On December 6, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Lamberth ordered Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers and Clinton aides to be deposed or answer written questions under oath. The court ruled that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency,” as per JW.
According to Judicial Watch, the court ordered discovery into three specific areas: whether Secretary Clinton’s email use of a private email server was intended to stymie FOIA; whether the State Department’s intent to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and whether the State Department has adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s request.
In March, Swamp Drain reported that Judicial Watch would be “gathering evidence” by bringing people under oath and questioning them in person. JW scheduled depositions of top State Department/Clinton aides and deposed nearly a dozen witnesses including Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at State and personal lawyer, Cheryl Mills, who directed the destruction of 33,000 State Department Clinton emails.
Lawyers for Clinton and Mills were expected at the hearing on Thursday. (Continued Below)
Judicial Watch wants to question Hillary Clinton under oath on her emails and Benghazi.
President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, said in March, “When all of this over, we may have the opportunity to make the case, if we want, to question Hillary Clinton under oath!”
On Thursday, Fitton gave un update as Judicial Watch lawyers were in court to get additional discovery.
He wrote, “BREAKING: Court gives @JudicialWatch additional discovery and witnesses on Clinton emails — wants Judicial Watch to ‘shake the tree’ on newly uncovered potential Clinton email trove. Gives Mrs. Clinton 30 days to oppose our request to question her under oath.” (Video Below)
Judicial Watch Senior Attorney Ramona Cotca reported that JW just had a hearing in front of Judge Royce C. Lamberth relating to Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Benghazi talking points.
“At this hearing, we requested additional discovery. Previous to this, Judge Lamberth permitted Judicial Watch to question under oath current and former State Department officials. But as the Judge stated from the bench, that the discovery that has already taken place, raised only more questions rather than answers and agreed with Judicial Watch in permitting all of the discovery that we requested,” Cotca said.
“The only two depositions that are pending before the court are the request for Secretary Clinton’s deposition and Cheryl Mills. The Judge permitted their attornies to respond within 30 days and then Judicial Watch will have ten additional days to reply to that,” she announced. “But, we’ll have the next four months to conduct the discovery that Judge Lamberth just granted.
Tom Fitton’s official tweet:
BREAKING: Court gives @JudicialWatch additional discovery and witnesses on Clinton emails — wants Judicial Watch to "shake the tree" on newly uncovered potential Clinton email trove. Gives Mrs. Clinton 30 days to oppose our request to question her under oath. https://t.co/X7RvbjqI8H
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 22, 2019
Judicial Watch Senior Attorney Ramona Cotca reports:
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