Judge Orders Hillary Clinton To Sit For A Deposition For The First Time Over The Email Scandal

Hillary Clinton email’s scandal still circulates in the news. The top news story on Super Tuesday was about Clinton’s emails.

A federal judge ruled Monday the Former Secretary of State to be deposed for a lawsuit about the State Department’s recordkeeping of her emails.

U.S. District Court Royce Lamberth granted a request from conservative watchdog Judicial Watch to question Clinton in person and under oath about her private email server and the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.

Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, said in court filings that written answers provided by Clinton to questions from Judicial Watch were “incomplete, unhelpful, or cursory, at best.”

“Judicial Watch argued that Secretary Clinton’s existing testimony has only scratched the surface of the inquiry into her motives for setting up and using a private server,” Lamberth said. “Secretary Clinton has repeatedly stated that convenience was the main reason for using a private server, but Judicial Watch justifiably seeks to explore that explanation further.”

Lamberth raised a series of questions that he believes remain unanswered.

“As extensive as the existing record is, it does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business,” Lamberth wrote in his order. “Simply put, her responses left many more questions than answers.”

During her role as Secretary of State under Obama administration, Clinton relied on a private email account and server for both her work-related and personal messages. That sparked controversy that roiled her 2016 presidential bid and is widely viewed as contributing to her ultimate defeat by Donald Trump.

Lamberth’s order pours yet more fuel on the longstanding fire of controversy over Clinton’s private server.

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