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 For Immediate Release
Jul 6, 1999 Contact: Press Office
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Judicial Watch asks Court to depose Hillary Rodham Clinton in Filegate

Court pleading lays out her role in FBI files matter available on internet at www.judicialwatch.org

Mrs. Clinton Is Defendant in $90 Million Class Action Lawsuit in US District Court

(Washington, July 6) Judicial Watch last week asked a federal court for permission to depose Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is a defendant in the $90 million Filegate lawsuit brought on behalf of those Reagan and Bush staffers whose FBI files were improperly obtained and misused by the Clinton White House. Former White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, Craig Livingstone, Anthony Marceca, the White House, and the FBI are also putative defendants in the lawsuit.

Judicial Watch has deposed over 30 former and current Clinton Administration officials and others in the ongoing lawsuit, including Linda Tripp, George Stephanopoulos, James Carville, Bernard Nussbaum, and Thomas "Mac" McClarty. Mrs. Clinton's fellow defendant Anthony Marceca asserted his Fifth Amendment privilege recently when questioned by Judicial Watch on Filegate. In the course of pre-trial discovery, Judicial Watch has compiled much evidence tying Mrs. Clinton directly to the Filegate controversy:

A FBI document and sworn testimony shows Hillary Clinton hired the former bar bouncer Craig Livingstone, the individual who helped obtained the Republican FBI files. Livingstone boasted of his access to the White House residence and admitted to seeking the help of Mrs. Clinton's chief of staff in obtaining his White House job.

Linda Tripp testified that she understood that FBI file information was being uploaded onto White House computers to be shared with the Democratic National Committee -- at the orders of Hillary Rodham Clinton. According to Ms. Tripp, Mrs. Clinton "ruled the school" at the Clinton White House.

Testimonial evidence places the FBI file of former Travel Office director Billy Ray Dale and others in the late Vince Foster's office. Foster was a confidant and former law partner of Hillary Clinton. The FBI file of Chris Emery, the White House usher reportedly fired by Mrs. Clinton for helping Barbara Bush with a computer problem, was also seen in Vince Foster's safe.

A copy of the brief seeking Court leave for Hillary Rodham Clinton's deposition can be viewed on the Judicial Watch Internet site at www.judicialwatch.org.

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