Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Face Deposition Over Email Scandal
The stunning development could finally bring justice to the case.
Hillary Clinton is a frustrating figure in American politics, largely due to her ability to skirt justice in just about every scandal that has befallen her. And, trust us, there are quite a few to choose from.
Perhaps her most daring escape came curing the run-up to the 2016 election after it was discovered that Clinton was using a private, secret, illegal email server squirreled away in the bathroom of the State Department in order to hide her online activities from the government watchdogs. This included quite a bit of classified material that, if obtained by the wrong people, could lead to the endangerment of a great many Americans.
The FBI was able to verify this wrongdoing, and admitted so much, yet they refused to hold Clinton accountable for her actions. This infuriated political observers around the nation, and likely played a role in her stunning defeat at the hands of Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
Now, nearly four years later, Clinton may finally face the music.
A federal judge Monday granted a request from conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to have former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sit for a sworn deposition to answer questions about her use of a private email server to conduct government business.
Clinton has argued that she has already answered questions about this and should not have to do so again — the matter did not result in any charges for the then-presidential candidate in 2016 after a high-profile investigation — but D.C. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth said in his ruling that her past responses left much to be desired.
“As extensive as the existing record is, it does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business,” Lamberth said.
Lamberth used the opportunity to explain just how poor Clinton’s previous responses were.
The judge went on to recognize that while Clinton responded to written questions in a separate case, “those responses were either incomplete, unhelpful, or cursory at best. Simply put her responses left many more questions than answers.” Lamberth said that using written questions this time “will only muddle any understanding of Secretary Clinton’s state of mind and fail to capture the full picture, thus delaying the final disposition of this case even further.”
There is no doubt that this latest news will bring the “lock her up” chants back to Trump rallies around the nation, as the corrupt Clinton saga seems far from over.
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