Hillary Clinton’s Team Get Served A Huge Loss In Federal Court
It’s been an up and down battle for Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch the past few years as they have vowed to get to the bottom of the Hillary Clinton email scandal. On Friday the group released a transcript that occurred in court on August 22 where Judge Royce Lamberth granted new discovery and witnesses on Hillary Clinton’s email case.
Judge Lamberth slammed the State Department lawyers who were working to cover up the email scandal. Lamberth said, “There is no Freedom of Information Act exemption for political expedience, nor is there one for bureaucratic incompetence.”
Judicial Watch released the following information on their website:
Judge Lamberth also criticized the State Department’s handling and production of Clinton’s emails in this case stating, “There is no FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] exemption for political expedience, nor is there one for bureaucratic incompetence.”
In the beginning of their oral arguments, lawyers for the State Department wrongfully stated that Judicial Watch could no longer continue their discovery. The court stopped their arguments saying that Judicial Watch can continue to find more evidence in this case:
STATE DEPARTMENT: … it is, of course, Judicial Watch’s burden to explain to Your Honor why there has been good cause to reopen discovery now that discovery has closed in this case.
THE COURT: Well, I didn’t close discovery. So your premise is wrong.
STATE DEPARTMENT: Fair enough, Your Honor. Whether you want to call it closed or not, it is still —
THE COURT: I didn’t close it. I said I would have a status after they took this initial discovery, and that’s what I’m doing today. I didn’t close discovery.
STATE DEPARTMENT: That’s right, Your Honor, but it is still Judicial Watch’s —
THE COURT: So they don’t need any good cause —
STATE DEPARTMENT: Whether
THE COURT: — Today the good cause continues from whether or not State was acting in good faith, and I’ll tell you everything they’ve discovered in this period raises serious questions about what the hell the State Department’s doing here.
Judge Lamberth scolded the State Department for spending three months in 2014 “trying to make the case disappear.” Lamberth concluded that since the State Department went to so much work to make thhe case disappear it has created more questions than answers and granted Judicial Watch 7 additional depositions and three interrogatories related to the email scandal.
Hillary Clinton and her lawyer Cheryl Mills now have 30 days to respond to Judicial Watch’s request for a deposition.
You have to applaud Judicial Watch their persistence is starting to pay off!
You can read the entire court transcript here.