Apparently Hillary doesn’t want to be caught lying under oath too many times. Judicial Watch is still giving her hell and I hope they continue throughout the rest of her presidency.
Lawyers for Hillary Clinton are going to federal court for the first time to block efforts to force her to testify in a civil lawsuit related to her private email set-up.
Clinton’s attorneys submitted a legal filing Tuesday morning in a bid to shut down a conservative group’s request for an order forcing her to submit to a deposition in the midst of her presidential campaign.
Clinton’s legal team said her testimony was unnecessary and superfluous in light of her questioning before the House Benghazi Committee last October and several State Department inquiries into the issue.
“Despite this public testimony and the various investigative reports, Judicial Watch claims that it needs to depose Secretary Clinton, a former Cabinet Secretary, about six purportedly unanswered questions,” the filing states. “The record, however, already answers those questions or makes clear that Secretary Clinton has no personal knowledge to provide.”
Judicial Watch has asked to depose Clinton in a pair of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits which have raised questions about whether her private email system was created in part to avoid making messages accessible under FOIA.
The State Department also filed a legal brief Tuesday opposing the call for Clinton to be deposed in the suit before Sullivan.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the resistance to a Clinton deposition troubling, in part because Clinton’s brief argues that her server was entirely her property after she stepped down as secretary of state in February 2013.
“It is no surprise that neither Hillary Clinton nor the Obama State Department agrees with our request to depose Mrs. Clinton,” Fitton said. “It is both significant and disturbing that Hillary Clinton now asserts a private ‘claim of right” over her non-state.gov email account, including any of the 55,000 pages of federal records she returned to the State Department.”