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Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:47 PM

Judge orders Hillary Clinton deposition in email flap

Source: POLITICO

A federal judge has ordered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to sit for a sworn deposition for the first time in connection with her use of a private email account during her State Department tenure.

U.S. District Court Royce Lamberth issued the order Monday in connection with a five-and-a-half-year-old Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed seeking emails related to the deadly 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Clinton was previously required to submit a sworn written statement about her email use, but the deposition—if it takes place—would be the first time she has had to submit to live questioning under oath on the subject.

During her four years in President Barack Obama's Cabinet, Clinton relied on a private email account and server for both her work-related and personal messages. The practice led to a storm of controversy that roiled her 2016 presidential bid and is widely viewed as contributing to her ultimate defeat by Donald Trump.

In response to press questions during the campaign and in the sworn statement, Clinton said she kept the private account and server after taking over as secretary of state in 2009 as a matter of convenience and not to avoid FOIA or other disclosure requirements. The FBI investigated, interviewed Clinton and recommended against criminal charges, but it did find dozens of messages in her account that officials said contained highly classified information.

However, Lamberth said in his ruling Monday that the FBI probe and representations by the State Department have not adequately put to rest questions about the episode and Clinton's deposition is needed to address those concerns.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/02/hillary-clinton-email-deposition-118800



Seriously? but, but... Her e-mails? STILL?

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Mountain Mule Mar 2020 OP
underpants Mar 2020 #1
dchill Mar 2020 #47
Thomas Hurt Mar 2020 #2
Bayard Mar 2020 #3
LiberalFighter Mar 2020 #4
FBaggins Mar 2020 #32
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #5
Nikki28 Mar 2020 #6
stillcool Mar 2020 #7
azureblue Mar 2020 #36
bluestarone Mar 2020 #8
sakabatou Mar 2020 #9
Rural_Progressive Mar 2020 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2020 #18
NurseJackie Mar 2020 #29
Glimmer of Hope Mar 2020 #11
Historic NY Mar 2020 #12
MagickMuffin Mar 2020 #13
not_the_one Mar 2020 #46
alwaysinasnit Mar 2020 #14
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2020 #19
alwaysinasnit Mar 2020 #25
azureblue Mar 2020 #38
maxrandb Mar 2020 #54
alwaysinasnit Mar 2020 #60
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2020 #15
hellno45 Mar 2020 #16
BigDemVoter Mar 2020 #17
riversedge Mar 2020 #33
maxrandb Mar 2020 #55
Submariner Mar 2020 #20
iluvtennis Mar 2020 #21
StevieM Mar 2020 #22
Sloumeau Mar 2020 #23
question everything Mar 2020 #24
bronxiteforever Mar 2020 #26
blm Mar 2020 #27
DeminPennswoods Mar 2020 #44
StevieM Mar 2020 #45
Lulu KC Mar 2020 #28
Jarqui Mar 2020 #30
Ilsa Mar 2020 #56
dajoki Mar 2020 #31
DENVERPOPS Mar 2020 #43
Mosby Mar 2020 #34
Rebl2 Mar 2020 #40
Joinfortmill Mar 2020 #35
TomSlick Mar 2020 #37
flibbitygiblets Mar 2020 #39
FM123 Mar 2020 #41
karin_sj Mar 2020 #42
justgamma Mar 2020 #48
agincourt Mar 2020 #49
Mountain Mule Mar 2020 #50
steventh Mar 2020 #51
VMA131Marine Mar 2020 #52
rockfordfile Mar 2020 #53
Ilsa Mar 2020 #57
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yellowcanine Mar 2020 #59

Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:48 PM

1. Butter emails

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 10:56 PM

47. Buttery males?

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:49 PM

2. The Magats will be touching themselves tonight.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:51 PM

3. Oh, for the love of gawd!

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:52 PM

4. Is there standing for this?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 06:23 PM

32. That judge obviously thought so

I think this case has been lingering for a few years now - so they're well past the "does Judicial Watch have the standing to sue?" phase.

She could appeal to the DC circuit.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:52 PM

5. That poor woman.................

No one should have rumored that she may come in as a last minute Democrat Presidential Candidate.........

