Can’t wait to see what her poor excuse will be! Please let this be her downfall!
Like a game of whack-a-mole, Hillary Clinton’s secret email server scandal continues this week as the former secretary of state has just one more day to explain to a federal court why she shouldn’t have to testify under oath about the system.
On Friday, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch submitted a request for permission to depose Clinton, along with two other current and former government officials, as part of the ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit looking into aide Huma Abedin’s special employment arrangement with the State Department.
‘As the primary driving force behind and principal user of the clintonemail.com system, however, Secretary Clinton’s testimony is crucial to understanding how and why the system was created and operated,’ the brief argued, calling Clinton a ‘indispensable witness.’
The court gave Clinton, along with two other officials – Clarence Finney and John Bentel – until Tuesday to respond.
At the heart of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit is Abedin’s double-dipping job arrangement.
In the spring of 2012, Abedin went from being Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department to a senior advisor role, a job with a ‘special government employee’ status that allowed Abedin to bring in outside income as well.
The longtime Clinton aide, who now serves as the likely Democratic nominee’s vice chairwoman of the campaign, then worked for the Clinton-affiliated global consulting firm Teneo.
Abedin also did work for the Clinton Foundation.
The lawsuit originated in September 2013, with the conservative watchdog seeking documentation about Abedin’s special arrangement.
By February 2014 the State Department assured the group that it had given them all the necessary documents and so Judicial Watch agreed to dismiss the lawsuit a month later.
A year went by and in March 2015, Judicial Watch asked that the lawsuit be reopened in light of the revelation that Clinton and other aides used private email accounts.
‘Hillary Clinton’s misconduct and the resulting fraud by the State Department disrupted and ended our federal FOIA lawsuit about Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest political associations,’ Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said at the time.