A federal judge has ordered additional discovery for Judicial Watch on the Hillary Clinton email scandal. There is one catch. Hillary gets 30 days to offer up reasons why she should not comply.
But after that, she will have to sit down with Judicial Watch and answer their questions under oath. Judicial Watch has four more months to work with. In addition to Hillary’s testimony, the judge allowed JW even more discovery-based on what they have gathered so far.
JW could succeed where the FBI failed, but of course, the FBI wanted to fail, so that makes it easier.
Judicial Watch was in court Thursday fighting to force Hillary Clinton to answer questions under oath about her private server.
Judge Royce Lamberth, a Reagan appointee on Thursday granted Judicial Watch additional discovery and Hillary Clinton has 30 days to oppose to their request to question her under oath.
Judicial Watch has four more months to conduct the discovery that Judge Lamberth just granted them, according to JW attorney Ramona Cotca.
TOM FITTON: Court gives Judicial Watch additional discovery and witnesses on Clinton emails — wants Judicial Watch to “shake the tree” on newly uncovered potential Clinton email trove. Gives Mrs. Clinton 30 days to oppose our request to question her under oath.
BREAKING: Court gives @JudicialWatch additional discovery and witnesses on Clinton emails — wants Judicial Watch to “shake the tree” on newly uncovered potential Clinton email trove. Gives Mrs. Clinton 30 days to oppose our request to question her under oath. https://t.co/X7RvbjqI8H
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 22, 2019
As previously reported in December, Judge Royce Lamberth ordered senior Obama administration officials, including lawyers and aides from the Clinton State Department to be deposed and or answer written questions under oath.
The court ordered discovery into three specific areas: whether Secretary Clinton’s email use of a private email server was intended to stymie FOIA; whether the State Department’s intent to settle this case in late 2014 and early 2015 amounted to bad faith; and whether the State Department has adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s request.
Judicial Watch deposed nearly a dozen witnesses and will seek addition witnesses and documents from the court, including the deposition of Hillary Clinton and Cheryl Mills, her chief of staff at State and personal lawyer who directed the destruction of 33,000 State Department Clinton emails. Lawyers for Clinton and Mills are expected at the hearing Thursday.