NEW: Hillary Clinton Seeks to Withhold 6-Page Memo Describing Her Lawyer’s Review and Deletion of Her Emails
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Judicial Watch previously sought a deposition from Hillary Clinton, and last month the Court gave the watchdog group additional discovery and witnesses on the Clinton email case.
The judge wanted Judicial Watch to “shake the tree” on a newly uncovered potential Clinton email trove and gave Hillary 30 days to oppose their request to question her under oath.
Hillary Clinton’s lawyers responded to Judicial Watch late Monday evening and sought to withhold a 6-page memo describing her attorney’s deletion of her emails.
“Mrs. Clinton’s attorneys filed opposition to our deposition tonight. She also seeks to withhold a 6 page memo describing her lawyer’s review and deletion of her emails,” Tom Fitton said on Monday night.
Tom Fitton also said that Judicial Watch will “respond to her deposition opposition in 10 days and may file motion to compel on email doc.”
Mrs. Clinton's attorneys filed opp to our deposition tonight. She also seeks to withhold a 6 page memo describing her lawyer's review and deletion of her emails.@JudicialWatch lawyers will respond to her deposition opposition in 10 days and may file motion to compel on email doc. https://t.co/cTGreujABW
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 24, 2019
Last December, Judge Royce Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, ordered senior Obama administration officials, including lawyers and aides from the Clinton State Department to be deposed and or answer written questions under oath.
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. Judicial Watch deposed nearly a dozen witnesses and will seek addition witnesses and documents from the court, including the deposition of Hillary Clinton and Cheryl Mills, her chief of staff at State and personal lawyer who directed the destruction of 33,000 State Department Clinton emails. Lawyers for Clinton and Mills are expected at the hearing Thursday.
Recall, it was Judicial Watch who broke the story of Hillary’s private server wide open through their FOIA lawsuits and they have been pursuing this case aggressively ever since.
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