Obama’s DOJ Trying to Block Hillary’s Depo in e-Mail Litigation
The US Justice Department (DOJ) has filed a motion in court to prevent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from being ordered to testify in a deposition in a case connected to her use of a private email serve.
The Obama Administration’s move is in response to a deposition request from Judicial Watch, claiming the conservative legal watchdog is trying to expand the scope of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit related to the preparation of talking points for officials to discuss the Y 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya in which US. Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans were killed.
Judicial Watch asked the court last week to interview Mrs. Clinton and 5 other current and former State Department officials about the Mrs. Clinton’s private e-Mail server, after federal judges ruled in this suit and another one brought by Judicial Watch that some fact-finding is in order.
Now that the judges have ruled contrary to the Obama Administration’s wishes, the debate is now over who should be deposed and in what order, with the government claiming that Judicial Watch should finish the deposition in the 1st case before demanding that Mrs. Clinton and the others testify in the later lawsuit.
Judicial Watch has released a transcript of the initial deposition in the 1st Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, in which a top aid describes Mrs. Clinton’s pattern of e-Mail use.
This comes as the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (IG) issued a report that Hillary Clinton, when serving as US President Barack Hussein Obama’s Secretary of State did not comply with the department’s policies and used a personal server without permission while in that high administration office.