Hillary Clinton was just dealt another blow to her private email scandal.
In an agreement this week, the State Department announced that it will allow the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to conduct discovery into the “creation and operation” of Clinton’s private email system, according to a report by the Daily Caller.
Now, Judicial Watch will be able to probe the “creation and operation of clintonemail.com for State Department business,” along with “the State Department’s approach and practice for processing [Freedom of Information Act] requests that potentially implicated former Secretary Clinton’s and Ms. Abedin’s emails.”
The joint agreement stemming from a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch back in 2013 must now be approved by US district Judge Emmet Sullivan, who has handled the suit from the beginning.
Judicial Watch has been seeking public records related to Clinton’s private email server and also the connections of her long-time senior aide Huma Abedin.
Depositions from a number of State Department officials like the Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy and possibly even Clinton, herself, could be granted to Judicial Watch following the agreement.
The conservative watchdog group filed their plan last month to conduct discovery in order to see if Clinton and her staff at the State Department at the time had intentionally used a private email server in order to avoid public records requests.
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