When a U.S. District Court judge rules that, “there is evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith” regarding a particular case, the media might be expected to report on it extensively.
However, since the case in question relates to Hillary Clinton, her private email server and the Benghazi massacre, journalists don’t seem very interested.
Judicial Watch received that ruling from Judge Royce Lamberth on March 29, regarding the watchdog’s 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit “seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points.”
Judge Lamberth added that, in this case, “limited discovery is appropriate, even though it is exceedingly rare in FOIA cases.”
And now Judicial Watch is taking the next step:
Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a proposed order for discovery with a federal court that seeks the testimony of Hillary Clinton about her use of non-state.gov email account(s) for official State Department business. Judicial Watch’s discovery plan also seeks the testimony of Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff; and Jacob “Jake” Sullivan, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff, as well as other current and former State Department officials. Judicial Watch proposes the testimony take place over 12 weeks. (…)
Clinton’s proposed testimony would cover the search in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request and, according to the filing:
*searches of the Office of the Secretary for emails relating to the September 12, 2012 Benghazi attack and its aftermath, including searches for the Accountability Review Board, congressional inquiries, other FOIA requests, and the preparation of Secretary Clinton’s testimony before Congress on January 23, 2013;
*the State Department’s policies, practices, procedures and/or actions (or lack thereof) to secure, inventory, and/or account for all records, including emails, of Secretary Clinton, prior to [her] termination of employment with the State Department; and
* the use of non-state.gov email account(s) to conduct official State Department business by Secretary Clinton and other officials and staff in the Office of the Secretary (…)
Judicial Watch also seeks documents about the State Department’s Benghazi document responses and the handling of non-State.gov emails of Clinton and other top State officials.
Judicial Watch’s 12-week timeline means it is possible that Hillary Clinton will have to interrupt her campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential race, to testify on these matters.
Credit: Judicial Watch