Judicial Watch going after the big fish
Judicial Watch has made headlines this year as its public records lawsuit against the State Department moved forward despite repeated attempts to block it.
“U.S. judge orders discovery process to move forward over Clinton’s private email server,” The Washington Post reported in a February 23 story.
Now the organization is waiting for U.S. District Court Judge Emmitt Sullivan to rule if Clinton – now the Democratic nominee for president – will be forced to answer questions from Judicial Watch attorneys.
Judge Sullivan declined to order a deposition but did not issue a final ruling on the decision, The Hill reported last week.
Judicial Watch debated attorneys representing Clinton and the State Department in a two hour-plus hearing before the judge, The Hill recounted.
Judicial Watch is requesting a three-hour deposition.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, says Clinton’s attorneys insisted that her testimony to the FBI and to a Congressional panel should satisfy Judicial Watch.
Yet it was learned that Clinton was not sworn in when she was questioned by the FBI and the interview was not transcribed.
“Our lawyer raised the argument that we’ve got information out there to be gotten from Mrs. Clinton,” Fitton tells OneNewsNow, “and the way we do that is through deposition testimony, bringing her under oath.”