Federal Judge Orders Hillary Clinton Deposition
Federal Judge Orders Hillary Clinton Deposition
Hillary Clinton now has to sit for an in-person sworn deposition regarding her use of private servers and her email traffic.
“A federal judge has ordered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to sit for a sworn deposition for the first time in connection with her use of a private email account during her State Department tenure.
U.S. District Court Royce Lamberth issued the order Monday in connection with a five-and-a-half-year-old Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed seeking emails related to the deadly 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.”
Needless to say, I’m sure that the Queen is not pleased with this ruling. She’s already said multiple times that providing written answers is all that was needed, so move along folks, nothing to see here.
Judge Royce Lamberth doesn’t care and isn’t playing by her rules.
“”As extensive as the existing record is, it does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business,” Lamberth said.
The judge went on to recognize that while Clinton responded to written questions in a separate case, “those responses were either incomplete, unhelpful, or cursory at best. Simply put her responses left many more questions than answers.” Lamberth said that using written questions this time “will only muddle any understanding of Secretary Clinton’s state of mind and fail to capture the full picture, this delaying the final disposition of this case even further.”
In other words, her responses were to the tune of “What Difference Does It Make.” Which didn’t impress the judge one iota.
DC Judge Royce Lamberth today says Hillary Clinton must sit for deposition 'on matters concerning her reasons for using a private server and her understanding of State's records management obligations.' Order:https://t.co/qhSBAnwJCv pic.twitter.com/xrvABBWog6
— Mike Scarcella (@MikeScarcella) March 2, 2020
Remember, this is Hillary Clinton. The same woman who used multiple Blackberries, let her cleaning woman into the SCIF, and truly thought she was untouchable. So untouchable that she was shocked that people would have a problem with her smashing devices with hammers and using Bleach Bit to make well over 30,000 emails disappear.
The emails that WERE recovered and reviewed?
Since it was Hillary, we weren’t and aren’t supposed to be concerned that classified information was floating around unsecured. It isn’t a big deal. Right? WRONG. Her flouting the rules that are and were in place to protect our National Security interests put us all at risk.
Remember when Hillary assured us all that the State Department had all her emails? Remember when the State Department assured us all (thanks James Comey), that none of her emails that they reviewed were problematic? I certainly do. I also recall that we were assured that ALL of Hillary’s emails had been reviewed. Except…
“The ruling comes after Judicial Watch revealed at a December 2019 status conference that the FBI released “approximately thirty previously undisclosed Clinton emails,” and that the State Department “failed to fully explain” where they came from.”
Judge Lamberth is right. There is much more to the story than Hillary’s curt responses in writing.
Oh to be a fly on the wall during her deposition. I certainly hope that answers such as “what difference does it make?” are unequivocally NOT accepted by the questioners.
I’d want her to answer questions such as:
Hillary Clinton, who said she had her private email for convenience, had 13 mobile devices and 5 iPads, according to FBI.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) September 2, 2016
The list of questions is endless.
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— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 24, 2020
Yeah Hillary, you’d definitely know about the dark side of technology wouldn’t you? Oh, and that tweet didn’t age well. AT. ALL.
Most certainly Hillary will try to appeal or block the ruling, which you can read here. I hope she loses the appeal and has to sit for her sworn deposition. Boy howdy, can you just imagine the iceberg atmosphere that will be in that room?
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If this comes to pass, she’ll be under oath. So many great opportunities!
Under Trump she BETTER be under oath!
I get the feeling that a certain lady with a lot of formers to her name is about to have a tragic fatal chardonnay accident.
Meh, every answer she would give would be:
“I like pancakes.”
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when, Rush did a great parody of Hillary giving testimony.
Prosecutor: “Good morning Mrs. Clinton, how are you today?”
Hillary: “I don’t recall.”
My question is, does the judge know she’s suicidal yet?
“How is it that you didn’t know that “C” means “CLASSIFIED?””
This is a particularly important question. Senator Clinton served for 6 years on the Senate Armed Services Committee. The first thing a new member gets is a briefing on classified information and how to recognize it, such as if it is marked with a “(C)”.
By the way, the Wikipedia entry lists the three bills authored by Senator Clinton that became law during her 8 years in the Senate. They are all at the level of “Post office and swimming pool naming bills”. Did any other Senator do that little Senate work during those years???
“Did any other Senator do that little Senate work during those years???”
Yep, Bernie Sanders!
Oh, and that tweet didn’t age well. AT. ALL.
It’s only a week old. Just sayin’.
I’m waiting to see if Hillary goes all alien killer in the deposition room. Her eyes bug out, her flesh melts and she turns into an alien (or cyborg) killing machine. Even Jack Bauer finally meets his match. The Marines have to be called in to kill her.
Hey, c’mon, you’re thinking it, too!
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