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Typical Clinton drama.

Former State Department aide for Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, blocked specific questions about Clinton’s private email server, citing attorney-client privilege, saying that she is now Clinton’s attorney, according to the Daily Mail.

Mills’ attorney repeatedly shut down questioning from Judicial Watch attorney Ramona Cotca, the group that has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Clinton, claiming that the former chief of staff did not have to divulge information that she learned after the fact as Clinton’s attorney.

In other questioning, though, Mills said she could not recall any instances where the former secretary of state or her top aides spoke with IT aide Bryan Pagliano, who set up Clinton’s private email server, according to the Hill.

“In my presence, I don’t recall occasions where he interacted with the secretary,” Mills said. “In my presence, I don’t recall him engaging with folks in the secretary’s office.”

Mills also testified that Clinton’s private emails on her private email server were not available for Freedom of Information Act requests, which is a violation of federal recording-keeping, according to Breitbart News.

“To my knowledge, they did not have access to her e-mail account,” Mills said. “To my knowledge, the information where her e-mail was — if there was a topic that would have been related, would have been in the communications that she would have either had on paper, communications that she would have had in other materials that she received, or in exchanges that she had with e-mail with individuals on their State account.”

The deposition by Mills is the latest in the Clinton email scandal, following a damaging State Dept Inspector General report which determined that Clinton’s use of a private email and private email server violated federal rules.

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