Court to Decide Whether to Compel Hillary Email Testimony

Federal judge will hear a Judicial Watch motion to require the former secretary of state to answer questions under oath

by Mark Tapscott | Updated 13 Jun 2018 at 8:21 PM

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan will hear arguments Oct. 11, 2018, on a motion by Judicial Watch to require a former State Department aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to answer questions under oath about her use of a private server and email address to do official government business.

The nonprofit government watchdog also said Wednesday that Sullivan will take testimony on the group’s motion to make public recordings of its 2016 depositions of key former Clinton aides, including then-chief of staff Cheryl Mills and then-deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin.

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The hearing stems from Judicial Watch’s earlier litigation regarding Abedin’s being allowed to work for Clinton while also working for Teneo, the controversial public relations consulting firm co-founded by Doug Band, a former close aide to President Bill Clinton.

Hillary Clinton previously responded under oath to Judicial Watch questions about her private email use, but refused to answer three questions and said she “does not recall” on 20 questions. Clinton also objected more than 80 times in her 23 pages of responses.

Judicial Watch asked Sullivan to grant its motion to compel Clinton to respond to the previous questions.

“The Clinton email scandal isn’t going away, especially as Mrs. Clinton refuses to answer key questions about her conduct,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch uncovered the Clinton email scandal, and since the DOJ and FBI have dropped the ball, is the last, best hope for accountability and justice.”

Senior editor Mark Tapscott can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter.

(photo credit, homepage image: Hillary Clinton Walks on Stage at AIPAC, CC BY-SA 2.0, by Lorie Shaull; photo credit, article image: Hillary Clinton, CC BY-SA 2.0, by Gage Skidmore)

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