Federal judge orders Hillary to cough up answers to watchdog’s questions: Jim Kouri

On Friday, the president of a top public-interest watchdog group issued the following statement regarding U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s decision granting Judicial Watch permission to submit interrogatories to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and to depose the former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat John Bentel: 

complaint clinton“We are pleased that this federal court ordered Hillary Clinton to provide written answers under oath to some key questions about her email scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “We will move quickly to get these answers. The decision is a reminder that Hillary Clinton is not above the law.”{emphasis added}

Judge Sullivan’s written order reads: “[T] the State Department shall release all remaining documents responsive to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act request by no later than September 30, 2016; and it is FURTHER ORDERED that, consistent with Rule 33 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Judicial Watch may serve interrogatories on Secretary Clinton by no later than October 14, 2016 … Secretary Clinton’s responses are due by no later than thirty days thereafter … Judicial Watch may depose Mr. Bentel by no later than October 31, 2016.”

According to Politico, Bentel was hired by the State Department in 1974 during the Nixon administration. He served as director of information resources management in the office of the executive secretariat, which includes the secretary and top staff as well as the deputy secretary and undersecretaries. The office also handles the State Department’s official relations with the White House, National Security Council and other agencies.


Bental’s position would have made him responsible for Clinton’s information management and information technology needs, including perhaps her BlackBerry use.

Copy of court document regarding Judicial Watch and Hillary Clinton.
Copy of court document regarding Judicial Watch and Hillary Clinton.

“Unfortunately, her [Hillary Clinton’s] responses are due by November 13, which is five days after the presidential election. It’s going to be a very interesting situation if she is elected as POTUS. There are also other legal actions by watchdog groups and class action lawsuits tied to the email scandal, the Battle of Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation and other legal problems for the wannabe president,” said political strategist and attorney Michael Baker. 

Judicial Watch’s Director of Investigations Chris Farrell said that it would have been better to have the slippery-tongued Clinton answer questions face to face, but the judge’s decision was still a triumph for a corrupt government and judicial system that has protected the Clintons for most of their adult lives.

“Judicial Watch will get Clinton under oath regarding the set-up of her outlaw server – something no other person, organization or agency has been able to do, to date,” he said.

Even the world-famous FBI failed to interview Mrs. Clinton under oath and disregarded the need to record the proceeding. “We believe it is a victory for law and order to get Hillary Clinton under oath answering questions about the server setup and why she did it,” Farrell noted.

Judge Sullivan also wrote in his opinion: “[This] Court is persuaded that Secretary Clinton’s testimony is necessary to enable her to explain on the record the purpose for the creation and operation of the clintonemail.com system for State Department business.” [Emphasis added]

In addition, the State Department two days earlier agreed to produce to Judicial Watch all emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that were uncovered by the FBI in its investigation of Clinton and her use of the clintonemail.com system: 

“[T]he FBI completed its transmission to the State Department of documents recovered by the FBI in the course of its investigation in connection with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system during her time as Secretary of State. State has voluntarily agreed to produce non-exempt agency records responsive to plaintiff’s FOIA request contained in the information transmitted.”

“Hillary Clinton’s massive email cover-up is unraveling. We welcome Judge Sullivan’s decision to reopen this lawsuit. Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration concealed records and lied to obstruct federal courts and Judicial Watch from finding out about the secret emails,” said Judicial Watch officials in a press statement.

“The Democratic Party defenders behave like children arguing in the schoolyard: they excuse the bad behavior of Democrats by pointing to someone else’s bad behavior. Their strategy is to change the public conversation which isn’t difficult to do when the news media are colluding with the Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” said political strategist and prosecuting attorney Michael Baker. “Read or listen to any news story about this issue and you will rarely — if ever — see or hear the words liar, lies, deceit, fabrication, canard or other term that describes dishonesty,” Baker noted.

Meanwhile another member of the Obama administration is bald-face lying to reporters and the American people. The really sad part about it is this particular liar once served as a U.S. Navy officer — Rear Admiral John Kirby.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 11:56 pm



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