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Judicial Watch Statement on Decision by FBI Director James Comey Not to Recommend Indictment of Hillary Clinton

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the decision by Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey that the Department of Justice not indict former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the disclosure of classified information on her email: FBI Director James Comey…


Huma Abedin admits that Clinton burned daily schedules

From the New York Post: Abedin made the surprising admission in response to a question about document destruction at the Department of State. A lawyer for Judicial Watch asked: “And during your tenure at the State Department, were you aware of your obligation not to delete federal records or destroy…


Latest Clinton Email News

New Emails Show Clinton Was Concerned About Records Even in Her Earliest Months as Secretary House Select Committee on Benghazi Report Confirms Judicial Watch Revelations A Supreme Court Victory Over Backdoor Executive Amnesty Judicial Watch Completes Depositions of Key Clinton Email Figures Happy Independence Day!   New Emails Show Clinton…


State Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy: Clinton private email use struck ‘no bells’

From The Washington Post: Kennedy has been in charge of records management at the State Department since 2012; he has been under secretary for management since 2007. He answered questions posed by lawyers for the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, which sued the department in 2013 under FOIA. The group…


Judicial Watch Asks Justice Inspector General to Investigate Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton Meeting

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today requested that the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General investigate the meeting yesterday between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President William J. Clinton on board a parked private plane on the…


Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy Deposition Testimony

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Patrick Kennedy, State Department under secretary for management, regarding Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s use of the system to conduct official government business.  The deposition transcript is available here. Kennedy testified that the significance did not


Lynch takes bipartisan heat for private meeting with Bill Clinton

From Fox News: Republicans have called for an independent prosecutor, saying the Justice Department under a Democratic president should not be investigating a Democratic presidential candidate. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch called for the DOJ Office of the Inspector General to investigate what it called an “outrageous abuse of the


Huma Abedin dishes: Hillary Clinton set up private server before secretary term

From The Washington Times: Ms. Abedin, who was a deputy chief of staff for Mrs. Clinton at the State Department, testified for several hours, detailing her own use of an account on Mrs. Clinton’s secret server and her subsequent efforts to get right with laws requiring all official business to…


Abedin admits Clinton ‘couldn’t do her job’ right with private server

From the New York Post: “We should talk about putting you on state [department] email or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to spam,” Abedin recommended after the meeting fiasco. “I remember looking for solutions whenever there were challenges with communications,” Abedin said under…


Clinton’s Private E-Mail Use Said to Frustrate Top Aide Huma Abedin

From Bloomberg: The deposition was conducted as part of a lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which sued the State Department under FOIA in 2013 to obtain access to records regarding Abedin’s simultaneous employment at the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and a consultancy that catered to international clients.


New analysis shows 160 emails missing from Clinton’s disclosure to State

From The Washington Post: At least 160 such emails have come to light so far, many of them through public-records lawsuits brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch. In one email released by Judicial Watch on Monday, Clinton queried aide Huma Abedin and another staffer about how her official records…


Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin Deposition Testimony

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton throughout her four years as secretary of state and who also had an email account on the system. The deposition transcript is available here. Abedin testified it was…


Top aide Huma Abedin says decision to use private email server was Clinton’s

From The Washington Post: The aide, Huma Abedin, questioned as part of a public records lawsuit brought by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, said she and her boss were “frustrated” by the episode in which Clinton’s email messages were being blocked by spam filters. As a result, Abedin recommended…


Huma Abedin Says Clinton’s Email Server Caused Frustration

From The New York Times: Ms. Abedin is the seventh of eight aides and department officials who have now given sworn testimony in a legal proceeding brought by Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog organization. The organization’s case began with an inquiry into Ms. Abedin’s special employment status at the…


Clinton aide Abedin said to be frustrated by private server

From The Hill: “I remember there being instances where we had, you know, communications issues,” she said during the six-hour deposition with Judicial Watch. “She wasn’t able to do her job, do what she needed to do.” At one point in 2010, Clinton missed a phone call with a foreign diplomat,…


Clinton Email Scandal: Is The Cover-up Worse Than The Crime?

From Investor’s Business Daily: As Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton put it, “what other damaging emails have Hillary Clinton and the Obama State Department withheld from the public?” He’s right to ask because presumably there could be many more such emails between Clinton, Abedin and Mills, or others outside government —…


Hillary Clinton Aide Says Email System Frustrated Secretary of State

From The Wall Street Journal: One of Mrs. Clinton’s closest aides, Huma Abedin, gave the deposition this week as part of a lawsuit. In it, she talked about an incident in 2010 in which Mrs. Clinton apparently missed a call with a French government official because an email she had…


Bid to buy for-profit college by former Obama insiders raises questions

From Politico: The investors include a private equity firm founded and run by longtime Obama friend Marty Nesbitt and former Deputy Education Secretary Tony Miller. The firm, Chicago-based Vistria Group, has mounted a charm offensive on Capitol Hill to talk up the proposed sale of the troubled for-profit education giant,…


Previously unreleased Clinton emails reveal concerns about transparency

From The Washington Times: According to a report in The Hill, based on emails released by Judicial Watch, Mrs. Clinton explicitly asked about her obligations to keep records when she was secretary of state. “I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State. Who…


Five key things to watch as Clinton email investigation grows

From Fox News: 2. Remedies are available. Chief among these is the Freedom of Information Act, which became law in 1966, but it was only after Watergate, in 1974, that Congress gave the law some teeth. The organization I head, Judicial Watch, uses this law all the time to peel…

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