Nothing to hide or hide from, I guess…
(PJM) – Lawyers for the State Department filed a court motion late Thursday evening denying a Clinton deposition request from Judicial Watch, claiming in their filing that the conservative watchdog group’s request was “overbroad and duplicative.”
Via The Hill:
Judicial Watch is “seeking instead to transform these proceedings into a wide-ranging inquiry into matters beyond the scope of the court’s order and unrelated to the FOIA request at issue in this case,” government lawyers wrote in their filing, referring to the Freedom of Information Act.The lawyers wrote that the request to interview Clinton “is wholly inappropriate” before depositions are finished in a separate case also concerning the email server.
Judicial Watch’s FOIA case began as a way to seek documents about talking points related to the 2012 terror attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, but has since grown to encompass wider questions about Clinton’s use of a personal server while working as secretary of State.
In March, Judge Royce Lamberth gave the order that allowed Judicial Watch to demand depositions in the case, citing “evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith.”
This lawsuit is the second of its kind launched by Judicial Watch regarding Clinton’s email system. The State Department has opposed Judicial Watch’s requests for discovery in both of the lawsuits. In the other case, interviews of current and former Clinton aides — including Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin — began this month. […]
Editorial Board USA Today: Hillary Clinton broke the rules: Our view