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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…


House Republicans Release Report On Benghazi Attacks

From the Associated Press: Perhaps the most lasting impact of the committee’s investigation was the revelation that Clinton used a private email server during her time as secretary of state. Meanwhile, an additional 165 pages of Clinton’s emails during her time at the State Department surfaced Monday, including nearly three…


Judicial Watch Statement on House Benghazi Report

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the official report from House Select Committee on Benghazi, revealing that the Obama administration never attempted to deploy military assets or troops throughout the entire 13-hour terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi: “The…


More previously unreleased Clinton emails emerge

From The Hill: Toner confirmed that the email was not handed over by Clinton, but that the department nonetheless obtained it from Abedin following a request last March to hand over any documents she and other aides may have. The emails also show that Clinton made an effort to give…


House GOP Report: Despite eyewitness accounts, Clinton, administration pushed video explanation for Benghazi

From Fox News: The Rhodes email, which was a catalyst for the Select Committee, was first obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal court lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act. The email lists the following two goals, among others: “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet…


Clinton Email: Make Hillary Testify, See How Voters Like Her 5th Amendment Pleas

From Investor’s Business Daily: But he’s not running for office. Clinton is. If Judicial Watch were to put her through a deposition as it did Bryan Pagliano, and she invoked her Fifth Amendment right more than 125 times, the voters would likely take a dimmer view of her. Her hard-core…


Ex-State Dept. Official May Have Lied To Congress About Hillary’s Email Setup

From The Daily Caller: But emails recently released by Judicial Watch — as well as findings laid out in a recent State Department inspector general’s report — appear to show that he was involved in discussions about Clinton’s email use. He also received a memo in March 2009 which showed…


Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Throw out Corruption Conviction of Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the corruption conviction of former Governor Bob McDonnell: The decision by the Supreme Court to vacate former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell’s graft conviction further weakens the…


Opinion Journal: Hillary’s IT Expert Pleads the Fifth

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on why another Clinton aide won’t answer questions about the former Secretary of State’s private email server. Photo credit: Getty Images.

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