire in a crowded theater,” Costello interrupted.

“But we don’t gag people before they go into the theater,” Pratt retorted. “We don’t run background checks to say, ‘Oh do you have this kind of history before?’ No, we punish the violator. The president is trying to gag the Second Amendment. He’s putting prior restraints on the Second Amendment. We’re not talking about punishing criminals.”

“Are you saying criminals should own weapons? No matter what’s in your background, you should be able to own a gun? Is that what you’re saying?” Costello asked.

“Do you hear what you’re saying? All the people that committed mass shootings passed background checks,” Pratt said. “I mean, Einstein said the definition of insanity is redoubling your efforts, expecting to get a different outcome. Hope is not a strategy.”

h/t: TheBlaze

Watch: Rape Survivor Stands Up At Obama’s Town Hall And Hits Him With A Message He Didn’t Expect

In the wake of a gun-control-themed town hall event featuring President Barack Obama, many Second Amendment advocates rallied around Taya Kyle – the widow of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle – for her vocal opposition of the White House’s stance on the issue. There was another woman in the audience, however, whose personal story has also attracted the attention of sympathetic Americans.

Introduced by CNN moderator Anderson Cooper, Kimberly Corban addressed Obama directly about her experience as a college student nearly a decade ago.

“As a survivor of rape and now a mother to two small children,” she said, “it seems like being able to purchase a firearm of my choosing and being able to carry that wherever me and my family are, it seems like my basic responsibility as a parent at this point.”

After being “unspeakably victimized” by an assailant who broke into her apartment to attack her, she declared: “I refuse to let that happen again to myself or my kids.”

Corban referred to “restrictions” she believes the Obama administration has enacted, making it harder to obtain a gun and “actually just making my kids and I less safe.”

Obama responded by challenging her perception of his recently announced executive action on gun control. Asserting that his administration has not done anything to make it more difficult for any law-abiding American to obtain a firearm “if you need one,” he segued into his allegation that guns are more often used to harm than help the owner.

“What is true is that you have to be pretty well-trained in order to fire a weapon against somebody who is assaulting you and catches you by surprise,” he said. “What is also true is always that possibility that a firearm in the home leads to a tragic accident.”

People Instantly Noticed The 6 Words Obama Began His Gun Town Hall With That Say A LOT

At Thursday night’s Town Hall regarding gun control televised by CNN, President Obama didn’t take long to express the gap between himself and America’s gun rights advocates.

Although the event was billed as a place for those of different opinions to find common ground, Obama showed how far removed he is from those who oppose him.

“I have never owned a gun,” Obama said in his opening remarks, although he did try to soften that by saying he had done some skeet shooting at Camp David.

“He’s never owned a gun and I’m sure the thought of all those guns around him makes him shudder,” wrote poster “BU-52” on TheBlaze — one of many who noted Obama’s admission and also the level of protection he has. “He should clean his own house first, disarm all secret service protection people, then flood the bullet market with all the stored up ammo the various agencies have been buying up.”

Obama’s comment about how great he has been for America’s gun market was also poorly received. “I think it’s useful to keep in mind I’ve been president for over seven years, and gun sales don’t seem to have suffered during that time,” said Obama. “They’ve gone up. I’ve been very good for gun manufacturers.”

Gun dealers have often reported a boost in sales following each gun control pronouncement by the president. “Is he at all surprised that gun sales have gone up since he took office?,” posted NickyLouise on TheBlaze. “It doesn’t mean that he is a champion for gun rights. It means he scares the hell out of us.”

h/t: TheBlaze