Besides this serves no other purpose than to continue to gin up the TrumpHumpers and rally them around the Republican Party.....

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:55 PM

6. Does this mean

The Dumpsters judges and (A.J Barr needs soap) courts are still beating this dead horse? This makes no sense except to confirm Trump needs to go asap.
The real crooks get off scoot free and they taunt Rumps targets. What a disgusting thing for this country.I wish the majority vote for Biden and Iran helps him flip the Senate just when Putin does his best shot.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:56 PM

7. wow. I am stunned.

again. still.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:37 PM

36. clearly political

all questions have been answered. JW is using the courts for political purposes, not to seek justice. This is vexatious litigation, and this is the grounds HC has to appeal on. She is now a private person. She can now turn around and sue them, and get a pre trial discovery. Which would expose the fact that JW is a wing of the GOP.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:00 PM

8. AMAZING the abuse you can cause people if you have a BARR AG!!!

WE cannot get a subpoena answered. BUT these fuckers can destroy HONEST PEOPLE'S lives!!

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:01 PM

9. Hasn't the dead horse been beaten enough?

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:02 PM

10. Coming soon to a deposition near you

Say it all together:

Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi

I knew you could.

Here's a surprise, he's a Ronnie Raygun appointee

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Response to Rural_Progressive (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:18 PM

18. Flick




(for when images return)

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 06:07 PM

29. Love it!


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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:02 PM

11. Oh good grief.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:03 PM

12. ITs the Judicial Jerk asshole.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:07 PM

13. She doesn't have to obey the all of this, since this is the new norm


Just forget about Hillary.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 10:36 PM

46. Exactly. The rules have changed.

 

No one has to respond to ANY court order.

She should make them try to force her. And STILL refuse.

If played appropriately, the optics would be through the roof.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:09 PM

14. Could this ruling then be used against Ivanka and others of her ilk to answer for private

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:20 PM

19. Make it so. Rub the Con-RepubliCon noses in it. And then convict


... because, after all, they had the example of Hillary to know what to avoid, right? So any breaking of the law in this regard by the Cons and the RepubliCons is willful and deliberate.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 05:54 PM

25. +1000

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:39 PM

38. yes it can

All it takes now is for someone to bring action against Ivanka. And cite this ruling.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:42 AM

54. Silly, don't you know only Democrats have to obey subpoenas?

Retrumplicans refusing subpoenas is always portrayed by the MSM as "just a different kind of politician"

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #54)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 12:44 PM

60. Oops! My bad.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:11 PM

15. Let the Republicons ensure that tRump gets more votes than Clinton in this election. Finally. . . nt

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:14 PM

16. He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan, figures. nt

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:17 PM

17. Can't she tell them to just fuck off? That's what Pussy-Grabber & Company do. . .

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 06:56 PM

33. Dems need a Judical Watch type like the Repugs have. They are relentless and well funded it seems.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #33)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:55 AM

55. In won't work as long as Democrats nominate judges who respect the rule of law.

We've spent generations defending and supporting the independence of the judicial branch.

Retrumplicans have spent generations turning the court into just one more branch of government that should be a weapon of partisan power.

It wouldn't matter to have a Left Judicial Watch, because this judge would look at two identical cases and order a deposition for Democrats, and dismiss a request for deposition from a Retrumplican.

And you know what? The Retrumplicans aren't even bothering to try to hide it anymore.

The Retrumplicans and their MAGAt voters would cheer making being a Democrat a criminal act!.

They are so far up to their eyeballs in illegal and corrupt crap that they will kill people in the streets to prevent their crimes from seeing the light of day.

Mark my words. Using the "courts" and foreign governments to pursue criminal investigations of their political enemies is JUST THE START.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:21 PM

20. No problem just do as the repubs do....keep repeating "I do not recall"

it works fine for the RWNJs.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:27 PM

21. So, it begins....trump putting his political rivals on trial. So, disgusting. nt

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 04:30 PM

22. This is actually kind of terrifying for a couple of reasons.

First, Royce Lamberth is long time partisan Republican activist. He has long used his position to help Republican politicians and to hurt Democrats.

