Hillary Clinton Brought To Tears As She Begs Appeal Court To Overturn Order For Email Deposition.
Earlier this month, a federal judge ordered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to sit for the first time on a sworn deposition in connection with her use of a private email account during her tenure in the State Department.
The U.S. District Court Royce Lamberth issued an order in connection with a lawsuit filed by the conservative group Judicial Watch in connection with the deadly 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
WashingtonExaminer says Hillary Clinton on Friday requested an appeals court to reverse a judge’s order for her to appear for a sworn deposition about her use of a private email server and the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.
The case arose from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought against the former Secretary of State by the judicial watchdog.
That month, the U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled, “The Court agrees with Judicial Watch— it is time Secretary Clinton is heard directly.”
The judicial opinion also ordered former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills to be deposed.
The legal team of Clinton replied with an 83-page petition for a mandamus letter filed with the United States. Cour d’appel for the D.C. Circuit, finding ridiculous the district ruling and asking the court of appeals to order the lower court to rectify the decision.
Clinton’s legal team said reversal of the order “is needed because Secretary Clinton and Ms. Mills ‘ imminent depositions by Judicial Watch are improper, unnecessary and a direct abuse of discretion.”
Judicial Watch Chairman Tom Fitton said, “This desperate act is yet another effort by the Clinton machine to postpone the reality and disclosure of its email actions and how it influenced the’ right to know’ of people under FOIA.”
Hillary Clinton’s lead attorney, David Kendall, said, “The district court order unfairly ignores this Court’s prior determination that there are no remaining recoverable communications, the remarkable evidence Judicial Watch has already received, and the extensive public record on Secretary Clinton’s emails.”
He said, “Judicial Watch could not possibly demonstrate the extraordinary circumstances needed to depose (or re-deposit) former high-ranking officials on their grounds for taking official action, and the court abused its discretion in finding otherwise”
The Clinton campaign put out three main arguments as to why it should revoke the ruling of the lower court. First, they made reference to a previous D.C. Appeals court ruling in Judicial Watch v. Pompeo case in 2018 that they said this FOIA case would be “moot.”
Next, they argued the order of the district court “violates the well-established principle that high-ranking officials should not be subjected to depositions in the absence of exceptional circumstances.”
Hillary Clinton Brought To Tears As She Begs Appeal Court Overturn Order For Email Deposition
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