Judge lets disbarment case be heard
A Maryland judge has allowed a grievance to move forward against former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s lawyers, saying the bar’s refusal to investigate the lawyers seems to violate the state’s policy.
Ty Clevenger, the lawyer who filed the grievance, called the decision last week by Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Ronald A. Silkworth a surprise victory.
In the latest twist in the fallout from Mrs. Clinton’s email server, Mr. Clevenger says the former secretary of state mishandled the emails and is asking that she and her lawyers be disbarred.
Maryland’s bar tried to brush aside the complaint, saying Mr. Clevenger didn’t have personal knowledge of the offenses, but Judge Silkworth said the state’s bar rules have no such requirement.
“Those lawyers may yet have answer for destroying thousands of emails,” Mr. Clevenger wrote in a blog Monday.