Second, it is absurd that a right wing organization like Judicial Watch could be given standing in this matter, much less the right to depose a former Secretary of State.

Royce Lamberth, like William Barr, is properly identified as a fascist.

I hope this decision can be appealed. It is an absurd legal ruling.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 05:17 PM

23. They had 9 Bengazi investigations.

I guess Republicans need 9 email investigations.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 05:31 PM

24. Can someone now use FOIA for Jared and Ivanka emails?

Is this Lambert one of the Turtle's recent confirmation?

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 05:57 PM

26. Time to gin up the "but her emails"machine.

Horrible people continue to act horribly.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 06:00 PM

27. Royce Lamberth is a GOP operative and has proved it for 3 decades.

He is no judge, and certainly NOT an honorable judge.

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Response to blm (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:53 PM

44. This

nt

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Response to blm (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 10:08 PM

45. He is a fascist.

If this country succumbs to fascism, right wing judges will likely be a major part of it.

It is terrifying that we live in a country that has men like David Sentelle and Royce Lamberth on the bench.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 06:04 PM

28. This one really made me feel insane

Seriously.
But her emails.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 06:08 PM

30. If McGhan doesn't have to testify, why should Hillary? nt

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #30)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:47 AM

56. This!

And other stuff, too.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 06:20 PM

31. Sick f**kers...

more distraction and pure hate, they will never give up. Illegitimate is the one who needs to testify under oath but we know he never will. What a sad state of affairs.

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Response to dajoki (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:34 PM

43. they are simply trying to rally their troops

Now it is Gays, Guns, God, AND.....Hillary emails......................

they have used it for years, decades, over and over again to get their voters to turn out...........

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 07:13 PM

34. Unreal. She should answer every question "I don't remember".

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Response to Mosby (Reply #34)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:49 PM

40. Agreed!

Regan got away with it.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 07:37 PM

35. They just can't leave this woman alone.

I don't know how these cowardly bullies look their wives and daughters in the face. Horrifying.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:39 PM

37. Judge Lambert is a senior status judge appointed by Raygun.

Senior status means he is semi-retired. Appointment by Raygun means - well, you know what it means.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:43 PM

39. I hope we're still investigating the trumps' corrupt activites 3 years after he's out of office

oh who am I kidding, it will take beyond any of our natural lives to get to the bottom of at rats nest

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:19 PM

41. Wow, how low can they go....

Every time you think they have hit rock bottom, it's false bottom.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:23 PM

42. Here we go

The Revenge Tour of the Orange Parasite has begun...

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:07 PM

48. I have no doubt

that they will try to frame her just to please their master.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:12 PM

49. 10 - 15 years from now,

the GOP will be trying to haul her in for questioning about Benghazi and the email server. It will never, never end.

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Response to agincourt (Reply #49)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:15 PM

50. They are fixated on Hillary nt

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:47 PM

51. Judge was dug out of semi-retirement for just this occasion?

According to Wikipedia, J. Royce Lambeth is a "visiting judge in San Antonio for several months per year." I hope Secretary Clinton appeals. And if that doesn't get a good result, appeal again. Delay until after November. Which we all hope will change everything.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:52 PM

52. This judge seems to have a special interest in the Clintons

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2000-may-27-mn-34684-story.html%3f_amp=true

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court Friday rebuked a lower-court judge for declaring that President Clinton broke the law when he released friendly letters from former White House volunteer Kathleen Willey, who had gone on national television to accuse the president of making unwanted sexual advances.
The appellate judges said that an opinion by U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth in March was “inappropriate” and “gratuitous” and that he should not have invoked “sweeping pronouncements on alleged criminal activity” by Clinton and his aides.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #52)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:06 AM

53. It seems the judge is corrupt.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:50 AM

57. She sat, under oath, for hours and hours,

answering questions posed by Dowdy-hair Gowdy and others. Just submit the transcript.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 09:32 AM

58. She should tell them to pound sand. nt

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 09:55 AM

59. Royce Lamberth has been enabling Judicial Watch to go after the Clintons for years.

And he nearly always gets overruled on appeal. Some things will never change.

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