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Federal Court Allows Discovery to Begin in Clinton Email Case(Very Important Judicial Watch Success)

Federal Court Allows Discovery to Begin in Clinton Email Case

Our effort to uncover the secrets of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illicit email system took a major step forward this week.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted us “discovery ” into Clinton’s email system.  The order allows us to take testimony from former top Clinton State Department aides Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Bryan Pagliano.  The court also notes that “based on information learned during discovery, the deposition of Mrs. Clinton may be necessary.”  The discovery will take place over the next eight weeks.

This arises out of our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records of the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Clinton.  The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about the system. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)).

In his Memorandum and Order, Judge Sullivan found that: 

Judicial Watch raises significant questions in its Motion for Discovery about whether the State Department processed documents in good faith in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request.  Judicial Watch is therefore entitled to limited discovery.

Judge Sullivan also questions, citing Supreme Court precedent, whether the State Department and Mrs. Clinton “purposefully routed … document[s] out of agency possession in order to circumvent a FOIA request.”

Sullivan ruled that the scope of discovery includes:

The creation and operation of for State Department business, as well as the State Department’s approach and practice for processing FOIA requests that potentially implicated former Secretary Clinton’s and Ms. Abedin’s emails and State’s processing of the FOIA request that is the subject of this action.

The judge also ruled that Clinton may have to testify:
Based on information learned during discovery, the deposition of Mrs. Clinton may be necessary. If Plaintiff believes Mrs. Clinton’s testimony is required, it will request permission from the Court at the appropriate time. [Emphasis in original]

The court authorized Judicial Watch to seek the testimony of the following witnesses:

1. Stephen D. Mull (Executive Secretary of the State Department from June 2009 to October 2012 and suggested that Mrs. Clinton be issued a State Department BlackBerry, which would protect her identity and would also be subject to FOIA requests);

2. Lewis A. Lukens (Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat from 2008 to 2011 and emailed with Patrick Kennedy and Cheryl Mills about setting up a computer for Mrs. Clinton to check her email account);

3. Patrick F. Kennedy (Under Secretary for Management since 2007 and the Secretary of State’s principal advisor on management issues, including technology and information services);

4. Cheryl D. Mills (Mrs. Clinton’s Chief of Staff throughout her four years as Secretary of State);

5. Huma Abedin (Mrs. Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and a senior advisor to Mrs. Clinton throughout her four years as Secretary of State and also had an email account on;

6. Bryan Pagliano (State Department Schedule C employee who has been reported to have serviced and maintained the server that hosted the “” system during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State).

During a court hearing on February 23, Judge Sullivan granted Judicial Watch’s motion for discovery into whether the State Department and Clinton deliberately thwarted FOIA for six years.  Judicial Watch then filed a proposed discovery plan on March 15 and filed a joint, proposed discovery plan with the State Department on April 15.
In a separate FOIA lawsuit concerning Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi terrorist attack, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Judicial Watch can conduct discovery into the email practices of Clinton and her top aides.  Judge Lamberth ordered Judicial Watch to follow up with his court once Judge Sullivan issued his discovery order:

When Judge Sullivan issues a discovery order, the plaintiff shall – within ten days thereafter – file its specific proposed order detailing what additional proposed discovery, tailored to this case, it seeks to have this Court order.  Defendant shall respond ten days after plaintiff’s submission.

Both of these decisions are victories for transparency and accountability.  We will use this discovery to get all of the facts behind Hillary Clinton’s and the Obama State Department’s thwarting of FOIA.  The public can then be sure that all of the emails from her illicit email system are reviewed and released as the law requires.

For more, see the latest from JW on Fox News this morning.

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The wheels of Justice grind exceeding slow.  But grind away, they do.

Getting there.  Slow.  But sure.

Any one of us would be in jail years ago. She has been up to criminal activity for over 40 years. It is about time somebody made her accountable.

Finally the slow leaners may find out what lying, treasonous, scum bag Hillary Clinton is!

Better. They ( the 'average blindly led' if any self-dignity & reasoning remains in them as Americans) will be now forced to do self-examinations of conscience & American patriotism. I hope the image of Lady Liberty stands over them the whole time, until they come clean with themselves. Idealistic perhaps, but, somewhere in their psyches, 'was' , an American CITIZEN,; an uniqueness of personage among the peoples of other countries, who have no actual Liberty, no Inalienable Rights recognized as God-given; only a relative 'freedom to move about'. Perhaps they'll even find a new meaning in their heretofore, blindly 'follower' lives & actually begin to question & find real answers. I know! Really idealistic.

It will surprise me to no end if she is convicted, they have so much money and influence that they can by off all comers, I hope to GOD that some one has the guts to have justice prevail and she gets all that is coming to her. 

I feel the same way David, but I have MUCH doubt anything will come of this...I don't have faith in the system as it stands today...

Watching these jerks try and take Donald Trump down is so depressing...The name bush, romney, g.beck, clinton, and so many others make me want to puke..

The FBI cannot even issue a supeona without a Grand Jury andyou date no Grand Jury has been conciedef. I don't see the attorney general making any kind of move to prosecute. Call me a naysayer but without a Grand Jury nothing will happen. Until a Grand Jury is convened this is going nowhere..
WAIT!! I may have spoken too soon. I need to check to see if a Grand Jury has been convened i haven't heckef in while... Does anyone know for sure???
I stand corrected.. From what I've read a Grand Jury has been convened for the purpose of issuing subpoenas . So it is moving forward.
Sorry I spoke (typed) too soon...

Do you have a link to the grand jury?  I can't get any links to work and I'd like to read more about this.  The most important thing is which prosecutor convened the grand jury.  If he's an Obama pick, he'll probably intentionally mislead them.  

I couldn't get any of the links to work.  They all went to a 404.  

Rattler.. I just typed in on the web: has a grand jury been convened in the Hillary Clinton case and a lot of sites came up. If you do that you can search them all.



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