Monday, per Politico, a federal judge ordered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to sit for a sworn deposition for the first time in connection with her use of a private email account during her State Department tenure.
U.S. District Court Royce Lamberth issued the order Monday in connection with a five-and-a-half-year-old Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the conservative group Judicial Watch filed seeking emails related to the deadly 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
However, Fox News analyst Gregg Jarrett does not think anyone will be getting honest and transparent answers from the 2016 Presidential loser anytime soon.
In an Op-Ed for Fox News, Jarrett predicts based on her history, Clinton will “feign amnesia” in order to deflect blame and avoid being pinned down for guilt.
Good luck deposing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She’s as slippery as an eel and twice as devious. She’ll figure out a way to circumvent the truth. It’s her greatest skill set.
Clinton and her lawyers have spent months inventing one excuse after another for why she shouldn’t have to answer questions in a deposition about her unauthorized and unsecured computer system. She used a clandestine server to handle all of her electronic communications as secretary of state, including the transfer and dissemination of thousands of classified and top-secret documents.
There is no doubt that Clinton’s unprotected email apparatus jeopardized America’s national security. The State Department eventually divulged that there had been, at minimum, thirty separate security breaches. Chinese intelligence reportedly gained access to her server housing classified documents. Did the Russians penetrate the same system? You can bet on it.
Thus, Clinton almost certainly committed a myriad of felonies under the Espionage Act and other criminal statutes. Instead of pastel pantsuits, Clinton should be wearing an orange jumpsuit. But the Obama administration protected her, allowing former FBI Director James Comey to clear her by twisting the facts and contorting the law.
To his great credit, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth is refusing to let that be the last word. On Monday, he ordered Clinton to sit for a sworn deposition to answer questions about her email server in a years-old lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. Her former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, will also be deposed.
Judge Lamberth is wise to the artistry of Clinton’s evasion techniques. He called her prior responses to written questions “incomplete, unhelpful, or cursory at best.” The veteran jurist has witnessed the former secretary of state in action. He knows she is a master of prevarication.
Throughout the course of her email scandal, Clinton attempted to cover up what she had done by peddling a successive serious of arrant deceptions. At first, she claimed, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material.”
When evidence surfaced to the contrary, she changed her story to say, “I never sent or received any information that was classified at the time it was sent or received.” As more facts emerged directly contradicting this unlikely claim, Clinton altered her story for a third time by asserting “I never sent or received any email that was marked classified.”
That, too, proved to be untrue. Many of the emails had been marked classified. Even Comey called that statement untrue.
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